26 posts categorised "Technology"

03/01/2017

Software greasing the wheels for Technology, Media and Telecom transformation

Author: Brad Silver, Global TICE Leader Technology, Media, and Telecommunications: just thinking of these industries brings to mind legendary innovators, scrappy startups, emerging technology, and creativity in the pursuit of the solutions of the future. But we’re not alone anymore… Software is fueling the development of technology and services-based business...

02/27/2017

Consumers lead the way on digital trust in Central and Eastern Europe – will companies follow?

Author: Olga Grygier-Siddons, Chief Executive, PwC Central & Eastern Europe Businesses in Central and Eastern Europe have been given an enormous credit of digital trust by local consumers. The challenge now is to safeguard it. A recent PwC survey found that about 70% of internet users in Poland are willing...

02/17/2017

The end of trust? Balancing privacy with profits in the digital world

Author: Julie Fitzgerald, Global Priority Services & Critical Markets leader (based in Switzerland) Over the past 20 years, technology has penetrated our business and personal lives at a speed and on a scale that few would have predicted. Yet while technology creates enormous opportunities, it also exposes us to significant...

01/30/2017

Man and machine: What will the future hold?

Author: Carol Stubbings, Global Leader of PwC's People and Organisation practice It takes bravery nowadays to predict the future. Indeed, if the events of 2016 have taught us anything, it's that unlikely outcomes can easily become a reality. This year marks the 20th year of our CEO Survey‎ and it's...

01/23/2017

Growing wealth disparity: the failure of imagination?

Author: Blair Sheppard, Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership Development. We are confronting a fundamental issue in the world today: how to handle the growing disparity in wealth and erosion of the middle class throughout the world. This was highlighted in Oxfam’s recent report and is recognised by the CEOs surveyed...

01/06/2017

Had enough yet? More disruption on the way in 2017

Author: Dana Mcilwain, CAO & Global Operations Leader, PwC International Ltd. As we move on from 2016, I’ve been reflecting on events from across the globe over the last 12 months that highlight dynamic societal discourses on topics ranging from economic policies to tax reform to immigration and national security....

12/14/2016

What industry will your company be part of in the future?

Author: Norbert Schwieters, Global Consumer and Industrial Products & Services Leader Companies are in constant change. It’s a maxim of business. They have to in order to stay competitive and being on top of that is a key part of the CEO brief. But what about whole industries? We tend...

12/05/2016

Are you playing the new game of global tech?

Authors: Brad Silver, Global TICE Leader and Dr. Florian Gröne, Advisor to Executives for Strategy& You run a major technology company that sells a standard line of computer hardware and networking equipment to large enterprises. But sales are falling and margins are contracting. Why? You look around and realize that...

11/07/2016

Innovation above all else

Author: Clifford Tompsett, Head of the Global IPO Centre The Top 100 is into its 4th year, and it continues to render valuable insights. This year again, those companies who feature in the rankings are, on the whole, companies with a truly global reach and consumer base. There are very...

10/10/2016

Pay attention – the banks are getting it right

Author Richard Sexton, Vice Chairman, Global Assurance The more research we undertake and the more research we read, the more we hear that transparency is increasingly important. We hear too that demonstrating trustworthiness is tricky and, as they work in new and increasingly varied ways, companies have to find new...