32 posts categorised "Technology"

05/25/2017

Banking on disruption: how the BCM sector can turn change into a competitive advantage

Author: Kevin Burrowes, Clients and Markets Leader, PwC UK The banking and capital markets (BCM) sector is being rocked by some of the biggest disruptive challenges that exist today. Its growth is under threat from over-regulation, rapid technological change, shifting customer behaviour and the arrival of ambitious market entrants that...

05/16/2017

Tomorrow’s world isn’t too far away: Investors expect a technological transformation

Author: Hilary Eastman, Head of Global Investor Engagement at PwC “From every angle, it comes back to data and technology.” So said one investment professional interviewed as part of our 2017 Global Investor Survey. I have to admit I agree with him. And it’s clearly not just him – this...

05/09/2017

How to build trust in a digital age

Authors: Olivier Sueur, PwC Advisory, Netherlands and Helene Katz, Banking and Capital Markets , US The writing on the wall has never been clearer: There is a real crisis of public trust in business, institutions, government and non-governmental organisations. In PwC’s 2017 Global CEO Survey, 69% of CEOs noted it’s...

05/04/2017

Bringing digitisation to the factory floor and beyond

Author: Reinhard Geissbauer, Head of PwC’s Industry 4.0 Practice, EMEA Last week the world’s largest industrial trade show, the Hannover Messe, took place in Germany. With 6,500 exhibitors from 70 countries, every industrial technology you can imagine was on display, and there was real energy and optimism. I lead up...

04/11/2017

The fourth industrial revolution: it's not all about machines

Author: Bob Moritz , Chairman, PwC International Ltd. Truly dramatic transformation is a rare phenomenon. But that’s exactly what we are in the midst of with the current shockwave of technological transformation. The World Economic Forum has termed it nothing less than the fourth industrial revolution. Advances such as robotics,...

03/30/2017

Competition in the TMT industry isn’t what it used to be: Key insights from our CEO Survey

Author: Brad Silver, Global TMT Leader As software and new technology become the lifeblood for all companies, CEOs are keenly aware of the challenge to sustain prominence in their own fields. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Fifty-four percent of TMT CEOs...

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...