28 posts categorised "Technology"

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...

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...