Deloitte recognised yet again as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies

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Deloitte recognised yet again as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies

Five years in AFR’s top 10

15 October 2021: Deloitte Australia has again been recognised as one of Australia's most innovative companies, placing first in the Professional Services category of this year’s AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies Awards, making it the third year in a row the firm has made the top two*.

Deloitte was also awarded Best Service Innovation (across all industries) for Deloitte Illuminate. Deloitte Illuminate uses machine learning to help organisations to rapidly, and autonomously, increase visibility of risks in their multi-tier supply network and act on these risks before disruption occurs. It delivers significant cost optimisation as well as qualitative benefits in risk management and process improvement.

Deloitte Australia Head of Innovation, Jason Bender, said: “Innovation is not a ‘nice to have’ anymore. In our competitive, disrupted world, organisations that can’t or won’t ‘do’ innovation simply can’t keep up.

“Being named number one again – the second time in three years – in the AFR’s Most Innovative Professional Services category is a wonderful acknowledgement of our sustained commitment, creative mind-set and disciplined approach to innovation.”

Global Lead Partner for Deloitte Illuminate, Jesse Sherwood, said: “This is great recognition for our firm and our team. Deloitte Illuminate is a really great example of our approach to innovation. It solves a problem that affects almost all of our clients but one that they’ve never had the tools to solve. For the first time we can view complex multi-tier global supply chains to sense and mitigate risk before they materialise for our clients. This need is only going to grow in importance with the heightened risk to global supply chains presented by COVID and other external events.”

Deloitte Australia Chief Strategy Officer, Clare Harding, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our innovation program and culture. We work hard on experimenting and collaborating with our clients to make an impact. We want to help them stay ahead of the game, face into the inevitable disruption in their industries and create value.

“Our innovation program is focused on doing things differently using technology to change the game. Our innovative culture encourages all our team members to think differently and experiment. The external environment is changing rapidly and to stay out ahead we continually invest in entrepreneurship and taking new ideas to our clients.”

*Deloitte was recognised as the top AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies professional services firm in 2019, and placed second in 2020.

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