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Changing the Game with HR

HR: Get Ready for the Agile Workforce! 

August 10, 2017

The buzz: Nearly 11% of the workforce is made up of full-time agile workers…39% of ‘permanent’ non-agile workers said they are likely to take a positon in the future in that category.” (Randstad Workplace 2025 report). While HR technology is helping companies model new workplace design and workforce fit scenarios, they may be failing to analyse roles that require permanent vs. contingent staff, i.e., freelancers, contractors, and temporary workers. Is your HR organisation reviewing and reconsidering the status quo in time to prepare to welcome and embrace the agile workforce? The experts speak. Featuring Don Miller, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Moving Beyond Bias: Can Technology Really Help?

May 4, 2017 

The buzz: “There’s a pure and simple business case for diversity: Companies that are more diverse are more successful” (Mindy Grossman). Pop quiz: How many unconscious biases are at play in the human brain–even yours–right now? 150! Why does this matter? Unchallenged biases form an unquestioned “reality” that challenges HR's ability to create an inclusive workplace. What can HR do to attract, retain, develop diverse talent? Featuring Noah G. Rabinowitz, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Changing the Game in Life Sciences

Blockchain Meets Life Sciences: Now What?

November 2, 2017

The buzz: “According to Deloitte, the healthcare industry is planning the most aggressive deployments of blockchain, with 35 percent of health and life sciences planning to deploy by 2018” (Vala Afshar). Life Sciences organisations globally are exploring how Blockchain technology could disrupt traditional business models and processes with a platform of “truth” for how enterprises work with each other. And as IoT, mobile and Big Data mature, they are enabling industry stakeholders to stay connected real-time. How will the next level of disruptive Digital Innovation impact the Health Sciences value chain? The experts speak. Featuring Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

How the Digital Economy Is Changing Life Sciences

September 21, 2017 

The buzz: “Imagine knowing whether your DNA encodes a risk for migraines even before a headache strikes” (Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine). The Life Sciences industry is experiencing unparalleled market and business changes due to breakthrough technologies like Connected Health, Personalised Medicine, Health Wearables, AI, IoT, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality. Prognosis for companies that don’t innovate and adapt soon: poor business health. The experts speak. Featuring Hussain Mooraj, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Coffee Break with Game Changers

Next Wave of Tech at Work: Is Human-Centric AI Possible?

October 25, 2017 

The buzz: “CHROs using artificial intelligence in the workplace…to transform recruiting, HR service centers, and learning and development? I believe the answer is yes” (J. Meister). As AI moves from ideation to reality, businesses face a challenge: how to use AI systems to help human employees be more productive and happier, rather than to replace them. Good news: The new digital workforce has room for both. Ready to integrate this next AI wave into your processes? The experts speak. Darwin Deano, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Redefining Innovation to the Power of D: Multiple Layers of Diversity

October 11, 2017 

The buzz: “New research provides compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives market growth” ( With the commoditisation of technology, your company may have focused on improving efficiencies. But if you used a cookie-cutter approach to reshape business processes, organisational models, data and architecture, you may have an unwelcome by-product: the inability to innovate. How to fix? Build-in diversity at every level–systems, data, processes, ecosystems, people and skills across your entire organisation. The experts speak. Featuring Darwin Deano, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Finance Manager's Guide to the Future: Dynamic Planning and Analysis

February 8, 2017

The buzz: “The modern CFO is often the right-hand man or woman of the CEO” (Fox Business 10/24/13). Your Finance department is at a critical juncture. Gone are the days when CFOs just reported on past results. The modern office of Finance can help navigate your enterprise forward using Dynamic Planning and Analysis technologies to simulate in-the-moment complex scenarios, leverage advanced visualisations and simplify complex predictive analytics. The experts speak. Featuring Rob Ried, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Game-Changers 2017 Predictions - Part 3

January 4, 2017

The buzz: Crystal ball for 2017. If your #1 business wish this holiday is to know what 2017 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. We’re bringing you insightful predictions about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2017 and beyond, from more than 75 thought leaders. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for SAP Game-Changers Radio 2017 Predictions – Part 3 live. Featuring Michael Maniccia, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Game-Changers 2017 Predictions - Part 4

January 11, 2017

The buzz: Crystal ball for 2017. If #1 on your business wish list is to know what 2017 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. We’re bringing you insightful predictions about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2017 and beyond, from more than 75 thought leaders. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for SAP Game-Changers Radio 2017 Predictions – Part 4 live. Featuring Srikanth Tamma, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Game-Changers 2017 Predictions - Part 5

January 18, 2017

The buzz: Crystal ball for 2017. If #1 on your business wish list is to know what 2017 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got insightful predictions from more than 75 thought leaders about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2017 and beyond. Featuring Elvia Novak, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Machine Learning Trends - Part 2: Harnessing AI

May 10, 2017

The buzz: “There was more than $300M in venture capital invested in AI startups in 2014, a 300% increase (over 2013)” (Bloomberg).These are exciting times for business! Never has it been easier to harness innovations like artificial intelligence systems to drive productivity gains across your company. Think what you can do with speech and text recognition and visual image processing driving chatbots and digital assistants, and real-time complex data analysis understanding operational systems. The experts speak. Featuring Travis Tompkins, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Financial Excellence

Real-time Close: Oxymoron or True Value?

October 31, 2017 

The buzz: “Unfortunately, financial information is a decaying asset. The longer it takes to prepare the statements the less valuable the information becomes” (Steve Rosvold). Financial reports are required to meet statutory and management mandates. Traditional “hard close” reports could only be produced after the end of the period. Good news: Technology now lets your Finance department run a financial consolidation on real-time transactional data. Or maybe it’s not good news. Our panel will debate the value of mid-month reporting. The experts speak. Featuring Sam Parikh, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

Dynamic and Agile Planning: The Impact of Real Time Actuals

September 19, 2017 

The buzz: “CFOs need to be able to evaluate and prepare for the impact political, economic and societal events may have on their organisation…take on a more strategic role in planning” (Thack Brown, SAP). Yes. It’s time for the Office of Finance function to morph from scheduled guidance based on past results to a trusted business guide into the future. How? Digital transformation now gives CFOs instant access to a real-time snapshot of fiscal health and enables them to help business leaders understand how to use immediate access to financial data. Is your CFO there yet? The experts speak. Featuring Thiagu Bala, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

The Digital Transformation of Your Supply Chain

Digital Response and Supply Management: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Date: March 28, 2017 

The buzz: Digitisation is changing the supply chain game, driving businesses into a new dimension where accelerated response is mandatory. Take too long and risk being left at the starting gate as your competition sprints to the finish line. But simply hitting Reply without insights can be just as dangerous. At a minimum, you need rules-driven planning, what-if analysis, and intelligent inventory staging. Whose job is it to bring your supply chain management “up to speed” (figuratively and literally)? The experts speak. Featuring Jeroen Kusters and Srini Bangalore, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

The Future of Cars

LIVE at SAPs Best Practices Automotive 2017

September 20, 2017 

The buzz: As the automotive industry continues to experience disruption at a never before seen pace, everything is in flux – from workforce dynamics to evolving autonomous technologies, supply chain upheavals, new industry competitors, consumer preferences, and more. The time is now to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organisation’s overall business performance and it’s all happening at Best Practices for Automotive.

The Future of the Future

Future-Proof Your Business: Digital Solutions Now 

September 19, 2017 

The buzz: “Pesky thing, tomorrow. Day after day, it shows up and brings technological innovation that alters the best-laid plans of every business owner. Managing for the future isn't easy” (Jonathan Blum, Smart business leaders know that tomorrow’s competitive edge requires rapid innovation across their organisation today. How? By developing capabilities that leverage and combine innovative technologies: machine learning, IoT, AI, blockchain, analytics, big data. Ready for use cases? The experts speak. Featuring Darwin Deano, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

The New Business Battleground: Digital Technologies

May 9, 2017

The buzz: “It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow” (Eric Pearson, CIO, International Hotel Group IHG).Reality check: Digital technologies are already an integral part of our businesses and our daily lives. If your company isn’t paying attention, it’s time to wake up to the facts. As technology erodes traditional product-based advantages, a new competitive battleground is emerging. Who will survive and thrive? You, if you transform your finance, supply chain, and HR systems into an agile digital core that connects employees, inventory, supply chains and customers across your entire enterprise. Ready? The experts speak. Featuring Bill Briggs and Mike Brinker, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

The Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing Innovations: The Value of Breakthroughs?

Date: March 30, 2017 

The buzz: The Industrial Machinery and Component (IM&C) sector is seeing new opportunities – and new challenges – from a steady stream of breakthrough innovations like 3D-Printing, Machine Learning, Digital Twins, Blockchains and others. But management is demanding, “Show me the value!” The bottom line: IM&C companies need to take advantage of breakthroughs to grow revenue, lower costs, and optimise assets. But how? The experts speak. Featuring Steven Shepley, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

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