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Dbriefs Industries Webcasts

These webcasts are from the U.S. Dbriefs webcast program

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

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Upcoming Webcasts

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
Making AI real: Considerations for TMT companies

30 January 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET (GMT-5)

Host: Paul Sallomi, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, also known as cognitive technologies, are at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. How are technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies leveraging AI to extract the most value for their organizations? We'll discuss:

  • Which AI technologies early adopters are using.
  • How organizations are accelerating their rate of AI adoption and moving from pilot to full production.
  • Which use cases are driving the most value for TMT organizations.
  • Risk and ethical considerations for TMT companies.

Participants will gain new insights on these and other issues as TMT companies continue to evaluate their future with AI technologies.

Oil, Gas, & Chemicals
The chemicals multiverse: Will the good times continue?

14 February 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET (GMT-5)

Host: Andrew Slaughter, managing director, Deloitte Services LP

The global chemicals industry showed robust growth momentum in 2018. Will this continue, and how can chemicals companies take advantage of long-term structural changes in the industry? We'll discuss:

  • An overview of key 2018 metrics, including shipments, revenue growth, and margins.
  • Challenges global chemicals companies continue to face, including limited attractiveness of M&A as an inorganic growth tool, inefficient use of cash, and holding excess inventory.
  • New developments likely to change the industry structure by 2030, making certain strategic chemicals segments command more market power than ever before.

Participants will review the current state of the global chemicals industry and look ahead at forces shaping the future of the industry.

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
TMT outlook: A rapidly changing landscape keeps decision makers alert

7 March 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET (GMT-5)

Host: Sandy Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Important trends are shaping the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) industry. What developments should you anticipate for the remainder of 2019? We'll discuss:

  • Technology trends, including technologies that are accelerating experimentation, democratizing innovation, boosting agility, and powering organizations' digital transformation journeys.
  • Telecommunications trends, including a mobile landscape shaped by continuous connectivity, the Internet of Things, the introduction of 5G, and advancing capabilities of voice-assisted systems.
  • Media trends, including the continuing consumer shift to internet-connected entertainment solutions, increasing competition and consumer options, and business model convergence.

Participants will gain insights into these and other important trends that may impact the TMT industry throughout 2019.

Archived Webcasts

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
Mobile usage trends: What does 2019 have in store?

13 December 2018

Host: Kevin Westcott, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Mobile devices are in many ways embedded in the daily lives of people around the world. With shifting consumer habits, mobile trends, and new technologies pointing to upcoming trends in the mobile world, what should technology, telecommunications, and media companies consider during the coming year, especially relating to growth opportunities? We'll discuss:

  • Leading mobile trends in the United States.
  • Consumers' device and service preferences.
  • New opportunities for players in the mobile ecosystem.

Participants will learn results of Deloitte's 2018 global survey of mobile consumers and explore ways companies can capitalize on the latest developments in mobility.

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
Flexible consumption: Insights for shifting to an as-a-service model

17 September 2018

Host: Paul Sallomi, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Businesses of many shapes and sizes are using cloud computing and software-as-a-service solutions to gain rapid access to world-class IT capabilities. What should companies consider as they make a shift to a flexible consumption model or optimize their existing model? We'll discuss:

  • Enterprise customer trends and buying patterns when evaluating vendors that employ flexible consumption models.
  • Pain points often encountered, and improvements that can be made, when converting to or operating in a new consumption model.
  • Consumption trends such as annual spending on as-a-service models.

Participants will hear results of the Deloitte flexible consumption survey and better understand how to evolve their business to meet customer demands.

 

Oil, Gas & Chemicals
Diversification and portfolio trends in upstream oil and gas

17 July 2018

Host: Andrew Slaughter, managing director, Deloitte Services LP

Always subject to cyclical changes and commodity price volatility, the upstream oil and gas business has been particularly stressed by the recent oil price downturn. How have upstream portfolios changed over time, and how well prepared are they for future volatility? We'll discuss:

  • How portfolios are changing over time to adapt to a shifting market environment.
  • How portfolios can be shaped to address risks and capitalize on opportunities in an uncertain future.
  • The attributes of a future-ready portfolio, including: consistency of strategy in an actively managed portfolio, a focus on investment cycles, and prioritizing operational excellence over location.

Participants will gain an understanding of the changing shape of upstream oil and gas portfolios and the attributes needed to perform in a volatile market.

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