Perspectives

Dbriefs Industries Webcasts

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

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

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Upcoming webcasts

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

17 July, 2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT

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.

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

17 September, 1 p.m. ET | 17:00 GMT

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.

Archived Webcasts

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
The future of advertising: What impacts and opportunities will emerge?

30 May 2018

Host: Danny Ledger, principal, Deloitte Consulting

The advertising market is undergoing a dramatic shift, with a variety of trends impacting the value chain and reshaping the future of the US advertising ecosystem, particularly in video. What should advertisers and publishers expect as this new ecosystem emerges? We'll discuss:

  • How consumer behavior is evolving and its impact on advertising.
  • Key drivers that are causing significant changes in the industry.
  • When the changes might have material impacts on the video advertising space and practical considerations for addressing them.

Participants will learn results of a new Deloitte research study and gain new insights on what to expect with the future of advertising.

Technology, Media, & Telecommunications
Digital media trends: Multigenerational perspectives and implications

17 April 2018

Host: Kevin Westcott, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As digital media evolves, consumers across age groups are changing the way they use and consume content. For technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies, harnessing these attitudes and behaviors can mean the difference between thriving or fading. We'll discuss:

  • Increasingly sophisticated media consumption habits, product and device ownership, streaming video, binge watching, data privacy, and advertising.
  • How technology use and content consumption differ by generation.
  • How business models and economics are evolving and adapting to new technologies and consumer behaviors.

Participants will learn results of Deloitte's Digital Media Trends 2018, 12th edition, formerly the Digital Democracy survey, and how these trends might impact strategic planning for TMT companies.

Oil & Gas
Oil and gas transaction market: Highlights from 2017 and a 2018 preview

1 March 2018

Host: Andrew Slaughter, managing director, Deloitte Services LP

What took place in 2017 with corporate and asset transactions in the oil and gas industry, and what can be expected in upstream, midstream, and downstream segments going forward in 2018? We'll discuss:

  • The main transaction trends in 2017.
  • Whether the oil market recovery is setting a more favorable context for deal-making in 2018 and why.
  • Which sectors and which geographical markets are seeing the most activity and why.

Participants will hear about the drivers, impediments, types of transactions, and key players involved in corporate and asset deals in 2017, as well as the prospects for activity in 2018.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications
TMT outlook 2018: Advances, opportunities, and challenges ahead

21 February 2018

Host: Paul Sallomi, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Important trends continue to shape the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) industry. What developments should you anticipate in 2018? We'll discuss:

  • Technology trends, including advances in cognitive technologies and their impact on the tech sector ecosystem.
  • Media trends, including how digital technologies, rising consumer expectations, and shifting cultural habits are disrupting business models.
  • Telecommunications trends, including changing consumer behaviors and related usage and data consumption habits shaped by continuous connectivity, the Internet of Things, and machine learning.

Participants will gain new insights into these and other important trends that are expected to impact the TMT industry and businesses in 2018.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Cognitive technologies: Lessons learned from early adopters

31 January 2018

Host: Paul Sallomi, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Many disparate views, experiences, and expectations surround cognitive technologies and their potential. What insights from early adopters should technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies consider as they weigh investment in cognitive technology and attempt to extract value from it? We'll discuss:

  • Where leaders are investing and applying these technologies in their organizations – are they building, buying, or both?
  • Successes, challenges, expectations, and aspirations of cognitive technology users and developers.
  • Implementation considerations – how quickly should companies adopt and deploy?
  • Implications of these technologies for operations and workforces.

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

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