The Kinetic Enterprise™: Built to evolve

A podcast series

Explore insights and ideas that can help you reimagine everything, transform your business with SAP® solutions, and address disruption head on.

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Podcast series overview

Future-proof your business with the Kinetic Enterprise—an enterprise built to evolve, no matter what tomorrow brings. This program takes a deep dive into topics that are top-of-mind for leaders today, offering essential guidance that can help you establish the four pillars of the Kinetic Enterprise:

  • Clean—unburdened by technical debt, such as legacy systems with tremendous amounts of custom code
  • Intelligent—leveraging data to build intelligence, unlock insights, and make an impact
  • Inclusive—operating with an extensive ecosystem of applications, services, and capabilities for driving improvements and innovation
  • Responsive—anticipating change and enabled by cloud technologies that allow the enterprise to scale in any direction, on demand

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Episode 1: The Kinetic Enterprise: Built to evolve

January 10, 2020

“Built to last” has been the prevailing paradigm for business, but it has its limitations. It implies that transformation is a one-time journey—with a single destination. And it implies that what we know about business today remains true, eternally. But with the pace of disruption increasing at all levels of business, the journey never really ends. Deloitte advocates a paradigm shift—from “built to last” to “built to evolve.” This new vision is not about a perfect end state, but about ready capability. It is not about a single destination, but about any destination. Hear from Deloitte and senior IT executives about how businesses can shift—and need to shift—toward the Kinetic Enterprise.

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Built to evolve

Episode 2: The Kinetic Enterprise: Elevate the human experience

January 17, 2020

Companies today often can forget that they are in the “human experience” business—not just the business of selling products and services. Meanwhile, today’s rapid pace of technological change can leave customers feeling disconnected from a meaningful experience when engaging with businesses. Join us as we unpack this timely topic with a panel of Deloitte professionals who not only believe in elevating the human experience, but who have worked with clients to deliver results through a “human first” approach that includes customers, employees, and partners.

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Elevate the human experience

Episode 3: The Kinetic Enterprise: Digital enablers

January 24, 2020

New technologies enable business processes that are leaner than ever. But selecting the right mix can prove complex. Learn how emerging digital tools, such as Deloitte’s Digital Invoice Processing solution, can help break the limitations of standardized technology products—to support innovation, agility, simplicity, and a “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise.

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Digital enablers


Episode 4: The Kinetic Enterprise: An innovative bet on the future of gaming

January 31, 2020

Every industry today is looking for ways to innovate, address disruption, and elevate the human experience. Gaming, casino, and lottery organizations are no exception, with the customer-facing front lines dominated by digital terminals and other technologies. Find out how BC Lottery Corporation is integrating the front end with the back end, connecting the customer experience to back-office SAP solutions, AI, machine learning, and more—all to help delight customers.

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An innovative bet on the future of gaming


Episode 5: The Kinetic Enterprise: Connecting the social enterprise to the kinetic enterprise

February 7, 2020

Modernization efforts can yield better outcomes when you look at the whole picture, which includes your customers, employees, and the extended workforce. Find out what happens when you engage these important groups using a “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise mindset—to drive a more intelligent, responsive, and adaptive organization. Explore answers to big questions, such as: What does it mean to lead the social enterprise? How can you reinvent the enterprise with a more human focus? And what role should HR play in transformation today?

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Connecting the social enterprise to the kinetic enterprise


Episode 6: The Kinetic Enterprise: Clean and intelligent with a ‘platform first’ approach

February 14, 2020

Today, more than ever, being agile is critical for businesses—essential for adapting to and responding to the rapid evolution of technology capabilities and market dynamics. Technical debt—such as heavily customized, difficult-to-maintain ERP code—can be one of the biggest limiting factors when it comes to enabling a truly agile business. Find out how companies can move toward a “clean ERP” approach and support the “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise™—an intelligent, cloud-enabled enterprise capable of responding at the pace of disruption.

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Clean and intelligent with a ‘platform first’ approach


Episode 7: The Kinetic Enterprise: Unlocking the true potential of enterprise transformations

February 21, 2020

Why do enterprise transformations risk falling short? Getting maximum value from your technology investments requires an evolutionary mindset at the outset. Find out why you might not be seeing the gains you expect—and what are ways you can rise to the possibilities with a “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise.

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Unlocking the true potential of enterprise transformations


Episode 8: The Kinetic Enterprise: Intelligent spend management

February 28, 2020

When it comes to spend management, organizations often struggle with siloed departmental practices, fragmented data, lack of transparency, and difficult-to-execute policies. For procurement executives, the situation can lead to sub-optimal processes and frustrated users. Learn how intelligent spend management (ISM) capabilities, cloud technologies, and a modern digital core can help you reduce technical debt, unleash human potential, and drive new levels of efficiency. Find out what kind of results companies are seeing as they address disruption head on, reimagine spend management, and enable “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise™ capabilities for the procurement function.

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Intelligent spend management


Episode 9: The Kinetic Enterprise: Changing the game in risk management through technology

March 6, 2020

Join us for a discussion with Deloitte leaders about risk management to better understand how leading technology advances such as machine learning and robotic process automation are being utilized to help improve risk management, lower the cost of compliance, and free up your valuable human resources to enable the kinetic enterprise.  Deloitte maintains its strength in risk and compliance management by having a dedicated risk and financial advisory practice; join leaders from that group as they discuss how they have harnessed the power of technology in areas such as financial transaction/data modeling, treasury management, cyber, and commodity management.

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Changing the game in risk management through technology


Episode 10: The Kinetic Enterprise: Gaining enterprise insights through an analytics first approach

March 13, 2020

Today’s wealth of data brings limitless possibilities for generating insights that can drive new results.  Understanding how to accelerate the value of an Enterprise Analytics Platform and how to enable transformation with an Analytics First Approach.  With the real-time data and analytics capabilities, the Kinetic Enterprise can achieve value from information faster than ever before.

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Gaining enterprise insights


Episode 11: The Kinetic Enterprise: Data is the new oil

March 20, 2020

Today the digital world around us is essentially supported by evolving ecosystem of applications and services. Data flowing into this ecosystem is consumed in various use case scenarios that help businesses drive better insights. This relation of turning ‘crude’ Data to meaningful Information makes it quite proportionate to the analogy of oil running our machines. The science and art of transformation is a radical shift from what we have been doing not so long ago. We are constantly striving to reduce technology debt in deriving business decisions from data patterns, by utilizing machine learning algorithms and statistical models.

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Data is the new oil


Episode 12: The Kinetic Enterprise: Building the intelligent, disruption-ready finance function

March 27, 2020

For many companies, finance solutions are tethered to rigid, static legacy systems—which can impede your ability to pivot and support the new business models needed to thrive in today’s challenging marketplace. The good news is that you can leverage existing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation tools to quickly transform your current financial data and reporting landscape—with a “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise™ approach. Our panel of transformation experts will explain the tangible benefits: cognitive finance, real-time insights, rapid scalability, and responsiveness to support future business models.

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