Host: Jeff Loucks, managing director, Deloitte Services LP
At the onset of the pandemic, fundamental pillars of the economy and the inescapable requirements of living were radically challenged by lockdowns: working, schooling, medical visits, and retail shopping all crowded into the home. With them came more connected devices, digital services, and emerging behaviors vying for network priority. We’ll discuss:
- The benefits, challenges, and opportunities of working and schooling from home
- Virtual doctor visits, smart watches, and fitness trackers getting closer to an ecosystem of health
- Growing smartphone behaviors around finances, retail, and purchasing
Meet the speakers
A Deloitte Consulting LLP principal, Dan specializes in helping clients within the telecommunications industry define growth strategies and accelerate the launch of new products and services. He develops flexible strategies, processes, and business models capable of adapting to the rapid pace of technological, competitive, and regulatory change. Dan has presented and led primary research efforts on the evolving digital ecosystem and its impact on wireless and wireline network providers. To Dan, the Deloitte brand means collaboration, ingenuity, a client-centric focus, and commitment across multiple dimensions that includes coworkers, clients, and industries. He enjoys that Deloitte allows employees to act as entrepreneurs in the context of a large company with a built-in support system. In his free time, Dan enjoys surfing and stand-up paddling as well as traveling with his family to explore new locations in the US and internationally.
Jeff Loucks is the executive director of Deloitte's Center for Technology, Media, & Telecommunications, Deloitte Services LP. In his role, he conducts research and writes on topics that help companies capitalize on technological change. An award-winning thought leader in digital business model transformation, Jeff is especially interested in the strategies organizations use to adapt to accelerating change. Jeff’s academic background complements his technology expertise. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts and PhD in political science from the University of Toronto.
Girija is a principal at Deloitte Consulting, and serves as the Global Lead Consulting partner for HP. She is also the National Hardware and Consumer tech industry leader at Deloitte Consulting. She has more than 20 years of consulting experience in leading a portfolio of clients in the tech industry and in large-scale, global business transformations, and technology implementations. Throughout her career with Deloitte, Girija has held a variety of leadership roles. She led finance digital transformation for one of our largest technology practices. In the marketplace, she has led a number of client transformation programs including, helping several Fortune 100 companies redefine and evolve their business models, and execute digital transformations to achieve tangible results. What she enjoys most is delivering value for our clients by making the complex simple, and ideas executable.