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Helping tax and audit work smarter with cloud and AI

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Cloud–especially when paired with AI–is proving its value, even to conservative disciplines such as audit and tax, where it's helping people work smarter and fueling collaboration and innovation. One key to success: Leadership should set the tone from the top.

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Coupling cloud and AI to fuel insight, collaboration, and innovation

As cloud becomes more pervasive, even cautious disciplines such as audit and tax are embracing it. Why? Because cloud—especially when it’s paired with AI—can reduce manual processing and provide centralized information that helps break down silos and fuel collaboration and innovation. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and guest, Deloitte’s William Koscho, discuss how the audit and tax functions are adopting cloud to help their people work smarter, collaborate, and innovate. Bill’s take is that cloud is a sorely-needed boon to audit and tax, and that implementation goes more smoothly when the business and IT work together and leadership sets the tone from the top.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

If you want to build cloud projects and do it well, you can't do it in a siloed it forces a movement towards agile and cross-functional teaming.Bill Koscho is the global audit and assurance cloud leader and global managing director of audit technology for Deloitte. He heads Deloitte’s Azure architecture, Azure security controls and DevOps, and he leads Deloitte's global Audit technology organization.

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The last holdout: Tax embraces the cloud

The tax function has historically been reluctant to fully embrace the cloud. Regulatory demands and the need to gain deeper insights is changing that. The payoff for companies that make the leap can be huge.

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Want cloud success? It's in the strategy, not the tools

Many organizations are wowed by new cloud technologies, and they are great, but a sound leadership and strategy that drives business value is another key to cloud success.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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