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User Friendly - A technology, media and telecom trends podcast

Business impacts of emerging technology, media, and telecommunication

​Wouldn’t it be great if new trends in technology, media, and telecommunications came with a business manual? The user friendly podcast navigates the business model and operational impacts of the top emerging trends.

User Friendly at CES: Cognitive technologies in the enterprise

This is not just another podcast about cognitive technology (cog tech) and artificial intelligence (AI). Join us as we take a deep dive into the ways that cog tech is infiltrating the enterprise. When will the tools we’ve built to mimic the mind surpass their biological counterpart?

January 11

CES special: Cognitive technologies in the enterprise

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User Friendly at CES: The next era of connectivity

At CES 2018, 5G is everywhere. And with wireless access to our homes, cars, and personal devices, the future will continue to be increasingly “connected.” How will this affect consumers and carriers? How will security and privacy be impacted, especially in the world of IoT?

January 10

CES special: The next era of connectivity

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Episode 5: Deciphering digital reality

If hospitals are considering asking doctors and patients to wear headsets and embrace virtual reality, who’s next? An ever-wider range of businesses are finding applications for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR). These technologies are aiding workflow, collaboration, and productivity in sectors you might not expect.

In this episode, Allan Cook, Tony Demarinis and Kaitlyn Kuczer will dive into the industry implications of AR/digital reality. They will uncover the biggest opportunities and challenges in the market right now for businesses like yours.

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Digital Reality

Episode 4: Deciphering digital education trends

We’ve come a long way since the days when schools only had one computer in each classroom. Now students are increasingly looking for digital education to help them continue their learning at home and on the go. But they’re not just focused on content: Students want more opportunities for connection and collaboration.

In this episode, Greg Merchant, Mic Locker, and Jennifer Eng dive into the expanding market for digital education; factors that could be preventing more widespread adoption; and the importance for companies to simultaneously target parents, students, and teachers.

You’re not only transforming the classroom and the curriculum, but you’re transforming the mind of the people involved in the change.

View Deloitte’s latest survey on Digital Education.

Digital education trends

Episode 3: Deciphering shaping strategies for IoT companies

For IoT companies, competition is fierce. But many might not be aware that they can redefine the nature of their competition using shaping strategies. The shaping strategy approach is designed for innovative IoT companies with aligned leadership who want to influence the direction of the entire industry.

In our latest User Friendly podcast, we talk to Deloitte leaders John Hagel, managing director and co-chairman of the Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, and John Seely Brown, the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge. As leaders in this category, they will discuss the ways that using well executed shaping strategies can enable participants to learn from and share risk with one another—creating a profitable future for all.

Listen in to learn how to use shaping strategies for your organization.

Shaping strategies for Iot

Episode 2: Deciphering the new revenue recognition standard

The latest accounting standards are changing the way technology, media, and telecom companies recognize revenue—more than a change in rules, the new standard demands a change in mindset. In addition to impacting finance departments, the new accounting standard also means big changes for strategy, information technology, human resources, sales and marketing, and tax.

In this episode Joe Talley and Bryan Anderson explore the cross-organizational impact of the new revenue standards, how companies are developing their commission plans, internal and external operational impacts of the standards, managing costs and disclosures, and key points of focus for companies preparing to comply.

It’s more than just accounting and white paper policy process. It’s a big deal to do anything in the end-to-end revenue process.

Listen in to find out how the changes will affect your organization.

Want more? Check out our Flashpoint on revenue recognition.

Revenue recognition

Episode 1: Deciphering digital consumption trends

Digital has transformed the way consumers approach entertainment and media consumption. The days of appointment TV, setting DVRs, and losing the remote are fading into the distance. Now consumers can stream shows when they want, where they want them.

This shift has created a new marketplace for content services and is changing the way advertisers market to consumers. How can businesses in the technology, media, and telecommunication industry capitalize on these trends?

In this episode, Kevin Westcott and Scott Lippstreu will discuss how traditional television is losing ground to streaming, how binge watching impacts content distribution, what changes advertisers are taking to reach consumers, and how social media's stronghold on consumers may provide new opportunities for advertising.

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View Deloitte’s 2017 survey on media consumption trends.

Digital consumption trends

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