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Deloitte Insights Podcast

Insights is a weekly video news podcast program designed to deliver the latest economic, financial and business information to today's mobile executive. Join moderator Sean O'Grady for this week's discussion with industry luminaries and the minds at the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu member firms.

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Insights: Disruptive innovation in the public sector: Lessons on How Government Can Achieve More for Less

In our first Disruptive innovation in the public sector podcast , authors Michael Raynor and Bill Eggers discuss the benefits of disruptive innovation in the public sector. Tune into this episode of Deloitte Insights to watch a panel of three former government decision makers weigh in.

13mins

16 Apr 2012

Rank #1

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Insights: Cost Cutting Practices in the New Normal

A recent survey of more than 130 Fortune 1000 senior executives found that roughly 90 percent of respondents expect their revenues to either grow or remain flat over the next 24 months, and of those same respondents, about 80 percent expect to pursue cost improvements. The simultaneous expression of optimism and cost control signals a new normal driven by economic and regulatory challenges. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Omar Aguilar and Faisal Shaikh, both principals with Deloitte Consulting LLP in a conversation with Sean OGrady, moderator. Tune in to learn about cost cutting practices in todays business environment.

7mins

9 Mar 2012

Rank #2

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Insights: Energy management strategy: Energizing profits and insulating risks

Energy consumption is one of the first things that come to mind when consumers are trying to save money, but for business and government, energy management is a new operational imperative, one of the last frontier opportunities to address operations in a strategic way. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Rebecca Ranich, director, and David Fornari, principal, both with Deloitte Consulting LLPs Federal Energy and Resources Management practice. Tune in to learn how an energy strategy can create value and reduce risks.

10mins

16 Mar 2012

Rank #3

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Insights: Enterprise Risk Management for Energy Companies

April has been a troublesome month for the energy industry in recent years. Both natural and manmade disasters have caused businesses to examine their responsivness and proactive risk management strategies and tactics.

12mins

3 Apr 2012

Rank #4

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Insights: Planning for 2013: Income tax considerations to address now

Tax benefits can differ from year to year, even when there is not an election to consider. For high income individuals, it is important to have a multiyear perspective and conduct what if scenario planning while working towards tax and financial planning objectives. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Clint Stretch, managing principal, Tax Policy, and Eddie Gershman, partner, Private Company Services, both with Deloitte Tax LLP. Tune in to learn about the benefits of year round planning.

12mins

13 Mar 2012

Rank #5

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Insights: Disruptive innovation in the public sector: What? Why? How? Now!

We have heard a lot about doing more with less over the past several years, but the buzz phrase often translates to attempting to carry out business as usual with a lower budget. And without doing things differently, the result ends up being less for less. To truly do more with less, government agencies need to rethink operations and embrace innovation. Tune into this episode of Deloitte Insights to learn more.

19mins

16 Apr 2012

Rank #6

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Business and Technology: Trending the Trends

Individually, technology trends such as mobility, cloud computing, analytics and gamification are making organizations more efficient. When these capabilities collide, however, they can potentially reshape operating models, business models, and even industries and markets. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Deloitte Consulting LLPs Mark White, principal and chief technology officer CTO of Deloittes Consulting Technology practice, and Bill Briggs, director, deputy CTO and global Deloitte Digital lead. Tune in to learn more about how technology trends are shaping the way we do business.

12mins

12 Jul 2012

Rank #7

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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

In a marketplace where customers, suppliers and employees can span the globe, the importance of diversity and inclusion cannot be understated. What was once considered a human resources initiative has become a business imperative for chief executive officers focused on growing their organizations and developing their people. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features a conversation among Sean OGrady, moderator, Carl Allegretti, chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax LLP, and Stedman Graham, CEO of S. Graham and Associates and New York Times best selling author. Tune in to learn how organizations can readdress their diversity and inclusion practices.

11mins

6 Jul 2012

Rank #8

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Viva La Mobile Revolution

As many companies realize their customers and employees spend a lot more time with their mobile devices than their laptops or desktops, mobile first is replacing mobile friendly, triggering disruption and innovation across industries. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Sean OGrady, moderator, Shehryar Khan, former chief executive officer and president of the Seattle based digital agency Ubermind, and Mike Brinker, both principals with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Tune in to learn more about how mobile is impacting business.

9mins

21 Jun 2012

Rank #9

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Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?

There is no doubt that social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have transformed social norms and politics around the world, but the effect they have had on business is less clear. A study by the Massachusetts Institute Technologies, MIT, Sloan Management Review and Deloitte sheds some light, finding that experiments and pilots are prevalent today, and social business is expected to take off in the next three years. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Sean OGrady, moderator, David Kiron, executive editor of Innovation Hubs at MIT Sloan Management Review, and Doug Palmer, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Tune in to learn more about the study, which includes insights from 3,500 survey respondents from 115 countries and 24 industries.

8mins

9 Jun 2012

Rank #10

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Insights: Manage and Discovery Your Information: Bridging the gap between Legal and IT

An organizations electronic data, items like email, instant messages and work documents, is growing at exponential rates, making information management and discovery and ever-evolving issue. On this episode of Insights, Sean OGrady, moderator, Andrew Sherman, managing director and general counsel of the Dutch headquartered global financial services provider, Rabobank Group, and Jeff Seymour, principal , Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, examine how legal practices are teaming with information technology departments to keep ahead of the electronic data management curve.

8mins

4 Jun 2012

Rank #11

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Insights: The Last Mile of Finance

Increasing efficiencies and reducing risk are the objectives of every controllers Last Mile of Finance, the period of time at the end of each quarter when the pressure is on to close the books. On this episode of Insights, Sean OGrady, moderator, David Hayes, director of internal controls at the Bank of New York Mellon, and Kyle Cheney, partner Deloitte and Touche core finance transformation team, discuss how finance professionals are employing new technologies and innovative approaches to tackle traditional financial reporting issues.

7mins

23 May 2012

Rank #12

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Insights: The Chief Compliance Officer of the Future: Embracing a Risk Intelligent View

Over the past decade, heightened regulations related to the Patriot Act, Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd Frank have elevated the importance and visibility of the chief compliance officer role. Now an official member of the c suite, compliance leaders are tasked with building comprehensive and robust programs that not only address existing requirements, but also anticipate regulatory changes and their likely impact. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features moderator Sean OGrady, Tom Rollauer, director, Deloitte and Touche, and former chief compliance officer with Citigroup, and Jeffery Williams, vice president of Compliance at Pfizer. Tune in to learn more about todays Risk Intelligent chief compliance officer.

17mins

11 May 2012

Rank #13

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Insights: How Trendy are Financial Services?

Social business, mobility, gamification, it seems technology buzz words are proliferating faster than you can figure out how they apply to your business. In many ways, however, financial services are primed to take advantage of emerging trends. Mobility can provide customers with bank account balances anywhere, any time. Gamification can internalize leaderboards to capitalize on employee passion and improve productivity. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Seth Siegel, director, and Richard Walker, principal, both with Deloitte Consulting LLPs Technology Strategy and Architecture practice. Tune in to learn more about how the latest technology trends are transforming the financial services industry.

10mins

23 Apr 2012

Rank #14

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Insights: Disruptive Technology: Are You Ready for the Postdigital Age?

Approximately 2 billion people, about 30 percent of the worlds population, are using the Internet for communication, information and commerce. There are also about 500 million people signed up for Facebook; if the social networking site were a country, it would be the third most populous country in the world. All of these statistics beg the question: What is next for the Internet and technology?In the latest episode of Deloitte Insights, Suketu Gandhi and Stephen Redwood, both principals with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss the disruptive technologies shaping our lives and businesses with moderator Sean OGrady. Tune in to learn more.

8mins

2 Mar 2012

Rank #15

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Insights: Applying private-sector Merger and Acquisition strategies to public-sector cost-reduction challenges

Congress has enacted legislation that requires 1.2 trillion in budget cuts before January 2013, but where these cuts are made and how they will be implemented is up for debate. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Robin Lineberger, chief executive officer of Federal Government Services, Deloitte LLP, John Powers, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and JoAnn Boutelle, partner, Deloitte and Touche LLP. Tune in to learn how Federal agencies, through merging, integrating, consolidating, and divesting, can reduce inefficiencies and redundancies without significantly impacting their core missions.

11mins

31 Jan 2012

Rank #16

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Insights: The role of the CFO in an analytics-driven organization

Faced with limited opportunities for natural growth, leading chief financial officers, CFOs, are investing in analytics to take market share away from competitors and optimize spending. Analytics can enable experimentation CFOs can quickly learn from and then scale rapidly around efforts that really work. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Sean OGrady, moderator, Tom Davenport, a senior advisor within Deloitte Analytics, and Ajit Kambil, Global Research director of Deloitte LLPs CFO Program. Tune in to learn more about the role of the CFO in an analytics driven organization.

7mins

23 Jan 2012

Rank #17

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Insights: Global Business Driven HR Transformation

By 2050, the global population is expected to grow by 50 percent, primarily driven by India and China. Yet 70 percent of the worlds corporate management is currently located in Europe and North America, according to Global Business Driven HR: The Journey Continues, a new book published by Deloitte Consulting LLPs Human Resources Transformation practice. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Jason Geller, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Global and U.S. Human Resources Transformation practice leader. Tune in to learn how HR capabilities can help organizations realign their workforces with their changing global footprints.

11mins

19 Dec 2011

Rank #18

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Insights: Clarity in the Cloud

A short while ago the concept of cloud computing was at the fringe of the information technology camp. Now, it seems everyone has the ability to access a cloud. Much like the Internet, the cloud has become fundamental to business innovation, and it is not going away. The latest episode of Insights features a conversation among Sean OGrady, moderator of Insights, Paul Clemmons, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of the Cloud Computing practice, and Irfan Saif, principal, Security and Privacy, Deloitte and Touche LLP. Tune in to learn how cloud computing can enable both incremental improvements and transformation in your organization.

14mins

19 Dec 2011

Rank #19

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Insights: Unlocking business value with a balanced approach to governance, risk and compliance

Every organization will face uncertainty and risk, but the effectiveness of how you deal with governance, risk and compliance, GRC, is what separates market leaders. A consistent methodology across the enterprise, leveraging technology that supports that methodology, can lower costs and improve business performance. The latest episode of Deloitte Insights features Insights moderator Sean OGrady with Michaela Zwinakis, vice president of GRC Solution Management at SAP, and Fiona Williams, a partner with Deloitte and Touche LLP. Tune in to learn about strategies that can save your business both dollars and hours when addressing new or impending enterprise risks.

8mins

27 Oct 2011

Rank #20