Is frictionless commerce an opportunity to deploy time and capital in more constructive ways? We have now entered the age of superfluid markets. New technologies are converging to eliminate even more inefficiencies and frictions from markets. While we can’t predict exactly what the future will look like, superfluidity will have a profound impact on both markets … More Will superfluid markets change companies as we know them?
Life in today’s transformative age is characterized by unprecedented speed and radical change, and keeping pace is difficult. Disruption is constant — but while it often begins gradually and can be hard to spot, it can rapidly speed up as new technologies and business models mature. The goalposts keep moving even as the players — and even … More How can you turn digital risk into a source of competitive advantage?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law on December 22, 2017, has widespread business implications affecting companies headquartered in the US, as well as any global company with operations in the US. As the tax department leads the company’s planning efforts, several corporate functions will be impacted by the reaction to the … More US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies
Disruption and new technologies mean new risks. Is your organization ready to manage them? The transformative age is increasing the complexity of organizational ecosystems at a speed never before seen. New digital technologies are driving an intense focus on developing disruptive new business models, creating new experiences, utilizing contingent and mobile workforces, and blurring traditional … More Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?
While the future of the UK and European Union (EU) trade relations may still be unclear, telecommunications firms should be preparing for the departure of the UK from the EU in March 2019. Upon leaving the EU Customs Union, the UK will either have a free-trade agreement with the EU or trade between the two jurisdictions … More Telecom firms must prepare for Brexit
For the first time ever, today’s workforce includes four generations working together: traditionalists, boomers, Gen X and millennials. As technology invades our lives, both at work and at home, employees are focused more on work-life integration over balance. Technology, coupled with demographics and globalization, is also changing the definition and composition of our workforce. We … More Making the future of work, work
Why another tech-enabled global business and societal revolution may be in the making. Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of trusted intermediaries (or centralized authorities) in industry after industry. Why now? The blockchain reaction will pull in different industries at different times … More Blockchain reaction: Tech plans for critical mass
Throughout the millennia, the concepts of ‘trust’ and ‘data’ (information) have been fundamental to human relationships and most of the economic, geopolitical and military events that have shaped the course of history. The hyper-connected nature of global commerce and the disruptive nature of digital technology has given both of these concepts further prominence. Enabled by … More The Value of Trust in Data
When it comes to merger integration, convergence matters Leaders in the technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors understand the challenge of creating long-term value from M&A, and likely are aware of a recent acquisition that failed to fully achieve pre-deal expectations. As the nature and purpose of TMT dealmaking evolves, corresponding changes to … More Merger integration in a converging world
Read the full press release here. Business confidence is high among European middle-market organizations, despite geopolitical uncertainty within and outside Europe, demographic shifts and rapid digitization across sectors according to the EY Growth Barometer: Europe. The study reveals that almost four in ten (38%) European middle-market companies are targeting current year growth of 6% to … More European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months