Want more value from your data? Build more trust

Flawed operational trust can show up in a variety of ways, from a debate on racial bias in artificial intelligence (AI) to an online survey (capturing nearly 5,000 different data points) that targeted users with political propaganda without their knowledge or consent. Examples like the ones mentioned above have created an association of trust and … More Want more value from your data? Build more trust

General Counsel offices must fully embrace digitalization

Continued progress towards digitalization is to be welcomed, but are General Counsel offices moving quickly enough to implement necessary change? The EY General Counsel Barometer 2020 shows that more companies are embracing the digitalization of legal work, such as the automatic creation of documents and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for document analysis. In-house … More General Counsel offices must fully embrace digitalization

How ISO 27701 could be a new framework for sustained GDPR compliance

The Privacy Information Management System, defined by ISO 27701, provides a framework for integrating privacy into organizational practices. The protection of information across the organization has proven to require a multidisciplinary effort and cross-functional expertise. Over the past years, the privacy domain has become increasingly regulated. Privacy governance remains a complex endeavor in view of … More How ISO 27701 could be a new framework for sustained GDPR compliance

How to beat the mid-market cyber attackers

Mid-market companies may not think they are a target for cyber crime, but they are actually at the top of the list. According to the October 2019 EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer, the biggest fear that middle-market companies have about cybersecurity is reputational damage. Second on the list is operational disruption. This is no surprise, given … More How to beat the mid-market cyber attackers

Four trends shaping digital transformation in 2019 and beyond

Business leaders say they are under pressure to transform, and quickly. Four trends suggest where they will be focusing their efforts. What’s driving competitive advantage in future business models? In the conversations with business leaders at SAPPHIRE NOW this year, we heard four common trends that suggest where companies’ efforts could be headed in the … More Four trends shaping digital transformation in 2019 and beyond

European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

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

Eight lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from digital leaders

By Laurence Buchanan, EY EMEIA Advisory Digital Leader – as first published on betterworkingworld.ey.com We might think we’re living in an era of rapid transformation, but in reality we’ve only had a taste of the explosive changes that advances in multiple fields have yet to bring. There is so much more to come in disciplines … More Eight lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from digital leaders

Crossing the chasm: Lessons learned in transitioning to the SaaS business model

Read the full report here. The last decade has seen software buyers express ever-increasing preference for purchasing software as a service (SaaS). Most new entrants in the software space have been SaaS-native, but what about the thousands of software vendors that started out with traditional licensing models? How can they transition to SaaS? Where on … More Crossing the chasm: Lessons learned in transitioning to the SaaS business model

Connected cars: Navigating the competition law implications

A defining element of the digital economy is that services are provided for free to consumers. The quid pro quo is that the service supplier (for example, Google) can monetize the data generated by the consumer, often in ways in which the consumer is not fully aware. Based on this business model, future car manufacturers … More Connected cars: Navigating the competition law implications

How will you drive talent strategy in the digital age?

Digital is forcing organisations to rethink traditional business models and adopt an agile approach to their talent strategies. A wave of technology is helping to reinvent the workplace and enable performance above and beyond previous capabilities. As it reshapes the traditional business landscape, digital is set to change the face of the talent strategy. By … More How will you drive talent strategy in the digital age?