Digital transformation spurs value records: EY Global technology M&A report – 3Q16 final look

Ongoing tech company transformations, rising private equity and cross-industry blur drove second consecutive quarterly record for big-ticket deals. Digital transformation marches on. Tech and non-tech companies alike are being disrupted by innovative digital technologies and are turning to M&A in search of solutions. That fuelled another blockbuster quarter for global technology M&A during 3Q16. Meanwhile, … More Digital transformation spurs value records: EY Global technology M&A report – 3Q16 final look

Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

By Cornelius Grossmann, EY Global Law Leader The advent of blockchain technology not only has the potential to disrupt entire industries, but raises legal questions that present both risks and opportunities. The pace of disruption and advent of innovative technologies is accelerating and has already triggered a seismic shift across industries. Responding to this disruption … More Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

What is driving tech M&A at such high, sustained levels? As technology and non-technology companies alike are being disrupted by innovative digital technologies — as they face the same unforgiving economic and business environment — they are turning to M&A in search of solutions. Technology executives see current M&A trends continuing The vast majority of … More Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

The volume of data is skyrocketing as diverse data sources, processes and systems show unprecedented growth. Companies are trying to capture and store everything, without first establishing the data’s business utility. The fact is, technology is enabling this proliferating data complexity — continuing to ignore the need for an enterprise data strategy and information management … More Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

Accelerating the 3D printing journey: quality and IP considerations

The following excerpt is taken from EY report: If 3D printing has changed the industries of tomorrow, how can your organization get ready today? The trends, sector use cases and steps to accelerate your 3D printing journey. With current laws clearly out of sync with the rapidly emerging technology behind 3D printing (3DP), there are … More Accelerating the 3D printing journey: quality and IP considerations

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

While the internet is a world-changing medium for information exchange, blockchain is the first native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. EY’s analysis of blockchain suggests it may have the most impactful potential of the entire portfolio of disruptive technologies that are now emerging. But it also has the most obstacles to success, ranging from … More Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

Privacy trends 2016: can privacy really be protected anymore?

As a concept, privacy, and the need to protect it, has been around for decades. Yet the programs and governance structures in place to turn the concept of privacy protection into reality remain, if not in their infancy, then certainly in their adolescence. In EY’s Global Information Security Survey (GISS) 2015 privacy questionnaire, 38% of … More Privacy trends 2016: can privacy really be protected anymore?