Popular opinion considers Millennials to be lazy, entitled, and immature—but do the numbers corroborate this? Tanya Ott spoke to Deloitte’s Patricia Buckley about how economic conditions affect generational trends, such the regions where Millennials live and their mobility choices.
Whether and how to report bad news is a constant issue in organizations, with employees agonizing over the consequences. Tanya Ott spoke to Deloitte’s Mark Cotteleer and Timothy Murphy about how a framework—the message, messenger, and masses—can help organizations understand human biases to better communicate negative messages.
Retailers can look forward to shoppers spending more this holiday season, with the economy picking up and low gas prices putting more money into consumers’ pockets. So what do they plan to buy and from where? Tanya Ott talks to Rod Sides, leader of Deloitte’s U.S. Retail Distribution Practice, about trends that came to the fore in the annual holiday survey.
With 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the world, do companies have a strategy for how to use—and protect—the data collected? Irfan Saif and Sean Peasley of Deloitte & Touche LLP spoke to Tanya Ott about how companies can mitigate the various risks across the IoT value loop.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is poised to revolutionize industries such as health care and defense. Kelly Marchese of Deloitte Consulting LLP spoke to Tanya Ott about the implications across industries—from the dwindling need for economies of scale, to challenges around intellectual property and talent.
Massive changes in digital technology are reshaping the business world—from more power to consumers, to business models that are more about ecosystems than competition. John Hagel of Deloitte Services LP spoke to Tanya Ott about digital disruption’s challenges and opportunities—for companies big and small.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) permeates people’s daily lives, potentially useful information can now be created at every turn. But sometimes customers, companies, or both can find themselves disadvantaged by IoT-enabled deployments. Host Tanya Ott spoke to Michael Raynor and Brenna Sniderman of Deloitte Services LP on how to balance this power struggle.
Research shows that one of the leading predictors of the stability of a country is not its GDP or its resources; it’s the way its women are treated. And one way to empower women is through access to energy. Kathleen O’Dell talks to Tanya Ott about the link between gender inequality and the energy sector, making a case for looking at energy projects through a gender lens.
The fitness tracker on your wrist may be the most evident sign of the Internet of Things, but it is just one node resting on top of communications, analytics, policy, and even behavioral infrastructure. Host Tanya Ott talked to Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, about the future of IoT.
What’s the most important driver of organizational digital maturity—social, mobile, analytics, or cloud? None of the above, according to the latest MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte digital business study. Author Gerald Kane talks to host Tanya Ott about the finding of the annual survey of executives, managers and analysts.
Shortfalls of water, energy, and food can sabotage economic and business growth as well as compromise social well-being. Host Tanya Ott talks to Will Sarni, director of Deloitte Consulting LLP's Enterprise Water Strategy practice, about signs that the public sector, private sector, and NGOs are beginning to work together to take us off the scarcity trajectory.
The retirement advisory industry is positioned to make a significant dent in alleviating the looming retirement crisis. Host Tanya Ott talks to Deloitte University Press authors Sean Cunniff, Sam Friedman and Val Srinivas about how financial services firms may need to devise new ways of delivering appropriate, affordable retirement advice to a wider range of clients.
The creation of products and services derived from crowd-based insights is the foundation of the “billion-to-one” experience. Taking your characteristics and behavior and contextualizing them with data from many thousands of other individuals allows designers to deliver products and services that are, or at least feel, unique.
If we want to act on data to get fit or reduce heating bills, we need to understand not just the analytics of the data, but how we make decisions. Host Tanya Ott talks to Jim Guszcza about the art and science of applying masses of data with the way human beings actually behave.
Since the first caveman picked up a sharp rock, technology has been changing the way we work and the jobs we do. What effect will the rise of artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies have on jobs of the future? Host Tanya Ott talks to David Schatsky about the kinds of work computers can do now, what they'll be able to do soon, and how it may affect your business.