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Understanding the economic impact of Brexit in tech, media, and telecom

12/7/2018
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The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in just a few short months. And there are still a lot of unanswered questions. From supply chain to talent, which changes from Brexit could have the biggest impact on the TMT industry?

Duration:00:16:37

Holiday retail trends for tech, media, and telecom

11/29/2018
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More than $1 trillion is up for grabs this holiday shopping season. But there isn’t just one factor that influences where consumers will spend the most. How can retailers better use technology to understand shoppers’ preferences? In this episode, Rod Sides and Kevin Westcott join us to discuss the findings from Deloitte’s 2018 holiday retail survey, technology’s role in shopping, trends in mobile advertising, and more.

Duration:00:26:44

Sneak peek: Holiday retail trends for tech, media and telecom

11/20/2018
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Get a sneak peek of our next episode, coming out later this month.

Duration:00:01:10

Turning interest into action: Applying blockchain

11/6/2018
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Blockchain interest has been steadily growing across industries as organizations explore its potential value through experimental use cases and proofs-of-concept. Many are now looking at fully deployed production solutions. Where are TMT companies in their blockchain adoption journey? In this episode, host Hanish Patel, Nakul Lele, a leader in Deloitte’s blockchain consulting practice, and Eric Piscini, CEO of Citizens Reserve, discuss the basics of blockchain, where the technology is...

Duration:00:37:53

Personal data: The new oil or toxic waste?

8/15/2018
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Data security could be the difference between survival and failure for most companies. As customer data becomes a critical resource for organizations, how should TMT companies shape their strategies to protect this information, stay competitive, and keep consumers happy? In this episode, David Cutbill and Mark Casey share their perspectives on data privacy concerns and what media companies can do to make consumers feel more secure and encourage them to share personal data.

Duration:00:25:54

Welcome to the big leagues: The rise of eSports

8/10/2018
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eSports are drawing huge audiences. And now companies across media and entertainment are betting big on this growing industry. What can they do to attract even more players? In this episode, Doug Van Dyke and Domenic Vermillion explore the history of eSports, how franchising trends in traditional sports could translate to gaming, and global advertising opportunities for media companies.

Duration:00:26:43

Tax reform: How will it impact the tech sector?

6/28/2018
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The 2017 Tax Act was one of the most transformative changes to the corporate US tax code in decades. And many of its benefits are clear. But it also brings a lot of new challenges to US companies. How will the technology, media, and telecom sectors be impacted? In this episode, Brian Pinto, Janet Moran, and Jim Nason share their perspectives on the 2017 Tax Act; how it could impact the tech, media, and telecom sectors; and potential benefits for the industry and consumers.

Duration:00:27:32

Are digital consumers ready to hit pause on pay TV?

6/4/2018
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We live in an era of choices. And TV is no exception. Not only do consumers have endless options when it comes to what they watch, they can also decide where and how they watch it. Which has a lot of consumers questioning why they’re paying for cable and satellite TV subscriptions. So what does the future hold in store for pay TV? In this episode, Kevin Westcott and Jeff Loucks weigh in on this shift in media consumption, two key drivers behind changing consumer preferences, and long-term...

Duration:00:28:29

Now trending: Our new host

4/27/2018
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Tech, media and telecom (TMT) trends are always evolving—and so are we. Now in its second season, User Friendly is taking an exciting new turn with our new host, Hanish Patel, a TMT veteran who brings more than two decades of experience—as a client in industry, consultant on digital strategy, and dynamic, in-demand speaker. Tune in to learn more about Hanish, “Digital transformation guy for media and telecoms. Fan of shiny new tech, vinyl aficionado, and an avid follower of the beautiful...

Duration:00:19:17

One stop government shop? Digitizing the state

4/16/2018
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After years of enjoying easy one-click-shopping and personalized service from the tech giants, it’s no surprise that consumers expect similar treatment from government entities through technology. But is that a realistic request? We asked Steve Hurst, managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s US Public Sector practice. He leads Deloitte’s Digital Government market offering and is responsible for helping state and local governments adopt and expand their digital capabilities. In...

Duration:00:22:13

Are your bases covered? 5G is going to change the playing field.

3/30/2018
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Ready or not, 5G is coming for you and it’s positioned to be the most radical technology upgrade yet. 5G will make our lives even more connected and allow users to access greater digital data. So far we have an idea what the future of connectivity could like from a consumer and use case perspective. But what should the industry players—the people who help enable our connectivity—expect both in the near term and a few years from now when 5G has made its official entry? In this episode of...

Duration:00:22:57

Does your billion dollar unicorn have the post-merger integration blues?

3/15/2018
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In 2017, the tech, media and telecom (TMT) industry recorded an all-time high of 3,389 M&A transactions globally, worth a total of nearly $500 billion. While these transactions can yield big dividends−accelerating product roadmaps, gaining access to new technologies and markets, and fending off competitors−many are doomed from the start. In this episode of User Friendly, Marco Sguazzin and Joost Krikhaar discuss the main culprits for why so many M&A deals fail and the strategies to...

Duration:00:13:18

Adopt or not? Flexible consumption models

3/1/2018
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Is pay as you go the way to go? One of the most profound business model developments in the technology, media and telecommunications industry is the shift away from outright purchase or licensing to an “as-a-service” model. Learn more about flexible consumption in our latest podcast. In this episode, Mark Litwin and Faruk Muratovic explain how to determine if a flexible consumption model is a fit for your organization. They will also cover key considerations listeners should think about...

Duration:00:13:56

Smartphones: one device to rule them all?

2/15/2018
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Consumer smartphone habits and telecom trends are in high demand as the world becomes more connected. With 5G on the horizon, and many Internet of Things (IoT) applications in development, the mobile world isn’t just a hot topic, it’s everyone’s topic. Now in its seventh year, Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey explores consumer attitudes around mobile technology. The report offers insights into what is driving mobile use worldwide. In this episode, Craig Wigginton, Dan Littmann,...

Duration:00:18:57

User Friendly at CES: The Bullish Future of Cog Tech in the Enterprise

1/11/2018
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This is not just another podcast about cognitive technology and artificial intelligence. Join us as we take a deep dive into the ways that cog tech is infiltrating the enterprise. With 76 percent of executives expecting AI and cognitive technologies to transform their organizations within the next three years, it’s time to take note. Broadcast from CES 2018, Mic Locker and Jeff Loucks from Deloitte and Chad Steelberg, Chairman and CEO at Veritone, tell us some of the key investments you...

Duration:00:35:59

User Friendly at CES: The Next Era of Connectivity

1/10/2018
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At CES 2018, 5G is everywhere. And with wireless access to our homes, cars, and personal devices, the future will continue to be increasingly “connected.” How will this affect consumers and carriers? How will security and privacy be impacted, especially in the world of IoT? In this episode, Phil Wilson, managing director, Telecommunications Strategy & Operations at Deloitte, and Ays Aytolu, Deloitte’s Telecommunications Sector Marketing Leader, talk about the next era of connectivity,...

Duration:00:37:24

User Friendly at CES: The Future of Advertising

1/9/2018
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On Episode 1 of our CES podcast special, Sharon Harris and Todd Paris from Deloitte and Tiffany Miller, Head of Industry, DCLK Data and Platforms at Google explore how machine-powered data contextualization and human-powered strategy are shaking up business models for both advertisers and publishers, and how the full circle of advertising has shifted. The group explores why content is still king, but how context may be the new queen. Have you started building a digital advertising...

Duration:00:34:44

Deciphering digital reality

12/6/2017
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If hospitals are considering asking doctors and patients to wear headsets and embrace virtual reality, who’s next? An ever-wider range of businesses are finding applications for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR). These technologies are aiding workflow, collaboration, and productivity in sectors you might not expect. In this episode, Allan Cook, Tony Demarinis and Kaitlyn Kuczer will dive into the industry implications of AR/digital reality. They will...

Duration:00:20:58

Deciphering digital education trends

11/2/2017
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We’ve come a long way since the days when schools only had one computer in each classroom. Now students are increasingly looking for digital education to help them continue their learning at home and on the go. But they’re not just focused on content: Students want more opportunities for connection and collaboration. In this episode, Greg Merchant, Mic Locker, and Jennifer Eng dive into the expanding market for digital education; factors that could be preventing more widespread...

Duration:00:24:03