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Accenture and HfS Research Study Highlights Digital Transformation Enabling Expansion

Paul Jeruchimowitz

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

New joint research from Accenture and HfS Research shows expanding digital technologies are expected to support implementation of advanced shared services models across a broader range of business functions over the next several years. Paul Jeruchimowitz, managing director – Accenture Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value, answered some questions about the research for

How will the [...]

Deloitte 2014 Global Mobile Consumer survey highlights device obsession and mobile payment potential

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, nearly 90 percent of U.S. consumers check their phone in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their device up to 50 times a day. Craig Wigginton, vice chairman and U.S. Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP, helped us to understand these [...]

PwC Digital IQ Innovation Snapshot Takes A Closer Look At Earlier Findings

Chris Curran

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Issued earlier this year, the PwC 6th Annual  Digital IQ Survey  found business leaders urgently seeking to upgrade their innovation capabilities. The most recent companion  Digital IQ Innovation Snapshot, “Innovation at the Speed of Disruption,” fleshed out more information like the fact IT executives are concerned that the speed of technological [...]

VP of Permanent & Search Services For Toronto’s Lannick Group Adds Perspective to Our Career Discussions

Kevin Jeewan

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Not surprisingly for someone who’s attained an executive position in a Canadian based professional staffing and recruitment firm specializing in Finance and Technology, Kevin Jeewan has a few international stops on his resume.

“I’ve worked at both PwC and Ernst & Young in the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago,” he told us when we spoke [...]

Itzhak Perlman and James Taylor in 48 Hours

Andrew Sobel New Headshot 2014

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

My wife and I had the unusual pleasure of seeing both the great violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer-songwriter James Taylor perform in the space of two days. Their artistry, virtuosity, and passion left me reeling.

This is about the two concerts, but at a bigger level its about the powerful collision of excellence, passion, and joie de [...]

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to be at the center of seismic business shifts by 2025.

Andrea Falcione

By Rob Starr,, Content Manager

Experts are predicting many components of the present compliance function will mimic elements of finance and become embedded into organizations by 2025. The results will be better risk management as opposed to more framework management, according to the findings of both PwC’s State of Compliance 2014 survey which sees some organizations already taking [...]

Accenture/CSO Insights Research Shows Mediocre Sales Representatives’ Performances Cost Potential Revenue

Jason Angelos

Jason Angelos, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Sales Transformation global lead, recently answered some of our questions about new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CSO Insights. The research  Powering Profitable Sales Growth – Five Imperatives, examined the sales competitiveness of a sample of companies with revenues of more than $1 billion from the CSO Insights’ 2014 Sales Performance Optimization [...]

Farming Your Networks To Plant The Seeds Of Success

Lisa Ann Pinkerton

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

As the founder and president of Technica Communications, Lisa Ann Pinkerton offers up a different perspective on networking through the workshops she teaches in Silicon Valley after an award winning career that has spanned both the newsroom and boardroom.

However, the former broadcast journalist and Senior Account Executive for the San Francisco PR firm Antenna [...]

Some Straight Talk On Networking

Alisa Cohen

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

“Networking is the single most important factor in your ability to move up the ranks. Research has proven that you’re more likely to get a positive performance review, more likely to get a raise and even be retained in the event of layoffs by your company when you know how to network properly.”

Alisa Cohn is [...]

Leading female executive-compensation advisor takes a positive look at bias

Stacey Hawley

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Stacey Hawley is a leading female executive-compensation advisor who understands how pay is determined and rewards and benefits are granted in corporate America. She’s the founder of Credo, a career services provider for companies and individuals. Recently we talked with her about several career development issues that are particular to women.

Hawley started by supplying [...]

KPMG announces former Federal Reserve deputy director Deborah Parker Bailey joins firm. gets the interview.

Deborah Parker Bailey

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Her 12 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve saw  Bailey  ascend to the role of Deputy Director of the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation in 2006, where she reported directly to Benjamin Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve at the time. Her other accomplishments include  24 years in the Office [...]

Accomplished Role Model Talks About Myths, Gender Inequality And The Still Bumpy Road For Today’s Career Women

Bonnie Marcus

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has 20+ years of sales and management experience that includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network. She held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies before becoming the President of Women’s Success Coaching and contributing writer to publications like Forbes and Business [...]

Financial Services Analytics Gets Boost With Stevens Institute of Technology and Accenture Collaboration

John  DelSanto

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier private research university and Accenture have begun a research and education collaboration to focus on analytics for the financial services industry. John DelSanto, senior managing director for Accenture’s Financial Services group in North America, took some time recently to fill us in on the innovative sourcing strategies needed to [...]

Chief Learning Officer at Cook Ross Completes The Second Part of Our Interview On Unconscious Bias.

Howard Ross

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

Howard Ross recently took the time to talk with about how unconscious bias affects performance reviews for women looking to climb the corporate ladder. This is the second part of a two part interview. 

The use of coded performance reviews can often be another obstacle for women where numbers are used for evaluation purposes since [...]

Personal selections, mentors and Millennials weigh in on the modern woman’s career path

Jaime Peretz

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Jamie Peretz is founder of 2MyCareer, a college to career advisory service which  assists ambitious college students and recent graduates in realizing their careers goals.  She’s also been a managing director at Korn Ferry International, the global leader in executive recruitment and talent consulting and has worked in executive positions in investment banking at Credit [...]