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EY’s new financial wellness platform explained

Lynn Pettus

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Although they recently announced the launch of their new eFinancial Wellness platform, a financial planning service featuring interactive technology and providing a selection of financial education resources for small to mid-market employers, Lynn Pettus, Partner and National Director of the Employee Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, notes this kind of service is […]


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PwC and Bryant University continue storied relationship

Bob Calabro

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

PwC Partner Bob Calabro has a first hand understanding of the benefits of a good education. So , when his company gave a record $1.35 million to support diversity initiatives focusing on student scholarships and leadership development recently to Bryant University , the member of the University’s Board of Trustees and alumnus from 1988 was […]


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Capgemini turns up digital heat with latest acquisition

Dee Burger

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

In a move designed to provide further innovation and digital solutions to their clients, Capgemini recently announced the acquisition of Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm. Fahrenheit 212’s specialized capabilities for innovation strategy and consumer-centric design were viewed as an excellent complement to the global reach of Capgemini Consulting, furthering their ability to […]


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HR Departments Stick Their Collective Heads In The Cloud

Dan Staley

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Dan Staley’s career has him wearing a few different hats.

“I lead our HR technology practice. Part of my day job is helping clients solve important problems around their people strategy and that usually involves their HR technology,” says the Principal at PwC.

“My night job is developing our HR tech for the firm.”

A new report by […]


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Teamwork and The Flatter, Looser, Wider and Faster Workforce

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

On the surface, teamwork sounds easy like a normal offshoot of our gregarious natures and almost something we should expect is instinctual. While that might have been true as our ancestors worked together to thrive and survive, Neanderthals knew nothing of deadlines and chaotic, stressful workdays and high pressure environments in glass and steel skyscrapers […]


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Ex-Big Four Corporate Finance Partner trades in the boardroom for the book

Martin Bodenham

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Martin Bodenham was always ahead of the curve and willing to veer off the traditional upward trajectory in a time where the very definition of a successful executive meant climbing the corporate ladder one laborious rung at a time.

“I left the Big Four in 2003,” says the current author of two financial thriller novels. […]


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Capgemini’s ‘Applied Innovation Exchange’ accelerates path to embedded business technology

Lanny Cohen

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Capgemini recently introduced its Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) that enables organizations to benefit from its Applied Innovation concept, a process enabling a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced  market landscape by compressing  discovery to deployment of innovation cycle time. Lanny Cohen, Global CTO for Capgemini, filled us in on this latest innovation.

What is the Applied […]


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Making The Best Of The Times

Salvatore Collemi

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
Charles Dickens once famously wrote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” as part of the opening to his famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. That quote applies today when you consider how the shockwaves from The Great Recession have buffeted the financial landscape for almost a decade at […]


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Citizens mixed on using personal data for a rapid response government

Chris Zinner

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

When Accenture recently  asked 500 DC, MD and VA residents whether they’d be willing to share personal information, such as their cellphone number, fingerprints or iris scans, in exchange for improved, streamlined government service, more than half of all citizens rejected iris scans despite the availability of photographs on sites like Facebook and Instagram. Not […]


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How to build a strong and positive relationship with your sponsoring partner

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I’ve recently written a series of articles about the support team you need when you are on partnership track. One of the most important roles in this team is your sponsoring partner. He or she is the person who will recommend you for partnership, and if your relationship is broken down, or weak, you might as well kiss goodbye […]


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Deloitte Foundation Announces 2016 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

Carol Lindstrom

By Rob Starr, Big4.com

The Deloitte Foundation  awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates recently through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. This year’s recipients and the institutions they attend are:

Jordan M. Bable                          University of Pittsburgh
Matthias Breuer                         University of Chicago
Kamber Hetrick                        University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
Ken Li                                          Stanford University
Brian R. Monsen                         The University of Texas at […]


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Capgemini uses a trusted Blueprint to increase global growth

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Capgemini and Blueprint, an innovator and global leader in accelerating and de-risking large, complex IT projects, recently announced a resale agreement promising to increase potential  for strategic customer growth internationally. Capgemini will continue to leverage Blueprint’s large selection of requirements management capabilities which are essential to the deployment and value delivery of Capgemini solutions across multiple […]


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EY Synapse to accelerate the delivery of analytics-driven insights

Chris Mazzei

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Recently , EY announced its global Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform, EY Synapse, which will enable organizations to operationalize analytics-driven insights more quickly and more cost effectively across multiple locations by the  combination of proprietary technologies and advanced analytics capabilities. Chris Mazzei, global chief analytics officer, EY, filled us in.

Can you define EY Synapse in relation to […]


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A Variety of Experiences Versus A Gold Watch

Gabrielle Bosche

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Gabrielle Bosché has come to understand what makes her generation tick and her credentials highlight how recognized her efforts have been. She’s the author of several books including 5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials, is currently working with PwC on their engagement strategy for that generation and has presented before hiring […]


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WeiserMazars’ New Chairman Plans Careful Moves For National and International Pieces Across The Ever Expanding Enterprise Board

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Victor Wahba understands the importance of having a good strategy and building on it. As the firm’s New York Office Managing Partner, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee for almost a decade and finally CEO, Wahba utilized his substantial experience in finance and operations and focus on mergers and acquisitions as tools to ratchet […]


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