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Citizens mixed on using personal data for a rapid response government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Due Diligence: how to check that your firm is solvent

When you are admitted as an equity partner, you are expected to make a large financial contribution to the firm.  Never do this without doing a thorough check on your own firm’s financial stability.  You need to be confident how solvent the firm is now and how it’s looking for the future.

In this article, extracted from Poised For Partnership, […]


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PwC’s Super Bowl Forecast Goes Deep

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

 The San Francisco Bay Area Is anticipating  Super Bowl 50 will generate over $220 million in direct spending according to PwC’s  annual Super Bowl forecast. National Football League (NFL) businesses, visitors, and media are to spend the money on area lodging, transportation, food and beverages, entertainment, business services, and other hospitality and tourism activities related […]


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Mid-Market Executive’s Confidence Changes Lanes: Deloitte Report

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte’s latest report, “America’s Economic Engine: Tapping the brakes,” highlights trends that are true to the title in that it chronicles 29 percent of mid-market executives sharing the belief the U.S. economy will not grow more than 2 percent over the next twelve months. We recently spoke with Roger Nanney, Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP […]


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Avoiding Those LinkedIn Red Flags

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Chris Myers sits in his office pondering the Freedom Tower that’s only a short distance away. The Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Bespoke Search Group In New York understands the need for change and growth and has implemented a steady diet of both for the New York City based Executive Recruiting firm specializing in […]


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Key Risk Management Issues For 2016 From KPMG

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com

Kelly Watson, the National Service Group Leader of KPMG’s Risk Consulting Practice in the U.S. and the Americas provided some insights about risk issues and opportunities that should top Chief risk officers’ (CRO) agendas. Effective risk management and mitigation is always critical, and CROs will need to  watch  a number of strategic, operational, and external […]


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Q4 Venture Capital Funding: “Disrupts The Disruptors.”

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Marking the juggernaut of venture capital funding in the United States with a series of superlatives and feel good stats is becoming common. The latest wave from The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, for 2015 is no exception. The fourth quarter ended the year […]


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Cybersecurity And The Brakes On A Sports Car

Part Two Of Our Comprehensive Interview With Deloitte Partner Adnan Amjad

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Cybersecurity is as important as having the right business model and talent. However, threats evolve as fast as the modern computer can process and can have a cast of threat actors that change their guises and modus operandi so quickly, it’s often hard to tell […]


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Deloitte and the United States Golf Association (USGA) Ace Multiyear Professional Services Sponsorship

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte’s new agreement with the  United States Golf Association (USGA) has been designed to accelerate the USGA’s impact on golf and foster greater collaboration and innovation to best serve today’s golfers and courses. In addition to its professional services help, Deloitte will support USGA championships and initiatives , including   volunteerism programs , and the […]


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