Tag: Deloitte

Business

Creating the right enabling environment for innovation

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaela Cash, opened discussions at last week's AFR Innovation Summit – recognizing the need for Government to provide the “right enabling environment” for firms to innovate. But what exactly is the right enabling environment? The topic – which has caused significant controversy this year following the Treasurer’s…

6 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Technology

Ideas into industry – changing our approach to innovation

Check the OECD or any other index and it will tell you Australia is lagging behind its global peers in innovation – a depressing state of affairs considering the efforts being made to brand ourselves as an ‘innovation nation’. But self-flagellating methods of narration aren’t exactly helpful when it comes to spurring national productivity –…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Uncategorised

Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Infrastructure

Meeting infrastructure demand – who will pay and how?

The private sector has a big part to play in helping Australia catch up with infrastructure demand, says Michael McCormack; who presented at the AFR National Infrastructure Summit last week. In association with Deloitte, the Summit challenged state leaders on their varying approaches to paying for infrastructure; and explored the latest funding and delivery models…

12 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Ready, aim aim aim, fire: How to keep the costs of LNG projects in control

Cost blowouts in many Australian LNG Projects have been well documented. In recent months, there has been solid confirmation that Aussie resource projects are the most expensive in the world. In the lead up to the 2014 South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference (SEAAOC), taking place this August in Darwin, we had the chance…

16 Jun 2014, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Deloitte: More women needed in ICT leadership positions

Women need more opportunities for leadership development in the ICT sector, new research by Deloitte has claimed. The 'Women in ICT - Perspectives and Perception' report found less than 20 per cent of Australians working in the industry are female, with the disparity worsening at senior levels. According to Deloitte, the number of women in…

12 Dec 2013, by test test

Leadership & Communication

‘Creativity vital’ for 21st century leadership development

Leadership development must prioritise a creative and hands-on approach, with businesses demanding more from their change management initiatives. This is according to a new report by Deloitte, titled 'Resetting Horizons: Human Capital Trends 2013', which highlighted the most important leadership skills. The global survey, which included Australia, outlined trends that are driving mission-critical business and…

9 Sep 2013, by test test