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Robotics Competitions Build STEM Skills

post by Chris Curran on June 28, 2016


Rocking with flashing lights, screaming fans and the sounds of crunching metal, FIRST Robotics competitions are borrowing the energy of traditional sports to inspire kids to innovate with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through PwC’s sabbatical program, I recently mentored my son’s robotics team, and I found FIRST’s complex competitions are a sophisticated training ground […]

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A CIO’s Guide for Engaging the Board

post by Chris Curran on June 21, 2016

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Guest post by Paula Loop, Leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center New technologies from artificial intelligence and drones to 3-D printing, predictive analytics, and driverless cars are disrupting how companies compete and create value. US CEOs believe investing in technology is the most direct path to meaningful innovation and operational efficiency, but these new technologies […]

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FinTech: Headwinds or Windfall for Incumbents?

post by Chris Curran on June 02, 2016

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Guest post by Dean Nicolacakis, Principal, Co-leader FinTech Practice, PwC In the next five years the financial services industry will look unrecognizable. In fact, workers are worried about losing their jobs, according to a new survey. Due to the convergence of the financial services industry and technology—dubbed FinTech—more than 3,000 Certified Financial Analysts said asset […]

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Industrial Manufacturers Digitize Operations to Compete

post by Chris Curran on May 19, 2016

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Guest post by Michael Kinder, PwC’s Strategy&; and Bobby Bono, US Industrial Manufacturing Leader, PwC Digital is dominating C-suite discussions of industrial manufacturers as management pushes to find new ways to grow revenue and disrupt markets. Our clients are rapidly turning to digital to redefine their business models. One client, a pump manufacturer, connects its […]

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3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

post by Chris Curran on May 05, 2016

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Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui and Chetan Shetty A veteran CIO recently said, “The last few months felt like I time traveled back to the 1980s. Business stakeholders are demanding the applications they want, designed the way they like, and at a speed dictated by their priorities.” He wasn’t talking about an AS400 based Cobol […]

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