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Upcoming webcasts

2017 Global Innovation 1000 Study
October 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. EDT
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The world of innovation has been thrown into uncertainty as politicians and policymakers around the world look inward. Some countries are turning away from globalization towards a more economic nationalism agenda.

In the 2017 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business, examines how companies are rethinking the way they locate and operate their R&D programs as a result of the rise of economic nationalism and trade protectionism. Join us for a discussion of the findings with study creator and Principal with PwC US, Barry Jaruzelski.

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Past webcasts

Cybersecurity Attestation: Building resilience & confidence with the AICPA
Cybersecurity Reporting Framework
Original air date: September 26, 2017
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Learn how a robust, integrated cybersecurity risk management program can build trust with various stakeholders and also help to differentiate your business.

 

Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal
Original air date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Join authors, Deniz Caglar and Vinay Couto, as they discuss their new book, Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal.  Fit for Growth is a guide for senior executives and middle managers on how to align their company's costs and organization with their strategy so they can grow, create value, and sustainably outperform competitors.

 

Robotic Process Automation
Original air date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Many executives have heard the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Although sometimes misinterpreted due to the absence of robots, RPA software is a powerful tool to perform manual, time-consuming, rules-based office tasks more efficiently by reducing cycle time and at lower costs than other automation solutions. By deploying intelligent RPA operations at the business unit level, managers can support repetitive processes without conforming to centralized standards, thus achieving efficiencies and cost savings while preserving flexibility. Join Rodger Howell and Tom Torlone for an overview of RPA.


The World Today - Geopolitical S​ecurity and Defense T​rends
Original air date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Are you positioned to take advantage of business opportunities and avoid the risks posed by current geopolitical security and defense trends around the world and how governments and the market are responding to those trends?

Join us as Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Admiral Samuel Locklear, former Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and Patrick McCarthy (Captain, U.S. Navy retired) former lead counsel and lead strategic policy advisor for all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan discuss current geopolitical security and defense trends around the world, especially in Asia, and how governments, as well as the aerospace and defense sectors, are responding to those trends.
 

Leveraging Digital for Successful Strategies
Original air date: Monday, December 5, 2016
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Join us for a discussion of how digital capabilities can help companies grow and overcome the strategy-to-execution gap. Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don't have the capabilities to support their strategy. In "Strategy That Works," authors Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors.

Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.


SAFETY Act
Original air date: Friday, November 18, 2016
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Join us as we discuss the SAFETY Act in detail and its potential impact on your business. The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) provides legal liability protections for manufacturers and sellers of products and services that could protect lives in the event of a terrorist attack. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections to those who deploy them.


​2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study
Original air date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Most of the world’s major innovators are in the midst of a transformational journey. In the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business, examines the transformation that R&D is undergoing as companies re-allocate their R&D budgets away from product offerings to software and service offerings. The shift is being driven by the supercharged pace of improvement in what software can do, the increasing use of embedded software and sensors in products, the ability to reliably and inexpensively connect and network products, consumers and companies via the Internet of Things (IoT), and the availability of cloud-based data storage. Perhaps most of all, it’s being driven by changing—and rising—customer expectations. Join us for a discussion of the findings with study creator and Principal with PwC US, Barry Jaruzelski.
 

The new world of Digital Operations: The critical path to building an effective strategy
Original air date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
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In today’s rapidly changing technology and business landscapes, companies need to be agile and ready to make swift, cost-informed decisions that are aligned to the business strategy. When it comes to digital operations, how, and how quickly companies devise and implement a strategy for moving forward will significantly affect just how competitive they are in the next few years.

Join us as we discuss how to develop the right capabilities, alliances, and relationships to be a leader in this new market.


Professional Sports: Protecting from the Peril
Original date: Wednesday, June 29​, 2016
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Non-stop news cycle. Performance-enhancing drugs. Allegations of abuse. Illicit conduct. In a 24/7 media ecosystem, the attention that accompanies any incident involving a top team or professional player — be it on the field or off — can be instantaneous and overwhelming in the impact it has on a team’s brand. Millions of fans, consumers and sponsors pay attention to these scandals, underscoring the point that reputations and value can be lost at terrifying speed. When risk in sports in ever-present, how can professional sports organizations, teams and players work to manage that risk?

Join us for a lively discussion on the current and future state of the threat environment in professional sports, featuring sports intelligence specialists, professional players and leading attorneys.


The 2016 Fit for Growth* Index Study
Original air date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Join us as we ​review the latest analysis of the 2016 Fit for Growth* Index Study, Strategy&'s quantitative measure of how well a company connects its cost and growth agendas.​ ​In this webcast, we review the most up-to-date data on the world's top public companies and explore specific sectors for trends and key takeaways. We will also discuss how you can use the free Fit for Growth Index profiler tool to help you assess your company's "fitness" compared to players from across your industry, and visualize the payoff from managing cost in a more strategic way.

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How do you determine eligibility for CPE credit?
CPE credit is only offered during LIVE webcasts. Archived webcasts are not eligible. To receive CPE credit you must meet all of the minimum eligibility requirements.

  • 60-minute webcast: Participants must remain logged on for a minimum of 50 minutes and respond to 4 or more polling questions = 1 CPE credit
  • 90-minute webcast: Participants must remain logged on for a minimum of 75 minutes and respond to 6 or more polling questions = 1.5 CPE credit
  • 120-minute webcast: Participants must remain logged on for a minimum of 100 minutes and respond to 8 or more polling questions = 2 CPE credit

Can I qualify for CPE credit if I viewed the live webcast in a group setting?
To qualify for CPE in a group setting, please complete the following instructions:

  • One person should log into the webcast.
  • At the conclusion of the webcast, click the "Get CPE Credit/Certificate" button (using the same computer that the person used to register for and view the webcast).
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  • Enter in the registration information for each co-viewer and check the "I attest..." box at the top of the screen.
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  • On the following page, click the Download Certificate link and a certificate will open for each viewer.

How do I print my CPE certificate?
Log on to the relevant webcast archive using the same email address and computer you previously used to register. When you launch the presentation, you will see a button at the bottom of the screen that says "Get CPE Credit". The certificate can be then be printed and/or downloaded and saved to your computer.

Do I have to complete the feedback form in order to receive CPE credit?
You do not have to complete the feedback form to receive CPE credit. You are eligible to print your CPE certificate as soon as you meet the minimum requirements. We want to hear from you. Please do take the time to complete the feedback form. Your feedback is vital to the webcast program. We use your comments to determine future topics of interest, ways to improve the program and when selecting qualified instructors.

I experienced technical difficulties or was detained from watching the webcast and did not answer all of the polling questions. Can I still qualify for CPE credit?
If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements during the LIVE webcast you will not qualify for CPE credit. To avoid this situation from happening please review the On24 system set-up & compatibility check in advance of the webcast. There you will also find a list of frequently asked technical questions and answers. You may want to consult your IT department if the technical difficulties persist.

Can I receive CPE credit if I listened to the live webcast via telephone?
CPE credit is only awarded to participants who view the LIVE broadcast and meet the minimum eligibility requirements. You must be logged on to the LIVE broadcast to accumulate the required time and answer the minimum number of polling questions. If you are having audio difficulties you may listen via telephone and simultaneously participate through your computer for CPE.

Can I watch an archived webcast and qualify for CPE credit?
No. CPE credit is only awarded to participants of the LIVE online broadcast.

Where can I download the webcast slides?
If the slides are available for download, you may download them through the webcast console. The webcast console will open 15 minutes prior to the webcast. Once there you will see a link to download slides. If you are looking to download the slides for a previous webcast you may do so by launching the same link used to view the webcast archive. Once there you will see a link to download slides.

How do I access the webcast archive?
Please use the same link you used to view the LIVE broadcast. After entering your information you will be prompted to launch the webcast. Please note that CPE credits will not be offered for viewing the archive.

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