Deloitte Canada Insights
Summary: Deloitte Canada Insights is a complimentary audio newsmagazine that explores important business issues of the day. From regulatory compliance to in-depth analysis of specific industries, our practitioners offer their unique perspectives on the issues that affect businesses today.
International Womens Day is a time to reflect on the role of women leaders in Canada. What progress have we made? What challenges exist? Get the inside scoop with Deborah Gillis, Vice-President, North America of Catalyst. Joining her is Jane Allen, Deloitte Canadas Chief Diversity Officer and a partner at Deloitte. (14 minutes)
What does it mean to become a member of the elite group that comprises Canadas 50 Best Managed Companies? How can a private company tap into the community of business leaders to learn best practices and network with peers? Learn about the experience first-hand as we talk to Anne Martin, president of United Van Lines Canada Ltd., a new Best Managed company. (15 minutes)
Où se situent les possibilités de croissance explosive dans le secteur des technologies, médias et télécommunications au Canada? Quels secteurs sont les plus lents? Quels appareils gagneront en popularité? Soyez à lécoute lorsque Robert Nardi, leader du groupe Technologies, médias et télécommunications (TMT) à Montréal, analysera certaines des principales tendances et leurs conséquences pour les acteurs des secteurs des TMT au Canada. (11 minutes)
Where are the pockets of explosive growth in Canadas technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors? Which areas will endure lacklustre growth? Which devices will soar in popularity? Tune in as Duncan Stewart, director of Deloitte Canada Research and a co-author of the TMT Predictions reports, delves into some of the key trends and their implications for players in Canadas TMT sectors. (17 minutes)
With increased globalization, public awareness, media scrutiny, and changing government regulations, food safety has become a hot-button issue for consumers and industry alike. Critical cases of food contamination are forcing a closer look at the food and beverage industry, from the farm to the shelf. This podcast examines the issue of food safety and provides a comprehensive approach to help companies manage food safety risks. (19 minutes)
The business world has changed dramatically and with it, the accounting world. At the height of the global financial crisis, accounting practices such as mark-to-market and fair value accounting entered the spotlight in an unprecedented way. Now, as the economies of the world recover, accounting issues and regulatory standards remain top of mind. What are the implications of global trends in accounting? Are we moving toward a single global financial reporting standard? What will it mean for your company? (24 minutes)
Is M&A activity heating up in the oil patch? With capital and equity markets reopening and commodity prices stabilizing, mergers and acquisitions are expected to make a comeback. Against the backdrop of the economic downturn, what are the greatest risks for oil and gas companies considering a transaction? (19 minutes)
Apprenez à connaître ProSep, lentreprise no 1 du programme Technologie Fast 50MC de Deloitte. Écoutez la balado pour découvrir comment ProSep a décroché la première place. Sachez ce que la liste des entreprises primées cette année révèle sur la direction que prend le secteur de la technologie.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Canadas leading technology awards program, ranks companies based on their five-year revenue growth. Listen to our interview with Jacques Drouin, the head of ProSep Inc., the No. 1 ranked company for 2009.
How do you go from being a good, profitable private company to being best in class? Get involved with Canadas 50 Best Managed Companies program. For 17 years, the countrys pre-eminent business awards program has been recognizing strong businesses and fostering their continued success. In this episode, we talk to two executives from Lakeside Process Controls, a company that didnt win the first year it applied. But it recognized the value of getting in the game. And in 2008, Lakeside became a Platinum Club member for winning the Best Managed designation seven years in a row.(11 minutes)
Robert Olsen, North American leader of the Capital Advisory practice, and Russell David, national leader of the Corporate Finance practice, discuss the state of capital financing in Canada. Learn how companies can ensure that their capital requirements are adequately addressed, despite tight credit markets. (18 minutes)
The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, Deloittes executive advisor on international affairs, and Paul Macmillan, national leader of the Public Sector practice, discuss the challenges of governing in volatile times. What can governments do to boost a faltering economy? Is infrastructure spending a viable option? What other policy instruments should governments consider? (17 minutes)
In this special edition of Deloitte Canada Insights, Paul Held discusses the role of information technology in an economic slowdown. How can technology leaders assess which IT projects are mission critical? How can they ensure IT is delivering value to the business? And how can they get more value from technology partners? (14 minutes)
Ramesh Swamy and Bryan Tannenbaum of Deloittes Financial Advisory practice discuss response strategies for distressed companies in this special edition podcast. Learn about the three stages of distress, the response strategies that apply to each, and key tactics for preserving cash in turbulent times. (16 minutes)
Doug Wilkinson, national leader of the Control Assurance practice, and Steve McCaughey, national leader of the Finance and Performance Management practice, set the context for todays critical CFO challenges and debate some of the key decisions CFOs face. Weigh both sides of the debates and make the right decisions for your company. (19 minutes)