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Innovative thinking 2012: Insight out

Sharing ideas that matter

Once again, Deloitte has held its annual “Innovative thinking” contest.

We invited our Canadian practitioners to submit papers that discuss today’s business issues and upcoming trends, and provide innovative solutions relevant to multiple industry sectors.

A wide range of insights
Many of Deloitte’s brightest minds in the Consulting, Enterprise risk, Financial advisory, Tax and Audit practices worked together to produce a wide range of unique insights on topics such as:

  • predictive data analytics
  • water management planning
  • the Canadian retail landscape, and more.

We’d like to share ideas that matter with you. Read the winning papers and watch the videos.

The winning papers

The global challenge of retailing in Canada The world is coming
This series of playbooks will guide entrants into Canada’s retail industry, and help incumbents prepare for the increased competition.
Drive enterprise value by improving tax-finance integration An orchestrated future for tax and finance
Create a more robust, unified enterprise infrastructure and redefine the position of tax and finance in the organization to achieve full integration.
What Chinese state-owned enterprises need to know Invest and operate in Canada
Chinese SOEs will find success by complying with Canadian reporting standards, tax rules and by streamlining merger and post-merger processes.
Approaches to predicting project outcomes Get out of your analytics comfort zone
Predictive analytics helps you make accurate, objective and economical decisions that ensure better outcomes.
Workplace safety analytics Workplace safety analytics
Predictive modeling techniques can be used to identify factors that drive workplace incidents and to develop effective prevention strategies.
Gain enhanced agility through enterprise portfolio management Explore the next frontier of competitive advantage
Learn how enterprise portfolio management (EPM) can provide enhanced agility, operational synergies and economies of scale.
Develop and grow to provide better services and higher value 21st century co-operative
To provide their members with better services and value, credit unions should manage risk, strengthen governance and develop growth/M&A strategies.
Information is the new currency of payments Information is the new currency of payments
Information is likely to be the new currency of payments. This paper examines the impact on stakeholders within the emerging payments ecosystem.
Competitive industry information through Audit The end of the McAudit
Auditors provide fact-based competitive analysis and can move beyond compliance to become valued business partners.
Improve your distribution and tracking of medication Re-engineer your supply chain to save lives
Centralization can help healthcare organizations reduce adverse drug events, meet evolving regulatory requirements and improve efficiency.
Planning and execution of your water management strategy Thirsty producers flock to the water hole
Comprehensive planning and execution of your water management strategy will help maximize ROI.
Evaluate alternative offshore production sites The cheese is changing
Rising Chinese operating costs could lead to smaller profits for you. Learn how to evaluate the pros and cons of future offshore manufacturing sites.
Data analytics to detect fraud and grow margins A price check on fraud
Leverage data analytics to offset shrinking margins and losses due to fraud.
Integrate transfer pricing and capital management Win with a new capital vision
Learn how your organization can implement holistic capital management to integrate transfer pricing and regulatory compliance to enhance return on equity.
The “bring your own device” challenge Bring your own device
Mitigate risk and create value for the entire enterprise by going along with the “bring your own device” (BYOD) workplace revolution.
Retool your supply chain for the data rich, sustainability driven future The green supply chain DNA
Better analysis, reporting and management of sustainability data across the supply chain improves business risk and builds competitive advantage.

Relevant industries

Consumer Business
Energy & Resources
Financial Services
Life Sciences
Manufacturing
Public Sector
Real Estate
Technology, Media
& Telecommunications

Relevant services

Assurance & advisory
Consulting
Enterprise risk
Financial advisory
Tax
Bankruptcy (personal)
CEO & CFO certification
Corporate governance
IFRS
International business
Private company services
Private equity services
Sustainability & climate change
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