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Episode 2: Key Drivers to Success | Digitization of Government

Episode 2: Key Drivers to Success | Digitization of Government

October 8, 2020

How does organizational culture, affect the digital adoption process? Michael Klubal, National Industry Leader, Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare of KPMG in Canada, is joined again by Michael Martino, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Digital Programs of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), as they discuss how collaboration, governance and customer-centric ideology is key to shifting to a digital approach.

Episode 1: Embarking on a digital journey | Digitization of Government

Episode 1: Embarking on a digital journey | Digitization of Government

October 1, 2020

Digital adoption continues to be a top priority for CEOs. Michael Klubal, National Industry Leader, Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare of KPMG in Canada is joined by Michael Martino, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Digital Programs of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to discuss how the organization began their journey towards digital transformation.

Episode 2: Trade & Customs – Get ready CARM | KPMG Tax

Episode 2: Trade & Customs – Get ready CARM | KPMG Tax

August 10, 2020

KPMG's Joy Nott, Partner in Trade and Customs, and guest speaker Lisa Anawati, Vice-President overseeing the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management or CARM, discuss the project.

Episode 3: Canadian retailers and financial resiliency | The new retail reality

Episode 3: Canadian retailers and financial resiliency | The new retail reality

July 29, 2020

One of the hardest hit industries, retail weathers the brunt of COVID-19’s force. The impacts have challenged retailers in novel ways, making resiliency and flexibility vital for survival. In this series, KPMG in Canada’s National Industry Leader for Consumer and Retail, Kostya Polyakov, explores how these changes will mould retail’s new reality. In Episode 3, Restructuring & Turnaround Lead, Huey Lee, shares his insights on how retailers should think about their finances in these times of change.

Episode 3: The reinvention of retail locations | Real estate in a post-pandemic world

Episode 3: The reinvention of retail locations | Real estate in a post-pandemic world

July 23, 2020

Real estate and its sub-sectors have felt the impact of COVID-19 in varying degrees with diverse implications for its many stakeholders. To unpack the latest in what’s driving change, KPMG in Canada’s National Industry Leader for Building, Construction & Real Estate, Lorne Burns, sits down with four distinguished guests. In Episode 3, Lorne talks about retail’s physical footprint with National Industry Leader for Consumer & Retail, Kostya Polyakov, and Advisory Partner, Alison Glober.

Episode 2: Supply chain management for a post-COVID-19 world | The new retail reality

Episode 2: Supply chain management for a post-COVID-19 world | The new retail reality

July 22, 2020

One of the hardest hit industries, retail weathers the brunt of COVID-19’s force. The impacts have challenged retailers in novel ways, making resiliency and flexibility vital for survival. In this series, KPMG in Canada’s National Industry Leader for Consumer and Retail, Kostya Polyakov, explores how these changes will mould retail’s new reality. In Episode 2, Kostya engages in a discussion about supply chain resiliency with KPMG in Canada’s Supply Chain Lead, Alain Sawaya.

Episode 2: Influencing the new normal for Canada’s venture capital & private equity community | Sustainable finance in Canada

Episode 2: Influencing the new normal for Canada’s venture capital & private equity community | Sustainable finance in Canada

July 21, 2020

In the second episode of the series, KPMG in Canada’s Impact Ventures lead, Tania Carnegie, speaks to CVCA CEO, Kim Furlong, OMERS Ventures Partner, Laura Lenz, and BMO Impact Investment Fund VP, Maria Nsouli, on the state of the impact investing landscape in Canada, what her guests’ organizations are doing in the space and where the greatest opportunities lie.

Episode 5: Future Trends| COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

Episode 5: Future Trends| COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

July 17, 2020

In this final episode, Erik Niemi looks to anticipated future trends, as changing market needs start to see increased demand and frequency in providing assurance.

Episode 4: Questions and Answers | COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

Episode 4: Questions and Answers | COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

July 17, 2020

In this episode, specific questions around relevant topics are discussed, including BCP testing, frequency of reporting, risk management and other key considerations.

Episode 3: Problems and Solutions | COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

Episode 3: Problems and Solutions | COVID-19 issues for Service Organizations and SOC reporting

July 17, 2020

How exactly are controls being impacted by COVID-19? In this episode, Erik Niemi delves deeper into changes and their solutions, such as the shift away from manual, physical processes that are not practical at this time of virtual work.

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