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GT Events & Program Guide: ForwardThinking August/September 2017

ForwardThinking is a look ahead at the latest knowledge and insights available from Grant Thornton LLP. It includes a collection of our research, thought leadership and a schedule of upcoming webcasts and events.

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GT Events & Program Guide:
ForwardThinking
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017
Today’s global business environment is marked by mounting regulatory
requirements, profound technology changes, and a complex and
competitive marketplace. We seek to bring high-quality service to our
clients and relevant insights on the issues affecting their businesses.
ForwardThinking is a look ahead at the latest knowledge and insights
available from Grant Thornton LLP for our clients. It includes a collection
of our research, thought leadership and a schedule of upcoming
webcasts and events.
The distinctive perspectives and featured events in ForwardThinking
aim to help our clients navigate the opportunities, risks and challenges
affecting their businesses.
About ForwardThinking
Issues
Culture and talent
Transforming an organization’s culture at strategic moments,
whether during an integration or implementation of a new
long-term strategy or to simply stay competitive, can challenge
even the most progressive organizations. Sustaining a strong
culture requires work from everyone, but especially from senior
leadership. By modeling and reinforcing the best possible
behavior, employees will be better prepared to navigate
uncertainty and support their organization’s mission.
Thought leadership
Financial Executive Compensation Report 2017
Senior-level financial executives at public and private
companies alike reported consistent trends in the levels
and sources of their compensation in 2016, with average
salary increases of 4.1%. Download the Financial Executive
Compensation Report 2017 to find out more.
Optimizing Employee Engagement in Your Organization
September 28, 2017
This webcast will help you learn about strategies and best
practices to optimize employee engagement in your organization.
Webcasts
Tax newsletter subscription
Human Capital Bulletin Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter addressing recent legislative,
regulatory and statutory compensation and benefits issues and
other human capital matters.
To receive ongoing insights
•	Download ForwardThinking, our bi-monthly guide to help you address
today's pressing business issues and tackle tomorrow's challenges
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alerts
•	Register for live webcasts or view on-demand episodes
Growth and value creation
Ninety percent of companies grow for one year, but only 8%
can do it five years in a row. Why? Because sustained growth
means new markets, new processes, new regulatory issues, and
new ways of operating, all of which may introduce risk and
delay success. For dynamic organizations to fully achieve their
objectives, financial measures and process efficiencies, new
ways of working and stakeholder relationships must grow.
Thought leadership
Behind the Wheel: Investors Compete for Acquisitions in the
Transportation Sector
Grant Thornton, in collaboration with Raymond James, explored the
opportunities for acquisitions in the transportation industry from the
point of view of interested buyers. Our findings reveal a diversified
market ripe for investment. The industry welcomes inorganic growth
to complement the limited potential for organic growth of its well-
established market. Learn more about which markets are ripe for
investment and to understand the three macro trends that affect
transportation investments.
Middle Market Q1 2017: The Time to Invest in the Future Is Now
Now is the time for businesses to invest their extra dollars. Issued by
the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), the Q1 Middle
Market Indicator for 2017 showed middle-market optimism appears
to be at an all-time high. Businesses are taking calculated risks
and making the most of current and future opportunities. Several
measures prove that growth is backed by solid results and a realistic
projection for the next 12 months.
Future Collaborations Between Global Cities and the Middle
Market: Key Questions and Smart Moves
Workforce development, trade partnerships and initiatives related
to digitization and innovation are the future winning cards for
productive collaborations between the middle market and global
cities. Read excerpts of interviews with leading business executives
and industry luminaries on these topics.
Internal Audit Discovers New Value in Data Analytics
The Internal Audit Foundation is partnering with Grant Thornton LLP
in a survey series to assess how companies are using data analytics
in their business activities. View the results of our surveys.
Hedge Funds Look to Boost Performance Amid Changing
Political and Economic Trends
The hedge fund industry is under pressure. Long-standing fee
structures are being recast as fund managers design new
agreements that emphasize performance over management fees.
This article will provide a few thoughts on forces reshaping the
hedge fund industry.
The Exploration and Production Industry Innovates Its Way
Toward Profitability
Decades of experience with volatility have given U.S. producers the
resilience to weather the blow of depressed oil prices during the past
several years. As energy markets have achieved some stability at
around $50 per barrel, the industry is trying to recover, while producers
relentlessly work toward achieving more efficiency and reducing costs.
Read about the new trends in the exploration and production industry.

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GT Events & Program Guide: ForwardThinking August/September 2017

  • 1. GT Events & Program Guide: ForwardThinking AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 2. Today’s global business environment is marked by mounting regulatory requirements, profound technology changes, and a complex and competitive marketplace. We seek to bring high-quality service to our clients and relevant insights on the issues affecting their businesses. ForwardThinking is a look ahead at the latest knowledge and insights available from Grant Thornton LLP for our clients. It includes a collection of our research, thought leadership and a schedule of upcoming webcasts and events. The distinctive perspectives and featured events in ForwardThinking aim to help our clients navigate the opportunities, risks and challenges affecting their businesses. About ForwardThinking
  • 4. Culture and talent Transforming an organization’s culture at strategic moments, whether during an integration or implementation of a new long-term strategy or to simply stay competitive, can challenge even the most progressive organizations. Sustaining a strong culture requires work from everyone, but especially from senior leadership. By modeling and reinforcing the best possible behavior, employees will be better prepared to navigate uncertainty and support their organization’s mission. Thought leadership Financial Executive Compensation Report 2017 Senior-level financial executives at public and private companies alike reported consistent trends in the levels and sources of their compensation in 2016, with average salary increases of 4.1%. Download the Financial Executive Compensation Report 2017 to find out more. Optimizing Employee Engagement in Your Organization September 28, 2017 This webcast will help you learn about strategies and best practices to optimize employee engagement in your organization. Webcasts Tax newsletter subscription Human Capital Bulletin Newsletter Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter addressing recent legislative, regulatory and statutory compensation and benefits issues and other human capital matters.
  • 5. To receive ongoing insights • Download ForwardThinking, our bi-monthly guide to help you address today's pressing business issues and tackle tomorrow's challenges • Subscribe to receive regular communications, newsletters and timely alerts • Register for live webcasts or view on-demand episodes
  • 6. Growth and value creation Ninety percent of companies grow for one year, but only 8% can do it five years in a row. Why? Because sustained growth means new markets, new processes, new regulatory issues, and new ways of operating, all of which may introduce risk and delay success. For dynamic organizations to fully achieve their objectives, financial measures and process efficiencies, new ways of working and stakeholder relationships must grow. Thought leadership Behind the Wheel: Investors Compete for Acquisitions in the Transportation Sector Grant Thornton, in collaboration with Raymond James, explored the opportunities for acquisitions in the transportation industry from the point of view of interested buyers. Our findings reveal a diversified market ripe for investment. The industry welcomes inorganic growth to complement the limited potential for organic growth of its well- established market. Learn more about which markets are ripe for investment and to understand the three macro trends that affect transportation investments. Middle Market Q1 2017: The Time to Invest in the Future Is Now Now is the time for businesses to invest their extra dollars. Issued by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), the Q1 Middle Market Indicator for 2017 showed middle-market optimism appears to be at an all-time high. Businesses are taking calculated risks and making the most of current and future opportunities. Several measures prove that growth is backed by solid results and a realistic projection for the next 12 months. Future Collaborations Between Global Cities and the Middle Market: Key Questions and Smart Moves Workforce development, trade partnerships and initiatives related to digitization and innovation are the future winning cards for productive collaborations between the middle market and global cities. Read excerpts of interviews with leading business executives and industry luminaries on these topics. Internal Audit Discovers New Value in Data Analytics The Internal Audit Foundation is partnering with Grant Thornton LLP in a survey series to assess how companies are using data analytics in their business activities. View the results of our surveys. Hedge Funds Look to Boost Performance Amid Changing Political and Economic Trends The hedge fund industry is under pressure. Long-standing fee structures are being recast as fund managers design new agreements that emphasize performance over management fees. This article will provide a few thoughts on forces reshaping the hedge fund industry. The Exploration and Production Industry Innovates Its Way Toward Profitability Decades of experience with volatility have given U.S. producers the resilience to weather the blow of depressed oil prices during the past several years. As energy markets have achieved some stability at around $50 per barrel, the industry is trying to recover, while producers relentlessly work toward achieving more efficiency and reducing costs. Read about the new trends in the exploration and production industry.
  • 7. Life Sciences Industry: Evolving From Volume-Based to Value- Based Care Life sciences companies are shifting their focus from offering products to providing solutions that deliver quality outcomes and increased value. The move stems from changing demands of individuals, businesses and governments. On the one hand, health consumers are better informed and have higher expectations for outcomes. On the other, governments and employers are concerned about rising health care expenses, wasteful spending and the effectiveness of costly treatments. Read more on new trends in the life sciences industry as discussed by George Serafin, principal, Life Sciences Advisory, and Lisa Walkush, principal, Life Sciences Advisory. 3 Big Issues Are Top of Mind For Manufacturing CFOs During a lively Grant Thornton Manufacturing CFO Exchange, manufacturing leaders shared their insights to help CFOs react in the best way possible to what lies ahead. Listen in as Grant Thornton’s manufacturing leaders Jeff French, national managing partner for Consumer and Industrial Products, and Brian Murphy, tax leader, Consumer and Industrial products, discuss preparations for the exchange with National Managing Partner for Markets, Clients and Industry Nichole Jordan. Being Smart and Agile Means a Win for U.S. Manufacturers Learn how manufacturers are developing more engaging customer relationships and adapting for growth. The rapid pace of change in today’s manufacturing industry calls for a real commitment to agility. Possible tax reform and where it might lead are provoking both optimism and uncertainty. View our video to learn how manufacturers are developing more engaging customer relationships and adapting for growth. Get the Help You Need to Succeed Manufacturing clients can ignite growth during a time of transition in the industry, and Grant Thornton can help. Get the scoop as National Managing Partner for Markets, Clients and Industry Nichole Jordan speaks with two of the firm’s manufacturing leaders, Jeff French, national managing partner for Consumer and Industrial Products, and Brian Murphy, tax leader, Consumer and Industrial Products. Across the Economy, the Technology Industry Is Smashing Business Models — Including Its Own Technologies that are dramatically reshaping many businesses are powerfully affecting the technology industry itself. This article includes a few thoughts on forces reshaping the technology industry, by Steven Perkins, national managing director of Grant Thornton’s Technology Industry Practice. Disruptor or Disrupted? Make the Right Technology Choice Are you disrupted or disrupting? Learn the benefits of being proactive and the risks of being reactive. Convert New and Old Challenges Into Competitive Advantages Technology disruption presents a two-sided coin — opportunities and complexities. In order to flip the coin to the opportunity side, consider these issues and the technological actions to address them. 5 Trends Radically Reshaping the Customer Experience Explore the five important trends to satisfy customers and surge forward in an uncertain, disrupted and risky business environment.
  • 8. Five Disruptive Technologies Driving Opportunities in Financial Services The five technologies driving innovation in the financial services industry include: artificial intelligence, machine learning/ robotics, cloud-based platforms, big data/analytics, and blockchain. Read more about how these technologies are causing a shift in focus toward greater customer engagement and an improved customer experience. A Bright Future For America’s Manufacturers The U.S. manufacturing industry is positioned for renewed growth and innovation. An industry-friendly political environment points to less regulation and lower taxes — and at manufacturing’s core, a digital and technological revolution is transforming business operations. This article provides thoughts on new technologies in the manufacturing industry. High-Tech Is the New Face of Manufacturing How can automation improve product quality? In what ways can unstructured data be interpreted and disseminated in meaningful ways to help manufacturing organizations make the best business decisions going forward? In this video, Grant Thornton’s National Managing Partner for Markets, Clients and Industry Nichole Jordan digs deep into these issues with two of the firm’s leaders, Jeff French, our national managing partner for Consumer and Industrial Products, and Brian Murphy, tax leader, Consumer and Industrial Products. Private Equity: Identify Opportunities, Tackle Competition to Stay Vibrant As increasingly sophisticated investors demand exemplary performance, the PE industry has felt the need to do more, and more quickly. All funds, whatever their size, can gain rewards by identifying opportunities for value creation and tackling head-on the increasingly competitive nature of the business. Trends to Work Through: Populism and Technology Disruption Faced with technological disruption and potential impacts of populism and protectionism on their business models, many organizations feel compelled to stop in their tracks to wait out the storm. In this podcast, four Grant Thornton leaders and the founder of Whole Mind Strategy Group offer solutions and strategies for bold decision-making to help position your organization for the future, whatever it may bring. Trends That Are Transforming Customer Experience While humans remain the heart of great customer service, technology is rapidly taking on more of the work. Watch Nichole Jordan, national managing partner of Markets, Clients and Industry, describe the five trends that are radically transforming the customer experience.
  • 9. 4 Accelerating Architectural Trends Are Driving Industry Disruption Community platforms, the internet of things, digitization and analytics, and blockchain — all four architectural trends are disruptive factors that will transform the industry. Learn how to positively transform your organization by claiming the driver’s seat and aligning your business to the speed of technological change. Reignite Your Business' Growth We surveyed more than 1,000 executives to see how they’re preparing their firms to succeed in an era of political uncertainty and technological disruption. Some companies — the leaders — are taking decisive steps to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. Find out how they’re embracing change to grow their competitive advantage.
  • 10. To receive ongoing insights • Download ForwardThinking, our bi-monthly guide to help you address today's pressing business issues and tackle tomorrow's challenges • Subscribe to receive regular communications, newsletters and timely alerts • Register for live webcasts or view on-demand episodes
  • 11. Leveraging technology Today’s organizations are working differently — they are facing global competition, changing customer and employee expectations, evolving regulations and more. The strategic application and use of technology can often help companies drive innovation and competitive advantage. Today’s technologies — including cloud, social media and the internet of things — can accelerate business performance and help companies gain visibility into their operations and derive actionable insights to efficiently achieve their objectives. Thought leadership High-Tech Is the New Face of Manufacturing How can automation improve product quality? In what ways can unstructured data be interpreted and disseminated in meaningful ways to help manufacturing organizations make the best business decisions going forward? In this video, Grant Thornton’s National Managing Partner for Markets, Clients and Industry Nichole Jordan digs deep into these issues with two of the firm’s leaders, Jeff French, our national managing partner for Consumer and Industrial Products, and Brian Murphy, tax leader, Consumer and Industrial Products. Across the Economy, the Technology Industry Is Smashing Business Models — Including Its Own Technologies that are dramatically reshaping many businesses are powerfully affecting the technology industry itself. This article includes a few thoughts on forces reshaping the technology industry, by Steven Perkins, national managing director of Grant Thornton’s Technology Industry Practice. Trends That Are Transforming Customer Experience While humans remain the heart of great customer service, technology is rapidly taking on more of the work. Watch Nichole Jordan, national managing partner of Markets, Clients and Industry, describe the five trends that are radically transforming the customer experience. Five Disruptive Technologies Driving Opportunities in Financial Services The five technologies driving innovation in the financial services industry include: artificial intelligence, machine learning/ robotics, cloud-based platforms, big data/analytics, and blockchain. Read more about how these technologies are causing a shift in focus toward greater customer engagement and an improved customer experience. A Bright Future For America’s Manufacturers The U.S. manufacturing industry is positioned for renewed growth and innovation. An industry-friendly political environment points to less regulation and lower taxes — and at manufacturing’s core, a digital and technological revolution is transforming business operations. This article provides thoughts on new technologies in the manufacturing industry.
  • 12. 4 Accelerating Architectural Trends Are Driving Industry Disruption Community platforms, the internet of things, digitization and analytics, and blockchain — all four architectural trends are disruptive factors that will transform the industry. Learn how to positively transform your organization by claiming the driver’s seat and aligning your business to the speed of technological change. Internal Audit Discovers New Value in Data Analytics The Internal Audit Foundation is partnering with Grant Thornton LLP in a survey series to assess how companies are using data analytics in their business activities. View the results of our surveys. Disruptor or Disrupted? Make the Right Technology Choice Are you disrupted or disrupting? Learn the benefits of being proactive and the risks of being reactive.
  • 13. To receive ongoing insights • Download ForwardThinking, our bi-monthly guide to help you address today's pressing business issues and tackle tomorrow's challenges • Subscribe to receive regular communications, newsletters and timely alerts • Register for live webcasts or view on-demand episodes
  • 14. Risk management In today’s ever-changing business environment of market complexity, globalization and increasing investor expectations, managing risk while protecting value is more important than ever. Companies understand the need to be more proactive in managing their risk to mitigate losses, reduce the risk of reputational damage and more. Leading organizations will find ways to harness risk to help grow their businesses and achieve exceptional performance. Thought leadership Reignite Your Business' Growth We surveyed more than 1,000 executives to see how they’re preparing their firms to succeed in an era of political uncertainty and technological disruption. Some companies — the leaders — are taking decisive steps to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. Find out how they’re embracing change to grow their competitive advantage. Future of Risk Management Function Pulse Survey Grant Thornton was pleased to participate at the RIMS annual conference and exhibition from April 23-26, 2017 in Philadelphia. The conference boasted close to 3,000 attendees and 400 speakers. As a RIMS sponsor and exhibitor, we asked attendees (and polled our followers on Twitter) to take a brief survey about the future of the risk management function. Read what was said. Protect, Minimize and Manage Risk for Strategic Advantage Financial services firms face emerging risks like never before. Learn how you can anticipate and predict their consequences. AICPA Introduces Cybersecurity Risk Management Reporting Framework On April 27, 2017, the staff of the SEC’s Office of Structured Disclosure released FAQs on the IFRS taxonomy available for certain foreign private issuers that prepare their financial statements in accordance with IFRS standards as issued by the IASB. Top Issues and Opportunities Impacting Today’s Manufacturing CFOs In today’s constantly changing market, what are the top concerns of manufacturing CFOs? Tax reform, foreign investment and risk management are three important issues weighing on their minds, as revealed in a lively discussion during Grant Thornton’s new Manufacturing CFO Exchange. Read to understand why these risks are top of mind today. Trends to Work Through: Populism and Technology Disruption Faced with technological disruption and potential impacts of populism and protectionism on their business models, many organizations feel compelled to stop in their tracks to wait out the storm. In this podcast, four Grant Thornton leaders and the founder of Whole Mind Strategy Group offer solutions and strategies for bold decision-making to help position your organization for the future, whatever it may bring. Capture the Value and Positive Returns of Calculated Risk-Taking Return on risk is a critical component of an innovative strategic program. See how the trajectory of your business can be changed by taking advantage of opportunities presented by calculated risks.
  • 15. Disruptor or Disrupted? Make the Right Technology Choice Are you disrupted or disrupting? Learn the benefits of being proactive and the risks of being reactive. WannaCry Cyber Attack: Proactive Steps to Protect Value in Your Organization The latest ransomware cyberattack, known as WannaCry, among other names, has reportedly infected as many as hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. This malware, like other ransomware attacks, is known to infect the system, resulting in the encryption of data and files making them inaccessible until a ransom is paid to decrypt and unlock the information. Prepare your organization. Read about our recommended steps to prevent a ransomware attack. Moving Beyond ERM Theory to Real-World Implementation August 23, 2017 As not-for-profit organizations begin implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) programs, they turn to the popular literature for guidance. What they find is predominantly theoretical in nature, and they struggle with translating it into practice. This webcast will share insights and advice on how organizations have implemented practical, sustainable ERM programs. This webcast is presented exclusively for Grant Thornton clients. Proactively Monitoring Your Image in a World of Watchdogs September 20, 2017 In a world full of charitable organizations, donors have become progressively reliant upon the ratings provided by charity watchdog agencies as a tool to evaluate nonprofit performance. This webcast will focus on identifying the criteria and methodology employed by major watchdog agencies, the IRS and other governmental agencies. We will discuss the continuing challenges to effectively measuring a not-for-profit’s impact. In addition, we’ll explore best practices for proactively monitoring your organization’s risk. Webcasts
  • 16. To receive ongoing insights • Download ForwardThinking, our bi-monthly guide to help you address today's pressing business issues and tackle tomorrow's challenges • Subscribe to receive regular communications, newsletters and timely alerts • Register for live webcasts or view on-demand episodes
  • 17. Trump impact on business Only time will tell what the Trump administration really means for business. Many companies are patiently waiting to see how his policies will affect their industry — from trade to tax reform, health care and more. Although there’s uncertainty surrounding the administration’s policy agenda, business leaders are anticipating his policies with both curiosity and cautious optimism. Learn how to get prepared. Thought leadership IsYourBusinessFutureReady?PrepareforWashington’sImpact This report helps business leaders identify what lies ahead for their industry and the implications of Washington, D.C.’s impact on their growth strategies and forecasts. Learn how the new administration’s policy agenda will likely affect the tech, financial services, manufacturing, and pharma/life sciences industries, and what business leaders can do today to prepare for the changes ahead. White House Issues Executive Order Targeting Tax Regulations President Donald Trump issued an executive order in April 2017 directing Treasury to review “all significant” regulations issued after Jan. 1, 2016, and recommend for modification or rescission any that impose an undue financial burden on U.S. taxpayers, add undue complexity to federal tax laws or exceed the statutory authority of the IRS. Review regulations that could be affected. Tax Planning for Tax Reform: What You Should Be Doing Now Republican control of both the White House and Congress has created a historic opportunity for sweeping tax reform. Republican lawmakers are proposing structural changes to the tax code that would have a dramatic impact on all businesses. Although there are many steps left in the legislative process, businesses don’t have time to wait and see what happens. This article explains why your planning should begin now. Manufacturing CFOs’ Perspective on Trump Administration Policies Today, manufacturing CFOs are navigating a business environment characterized by uncertainty and disruption. How do manufacturing CFOs take these changes in stride? Grant Thornton’s 2017 CFO Survey reveals important insights. Future ready business: Washington impact subscription Grant Thornton and Bloomberg BNA provide a yearlong program series to help businesses understand and prepare for sweeping tax- and regulatory-policy changes. Administration Willing to Bend the Rules to Enact Tax Reform Trump administration officials are expressing an increasing willingness to change, bend, or break current procedural rules to push tax reform through the Senate on a simple majority vote. Read about the proposed approach. Trump Budget Proposes Giving the IRS New Authority President Trump’s first budget proposal included three narrow tax proposals to strengthen IRS enforcement. Read about these potential changes. Hedge Funds Look to Boost Performance Amid Changing Political and Economic Trends The hedge fund industry is under pressure. Long-standing fee structures are being recast as fund managers design new agreements that emphasize performance over management fees. This article will provide a few thoughts on forces reshaping the hedge fund industry.
  • 18. The Road to Financial Services Deregulation: U-Turn or Gentle Curve? Whether the Trump administration can reverse or simply bend the regulatory trend that began with the 2008-2009 financial crisis and continued through the 2010 passage of Dodd-Frank remains to be seen. Like almost everyone in the industry, Grant Thornton has its ears to the ground. What should banking executives expect? Read our insights. Trump, Tax Reform and the Future of Manufacturing Amid proposals for a lower corporate tax rate and a potential border adjustability tax, manufacturers need to get prepared for what new policies may lay ahead. Grant Thornton’s National Managing Partner for Markets, Clients and Industry Nichole Jordan speaks with two of the firm’s manufacturing leaders, Jeff French, our national managing partner for Consumer and Industrial Products, and Brian Murphy, tax leader, Consumer and Industrial Products.
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