Deloitte extends global thoughts

Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte & Touche have established a European telecommunications and media institute. The institute is part of Deloitte Research, the group’s global thought leadership forum and comprises strategists and research professionals from around the world. It is the first of seven industry specific institutes to be set up in Europe.

Deloitte Research was first established in New York with the objective of assisting senior partners in their understanding of economic and industry specific issues. It is also designed to provide advice to clients on improving performance and competitiveness.

Brad Branch, head of telecommunications and media at Deloitte Consulting said: “Deloitte Research is our global think tank, enabling the firm to stay ahead of the market and track and identify emerging industry issues … we will further assist clients to improve their performance and competitiveness.”

The institute will be headed by Marie Wold, who moves from the US where she was a senior member of Deloitte Research’s Telecommunications Institute.

Wold commented: “This is an exciting time for the European industry with major opportunities and technological developments on the way. The industry as a whole has become so complex and uncertain that it is no longer possible to base strategies on a single vision of the future.”

Wold will be working with and sharing research with the telecommunications and media practices of the national offices of Deloitte Consulting across Europe.

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