16 episodes

Welcome to the EY Microsoft Tech Directions podcast series – your briefing on the biggest technology trends and how they will help organizations build a better working world. We investigate the benefits of technologies and discuss how they herald a new era of improved customer, employee and stakeholder experiences, while also increasing return on investment for shareholders. In each podcast we’ll reveal how EY and Microsoft can help companies digitally transform by applying their considerable experience and innovative technologies.

Tech Directions EY Microsoft

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to the EY Microsoft Tech Directions podcast series – your briefing on the biggest technology trends and how they will help organizations build a better working world. We investigate the benefits of technologies and discuss how they herald a new era of improved customer, employee and stakeholder experiences, while also increasing return on investment for shareholders. In each podcast we’ll reveal how EY and Microsoft can help companies digitally transform by applying their considerable experience and innovative technologies.

    How to use cybersecurity as a global business enabler

    How to use cybersecurity as a global business enabler

    As cyber threats continue to escalate, companies worldwide are grappling with the complexities of keeping their operations both secure and compliant. Our conversation sheds light on the rise of zero trust — a method that minimizes access to what's essential — as a key element in modern cyber defense tactics.



    Join host Susannah Streeter as she engages with cybersecurity experts Paul Frate, Security Specialist at Microsoft; Sam Tang, EY Digital Identity Leader for the Americas; and Kevin Runyan, Managing Director at EY. They'll discuss the shifting landscape of international data protection laws, the growing importance of establishing trustworthy digital identities, and the strategic combination of digital identity with zero trust concepts to enhance both digital security and business productivity.



    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 28 min
    How tech and data can unlock sustainable value

    How tech and data can unlock sustainable value

    The world is on a quest to become more sustainable – but what does that mean in practice? How could advances in artificial intelligence help achieve environmental goals? 

    Susannah Streeter welcomes Ben Taylor, EY Market Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, and Mark Kroese, General Manager of the Sustainability Solutions team at Microsoft to discuss very latest generative AI approaches, methodologies, pitfalls and use cases.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 44 min
    How to drive meaningful business impact with intelligent automation

    How to drive meaningful business impact with intelligent automation

    In a rapidly evolving tech landscape, stagnant and outdated business processes are more than just financial pitfalls—they are barriers to scaling and innovation. The incentives to shift to automation and leverage AI are massive.

    Susannah Streeter welcomes William Smith, Senior Manager for EY Consulting, Jack Virdee, VP of Finance and Automation Leader at Omnicom, and Stephen Siciliano, VP Power Automate at Microsoft, to deep dive into the world of automation and AI.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 40 min
    How responsible Generative AI creates challenges and opportunities

    How responsible Generative AI creates challenges and opportunities

    Generative AI offers innovative avenues for content but comes with challenges and societal implications, from misinformation threats to ethical dilemmas. Businesses must adopt a balanced approach.

    Susannah Streeter welcomes Nate Harris, General Manager and Global Leader for Data & AI at Microsoft, and Beatriz Sanz Saiz, EY's Global Consulting Data and AI Leader, to discuss the latest generative AI approaches, methodologies, pitfalls and use cases.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 45 min
    How technology is shaping the employee experience

    How technology is shaping the employee experience

    Technology has long been instrumental in enabling HR leaders to create efficient and less stressful work environments, and its importance has only grown. 

    Susannah Streeter welcomes Maya Smallwood, EY Global People Advisory Services People Experience Leader, and Reamonn Stynes, Director of Strategic Partner Development for Microsoft Modern Work, to discuss the profound transformation that the world of work has undergone in recent years.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms ofErnst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young GlobalLimited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 48 min
    Getting more for your security dollars

    Getting more for your security dollars

    Underperforming and needlessly complex security systems aren't just a drain on day-to-day budgets, they can also open the back door to cyber criminals. 

    Susannah Streeter welcomes Dave Burg, EY Americas Cybersecurity Leader and Kelly Bissell, CVP, Microsoft Security Solution Services, to discuss the benefits of simplifying security and where to spend money doing so.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    • 37 min

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