New Article information at Chief Executive Officer New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Chief Executive Officer Route of the matter Despite Virgin Atlantic’s impressive standing in the highly competitive aviation industry, its service still remains customer-centric with an emphasis on quality, fun and innovation. Staying committed to those core values, the renowned airline has an… Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:25:00 GMT Workplace of the future: digital technologies Digital technologies are an indispensable part of business today. Through them, many new forms of cooperation within teams and across companies are available – and this has been dubbed ‘workplace 4.0’. Stephan Leschke, CEO of Ferrari electronic, expl… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMT Above and beyond: the Microsoft cloud Six years after Microsoft launched its cloud computing platform, Azure, analysts say the company is betting its future on the cloud. We hear from leaders at Microsoft’s Azure Enterprise division on how things have changed, and the latest developments… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:00:00 GMT Employees with benefits: best benefits practices Employee benefits are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting and retaining the best people. However, with the workforce becoming more diverse, and pensions continuing to make headline news, UK employers are being forced to make … Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT The action plan: tax avoidance and common practices Tax avoidance may not be illegal, but it has severe consequences for national governments and their public-spending policies. Jim Banks speaks to Pascal Saint-Amans, director of tax policy at the OECD, which, along with the G20, has been busy finding… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT New directive, new rules: latest MiFID updates MiFID, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, has recently been updated to make financial markets stronger, more efficient and more resilient in the wake of the crisis. Philip Kleinfeld asks Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities a… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT The marriage of finance and technology Web Summit, the largest technology conference in Europe with more than 50,000 attendees, took place in Lisbon on 7–10 November. Rod James was there to see Jay Reinemann of Propel Venture Partners, Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital and Mattias Ljungm… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Intellectual property matters: EU border protection Since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), speculation on the future of various intellectual property laws has been rife. Patrick Kingsland asks Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, co-director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information L… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT All in it together: CSR goals and sustainability Sustainability permeates nearly all aspects of business. In the hospitality industry, it influences choices as diverse as the stationery paper used and what’s on the menu. Building on the success of the group’s Planet 21 programme, Arnaud Herrmann, s… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Don’t get your wires crossed: telecoms services Companies across all sectors are seeking ways to digitally transform their business, such as by migrating to cloud or adopting machine-to-machine technologies. But as this shift gathers pace, what does it mean for their telecoms operators? Didier Dur… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Duff & Phelps: TP: is there a requirement for a two-sided analysis - Shiv Mahalingham Shiv Mahalingham, a managing director at Duff & Phelps, wants to issue an important disclaimer: defenders of the arm’s-length standard and transfer pricing purists may not want to read this article as it contains practical and commercial advice. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:42:00 GMT S&P Global Market Intelligence: Intercompany financing - Ernest Breitschwerdt With its latest release, the OECD delivered more guidance on economic substance and value creation with a proposed comprehensive, coherent and coordinated reform of the international tax system. Ernest Breitschwerdt, senior business development speci… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre: Lawyers without borders - Xavier Daluzeau As international regulations tighten around corporate tax law, Xavier Daluzeau, partner at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, member of CMS and a specialist in international taxation, offers his expert guidance for multinational enterprises. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Acuutech: Stay agile in the digital realm - Philip Moss Philip Moss of Acuutech discusses how to deliver a flexible, scalable, cost-effective IT system in today’s world of business agility by using software-defined data centres. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Quantera Global: There can be only one - Richard Slimmen The arm’s length principle (ALP) was developed by the OECD as part of the Transfer Pricing (TP) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations to provide a basis for the allocation of profits over different countries. Richard Slim… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ferrari electronic: Shape the workplace of tomorrow The German IT company Ferrari electronic has set itself the task of sustainably increasing the efficiency of its customers by unifying the communication processes for employees and the systems they use. Unified Communications and Smart Business from … Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Globality Health: Take the leap - Gavin Royston Gavin Royston, regional sales director, UK, at Globality Health, examines, international private health insurance and the journey towards full digitisation, as it could benefit expats and make life easier for CEOs who choose to embrace it. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tytho: Time is money and tax automation saves on both - Eliza Alberts-Muller and Monica Erasmus Eliza Alberts-Muller (near right) and Monica Erasmus, indirect tax and transfer pricing partners, respectively, at Tytho – a global team of IT, supply chain and tax experts who streamline and automate processes – speak about the evolution of technolo… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alder & Sound: Tax goes digital - Hannu-Tapani Leppänen International tax services are gradually moving towards digitalisation, but businesses also need digital solutions more than ever to deal with stringent transparency requirements. Hannu-Tapani Leppänen, managing partner and head of transfer pricing s… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Unlock revenue for communications service providers - Bala Thekkedath Global communications service providers (CSPs) are facing challenges on multiple fronts and can expect to see a huge drop in revenues between now and 2020 without a course correction. Bala Thekkedath, director of portfolio marketing, telecommunica… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT