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By Jane Evans | 21 March 2019

How Two German Technology Giants Are Actively Encouraging More Women In Technology

Two of Germany’s biggest software companies are proactively encouraging more women in technology. Only some of their initiatives are in-house, and all stand to improve long-term profitability.


By Teresa Morahan | 18 March 2019

Pointing Fingers At What Women Start-up Founders Need

Let me start with the good news: the situation for female founders of technology start-ups is generally improving. Pitchbook data shows that US female-founded raised £7 billion through the first half of 2018. However, the statistics clearly show that there is still a long way...


By Sam Moody | 13 March 2019

Why Cybersecurity needs more women

The need for more diversity is not limited to women, we are an industry with a global skill shortage and we require diversity of all forms. With a diverse workforce we get a diverse viewpoint – we can consider things from various points of views and provide solutions to...


By Scott Rodie | 08 March 2019

Jane Evans - Women in Tech

More than 20 years’ experience working in financial services. Has worked extensively with companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory (debt and equity). Currently joint Head of Sector...


By Scott Rodie | 08 March 2019

Anita Somani - Women in Tech

Professional profile: Partner, Audit & Assurance, at India. More than twelve years’ experience providing financial statement audit and accounting advisory services in India with a focus on global entities and large Indian conglomerates. Also works with clients across the...


By Scott Rodie | 08 March 2019

Teresa Morahan - Women in Tech

Partner & Head of Audit, BDO Dublin. Head of the Technology Sector Group. More than 20 years’ experience primarily from working with companies in the technology and life sciences industries ranging from multinationals and international businesses to start-ups.


By Scott Rodie | 08 March 2019

BDO Celebrates Women In Technology Throughout March

BDO International is celebrating International Women’s Day – in part through highlighting women in technology, as well as the incredible work they are doing.Women in technology is a subject that BDO wants to put on the agenda, and as a company we are committed to supporting...


By Jakob Sand | 27 February 2019

Self-driving Technology Is Set To Explode – Just Not Where You Might Think

There is good and bad news for fans of self-driving vehicles. First the bad news: it looks like it is still going to be a while until self-driving cars take over our city streets. The good news is that self-driving vehicles are quickly spreading throughout areas you might not...


By Jakob Sand | 07 February 2019

What 100+ Predictions Can Tell Us About M&A In 2019

What if you could look into multiple crystal balls and correlate the visions into predictions about the year ahead? Not to boast, but that is pretty much what I have done – and just for good measure added some M&A insights from BDO deal analysis and our M&A database. 


By Jakob Sand | 06 February 2019

What Software Companies Need To Know About Negotiating With PE Firms

Software company founders and C-level executives often feel like their inboxes are under siege from private equity (PE) firm representatives, potentially looking to invest in the company. There are many good reasons to take a closer look at their messages. For one thing, PE...