Another notable contract for Deloitte involves helping NASA develop a concept of operations for urban air mobility, part of an effort focusing on creating new air vehicles that can integrate into the U.S. air transportation system.
With the Defense Health Agency, Deloitte is working to encourage beneficiaries of the TRICARE health system to participate more actively in their care delivery via the “Take Command” campaign. This publicity effort won a number of prestigious awards, including a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America and a Hermes Creative Platinum Award.
“By bringing a diverse set of capabilities to the table, we were able to deliver exactly what the client needed,” Canning says.
The diversity and innovation of the company’s contracting work is possible in part because of a workplace culture that values people and what each brings to the team. Deloitte maintains significant diversity and inclusion activity in the workplace and proactively strives to increase diversity in leadership, with excellent results.
“To me it’s very important that our leaders be diverse and represent different backgrounds of all different types,” Canning says. “It’s a logical set of moves based on how people have been growing up and developing at our firm.”
And it’s an approach that is preparing Deloitte to thrive in a future in which large projects require multiple capabilities and fresh perspectives.