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Test your problem solving skills: Forensic Technology Challenge #4

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Paying homage to our fondness of brain-teasers, every month we post a new challenge created by the Forensic Technology team, focusing on logical, analytical and coding problems.


Analysing data for patterns/trends is an important part of what we do in Forensic Technology. With this in mind we have returned to our programming roots for this month’s challenge. Can you write a script to solve the below…?


i) What are the factors of 379065191139531?

ii) What connects 35432488 with these numbers: 806095675586097, 7405814774826 and 379065191139531

We’ll be posting our Python based solution next month at which point we will bid you farewell for the year. We hope to be back next year with more puzzles but in a different format so make sure you keep an eye out for our return!

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If you are someone who enjoys problem-solving, logical thinking and technology, check out our Forensic Technology graduate professional roles to see if they are the right fit.

 

What's the answer?

For the final time this year we present our solution to the challenge we have set you:

i) Below is the code we used in Python 3.5 to calculate the factors of 379065191139531:

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ii) As alluded to in part i) the first step to solving ii) is to get the factors of 806095675586097, 7405814774826 and 379065191139531. The next part is not so obvious. First we need the common factors of the 3 numbers we were just looking at. Then with some outside-the-box thinking we sum over these common factors to arrive at 35432488.

The code to do this is below:

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We hope to be back next year bigger and better so keep a look out for future posts.

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Posted on 27/10/2016 | 0 Comments

Test your problem solving skills: Forensic Technology Challenge #3

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Paying homage to our fondness of brain-teasers, every month we post a new challenge created by the Forensic Technology team, focusing on logical, analytical and coding problems.


For this month’s challenge, we are heading over to Rio (figuratively) and getting into the spirit of the Paralympic games. Using the publicly available data for the last two Paralympics (Beijing and London), we want you to predict using a mathematical model how many gold medals ParalympicsGB will win in Rio.

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Posted on 14/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Test your problem solving skills: Forensic Technology Challenge #2

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Paying homage to our fondness of brain-teasers, every month we post a new challenge created by the Forensic Technology team, focusing on logical, analytical and coding problems.


For this month’s challenge you need to put your spy hat on and decrypt a message.

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Posted on 09/08/2016 | 4 Comments

Golden opportunity for Impact Award winners

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On Saturday 16 July the winning four teams from the Impact Awards were given an opportunity to see-off the ParalympicsGB athletes in style at the Deloitte sponsored Team Launch. The Impact Awards celebrates employees that make an impact that matters—for clients, for our people, and for society.

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Posted on 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

Forensic Technology Challenge – Bonus Question

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Already solved the #4TechChallenge for this month? Here’s a bonus question to keep your mind in challenge mode:

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Posted on 15/07/2016 | 2 Comments

Test your problem solving skills: Forensic Technology Challenge #1

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In Forensic Technology complex problem solving is a large part of our day-to-day work.

Paying homage to our fondness of brain-teasers, we’re launching a monthly Forensic Technology Challenge - a new series of logical, analytical and coding problems that put into practice the STEM, finance and technology skills essential to our work.

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Posted on 08/07/2016 | 8 Comments

Forensic Technology office in St Albans

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The Forensic Technology practice has grown dramatically over the last 10 years and today is a team of 84 professionals. We are embarking on a new and exciting expansion by opening an office in St Albans and we are looking for ambitious and driven individuals to help grow the team to 50 in this location. We have invested in a spacious state of the art laboratory for analysing and processing data. From a work perspective there will be no distinction between the office in London with a variety of opportunities within the UK and abroad.

The picture below is from our office window and shows just how close the train station is. There is also free parking on site so several of our London based team members are considering swapping their rail season ticket for a set of car keys!

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Callum from the Deloitte St Albans office describes what it was like working outside of the City.

“There is a more relaxed, friendly and personal working environment. The St Albans social committee plan all sorts of fun events, the Summer and Christmas Balls are the main ones. Then there’s the new joiner social event in the local pubs and there is an end of busy season social at the end of February which is usually a bar night in London, curry night, karaoke. Then they always try and switch things up last year they did cheese and wine night and a trip to London Zoo, this year there is talks of arranging everyone to go to a football match.”

Find more information about who we are, what we do and our Graduate Recruitment opportunities on the Forensic Technology website.

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Posted on 22/02/2016 | 0 Comments

Forensic Technology Graduate Training

TeamOur own Nehal, from Forensic Technology blogs her experiences so far at Deloitte.

“I am currently a part of the Forensic Technology graduate training scheme, which I started in 2014, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Imperial College London.”

“The scheme comprises of one year in Forensic Analytics and one year in Electronic Discovery, which I am under taking at present. I am going to focus on one part of the E-discovery discipline: data collection. Last month I travelled to Copenhagen with the team below to participate in my first ever data collection. I learned how to dismantle laptops to remove the hard drives and set up the equipment needed in order to image them.”

Even though this picture looks a little intimidating, the process is quite simple once you understand the purpose of each component.

As this was my first ever onsite data collection I was a bit nervous but the rest of the team were very supportive. EquipmentThey helped me develop the skills needed so that, by the end of the day, I was able to proceed with little help. It was fantastic that I was given the opportunity to go to Copenhagen and I find that even though I had completed training in this area, you often learn more on the job.

We are also lucky in that a lot of our projects in Forensics are based abroad, which means we are provided with ample opportunity to meet and work with our colleagues from the Deloitte offices in other countries and explore new and exciting places. (Check out Copenhagen below).

So, if you feel like learning more about this electrifying line of work, then please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and leave a comment below. I will be only too happy to help!

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Posted on 11/02/2016 | 5 Comments

April shares insights into Forensic Technology

April Li our Associate at Deloitte in the Forensic Technology team shares her take on what working life is like at Deloitte. Check out her entry below and if you have any questions make sure to ask her below.

April said, "I joined the Forensic Technology graduate training scheme in 2014 after completing a Masters in Finance at Imperial College London."

"As an international employee, I am sponsored by Deloitte and have been given a lot of support for various challenges I have faced working in the UK, such as my visa application and mortgage application."

"The graduate training scheme in Forensic Technology comprises two 12 month placements in two core disciplines: Electronic Discovery and Forensic Analytics. My first placement was in Electronic Discovery where I worked on several different client facing projects. One of the projects I have been part of is an investigation into tax avoidance at an international company. I have also been part of a project investigating alleged bribery and corruption activities for a European client.   Currently I am in my second placement, in Forensic Analytics, working on a money laundering project for a financial institution."

"Our projects could be based anywhere in the world and there are many opportunities to work abroad on temporary assignments. This provides me with the opportunity to both work in, as well as explore, other cities and countries I may not have otherwise been able to visit."

Don't just take my word for it. Here is my favourite view on my walk towards the office from the train station everyday.

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Posted on 06/01/2016 | 2 Comments

Playing sport improves your employability #DeloitteDiscuss

Here at Deloitte we believe your life outside of work is as important as your life at work, so much so that we support our employees in some of their extra-curricular activities. In 2013 Deloitte and British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for higher education sport announced the beginning of a brand new partnership. The partnership aims to identify and offer support to club captains and other talented students to develop their leadership, communication and team skills in a business context.


OBOliver attended our annual BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy in November 2014 and will be joining our 2015 graduate scheme in Consulting. He served as rugby secretary and Athletics Union President at Imperial College London, all while studying Chemistry with Molecular Physics and doing a year in industry.

We grabbed a few seconds with him and had a chat about his role and what impact the BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy (BDLA) had on him.

 

 

Name

Oliver Benton

University

Imperial College London

Course

Chemistry with Molecular Physics and a Year in Industry

Sporting role

Rugby Cub Secretary, Athletics Clubs Chairman 

How has the BDLA supported you in your role?

BDLA has supported me in my role by equipping me with skills that have directly impacted how I work with and manage other volunteers. The whole two days in Hereford were fantastic and provided a great opportunity to meet both people in a similar position at different universities around the country and some really inspirational characters.

I'm still in touch with several and use them as sounding boards for ideas. Particularly useful was the second day; success depended on communicating effectively under intense pressure. Combined with the incredibly interesting negotiation training, I've been a lot more effective in my roles this year because of BDLA.

To find out more about our partnership with British Universities and Colleges Sport click here

 

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Posted on 24/06/2015 | 0 Comments