One Million Acts of Innovation – Really!

April 19, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz

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Episode Description

Innovation is acknowledged as the key stimulus for competitive and economic advantage. So how do we unleash it within our organizations? From its 2010 start as a movement to inspire Canada’s innovation potential, today One Million Acts of Innovation connects 20,000 passionate technology, academic and business professionals from over 50 countries. Their aim is nothing less than to create sustainable economic strength and a brighter global economic future. My guest, Taimour Zaman, Chief Viral Office of the Access Group and OMAI co-founder shows how to create space for effective dialogues that allow companies to innovate the way they serve customers, compete more meaningfully on the global stage-and even to make a difference to the planet. He’ll be joined by Capgemini’s Deb Baxley showing how they used this process to bring payments professionals from 27 countries together via Cisco’s TelePresence to create real industry breakthroughs–and how you can do the same in your industry.

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We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market.

Global Reach embraces the opportunities and challenges we encounter when operating in multiple countries and cultures. We talk with entrepreneurs and executives about their strategies for winning in fast changing world markets: cross-cultural communication, global branding, media and marketing, transportation and manufacturing, the future of finance, alternative investment strategies, innovation and IP protection.

Global Reach interviews thought leaders about 21st century megatrends that impact international entities: trends like the business and politics of sustainability, the morphing nature of competitiveness, globalization, global companies vs national governments, worldview and growth prescriptions, emerging markets issues, and the corporate impact on society (governance, ethics and leadership).

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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