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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

April 17th 2013:Defying Gravity: SMEs Go Global

Today’s buzz: Should we pin our hopes for a vibrant global economy, sustainable innovation and job creation on high growth entrepreneurs aka small and midsized enterprises (SMEs)? The experts speak. Aviva Freudmann, EIU: “SMEs in developed and developing economies show surprising similarities in their goals and expectations. For all the challenges they face in their business environments, they are an exceedingly optimistic bunch...” Bryan Pearce, Ernst & Young: “Last year, our 650 U.S. EOY finalists employed 700,000 people, grew revenues 48% over two years, and achieved 30% job growth. They

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Aviva Freudmann

Aviva Freudmann directs business research studies in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Economist Intelligence Unit, based in Frankfurt, Germany. She has 35 years of experience as a journalist, researcher and editor covering a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, insurance and risk management, transport, logistics, energy and environmental protection. Aviva was previously Editorial Director, Canada Bureau Chief and European Editor of the Journal of Commerce, a US newspaper; where she began her career as an insurance reporter in Washington, DC. She is also former Associate Editor of Energy Daily, a US publication focused on the energy industries
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Bryan Pearce

Bryan Pearce is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP and the EY Global Leader of Entrepreneurship. Bryan oversees the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program®, which operates in 60 countries and 150 cities representing more than 90% of the world’s GDP. He also manages the Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni network and the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Program in Monaco. Bryan is actively involved with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women and the EY Junior Academy program. He is actively involved in the start-up and entrepreneurial ecosystem , assisting entrepreneurs to successfully address 7 drivers of growth in their business including customer, people, funding & finance, transactions and alliances, d
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Carl B. Lewis

Carl B. Lewis, General Manager for Vision33 Total Care, is an experienced consultant and respected advisor responsible for managing the backbone of Vision33’s national customer service offering. Vision33 is an award-winning, SAP Gold Channel Partner offering solutions to small and midsized enterprise (SME) customers. As the America SAP User Group (ASUG) Program Chair and first chairperson of the SAP Business One Resellers Partner Advisory Council (PAC), Carl plays an essential role in the development of partner programs. Previously, he served as General Manager of the Pacific Northwest Region for Vision33 and Director of Professional Services and Support for Omega Business Solutions.
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Kevin Gilroy

Kevin Gilroy is Senior Vice President of Global Indirect Channels at SAP. His responsibilities include Channel Sales and Programs across all global indirect channels. Kevin joined SAP in 2010 as the Senior Vice President of ecosystem and channels for SAP North America, leading the high-growth SME organization and the partner ecosystem. Prior to joining SAP, he was President of Arrow Electronics Enterprise Computing Solutions division, where his responsibilities included the launch of a small and midsize business division. He also served as board member, president, and CEO of OnForce, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of IT services. Kevin spent 24 years of his professional career
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 19/12/2018 08:00 19/12/2018 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Today’s buzz: Should we pin our hopes for a vibrant global economy, sustainable innovation and job creation on high growth entrepreneurs aka small and midsized enterprises (SMEs)? The experts speak. Aviva Freudmann, EIU: “SMEs in developed and developing economies show surprising similarities in their goals and expectations. For all the challenges they face in their business environments, they are an exceedingly optimistic bunch...” Bryan Pearce, Ernst & Young: “Last year, our 650 U.S. EOY finalists employed 700,000 people, grew revenues 48% over two years, and achieved 30% job growth. They’ve learned how to defy gravity.” Carl B. Lewis, Vision33, “Some SMEs are enterprise business in disguise, expanding their operations into other countries by starting new and independent business units.” Kevin Gilroy, SAP: “SMEs have to change their mindset regarding IT in order to excel: understand IT is their friend, not foe. It’s simple...” Join us for more on Defying Gravity: SMEs Go Global. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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