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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 joined Ernst & Young (EY) upon graduation in 1981 and was admitted into partnership in 1991. He launched the Corporate Finance & Entrepreneurial Services practice in the Caribbean. In 2001, he helped design and launch the US firm’s new Venture Capital Advisory Group initiative. In 2010, he assumed leadership of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards program (EOY) and firm-related entrepreneurship initiatives in the Americas. Bryan is responsible for the EOY program operations in 26 markets in the US, and five in Canada, Latin America and Israel, including driving nominations, sponsorships, independent judging, an EOY alumni organization and on-line community with 8,000+ US memb
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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. He joined SAP in 2010 as the senior vice president of ecosystem and channels for SAP North America, responsible for strengthening SAP’s competitive advantage, and leading the high-growth SME organization and the partner ecosystem. Prior to SAP, Kevin 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 at HP, where his most recent position was senior vice president of
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 25/10/2017 08:00 25/10/2017 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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