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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

September 18th 2013:Equipped to Compete: Tech-Powered SMEs

Today’s buzz: SMEs. A recent Oxford Economics study of 2,100 small to mid-size enterprises in 21 countries found that those leveraging technology to boost innovation, strengthen customer relationships, improve agility and expand business, are able to compete effectively against multinationals. How? The experts speak. Steve Freeman, Decision First Technologies: “To achieve an agile and competitive enterprise, SMEs require the individual within flatter organizations to make better, more timely decisions. This reality places self-service information access at the core of a successful SME’s inf

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Steve Freeman

Steve Freeman is the Vice President of Operations at Decision First Technologies (DFT), an Atlanta-based business analytics consultancy focused on data governance, real-time analytics, and predictive analysis. DFT has been a leader in business analytics since its founding in 2001 and is a seven-time partner of the year for SAP BusinessObjects. Steve is responsible for Decision First’s go-to-market strategy and services execution across all vertical markets. A business analytics veteran, Steve has held numerous senior leadership roles with business intelligence firms including Cognos, Endeca, and BusinessObjects.
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Edward Cone

Edward Cone is a Managing Editor and Senior Analyst covering business technology at Oxford Economics, which means he manages research projects about what works and what doesn’t, and what comes next in the IT world. Ed spent more than two decades as a journalist in New York, France, and North Carolina, including stints as a contributing editor at Wired, an editor and writer at Ziff Davis, and a staff writer at Forbes. He also free-lanced for a bewildering variety of publications on everything from rock-climbing to politics, and wrote a weekly opinion column for the News & Record in his hometown of Greensboro, NC. As one of the first journalists with a blog, he published the semi-popular Edcon
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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 20/12/2017 08:00 20/12/2017 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: SMEs. A recent Oxford Economics study of 2,100 small to mid-size enterprises in 21 countries found that those leveraging technology to boost innovation, strengthen customer relationships, improve agility and expand business, are able to compete effectively against multinationals. How? The experts speak. Steve Freeman, Decision First Technologies: “To achieve an agile and competitive enterprise, SMEs require the individual within flatter organizations to make better, more timely decisions. This reality places self-service information access at the core of a successful SME’s information strategy.” Edward Cone, Oxford Economics: “Live in fragments no longer. Only connect...” (E.M. Forster, Howards End) Kevin Gilroy, SAP: “Technology and innovations are the competitive equalizers for SMEs anywhere. An SME can ‘look' as competitive as a large company, present themselves anywhere, and compete globally with rivals of any size.” Join us for Equipped to Compete: Tech-Powered SMEs. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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