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PROMO Code (for use by TAG members only): RSUQG3LV Driving Accelerated Innovation by Raj Ramachandran, Ed.D. Raj will discuss why innovation is a top priority for business leaders and how individuals can learn to be effective innovators. His research will examine common challenges faced by organizations trying to drive innovation and a learning platform they can use to ignite innovation. Raj serves as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for Apollo Education Group which is charged with developing innovative educational products and solutions to serve global learners. Raj has more than 17 years of management consulting experience working at both Accenture and IBM providing strategic learning services to a variety of Fortune 500 clients in the higher-education, manufacturing, retail and high-tech industries. Raj has a bachelor of science in biochemistry from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earning both his Doctorate and Masters in Education.
Ordinarily successful people interviewed Extraordinarily Well! Subject Matter Experts, Business Leaders, Storytellers, and People of Inspiration brought to life by the questions and conversation of Jeffrey Klubeck! Next Interview: Brian Smith, Founder UGG Australia Boots!!! Brian Smith, aka "Mr. Ugg" came to the United States looking for the "next big business hit" to to take back home. He began importing sheepskin boots from Australia in 1978 and founded "UGG IMPORTS." Mr. Smith built the sales and infrastructure to distribute UGG boots across the US for approximately 17 years and ultimately sold the company to Deckers Corp in 1995. UGG sales for the Deckers Corp in 2011 exceeded 1 billion dollars. 

 Since then, Mr. Smith has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial projects and businesses endeavors. Brian has amassed much wisdom and knowledge over the past decades and has learned, "what not to do" in business as well as things he feels will inspire and help entrepreneurs and business professionals on their journey to success. Mr. Smith is about to release his self published book, �The Birth of UGG in America� and will be available for speaking engagements and book signings after the book is officially released later this year! PAST INTERVIEWS in 2012: -Meet Niloo Tavangar, VP of Educational Development, Y.O.U. Institute!!! -Meet Greg Clowminzer and Awaken the Entrepreneur in YOU!!! -Doug Taber, Linkedin Writer, Trainer, Speaker and Business Development Consultant! -Meet Dan Caro, Fire and Ice! Speaker, Author, Musician, Burn Survivor! -Meet Ron Greenwald, MBA and Senior Real Estate Professional with Realty Executives in San Diego.
Would you like to have less clutter - and more money? This free 1 hour webinar is for you! I'll teach you my simple process to clear out clutter and cash in on your unwanted stuff. Register even if you can't attend live - you can view the recording whenever's convenient. As a professional organizer, I’ve found that most people would be happier if they had clearer homes and bigger bank accounts. But instead, we have a nation of savers, who are afraid to throw things out, even when they most likely will never use the item ever again. The savers of the world are not only living with piles of clutter-induced stress, but they are losing the opportunity to turn those piles into cash. The problem is that when it comes to clutter, people don’t act rationally. These aren’t hoarders who have serious psychological problems. These are regular people who just aren’t thinking logically when it comes to the items in their homes. In fact, they’re not thinking at all. They’re stuck. They have gotten to a point where their stuff has become a burden, a barrier, and something of a beast. In my line of work I’ve heard people describe the cluttered areas of their home as everything from The Black Hole to The Room of Shame. Meanwhile, in this economy, everyone could use some extra cash. Wouldn't you like to pay off credit card debt, build a better wardrobe, enjoy more entertainment, treat your family - and yourself - to some splurges. Why not? You work hard; you deserve to be able to afford a massage here and there, a new flat screen T.V. to watch the games on or a fabulous vacation. So why are most people sitting at home, surrounded by never-ending piles of half-used stuff and stacks of unpaid bills, wishing they had the means to live an even slightly better life? What if that “room of shame” was actually an ATM in disguise? Find out the truth about how to clear out clutter and turn your "trash" to cash by joining my free hour long session!
Would you like to have less clutter - and more money? This free 1 hour webinar is for you! I'll teach you my simple process to clear out clutter and cash in on your unwanted stuff. Register even if you can't attend live - you can view the recording whenever's convenient. As a professional organizer, I’ve found that most people would be happier if they had clearer homes and bigger bank accounts. But instead, we have a nation of savers, who are afraid to throw things out, even when they most likely will never use the item ever again. The savers of the world are not only living with piles of clutter-induced stress, but they are losing the opportunity to turn those piles into cash. The problem is really simple: when it comes to clutter, people don’t act rationally. These aren’t hoarders who have serious psychological problems. These are regular people who just aren’t thinking logically when it comes to the items in their homes. In fact, they’re not thinking at all. They’re stuck. They have gotten to a point where their stuff has become a burden, a barrier, and something of a beast. In my line of work I’ve heard people describe the cluttered areas of their home as everything from, “the black hole” to “the room of shame.” Meanwhile, in this economy, everyone could use some extra cash. Wouldn't you like to pay off credit card debt, build a better wardrobe, enjoy more entertainment, treat your family - and yourself - to some splurges. Why not? You work hard; you deserve to be able to afford a massage here and there, a new flat screen T.V. to watch the games on or a fabulous vacation. So why are most people sitting at home, surrounded by never-ending piles of half-used stuff and stacks of unpaid bills, wishing they had the means to live an even slightly better life? What if that “room of shame” was actually an ATM in disguise? Find out the truth about how to clear out clutter and turn your "trash" to cash by joining my free hour long session!
TiE Atlanta
Career Development > Entrepreneurship
Recorded: Apr 28, 2012 at 06:00 pm EDT
Searching for a path to monetize your dream? Seeking a vision to expand your start up? Yearning to get inspired by successful thought leaders? Then Register Now to participate in a concentrated day of presentations, workshops and celebrations of success in the entrepreneurial sector, aimed at making you a more successful entrepreneur. Attend and be inspired, enlightened and energized. Learn how you can increase your success rate by adopting business practices necessary in a recovering global economy. TiE Global's chapters from Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas have collaborated to present the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. TiECON Southeast offers entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors alike a content-rich and informative conference that will facilitate opportunities to build relationships and achieve success.
PLEASE FAST FORWARD THROUGH THE RECORDING UNTIL THE TIME READS 14:50. The CFO of a major pharmaceutical company had just finished listening to a business case for a major new database and analytics system when he asked the CIO, "Why can't your technology projects have the same clarity and quantified value analysis that we expect from our new drug development projects? Why is the cost accounted for so precisely, but the benefits are just lists of intangible promises? Can I believe either one of them?" The CFO knew that some of the projects were essential and would add value to the business, but that a recent audit had shown that 7 out of 10 projects did not yield the benefits that were promised. He could not tell which category the proposed project would fall into. The technical wizardry was obvious and the amount of data that was invisible to them throughout the business was frustrating. His responsibility was to assure that they made informed decisions on which investments would provide the best return. He also wanted to unlock the potential value in all the data they had. This webinar provides a perspective into proven methods for 1) aligning technology investments with business strategy, 2) quantifying the intangibles and costs with realistic ranges and risk analysis, and 3) making decisions with a higher level of confidence that you have the priorities right and will achieve the expected value from your investments. Key concepts will be applied to real world examples of technology investments that targeted opportunities spanning from operational excellence initiatives up to major strategic investments in new business areas. As essential as operational excellence is for the current business, having a process to look for inflection points or critical risks, then to develop and quantify ideas to create new competitive advantages keeps a business on the innovative ascendency path. Specific techniques that will be described include 1) making the objectives explicit when there are competing agendas, 2) clarifying the strategic question to be answered, 3) creating viable alternatives rather than advocating a solution, 4) quantitatively analyzing the costs, benefits and risks to enable an informed decision, and 5) using the sensitivity analysis to focus on the right things in the change management and implementation phase. At an enterprise level, having the quantified value and strategic alignment of each technology investment provides a robust foundation for prioritizing the portfolio and optimizing scarce resource allocation for the business. The webinar will briefly touch on this topic to illustrate how to assure focus on the right things. It has been shown that doing fewer of the right projects actually accomplishes more for the business than keeping everything that looks like a good idea on your plate. About the speakers: Gerald A. Bush, Ph.D. - works with companies on innovative business strategies, dealing with complex business decisions and building an adaptive approach in dynamic markets. Typical clients have included Abbott, GSK, J&J, Kimberly Clark, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Chevron, Dow, ExxonMobil, Shell, Motorola and HP. Typical engagements include creation of novel product concepts, development of cost-advantaged operations, decisions on global marketing, organizational redesign and integration of acquisitions, decisions on major facilities investments, resolution of labor-management issues and adoption of information technology strategies. Gary is a graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an invited speaker at the New York University Stern School for Business and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. Robert D. Brown, III - is an experienced decision strategist with over 17 years of professional experience and a world class architect of complex, quantitative models using Analytica software. He provides advanced decision guidance, risk management, and business analytics to help executive decision makers gain deep insights into complex and risky capital investment opportunities, system behavior, and planning exercises. Robert is a graduate from the school of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. TAG Member Discount Code: NFLRV7VA
How well do you know your customer? How well have you defined their journey and aligned your business processes to optimize your customer interactions? Many businesses define a path they want their customers to follow without intimately understanding their customers’ desired journeys. The result is that organizations are misaligned to how customers want to interact. Misalignment means lost sales, overlooked prospects and lagging customer retention. Especially in today’s world of social media, businesses need to take a fresh look at how they interact with customers. Member code: U3VNR9LY
Organizations change because leaders own and drive the change, whether they’re at the top, middle or bottom of the hierarchy. Executives often end up in leadership positions based on deep technical knowledge and skills. To be effective, however, leaders need skills they can use to influence their team members, their peers, and their own leadership. An emphasis on accountability, responsibility and ownership of the success of a project is important, but equally important is teaching people how to get things done through and with other people. Making Change Happen When you Aren’t In Charge (or Even When You Are) covers practical ideas to influence stakeholders one-on-one. Participants will walk away from the session with an assortment of easy to use ideas to immediately apply with key stakeholders at work, in the community and at home. About the speaker: Fred Jewell is an Executive Director at Jabian Consulting. Fred brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years in the consulting industry helping companies make their strategic initiatives stick. Fred has experience leading from the bottom, middle and top of the organization, holding key positions in IT transformation and change management, IT delivery, quality management, IT outsourcing, and software process improvement. Fred holds both a BS and an MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology.
FREE TO TAG MEMBERS. SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CODE. Microsoft SharePoint Server is a powerful web platform used for managing and provisioning intranet portals, extranets and websites, document and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, workflows, business intelligence, and process integration. SharePoint can host third-party solutions and provides a framework for custom application development. WHEW!!! With so many diverse capabilities, one can easily see how a SharePoint implementation will add value, become deeply ingrained, and provide critical support to any business operation. Since SharePoint can play such a key role in organizational success, SharePoint 2010 implementations should follow a roadmap to ensure scalability while avoiding the pitfalls and disorganized deployments of MOSS 2007. How can your organization implement SharePoint 2010 correctly for long-term business efficiency and productivity? The answer is simply to do it right the first time. Please join CTS for a webcast titled SharePoint 2010: Get it Right the First Time that introduces key concepts for creating a SharePoint 2010 environment that will be scalable, searchable, and ready to meet the demands of any organization well into the future. CTS will present on May 24, 2011 and discuss how to maximize the features and functionality of SharePoint 2010 using best practices to solve specific business problems. About the Presenter: Ron Jones Center of Excellence Leader, Portals and Collaboration Computer Technology Solutions (CTS) Ron Jones joined the CTS team almost 3 years ago, bringing a vast amount of SharePoint knowledge with him. Having experience with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2001, 2003, and 2007, allowed Ron to easily transition into the SharePoint 2010 world. Of particular interest to Ron is Enterprise Search and he ensured that CTS became one of the first consulting companies in the Southeast to obtain a Microsoft search competency. Ron uses his experience with implementations of pervious SharePoint versions to assist customers in establishing a roadmap to success for 2010 deployments. When he’s not working full-time as a CTS thought leader, Ron participates actively with SharePoint-related community groups, speaks at several SharePoint conferences around the United States, and serves as the co-chair of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Content Management Society. A Junior Patron at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ron also enjoys a healthy devotion to college football, Thai boxing, and playing Scrabble. You may contact the instructor or his firm at [email protected] with any questions you may have on this topic.
This class is FREE to TAG members. Use the member code Y9PQ9FS7 to register. Colllaboration and Customer Contact technology is revolutionizing business productivity and effectiveness. Leading companies are both reducing business operating costs by 20% across the board, decisively increasing their competitive sales position and win rates and dramatically improving customer service levels. The injection of video and IM and now social networking into employee, business partner and customer contact collaboration combines with increasing mobility of workers and the increasing globalization of business to make adoption of these technologies an imperative for any organization to succeed. There are a myriad of technology providers pushing their solutions as the silver bullet for success.
TiE Atlanta
Career Development
Recorded: Apr 14, 2011 at 05:00 pm EDT
The largest innovation and entrepreneurial summit in the southeast! Connect live online with presenters and worldwide participants. VISTA 2011 will focus on two key component tracks of Entrepreneurship - Innovation and Venture. The conference aims to bring ten high powered panels with industry expert speakers to provide you with the most powerful Entrepreneurial Summit experience in Atlanta. Regardless of the business you are in, thekey to winning and transforming industries always remains the same - people with an Entrepreneurial Spirit. Come and listen to the experts and engage in panel discussions with your questions.
Find out how using refurbished IT equipment can help you! This class is FREE to TAG members. Please see additional info to learn more.
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