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In an exclusive interview for the executive business channel MeettheBoss.tv, Tom Schmitt lets slip the secret to FedEx’s growth over the decade lead by a unique company culture built around the “Purple Promise” that has continued to motivate FedEx’s 290,000 staff through the recession....
Change isn't new, but the pace of change in the next ten years in Europe is going to be breathtaking. Following 18 months full of dramatic re-alignment we're seeing normality return, but it's a new normal. The balance of power is shifting away from Europe and the West; emerging mark...
“Nycomed is ours”: Håkan Björklund speaks candidly on the current state of the pharmaceutical industry.
Like everyone, Adidas is feeling the economic pinch. 2009 results were down – though better than expected – and all eyes are on Hainer, to better focus on core competencies.
Africa is catching up and learning from the mistakes of the developing nations. With investment in Africa seeing significant growth throughout 2009 and it set to continue into 2010, an emergency meeting has been called between some of the leading CIOs on the continent to discuss planne...
As officials meet in Copenhagen to hammer out a new global climate-change policy, the NGU (Next Generations Utilities) Summit was announced in Sentosa early next year by giants Tata Power and Kepco. Alongside fifty other key Utility providers in the region, the meeting - run by GDS Int...
Estimates vary on how much Asian Utilities are going to be spending to modernize their electricity grids, but the presence of execs from Kepco, PLN, AEI, TNB, EVN and Tata Power at the NGU Summit APAC (hosted by GDS International) is an indication that multinationals see big opportunit...
GDS Internationals Next Generation Pharmaceutical publication talks exclusively with International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition on the New Wave of Pharmaceutical Fraud
Such consumer and technology transformation has distorted the way 'Prosumers' consume their products and services, and interact with their mobile devices. The industry waits to see if Asia's Top Telecom guns can decide on a unified approach to map revenue streams back to the operators....
Michael Donnelly, Group Director Worldwide Interactive Marketing, Coca-Cola and Michael Buck Global Head SMB Online Dell who will be sharing their success in moving into the Digital Space.
Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richard Tarboton talks for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions.
Cyber crime is relatively new, but has now grown exponentially. It is an ongoing issue for financial institutions and with the Bank of America being one of the biggest in the US combat methods must constantly evolve. So they brought in Ron Green from the US secret Service to secure t...
With the weak dollar affecting Oil prices and a demand for action within the industry the discussions quickly turned to the pulling together and working towards a viable energy policy, acceptable for both the industry and government. Production, distribution, and consumption were all ...
A study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spendi...
Studies show that the information and communications technology industry contributes two percent of the world's carbon emissions - that's greater than that of the entire aviation industry. More worryingly, this figure is expected to grow significantly over the next decade.”
Led by Miguel Angel Garay – CEO Central America, AMNET Telecommunications, a consortium of over fifty world telecom leaders united this week in Panama at the illustrious NGT Summit and outlined the ethos that innovation is the key to exploit the inevitable growth.
The goal was clear, to invest in a Greener and innovative future in line with Government backing, but can the US Utility sector keep up with the Global ‘Green Rush’ as China and Europe steam ahead? Utility leaders have agreed to reform in Texas May 2010 to review.
Once a powerful profit-machine, big pharma is stumbling ,the threat of further government intervention, drying product pipelines, fierce competition from generic manufacturers, consumer concerns about safety, and false marketing claims is forcing leaders to revisit operations to secure...
I was quite brazen at first, I just logged straight in not fully understand the ramifications. No thought of what could happen if.......? Within Days I was affiliated in magazines, aggregated on global sites, people were creating RSS feeds of my content, the whirlwind grew as my page ...
Recent studies have shown that the use of social networking sites are now being seen as an opportunity for business, online data can be shared with ease and contacts made. Parallel to this are figures which show that call centre’s and data sharers are using social networking to gather...
The growth of Web 2.0 has lead to far greater opportunities for such retail giants outside to the obvious sales growth. With more of us sharing personal information online through sites like Facebook, Linkedin, MeettheBoss and Xing, companies can monetize online investment through anal...
Healthcare leaders in the US have agreed to meet in California at the end of September at The Next Generation Healthcare Summit, to discuss the future of their businesses and the healthcare system. Media coverage across the globe has detailed both negative and positive opinions, and ye...
In an interview for MeettheBoss.com,Corne Meeuwis, CEO, CASC-CWE explains that the success of CASC-CWE has led to other countries seeking a similar solution: “The central east region is in the process of setting up an auction office like CASC [and] there is a discussion going on in the...
Improved communications could soon see Africa’s business profile escalate. The potential is high – but is the industry up to the challenge laid out before it? The Telecommunication industry in Africa has experienced explosive growth over the last decade and is unquestionably amongst th...
‘Antiquated’ systems means the Government is not delivering Claims the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health during an exclusive interview for MeettheBoss.com
Commissioner Elizabeth Jones, a recognised leader in the field of energy supply, and recently announced candidate for the US Senate, wowed an audience of top Oil & Gas executives at the Next Generation Oil & Gas Summit last week in Colorado.
Commissioner Elizabeth Jones, a recognised leader in the field of energy supply, and recently announced candidate for the US Senate, wowed an audience of top Oil & Gas executives at the Next Generation Oil & Gas Summit last week in Colorado.
“No longer is it adequate just to get a computer science degree and focus on the technical aspects of the job.” says Albert Hitchcock, Global CIO, Vodafone in an exclusive interview for MeettheBoss.com
Robert Spiegel, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP), the global science-based healthcare company, says he is “very concerned” that changes to the healthcare system by the Obama administration could affect public health.
There has been no shortage of conversation about online networking in the last year. Communities such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are a fantastic resource to all - But what are the true business benefits of Social networking?