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Ascend Metro New York Chapter - "Competing for Growth"

Thursday, June 16, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ascend Metro New York
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On the evening of April 19, 2011, the Metro New York Chapter of Ascend and Ernst & Young hosted an executive discussion on "Competing for Growth” at Ernst & Young (5 Times Square, on 7th Avenue between 41st & 42nd Streets, 22nd floor) to explore what leading companies are doing today to strengthen and sustain their competitiveness in this new market environment through four key areas: (i) Customer Reach (ii) Cost Competitiveness (iii) Stakeholder Confidence and (iv) Operational Agility. The guest speakers also shared how they personally stay at the top of their games as business leaders.

Key Takeaways

· Understand clients' needs and think from their perspectives; take due diligence and efforts to anticipate the clients' needs

· Innovation leads to growth

· Heavily regulated firms need to manage the balance between respecting regulations and minimizing the cost for compliance

· Learn to adopt environmental challenges by improving efficiency, learning new processes and changing processes

· Be able to collaborate different views from different groups and functions

· Candid and direct communication is most effective

Guest Speakers and Moderator

· Harry Chopra, Managing Director, Global Client Service and Sales Operations, Standard & Poors

· Nadine Mirchandani, Partner, Ernst & Young

· Kristie Wong, Controller, Barclays Americas

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