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EF Member JoAnn Laing a National Leader in Robotics and AI

January 31, 2019

Robots and AI are already in our homes and offices, they are disrupting every aspect of work and redefining productivity.  EF member JoAnn Laing is an acknowledged leader in the field and makes great information available in social media.  Robotics is hitting every part of our daily lives and in most industries. In addition to technology, manufacturing and defense, industry sectors being affected include: Agriculture, Business Services, Consumer Products and Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Real Estate, Transportation and Warehousing, and others.…

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EF Board President Kathy Murray Rings Nasdaq Bell

June 20, 2018

Kathy Murray supports Tech Up for Women A tireless supporter of women in technology and indeed women in leadership, our board Chair is an active adviser to Tech Up for Women, which is a platform for all women to learn more about tech in order to advance in their careers. Kathy’s corporate experience at Aetna and PwC  and now, entrepreneur has had a strong impact on the organization.  Their conference was named by Forbes as one of the five most inspiring…

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Allan Grafman was published in Directors and Boards

June 15, 2018

Time for GE to Split Up the CEO-Chairman Job? The structure may be derailing true independent oversight & a turnaround. John L. Flannery, GE's Chairman & CEOBy Allan Grafman and Nell Minow At April’s annual meeting, General Electric’s leadership got an earful from retirees, employees and shareholders about the company’s financial woes, with one investor calling the once preeminent Blue Chip company an “embarrassment.” GE’s unlikely mix of assets and operations was assembled and managed for decades under a board structure led…

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Allan Grafman was published in Family Business

June 15, 2018

Creating shareholder liquidity: A checklist before going public Click here to download article There is now a real investor desire, and even a need, for strong companies to be in the public markets. According to a May 2017 Ernst & Young report, the number of domestically incorporated U.S. listed companies dropped by more than 45% between 1996 and 2016. The amount of cash liquidity in the U.S. banking system is $2.2 trillion, according to Federal Reserve economic data (Dec. 7,…

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Jon Kramer publishes Customer Collaboration: Tomorrow’s Winning Strategy

June 11, 2018

Shopper Matters June 2018 Link to article What Worked Yesterday, Won’t Necessarily Work Tomorrow Positioning, strategy, reach, frequency, and audience insights. These are critical components for brands. However, dramatically changing technology, consumer behavior and shifting channel requirements now mandate major changes. We could wax endlessly – and many have – about how to best address today’s complexity. Fragmented media, digital transformation, population fragmentation, and distribution “supply chain” disruption. However, what has not been as closely dissected is the growing importance of customer…

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David Dreilinger’s Odyssey Impact wins major awards.

June 11, 2018

"Newtown," a documentary focusing on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, was awarded a prestigious Peabody Award this Spring, while "Notes From Dunblaine" won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.  Additionally, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" (highlighted by Oprah Winfrey in her Golden Globes speech) won the Special Prize for Human Rights Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

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