In this next episode of Tech-Driven Business, Mustansir Saifuddin talks with Dawn Solomon of Haworth. With Dawn's decades of industry and tech experience, she shares what she has learned while implementing and using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC). Dawn not only shares what has worked well, but also what to watch out for when implementing BPC; especially if you look to combine it with Microsoft Power BI. Her key takeaway: as a life-long learner, Dawn has been able to stay abreast of changing technology and support Haworth through it's refinement and use of SAP.

Dawn Solomon is a Sr. SAP Business Process Analyst supporting HR and Finance in the Center of Excellence (COE) at Haworth Inc.  During Dawn’s career she’s done everything from Accounts Payable to being a Subject Matter Expert to joining the COE. Involved with multiple upgrades of the finance systems at Haworth, she has also supported Haworth globally including North America, Asia Pacific, and European sectors. This global support was for not only finance applications but some parts of Human Resources as Haworth moves to Success Factors. Dawn is an active volunteer with America SAP User Group (ASUG) where she shares her insights and expertise with others.
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Mustansir Saifuddin continues the conversation with David C. Williams of AT&T whose background includes leading large-scale IT projects which result in large returns for the organization. In this episode, David dives into no-code and how companies are leveraging no-code to make a significant impact. Low-code and no-code have the power to transform business processes in an exponential way with a lower financial investment. It also opens the door for those that may not have the traditional tech background. 

David also shares his latest venture, the "Business Model" book that he has authored to highlight how we can combine our past experience with our business passion to create our own business model. In other words, how his mom made "$1 out of $0.15. David's takeaway : be bold and courageous to take your idea boldly to where it should go. No-code and low-code is a great way to get it moving forward.

During David's career with AT&T, he has created deep-link HTML marketing initiatives that garner 90 million monthly impressions, led Competitive Intelligence which helped shape AT&T's Mobile First strategy, has been responsible for supporting several Fortune500 companies encompassing $120M in revenue, and authored two patents for Reprogrammable RFID and bridging satellite and LTE technology. In his current role, David is responsible for hyper-automation & emerging technology to transform Customer/Employee Experience and Cost Structure for his organization. He leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide. His innovations are driving change across the company as his team has developed 600+ Bots automating 70M contacts, realizing $400M in operating income at over 3,000% ROI. Additionally, he also invented & sponsored a decision engine driving $200M credit reduction annually.

David is the 2021 Legacy Award recipient at Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Conference, 2x Dream in Black winner, AT&T Champion of Diversity Award winner, a proud mentor of multiple Employee Groups, & Diversity Ambassador. David’s humble beginnings in the poorest corner of Dallas, TX, continual giving back through Solar Robot Workshops to the community, and rise through a corporate giant is encapsulated in his soon to be released book entitled, Business Model. 

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Mustansir Saifuddin continues the conversation with David C. Williams of AT&T who leads one of the largest Robotic Process Automation initiatives for AT&T. Now covering 70 million transactions daily with a 3000% ROI, David understands what it takes for a RPA initiative to be successful. He'll discuss the importance of giving a bot time to mature and the power of sustainability. David's belief in "culture trumps strategy" has allowed for him to build a team that always keeps improving their bots. He discusses how Corporate America can be a lot, but we are humans first. He follows his mom's mantra of making "$1 out of $0.15" to drive ingenuity and that "1" by "1" makes "11". 

More importantly, David shares how the end game of creating hybrid solutions allows for collaboration tools and RPA to leverage the best from each solution. 

During David's career with AT&T, he has created deep-link HTML marketing initiatives that garner 90 million monthly impressions, led Competitive Intelligence which helped shape AT&T's Mobile First strategy, has been responsible for supporting several Fortune500 companies encompassing $120M in revenue, and authored two patents for Reprogrammable RFID and bridging satellite and LTE technology. In his current role, David is responsible for hyper-automation & emerging technology to transform Customer/Employee Experience and Cost Structure for his organization. He leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide. His innovations are driving change across the company as his team has developed 600+ Bots automating 70M contacts, realizing $400M in operating income at over 3,000% ROI. Additionally, he also invented & sponsored a decision engine driving $200M credit reduction annually.

David is the 2021 Legacy Award recipient at Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Conference, 2x Dream in Black winner, AT&T Champion of Diversity Award winner, a proud mentor of multiple Employee Groups, & Diversity Ambassador. David’s humble beginnings in the poorest corner of Dallas, TX, continual giving back through Solar Robot Workshops to the community, and rise through a corporate giant is encapsulated in his soon to be
released book entitled, Business Model. 

Continue the conversation on:

LinkedIn:

David C. Williams

Mustansir Saifuddin

Innovative Solution Partners 

Twitter:

@dcwglobal

@Mmsaifuddin

 

YouTube

or learn more about our sponsor Innovative Solution Partners to schedule a free consultation.
 

In this next series of episodes, I have the pleasure of speaking with David C. Williams, Assistant Vice President-Automation at AT&T. David understands how to use the power of IT to manage change quickly and effectively in times of uncertainty. He and his team were responsible for putting the technology in place to move AT&T's 40,000 reps from being in the office to being remote with the pandemic forced lockdown. Listen in to how David worked cross functionally to make this massive change in 5 weeks rather than 6 months. 

During David's career with AT&T, he has created deep-link HTML marketing initiatives that garner 90 million monthly impressions, led Competitive Intelligence which helped shape AT&T's Mobile First strategy, has been responsible for supporting several Fortune500 companies encompassing $120M in revenue, and authored two patents for Reprogrammable RFID and bridging satellite and LTE technology. In his current role, David is responsible for hyper-automation & emerging technology to transform Customer/Employee Experience and Cost Structure for his organization. He leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide. His innovations are driving change across the company as his team has developed 600+ Bots automating 70M contacts, realizing $400M in operating income at over 3,000% ROI. Additionally, he also invented & sponsored a decision engine driving $200M credit reduction annually.

David is the 2021 Legacy Award recipient at Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Conference, 2x Dream in Black winner, AT&T Champion of Diversity Award winner, a proud mentor of multiple Employee Groups, & Diversity Ambassador. David’s humble beginnings in the poorest corner of Dallas, TX, continual giving back through Solar Robot Workshops to the community, and rise through a corporate giant is encapsulated in his soon to be
released book entitled, Business Model

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David C. Williams

Mustansir Saifuddin

Innovative Solution Partners 

Twitter: @Mmsaifuddin

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In this next episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Mark Stifter who's career focus has been on compliance. As tech professionals we often are at the receiving end of compliance requirements. But what does that really mean? Mark explains the four pillars of compliance, why it's important, and the successes and failures he's seen with companies as they implement their compliance strategies.

Mark, president of Herndonwood Associates, is a global governance, risk and compliance entrepreneur with a cybersecurity background. He has extensive experience successfully managing teams and supporting organizations with the creation and implementation of IT compliance strategies and programs required due to growth, acquisition, divestiture, disruption and new or reinterpreted regulations. His background includes developing solutions that are sustainable, measurable and leverage automation using both proprietary and custom tools. 

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In this final episode with Shabbir Aqeel Danish, we dive into how the data driven economy results in innovation and disruption. He'll share how businesses who embrace change, transformational leadership, and mass customization are becoming innovators and disruptors. Listen in as Shabbir shares what makes companies successful in this new economy as well as disruptors being seen in the media industry. 

Shabbir currently serves as the co-founder and CFO of Exeest, a startup media tech company aimed at revolutionizing how premium film and tv content is bought and sold across the world. Prior to starting Exeest, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal’s IT where Shabbir drove a company-wide, multi-year technology transformation strategy, while managing a $0.5B global budget.  

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In this episode, Shabbir Aqeel Danish rejoins me to share valuable insights on how mass customization can help companies grow and succeed in this new era. He'll share key takeaways on how mass customization and transformational leadership combine to make businesses successful. 

Shabbir currently serves as the co-founder and CFO of Exeest, a startup media tech company aimed at revolutionizing how premium film and tv content is bought and sold across the world. Prior to starting Exeest, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal’s IT where Shabbir drove a company-wide, multi-year technology transformation strategy, while managing a $0.5B global budget.  

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Shabbir Danish

Mustansir Saifuddin

Innovative Solution Partners 

Twitter: @Mmsaifuddin

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or learn more about our sponsor Innovative Solution Partners to schedule a free consultation.
 

In this next series of episodes, I have the pleasure of speaking with Shabbir Aqeel Danish who is passionate about seeing companies and teams succeed in the Digital Era. In this episode, he shares his insights on transformational leadership, the role of design thinking, and the opportunities for technology leaders to lead effectively.

Shabbir currently serves as the co-founder and CFO of Exeest, a startup media tech company aimed at revolutionizing how premium film and tv content is bought and sold across the world. Prior to starting Exeest, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal’s IT where Shabbir drove a company-wide, multi-year technology transformation strategy, while managing a $0.5B global budget.  

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Shabbir Danish ,

Mustansir Saifuddin

Innovative Solution Partners 

Twitter: @Mmsaifuddin

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In this next episode, I continue the conversation with Dave Feidner. We'll dive into the core of something I'm really passionate about: data. It is one of the defining factors between a good and great business. He highlights the key to a company's success by using data; including the different between lagging and indicating indicators.
  
Dave Feidner’s purpose in life is to help build great companies, and enable all their associates to live ideal lives. He came to this realization after a long career building a network of international companies and obsessing about how best to help entrepreneurs and get leaders to work together. Today he serves leaders as a Professional EOS Implementer (Entrepreneurial Operating System), and though his coaching and speaking with peer groups within Vistage, EO and the Investable Mastermind.  

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Dave Feidner

Mustansir Saifuddin,

Innovative Solution Partners 

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In this next episode, I continue diving into what it takes for businesses to grow and succeed from the people standpoint. Listen in as Dave Feidner discusses the difference between good and great companies, mistakes growth focused companies make, and the importance of staying true to the soul of your organization: its core values and core focus. 

Dave Feidner’s purpose in life is to help build great companies, and enable all their associates to live ideal lives. He came to this realization after a long career building a network of international companies and obsessing about how best to help entrepreneurs and get leaders to work together. Today he serves leaders as a Professional EOS Implementer (Entrepreneurial Operating System), and through his coaching and speaking with peer groups within Vistage, EO and the Investable Mastermind.  

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Dave Feidner,

Mustansir Saifuddin,

Innovative Solution Partners ,

Twitter: @Mmsaifuddin

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or learn more about our sponsor Innovative Solution Partners to schedule a free consultation.
 

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