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Global-Z International Quarterly eNewsletter Summer 2013

in this issue

We Say Zi jin to Tao at Global-Z's 2nd Annual Luau

TED comes to Vermont: The Future of Creativity

Jumping Off Cliffs in the Connection Economy: Seth Godin in NYC

The 2013 Catamount Prowl


Interview with Gary Palmer: "The Chief Alchemist "
~by Paul Harris, Sales & Marketing Assistant

Recently, Global-Z had the unique opportunity to speak with Gary Palmer, Director of Information Alchemy ltd, an independent marketing information consultancy and services provider which helps organizations take control of their data resource and extract from it maximum value through data-driven marketing and customer insight.

Gary works in the United Kingdom, and he has twenty years of experience in getting real business value from data resources. He spoke with us about the impact of bad data quality, information management and the future of data-driven business decision making.

We hope you enjoy our interview with Gary.

Global-Z: Why do so many organizations have a hard time starting a data governance program?

Gary: Part of the problem is that data is pervasive, and responsibility for it diffuses. Very few organizations have assigned a clear accountability for managing data.

More with Gary Palmer

Summer is finally here (well, and winter for our subscribers in the southern hemisphere) and the folks at Global-Z have not let the warm weather stop them from staying focused as our business continues to grow. We want to thank all of our GZ News readers and hope you all enjoy our summer edition. Our goal is to help keep you up to date and informed on issues that matter to you. Thank you for your continued feedback! Please keep your thoughts and recommendations coming.

In this edition of GZ News, we show you some of the wild creatures that are on the prowl around Bennington, Vermont! Also, we feature an exclusive look inside the TEDxManchesterVillage: the Future of Creativity event we attended earlier this month.

  • We Say Zi jin to Tao at Global-Z's 2nd Annual Luau
  • ~by Jennifer Martell & Katie Favreau, Global-Z Co-Morale Officers

    It is that time yet again to hear what we, your favorite GZers a.k.a the Co-Morale Officers, have been up to!

    Our job is typically all fun and games, but sometimes the reasons for said fun are unfortunately very sad. Such is the case for one of our recent shindigs. Tao Qian, a beloved colleague, left Global-Z. Tao and his family relocated to the great state of Louisiana, which was just a little too far from good ol' Bennington for him to commute anymore. When we found out that Tao would be leaving us we were all more than a little sad. We love Tao and it will just not be the same around here without him. Tao was always such a delight, and one of the sweetest and nicest persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

    View the Pictures!
  • TED comes to Vermont: The Future of Creativity
  • ~by Marty Shaw, Director of Sales & Marketing

    Global-Z is honored to have sponsored the sold out TEDxManchesterVillage: the Future of Creativity last month! Management guru, Tom Peters, was the daylong event's Master of Ceremonies, providing great insights and introductions to an outstanding lineup of presenters who, as Tom said, helped make the day "mind stretching".

    Learn More about TED
  • Jumping Off Cliffs in the Connection Economy: Seth Godin in NYC
  • ~by Marty Shaw, Director of Sales & Marketing

    I had the great pleasure of meeting my favorite marketing guru, Seth Godin, in person at the inaugural Integrated Marketing Week (IM Week) in New York City last month. He was the keynote speaker kicking off the event. I was fortunate enough to have him sign his new book for me; V Is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone - "A full-color ABC book for grown-ups, with a powerful message about doing great work". During his lively presentation Seth certainly did not let any attendees down, providing insight and advice on how to navigate what he refers to as the new "connection economy".

    More Seth Here...
  • The 2013 Catamount Prowl
  • ~by Paul Harris, Sales & Marketing Assistant

    Catamounts have overrun Bennington, Vermont!

    The 2013 Catamount Prowl is a community street art event organized by the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce. The street art event runs until the end of October and raises money for our community and local businesses.

    See Pictures of the Cats
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