The global black market economy is estimated at around 10 trillion a year, easily making it the second-largest economy on Earth, rivaling the United States in size. Where does the 'informal' economy end and the black market begin, and how do we foster ingenuity in formal business collaboration without crossing criminal lines?
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
With extensive senior management practical experience, Oliver consults with companies on international digital transformation strategy. Oliver previously ran HP's Global Digital Enterprise Transformation team, managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration and workflow environment and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.
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