The purpose of this blog is to highlight PricewaterhouseCoopers’ efforts to bring value to our firm, our people, and our clients through growing a culture of ideation and innovation at every level of the firm’s engagement. We also aim to make connection points within the innovation community and to engage in conversations around and relating to innovation. We blog to create dialog within our firm and beyond for developing innovation competence. We aim to listen, and invite your comments and insights as we take this innovative journey together.
Sarah Firisen has been with PwC for almost 3 years. Sarah has over 17 years experience in the field of information technology (IT), as both a local area network (LAN) engineer and then as a software developer for 14 years specializing in software design, implementation and general Internet-based systems consultation.
Since joining PwC, Sarah has utilized her IT background to work on a range of projects, including social media and innovation strategy. Most recently, Sarah has been working in the Global Healthcare group helping to facilitate healthcare Thought Leadership across the territories, with a particular emphasis on the role of innovation and mobile health. Sarah has now moved to a role within the Global Human Capital team working on partner development.
Sarah is a graduate of Nottingham University in the United Kingdom with a BA in Philosophy and of Columbia University in New York City with an MA in Philosophy.
During her 17 year tenure with PwC, she has worked with IT Communication Tools & Strategies, the Knowledge Technology Team, and the Center for Advanced Research, drafting strategic messaging, managing internal and external online resources, and supporting application directors in the roll-out of new initiatives with respect to L&E, communications and change management.
Prior to joining PwC, Corynne worked in public relations at the University of Southern California Law Center, and managed publicity for several fine arts organizations. She holds a B.S. degree in Journalism from Utah State University, and spent ten years as a freelance newspaper columnist. Her interests include music, photography and family adventures.
Saker Ghani helps lead the internal product development and external marketing efforts for PwC’ Innovation Office. In this capacity, he helps oversee the design and production of the various online products. Saker also designs the group’s social networking activities, and helps create the it’s various marcom collateral.
Earlier, Saker was a business strategy and technology consultant in the firm’s CIO Advisory practice where he worked extensively with C-suite executives to solve challenges around IT strategy, organization development, enterprise architecture, finance optimization, digital transformation, and information lifecycle management.
Prior to consulting, Saker spent over a decade in the Silicon Valley working on the whole gamut of product development roles at Apple, Yahoo, and Palm, from R&D, to product management, to localization. Saker received his B.A. in Computer Science from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and a ManageMentor certification through executive coursework at Harvard University.
You can follow Saker on Twitter at twitter.com/sakerghani.
Dr. Reichental has 19 years of experience in the field of information technology (IT). In addition to leadership in a variety of back-office technology roles, he has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies and beyond on diverse technology and business subjects.
He is also a highly sought-after public speaker and has presented often on a range of subjects. He has addressed audiences that include Harvard Business School, MIT, Information Management Forum, Conference Board Council of CIO Executives, and the Product Development Management Association (PDMA). He is interviewed often and has been featured in publications that include CIO magazine, Computerworld, and InformationWeek. His TV appearances include a recent segment on the international business news channel, CNBC.
Jonathan can be reached and followed at twitter.com/reichental