Innovation Is a Journey

Jeffrey C. Thomson | October 31, 2016 | 1

Innovation is not something that happens once, says Institute of Management Accountants CEO Jeff Thomson. To build innovation into your business, it can’t be a “one hit wonder” or something you only do to keep your customers or stakeholders happy. It must be embedded as part of your core culture, built into your performance management system, and become an ingrained, on-going part of business thinking and action. Innovation can become part of what sets you apart from your competition. 

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Jeffrey C. Thomson

CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO

Jeffrey C. Thomson is president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). Since assuming this position in 2008, Thomson led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA becoming one of the fastest growing accounting associations in the world, with double-digit growth in its CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program for the past five years. Prior to joining IMA, Thomson worked at AT&T for more than two decades where he served in various financial, strategic, and operational roles, including CFO of an $18 billion dollar business unit. Thomson served as COSO board member from 2006 to December, 2011, during a period when COSO experienced growth in influential thought leader pieces and launched the internal controls refresh initiative.  See more by Jeffrey C. Thomson

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ramji mahadevan yahoo November 6, 2016

Yes Mr Jeff is right, Innovation is in the DNA of IMA and every CMA has been working and contributing for day to day innovations

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