September 4, 2020 – 1-800-Accountant Mike Savage, Talks to Dogs Liz Murdoch and IBM Saves Sports

September 4, 2020 – 1-800-Accountant Mike Savage, Talks to Dogs Liz Murdoch and IBM Saves Sports

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Mike Savage – Founder and CEO at 1-800Accountant

Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice. 

Mike Savage is the Founder, Owner, and CEO of 1-800Accountant, a virtual accounting firm that is redefining small business services through technology. Mike is a 2018 recipient of the Glassdoor Top CEOs award in the U.S. SMB category. A savvy finance expert with more than 20 years in accounting experience, Mike’s proficiency in tax law is unsurpassed. He spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on high-profile audits in that firm’s fraud division. Along the way, Mike recognized that small ventures can benefit from the same tax services that big enterprises receive. Eventually, 1-800Accountant was born. Mike has become an industry leader by eliminating bookkeeping and tax preparation anxiety for small business owners.

Liz Murdoch – Animal Communicator and Podcast Host of Talking with the dogs!™

I don’t care if people are scratching their heads about me talking to dogs, because the people that are onboard with me are so satisfied. 

Liz Murdoch, Founder of Talking with the dogs™, is a pro at teaching Animal Communication so people can learn to hear and understand what their pets are thinking and want them to know in order to have confidence with their behavior, medical and final stage of life care choices. Liz earned the Pet Partner’s Animal Assisted Therapy Team certification and worked with her adopted Black Labrador Sam in hospitals and a traumatic injury rehab center with teams of physicians, therapists and patients. Liz can talk with dogs anywhere: sitting in the same room, Skyping across the country, or even calling from around the globe. Liz also hosts the popular Talking with the dogs!™ Podcast , and is passionate about sharing the message that dogs and animals have a lot to say, and are grateful to be understood. Liz is currently working on a book about what the dogs want people to know, based on her conversations talking with the dogs. She has also created a website, DogStories, to promote dog stories that anyone wants to share.

Noah Syken – Vice President, IBM Sports and Entertainment Partnerships 

Noah Syken is Vice President of Global Sponsorships and Client Executive Programs at IBM. He is responsible for leading the Strategy and Partnerships related to IBM’s global sponsorship portfolio. This includes partnerships with US Open Golf, The Masters, Pebble Beach, US Open Tennis, The Tony Awards, Wimbledon, French Open and the Australian Open. As the man most identified with IBM’s media, advertising and sponsorship strategy, he’s led impressively integrated efforts, utilizing assets like tennis’ Grand Slam events, the PGA Tour, and even Watson, the company’s artificial intelligence ambassador and Jeopardy champion. Noah shares information about the work IBM is doing with sports including how new technologies are impacting the fan experience, examples of IBM’s partnerships with major sporting events, and the future of sports, as IBM sees it.