Ernst & Young LLP’s Michael Kanazawa to share results of global innovation surveys at 2014 Digital Experience Conference

San Francisco, 20 August 2014

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Former Bedrock principal and leading entrepreneur to discuss study and EY’s new innovation experience studios

Michael Kanazawa, a principal with Ernst & Young LLP and a leader in its strategy practice, will speak today at the 2014 Total Digital Experience Conference. Kanazawa will share results of recent global surveys on innovation, as well as describe EY’s innovation experience studios for generating greater innovation agility and deeper immersion in customer experiences.

“We have been thrilled with how the former Bedrock team has rapidly integrated into the Ernst & Young LLP team over the past few months. It really shows in how our work with clients is coming together at an intersection of business and design to enable innovation,” said Cheryl Grise, a principal with Ernst & Young LLP and the EY Global Advisory Strategy leader. “Mike will share some of our team’s latest thinking on innovation and strategic transformation at the conference, which is setting a new model for how strategic consulting can be delivered in the future.”

Kanazawa has both built and sold two innovative consulting firms throughout his career as an entrepreneur. Those firms consulted to global corporations in driving from innovation through breakthrough corporate transformations. He is the author of “Big Ideas to Big Results” and recently joined Ernst & Young LLP when Bedrock Consultants combined with it. Bedrock was a firm that he co-created with David Takeuchi that blended strategy and transformation with design and branding capabilities to help companies generate industry disruptions.

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