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At EY, we need to have a maniacal appreciation of the clients’ experiences and the outcomes they’re trying to achieve. Most of the best innovation I’ve seen here has stemmed from that extreme focus.

Jeffrey Saviano

EY Global Tax Innovation Leader

Tax innovation leader. Better Innovation podcast host. TEDx Speaker. Tennis player. Husband and dad of three.

As EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, Jeff leads teams to discover, design and commercialize new tax services and technology platforms.

He works with teams to drive innovation through test-and-learn patterns and acceleration initiatives, while implementing programs to enhance our innovation brand and promote a culture of innovation within EY.

Jeff also hosts the EY Better Innovation podcast series, which features interviews with innovation thought leaders across all industries and explores stories of how innovation is reshaping and transforming business in an inextricably digital world.

Having started his career with EY over 25 years ago, he has more than two decades of state, local and indirect tax experience.

Jeff received a BSc in Accounting from Iona College, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and an LLM in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law.

How Jeffrey is building a better working world

“In my role as an innovation leader, I’m helping to drive not just new services, but people initiatives — how we empower our people to creatively solve client problems at the engagement level. I also liaise with the external innovation ecosystem of academics, startups and corporate innovation leaders to discover new services and advance our innovation.”

Jeff frequently speaks on tax policy and innovation topics in the US. In 2018, he delivered a talk on blockchain for government tax authorities at the MIT Media Lab as part of the Blockchain in Action summit. In 2016, he delivered a TEDxBeaconStreet Talk on the idea that imposing a carbon tax could help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change."

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