EY’s Jeff Wong to sit on Oxford Foundry Board to further entrepreneurship and innovation efforts
London & Palo Alto, 12 October 2017
EY Global Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Wong has been named a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford Foundry, University of Oxford for a tenure of five years. Oxford University recently unveiled the Oxford Foundry, an entrepreneurial hub that brings together students, start-ups and businesses to create an environment that enables its 23,000 students to build the innovation skills necessary to succeed in today’s hyper-paced market. EY is one of the founding donors supporting the Oxford Foundry.
Jeff Wong, EY Global Chief Innovation Officer, says:
“Innovation requires a deep level of collaboration between universities, start-ups, governments and business communities. At EY, we believe idea generation, experiential learning and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset are key to creating an innovation-friendly ecosystem. We are proud to share these core tenets with Oxford Foundry and support its efforts to foster a spirit of innovation.”
EY’s commitment to the Oxford Foundry is another manifestation of the organization’s focus on creating ecosystems that enable idea generation and collaboration. For more than 30 years, EY has believed in and supported the power of entrepreneurs. EY supports more than 500,000 entrepreneurs around the world, through EY programs such as the Entrepreneur of the YearTM program, Enterprise Growth Services, Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM, Accelerating Entrepreneurs and through supporting organizations such as Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Endeavour.
Wong is responsible for global innovation at EY and leads the Global Innovation team. His role is focused on leveraging his Silicon Valley experience to continuously challenge everything, from the way EY operates internally to how we provide services to clients. The Global Innovation team works across the entire organization to help identify, share and scale leading ideas and is responsible for researching and exploring new technologies.
Innovation is at the core of EY’s business globally and how it helps its clients achieve business transformation. The organization drives innovation through a globally connected network of teams, EY wavespace™ innovation centers, and labs – all working together to solve problems in new ways, focused on disruptive growth strategies and breakthrough technologies.
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