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When sport inspires business success

[(L-R)  Ciaran Keohane, SMB Lead at Microsoft with guest speakers Jim Hughes, CEO of Innovate and Microsoft and former Donegal Manager Jim McGuinness at the

‘Make Money from the Microsoft Cloud’ partner event held at Microsoft HQ this week.

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Microsoft Partners win at business with sports management playbook

Gorey, Wexford: Innovate CEO Jim Hughes and former Donegal Football Manager Jim McGuinness joined forces at the Microsoft Partner Network event in Leopardstown on Thursday October 8th for an inspirational session on how to motivate a team to win.

Both Jim’s spoke passionately about how they integrate business, life and sport to inspire their staff to become leaders in their own right.

Jim Hughes explained how his ‘Croke Park’ is making Innovate unbeatable.  He said that he consistently persuades his management team to think like athletes who put their bodies on the line to reach the top.  This winning mentality spreads throughout Innovate giving rise to a team of truly committed IT engineers and consultants, backed up by customer support experts.

Reflecting on the success of Innovate, Jim explained how business, like sport, a game of inches is.

“Innovate stays true to our core values which making our people and our customers our most important stakeholders. We find that engaging today’s talent nurtures tomorrow’s, giving us a team that leaves nothing on the pitch. We seek out those inches and each one makes us better today than we were yesterday”.

The Microsoft event was well attended by industry leaders. Both Jim Hughes and Jim McGuinness are certainly top of their game.

About Innovate: Founded in February 2005, Innovate’s mission is to give business people the power to harness today’s leading-edge technology to grow their companies.  Small, medium and large companies trust its team to provide resilient networks, secure cloud solutions and customer service that outperforms other end-to-end IT providers.  Innovate is a privately held company with offices in Wexford and Dublin.

For more go to www.innovate.ie

Picture Caption:  [(L-R)  Guest speakers Jim Hughes, CEO of Innovate and Microsoft and former Donegal Manager Jim McGuinness at the

‘Make Money from the Microsoft Cloud’ partner event held at Microsoft HQ last week.

 

 

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