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The Decision Platform (TDP)

CEO  Jim Beddows is a proven Intrepreneur, that is, a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.  He is a creator of new markets and ecosystems for GE, PepsiCo, Disney, Fox, Microsoft, PARC

IGM AG partners with TDP because it creates a flat playing field for anyone who can use a computer to access probability based, choice making data.  TDP bridges the Innovation Gap.  Billion-dollar corporations trust TDP to match them with the innovations that grow revenue and help them stay ahead of the curve while operating with conscious evolutionary mindfulness to ensure all participants have access to information and resources needed to reach their full potential.

The tech scout processes of all TDP partners will have access to proprietary data-driven systems and expert innovation consultants, TDP finds the technologies that match the goals of all participants.

TDP is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, and draws its team from executives with years of experience at fortune 500 companies and billion-dollar unicorn startups.

Jim Beddows' Experience
PARC
Breakthrough-Innovation Consultant for New Business Development
Company NamePARC
Dates EmployedMar 2014 – Jul 2015  Employment Duration1 yr 5 mos
LocationPalo Alto, California
Core Problem: For its commercial offerings, PARC positioned its R&D capabilities across its hardware and software labs as point solutions being sold into corporate middle management.

Key Solution: Helped lead a PARC strategy reboot transitioning its business model from selling point solutions to a “valued-advisor” solutions model targeting strategic innovation challenges at the C Suite level for Fortune Group and Global 2000 companies.

PARC’s new sales process focused on delivering a range of technology solutions tied to new industry business models being driven by the Internet of Everything and accelerating technology advances.

Developed the business process to cut through to the Global 2000 C-Level for agile business development and to mitigate risk for both PARC and the potential client.

Led the partnership and product strategy, proof of concept, and beta tests with clients reducing PARC’s business development/sales cycles by over 70%, that produced strategic engagements with global industry leaders such as Daikin Industries, Ltd of Osaka, Japan.
The Decision Platform
Acting CEO and Investor
Company NameThe Decision Platform
Dates Employed2013 – 2013  Employment Durationless than a year
LocationCalabasas, CA
Core Problem: 53% of college graduates are under or unemployed with an average of $29,000 in student-loan debt.

Key Solution: Founder of a startup benefit corporation focused on combining Big Data analytics, predictive algorithms, cognitive research and content to a multi-screen, Mobile Platform-As-A-Service and Enterprise app to help users make better decisions sooner. Created vision, formed team, raised initial seed round capital, developed prototype architecture, and initiated alliances with enterprise companies and other institutions including University of Southern California. First application of platform: helping secondary students to align their educational and vocational paths.
2ergo group plc (a Microsoft partner company)
Director and Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Strategy
Company Name2ergo group plc (a Microsoft partner company)
Dates Employed2009 – 2013  Employment Duration4 yrs
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Core Problem: 2ego needed to generate new mobile business lines to augment its premium SMS services and mobile-internet site businesses.

Key Solution: Oversaw a strategy shift to a managed-services business model, faster and more directed product innovation, and partnered with Microsoft R&D. Directly led the partnership and product strategy, proof of concept, and beta test with Microsoft, 3M and Wendy’s International enabling 2ergo to provide an innovative, mobile solution closing the retail loop with consumers throughout their shopping journeys.
Mobile Entertainment Forum
Special Advisor to the Global Board
Company NameMobile Entertainment Forum
Dates EmployedJan 2010 – Dec 2010  Employment Duration12 mos
LocationLos Angeles, CA
The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF)
MEF Americas Board Chair
Company NameThe Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF)
Dates Employed2008 – 2010  Employment Duration2 yrs
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Core Problem: MEF America's business model to generate revenues was broken.

Key Solutions: Switched from a high-risk/high reward events model to driving revenue growth through increased corporate memberships. Expanded the board of directors and increased their involvement in high-visibility initiatives to better the mobile entertainment industry. Expanded the footprint of MEF Americas to Canada and Latin America to drive memberships and revenues.

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