Innovation in action: Former Nintendo America head to headline EisnerAmper summit

As the former president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé helped bring the Nintendo DS, Wii and other leading video game systems to the global marketplace — ensuring Nintendo maintained its spot as a power player in an increasingly crowded and competitive gaming marketplace.

Reggie Fils-Aimé. (Business Wire)

Being innovative, however, doesn’t just happen by chance. It takes planning and purpose, drive and determination.

Fils-Aimé will detail how Nintendo stayed ahead of the curve during the keynote address at the EisnerAmper Virtual National Summit, themed “Breaking the Rules: Innovation in Action.”

The event will take place from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 2.

(Register here; it’s free.)

During the keynote session, “The Innovator’s Rulebook for Breaking the Rules,” Fils-Aimé will share his principles for effective and innovative leadership, including defining a vision, courage in decision-making and irrefutable integrity.

Diane Wasser, the partner in charge at EisnerAmper’s top New Jersey office, at Metropark in Edison, said the summit is tailored to business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, family offices and high net worth individuals across all sectors.

This year’s summit features industry-leading speakers discussing how decision-makers can use new ways of thinking to make immediate and lasting positive impacts within their businesses. How can they reinvent themselves and their businesses to succeed in an environment of never-before-seen risk and uncertainty?

In addition to Fils-Aimé, the summit will include a number of breakout sessions, including:

Sports in the Bubble: Reinventing Business, Reflecting Change, Revealing the New Direction

In this uncertain climate, sports has been one of the industries that has excelled, changing the playbook on operations both for its business as well as for the fans. Here’s how it did it.

Panelists will include:

  • Oris Stuart, executive vice president for the NBA who oversees diversityand inclusion strategies for the league;
  • Sean Prendergast, chief financial officer of Major League Soccer;
  • Timothy Leiweke, CEO of the Oak View Group, who was instrumental in the NHL Islanders’ new UBS Arena;
  • Michael Breit, partner-in-charge of EisnerAmper’s Sports & Entertainment practice.

When Is a Family Office Right for You? Innovative Planning for Extraordinary Times

The family office can be a strategic planning structure not only to manage your family, but also your business and everything in between. But, when is the right time? Is a single-family office or multifamily office the right path for you?

Panelists will include:

  • Kenneth Drummond, CFO of the Johnson Co.;
  • Laura Macca, director, business transformation, at EisnerAmper;
  • Marie Arrigo, tax partner and co-leader, family office services, at EisnerAmper

Michael Mattia, EisnerAmper principal-in-charge of marketing, said that, even though the event will be virtual, there will be opportunities to meet new people.

Attendees will be able to connect with colleagues in a virtual networking lounge with groups preselected by region or industry, where they can safely make valuable contacts who can help them grow their businesses and take them to the next level, he said.

It’s all part of the new world of business, Mattia said.

“The pandemic and other market factors have challenged us all to adopt new practices and ways of thinking in a rapidly evolving marketplace,” he said. “Attendees will get the latest actionable advice during this Summit for increasing their ability to innovate and learn how to leverage these concepts across any industry.”

The event is open to all; click here to register.