Oseas Ramírez Assad is a corporate innovation expert, currently advising Fortune 500 firms in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Originally from the city of Guadalajara, in Mexico, Oseas became the CIO of one of the largest newspapers in his state at age 18, and then became an ISP’s CTO. Eventually, he founded one of Mexico’s largest e-learning companies while getting his degree in psychology, and eventually came to the U.S. to get his MBA as a Fulbright Scholar. This opened up the opportunity to work for Cisco Systems. There, he was in charge of the development of the top 2 percent managers worldwide, led the creation of one Cisco’s internal innovation initiatives based on Lean Startup (Startup//Cisco), and was in charge of the co-innovation strategy for Cisco’s worldwide network of innovation centers.
As a partner for Axialent.com, Oseas currently works with multi-national companies from several industries, leveraging his eclectic background to bring unique insights on what happens at a deeper level in organizations undergoing an innovation transformation. He focuses on the psychological implications on leaders’ mindsets, its subsequent impacts on a company’s culture – and the ultimate influence these dynamics have on the overall failure or success of innovation initiatives in large corporations.