The Access Group: 6A – 170 Donway West Suite 1403, M3C2E8
I’m Taimour Zaman. I’m a marketing professional who mainly works for fast moving companies like yours.
I am the founder of The Access Group, One Million Acts of Education & Co-Founder of 8 Billion Acts of Innovation. Prior to this, I founded global organizations such as One Million Acts of Innovation, Person Centred Health & The Access Group. During the evening, I enjoy spending time with my family, investing in real estate, artificial intelligence companies as well as writing books. My upcoming books are titled “Creating a Global Movement that Matters – How You Can Change the World with Passion, People, and Disruptive Technologies” & “The Art of Getting In Front of Anybody”. I also teach digital marketing at the University Ontario Institute of Technology, frequent guest speaker at various conferences and I have courses available at Udemy.
My Media Appearances
Recently, I have been featured in the following articles:
- ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management: “Discover how Tesla is reinventing your company & your career without your participation“
- Huffington Post: “3Changes in How to Acquire Today’s Top Talent“
- The Green Sheet:”The very point of sale: Think big, go bold“
- Give Good: “Surrounding Yourself with Genius“
- University of Waterloo: “On Innovation”
- CBC Interview: “Interview about our Programs“
- IT World: “CIOs Aim for One Million Acts of Innovation“
- CBC: “Tallying ‘1 million acts of innovation“
- Your Legacy: “Discover Taimour Zaman“
- Association of Career Professionals: “Careers of the Future“
- The Gilford Group: “Surviving, Competing & Prospering in the new age of the high Canadian Dollar“
- Create Health: “Create Value Added Services to Physicians, Patients and Payers“
My Clients Say...
“Skilled at designing and selling “mission impossible” projects and pulling together the teams to implement. I worked directly with him on the design of several of these initiatives. His unique gift is creativity. He does not think outside the box; he creates something entirely original, new and fresh. His work is transformative. His network of contacts is international in scope and second to none in depth.”
Susan Dineen, Sr VP Technology, New Media & Strategic Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment Canada
“Inspiring innovator with relentless energy and passion. His relationship management skills are second to none. Taimour has developed loyal and dedicated long term relationships with such a huge multidisciplinary group of professionals at all levels of business, academia and government. He is a creative thinker with unique and outside the box ideation capabilities. An absolute pleasure to work with”
Jerry Boyer, CIO, Glaxo Smith Kline
“I have worked with, participated in projects with, sought expertise from , and advised Taimour for over a decade. He is one of the most engaged and engaging people on the planet. He is an uncannily effective networker and linker of people and projects. He is the interstices between people, and provides great leadership by simply asking lots of questions and listening carefully and thoughtfully to the answers. If I were responsible for a business project that required GREAT socialization to build a sense of purpose, consensus and community, Taimour would be my first call. He is simply that good.”
Bruce Taylor, EVP, Data Centre Dynamics
For years, I have had people refer to me as the connected and creative digital marketer. I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. My mission is to help overwhelmed executives discover their passions, customers & opportunities by designing creative & out of the box marketing and digital campaigns based on their core values & capabilities so that they enjoy the growth of their sales and customers.
I often use my trusted tribe to help me with executive educations and/or delivery of programs within client companies. You can read the bio of each of them here.
Digital Technologies & Innovation is about People, Process & Technology
For years, I have been facilitating executive roundtables on topics around innovation, digital technologies & culture. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can instantly put to work in your organization. My ultimate goals to create a world where we are constantly creating what is next.
I began my career at Packard Bell NEC and later moved to other technology companies like Dell and Bell. In the year 2000, I started a marketing agency called Access Group and helped technology and professional services organizations access new insights & relationships into their strategic markets. I did some work for global corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, CGI, Bell and many more.
In 2005, I found myself very interested in leadership training & development and started my journey in executive coaching and transformation of corporate cultures.
In 2008, a few of my friends and I started a conversation around enabling innovation – we started to call it how to create & cause One Million Acts of Innovation. Today, that project has turned into a global not-for-profit designed to help create meaningful change in the world.
I have been married to my wife, Anitra Persad since 2012 and we live Toronto Ontario.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, running, and karate.