MJV Technology & Innovation, a consultancy aimed at helping companies address their challenges by thinking differently, on Sept. 10 hosted its first event out of a new Atlanta office. 

The design-thinking workshop drew 14 attendees who focused on increasing customer engagement in services, according to the firm’s website. 

Global Atlanta first reported in April that the company, which has worked with the likes of Coca-Cola Co. and other major multinationals, was eyeing an office in Atlanta. 

Mauricio Vianna, CEO of the Sao Paulo-based firm, told Global Atlanta he was committed to opening the office this year to establish a beachhead in the all-important U.S. market. Atlanta made it easy to connect back to the home office in Brazil, and collaboration is key in a company that prides itself in cross-cultural competency, Mr. Vianna said.

During an Atlanta trip in June, he met Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr, a few months after they returned from a trade mission to Brazil. 

MJV’s offices are at the Centergy building within Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Carrie Moore, a recent master’s graduate in design management from the Savannah College of Art & Design, has been tapped to head up the Atlanta office. 

Read more about MJV in this earlier story: Brazilian Firms Pitched on Atlanta at Tech Village or visit the company’s website at www.mjvinnovation.com. 

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