Media Advisory - Conference Board of Canada Innovation Summit 2015: Connect, Collaborate and Innovate Together

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada lags many other countries when it comes to business innovation, ranking 15th on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and 24th on its innovation and business sophistication sub-index. Canadian businesses must improve their innovation performance if they want to be more competitive on the global stage.

The Conference Board of Canada's Business Innovation Summit 2015 will bring together some of Canada's top innovators business and government leaders to share their insights on how to commercialize ideas faster, seize market share, and drive sustainable and continuous innovation over time.

New research form The Conference Board of Canada's Centre for Business Innovation will made public for the first time at the summit, including:

  • Developing and Leveraging Innovation Talent within Firms: Strategies to Improve Innovation Performance
  • Bridging the Valley: Public Investment in University and Canada's Business Innovation Performance
  • Innovation Measurement Metrics and Practices: The Life Sciences and Clean Tech Sectors
  • Innovation Measurement Metrics and Practices: The Manufacturing Sector

 

When: 

April 28 - 29, 2015



Where:  

Metro Toronto Convention Centre



Who:  

Speakers include: 
- The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, Federal Economic, Development Agency for Southern Ontario
- Sir Terence H. Matthews, Founder, Wesley Clover Corporation and Chairman, March Networks
- B. Mario Pinto, President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Pat Horgan, Vice-President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada Ltd.
- John H. Knubley, Deputy Minister, Industry Canada
- Scott J. Edgett, Chief Executive Officer, Stage-Gate International
- Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Startup Canada
- Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada
- Sorin Cohn, Leader, Innovation Metrics, Centre for Business Innovation, The Conference Board of Canada
- Michael Grant, Research Director, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada

 

For the full schedule and times visit:
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/innovation/agenda.aspx

Media Accreditation is required.

Follow the Business Innovation Summit on Twitter with the hashtag: #CBoCInnovate

 

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation: Juline Ranger, Associate Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca


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