TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Business innovation is one of the great issues affecting our country today. Canada's innovation weaknesses are hurting Canada's competitive position in the global economy.
At the Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, innovation leaders and experts will discuss the latest innovation research, and share insights from other jurisdictions. Leaders will explore how real gains in business innovation translate into economic benefits and a reinvigoration of Canada's competitive position globally.
|When:||Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th, 2013.|
|| The Power of Big Data to Drive Innovation and Commercialization
John Lutz, President of IBM Canada Ltd., will explain how Big Data and analytics are essential elements for Canada's competitiveness.
Tuesday, 8:50 a.m.
Corporate Innovation: The Inside Story
Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent and Co-Host of The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, chairs a session, where Terry S. Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer of Deloitte Canada, will address what Canada can do to increase its productivity performance through its findings from the report "The Future of Productivity: Clear Choices for a Competitive Canada".
Tuesday, 9:50 a.m.
Business Innovation in Canada—Today and Tomorrow
Suzanne Fortier, President of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will release an interim progress report on its Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation.
Nitin Kawale, President of Cisco Systems Canada Co., will share his insights on how Canadian business leaders can empower employees to increase their firms' innovation for better performance.
Tuesday 12:40 p.m.
Raising Competitive Intensity: Collaborative Innovation Involving Government, Industry and Academia
Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of OpenText Corporation, will be discussing the current state of innovation in Canada from his extensive published reports, expert panels and experiences. He will also review his recommendations made to Minister Rona Ambrose regarding military procurement and driving innovation in Canadian Industry.
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
The "Social CEO"—How Canadian Business Leaders Can Use Social Media to Improve Corporate Innovation Performance
Peter Aceto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ING Direct Canada, will explain why social media can stimulate corporate innovation, through transparency and openness with customers
Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.
|Where:||Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario.|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/13-0046/default.aspx
This event is sponsored in part by Cisco Canada, OpenText, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, Deloitte Canada, GE Canada, ING Direct Canada, IBM Canada Ltd, Staples Innovation, Corning Incorporated, Desjardins Group and Ontario Centres of Excellence. .
SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
For further information:
Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Françoise Makanda, Media Relations Coordinator,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].
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