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Improving Corporate Productivity and Innovation 2011

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Thank you for taking part in this event.

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For your interest, we have posted summary notes and speaker presentations of our two day event:

Day 1 - Summary Notes, Insights and Observations

Keynote Presentations:

Workshop Presentations:

Day 2 - Summary Notes, Insights and Observations 

Kenote Presentations:

Workshop Presentations:

Improving Corporate Productivity and Innovation 2011 - Final Agenda

Featured Conference Themes

  • The Three Faces of Innovation: Invention, Continuous Process Improvement, and Incremental Change
  • Productivity Gains from Smarter Workplaces and Work Processes
  • Policies for Productivity and Innovation: What Works? What Doesn't?
  • Fostering Attitudes and Behaviours for Innovation Inside Your Company

Event Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jean-René Halde
President and CEO
Business Development Bank of Canada

Eric Gales
Microsoft Canada Inc.

Simon Prévost
Quebec Manufacturers & Exporters

Raymond Leduc
Director, Bromont Manufacturing
IBM Canada Ltd.

Master of Ceremonies

Alain Leblanc
Manager, Supply Chain Production Readiness
Pratt and Whitney Canada

Co-Conference Chairs

Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning
The Conference Board of Canada

Vince Thomson
Werner Graupe Professor of Manufacturing Automation, and Co-Director, Master in Manufacturing Management Program
McGill University

Saibal Ray
Associate Professor, Operatations Management, and Director of Ph.D. Program, Desautels Faculty of Management; Co-Director, Master in Manufacturing Management Program, Desautels Faculty Scholar
McGill University

Workshop Speakers

Dean Gauthier
General Manager
KLB Group Canada

Faraj Nakhleh
President and CEO

Dan Munro
Senior Research Associate
Organization Effectiveness and Learning Research
The Conference Board of Canada

Howard Popliger
Epic Development and Evaluations Inc.

In Partnership with:

McGill University

Sponsored in part by:

Featured Report

Invest to Grow: Technology, Innovation and Canada's Productivity Challenge

Event Details

Event Dates:
Wednesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 24, 2011

Event Location:
McGill University
Desautels Faculty of Management
Samuel Bronfman Building (Room 151)
1001 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal (Quebec)

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