Key Summit Takeaways
Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation •
Feb 19–20, 2013 •
Delegates at the Business Innovation Summit 2013 will benefit from the following key takeaways:
- You’ll be the first to hear brand new research from the Centre for Business Innovation. Findings from the Conference Board’s first ever national survey on firm level innovation in Canada will be revealed. Find out how firms are using and measuring innovation to improve their bottom line—and how you can use these strategies in your own company.
- Hear best practices from top innovation experts at ING DIRECT Canada, Corning, IBM Canada and InterfaceFLOR—you’ll learn how to engage your employees at all levels to drive continuous innovation and make commercialization happen within your firm.
- Hear from panelists from some of the World Economic Forum’s top-rated countries in the area of business innovation: Switzerland, Germany, United States, and Israel. What are innovators in these countries doing that Canada is not? Learn international business strategies that you can apply to your own organization for improved competitiveness.
- Hear directly from the people involved in funding innovation. Learn how to effectively access capital through angels, government, venture capitalists and banks. Learn from companies that have successfully accessed innovation funds—how did they do it and how do they make the funding programs work for their benefit.
- Key findings from Deloitte Canada's report, The Future of Productivity: Clear choices for a competitive Canada will be shared. This groundbreaking report sheds new light on the productivity gap between Canada and other countries. It addresses the issue head on and offers five clear steps that organizations must take to succeed in the 21st Century.
- The Conference Board of Canada presents the Commercialization Skills Profile and the Innovation Skills Profile. You’ll learn how to hire people with the skill-set to become top innovators, and how to further develop your existing team’s skill set to increase innovation and commercialization success in your organization.
- Find out how developing partnerships with colleges and polytechnics can bring about new innovation at lower costs. George Brown College describes real success stories of industry partnerships—what they’ve achieved and how you can be just as successful.
- d&a Visual Insights will teach you about ‘innovation farm teams’: how finding external innovators and innovations that can be leveraged inside your organization will keep you one step ahead of your competition.
- Office space matters—Steelcase Canada shares how to divide and set up your office ‘real estate’ to fuel collaboration, productivity and innovation results.
- McGill University provides take away strategies on how to engage your suppliers to build and commercialize new innovations that will lead to a better bottom line.
- ING DIRECT Canada will explain how companies and business leaders can use social media to engage employees, customers and communities to gain new creative insights that lead to new innovations.
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