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Business Innovation Summit 2016

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2016 Event

The Conference Board’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) convened business leaders, public policy creators and implementers and other major players from Canada’s innovation eco-system to share, learn from one another, and develop solutions to helping businesses innovate and commercialize more effectively for sustained economic growth in Canada.

Business Innovation Summit (BIS) 2016 helped business professionals and government representatives understand the trends and challenges of innovation and commercialization.

BIS delegates provided input to the Innovation Agenda through facilitated dialogue sessions on issues, opportunities and actions to improve our firm-level, regional and national innovation performance. All views and insights were captured by rapporteurs and used to create a summary report of findings.

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Featured Speakers From the 2016 Event

Dr. Michael R. Bloom

Dr. Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy
The Conference Board of Canada

Bruce Good

Bruce Good
Executive Director, Centre for Business Innovation
The Conference Board of Canada

The Hon. Perrin Beatty

The Hon. Perrin Beatty
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

James Meddings

James Meddings
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction
Western Economic Diversification Canada

Dr. Jerome Konecsni

Dr. Jerome Konecsni
President and Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Saskatchewan

Louise Turner

Louise Turner
President
British Columbia Premier's Technology Council

Marie-Chantal Girard

Marie-Chantal Girard
Vice-President, Policy and Communications
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Dr. Sorin Cohn

Dr. Sorin Cohn
Leader, Innovation Metrics, Centre for Business Innovation
The Conference Board of Canada

Victoria Lennox

Victoria Lennox
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Startup Canada

Shawna Tregunna

Shawna Tregunna
Founder
ReSoMe

Stephen Partridge

Stephen Partridge
Visionary and co-architect
Events.com

Jonathon Moody

Jonathon Moody
Vice-President Operations
Versature Inc.

Jen Hunter

Jen Hunter
Founder
GreatWork.io

Sarwar Qureshi

Sarwar Qureshi
Principal
Paterson & Company

Sally Douglas

Sally Douglas
Deputy Publisher
iPOLITICS

Elaine Orr

Elaine Orr
Chief Executive Officer
BalanceSheets.ca

Brad Pinch

Brad Pinch
Innovation Advisor, Concierge
National Research Council Canada

Dr. B. Mario Pinto

Dr. B. Mario Pintov
President
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Christopher Padfield

Christopher Padfield
Director General, Small Business Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Scott Smith

Scott Smith
Director, Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Dr. David A. Wolfe

Dr. David A. Wolfe
Royal Bank Chair in Public and Economic Policy
University of Toronto

Brenda Halloran

Brenda Halloran
Chief Executive Officer, The WEK Effect and
President of the Trillium Innovation Venture Group

David Sandel

David Sandel
President
Sandel & Associates

Bruce Lazenby

Bruce Lazenby
President and Chief Executive Officer
Invest Ottawa

Dr. Michele Mastroeni

Dr. Michele Mastroeni
Senior Research Associate, Industry, Business and Strategy Research
The Conference Board of Canada

Dr. Peter Morand

Dr. Peter Morand
President
Peter Morand & Associates Inc.

Carl Byers

Carl Byers
Chief Strategy Officer
Contextere

Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh

Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh
Executive Director, Partnerships and Applied Research
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Christin Pfeiffer

Christin Pfeiffer
Secretary General
International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Thierry Weissenburger

Thierry Weissenburger
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada

Katja Brittain

Katja Brittain
Associate
Scottish Enterprise

Gerry L Pond

Gerry L Pond
Chairman & Co-Founder
Mariner Partners Inc

Duane G. McMullen

Duane G. McMullen
Director General, Trade Operations
Global Affairs Canada

David Stewart

David Stewart
Consultant

David Henry

David Henry
Lawyer
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Adam Spence

Adam Spence
Founder, Social Venture Connexion (SVX) and
Associate Director, Venture Capital Programs
MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Bertrand Nepveu

Bertrand Nepveu
Chief Executive Officer
Vrvana Inc.

David B. Watters

David B. Watters
President
Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc.

Allan Paul O'Dette

Allan Paul O'Dette
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Bogdan Ciobanu

Bogdan Ciobanu
Vice-President, Industrial Research Assistance Program
NRC-IRAP

Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

Symcor logo


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada logo


Ontario Government logo

Innovation Saskatchewan logo

Exhibitors


Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) logo


Government of Canada logo


Built in Canada Innovation Program logo


Accent Group logo


The Evidence Network Inc. logo


iPolitics logo

Special Contributor

Fitter International Inc. (Fitterfirst) logo

Marketing Partners

Canadian Chamber of Commerce logo


Innovate Calgary logo


Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre logo


Ottawa Chamber of Commerce logo

PDMA - Toronto Chapter logo

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