Study Tour participants, Canadian innovation executives, policy-makers, and leaders, were able to learn from Israel’s experiences by offering insights into the cultural and historical circumstances, and policy choices, that help to explain Israel’s innovation success. They were also able to identify strategic and policy recommendations that Canada can consider adopting or adapting to enhance its own innovation capacity and performance.
During this webinar, Paul Preston will:
- discuss findings from the study tour and share insights about the Israeli innovation ecosystem,
- discuss how Israel and its firms have been able to innovate, grow, and compete in global markets and integrate deeply within global technology value chains
- connect how these lessons can help improve innovation in Canada
Paul Preston is the Director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Practice at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role he is responsible for a portfolio of research projects, centres, and executive networks, including the Council for Innovation and Commercialization, CIO Council, Council for IT Executives, Council for Innovation Procurement in Health Care and Council for Information and Knowledge Management.
His particular knowledge focus is in the areas of innovation and commercialization, building an innovation ecosystem, ICT adoption, information technology management, and knowledge management. Paul also works closely with the Conference Board’s National Security and Strategic Foresight practice. He has previously held a leadership role with the Centre for the Advancement of Health Innovations. Paul was responsible for leading such research studies as Driving Creativity and Commercialization: Innovation by Design, Adopting Digital Technologies: The Path for SMEs, Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth: The New CIO Value Proposition, How Knowledge Management Drives Innovation Capacity and Organizational Excellence, and Managing Technology-Driven Change.