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Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation

(The Conference Board of Canada, 32 pages, May 2015)
Good knowledge management (KM) and innovation are strongly connected. Drawing on a literature review and interviews with innovative organizations, this briefing identifies and explores KM best practices.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: A Guide for Planning and Action

(The Conference Board of Canada, 8 pages)
Technology can improve the performance and productivity of organizations. But many face barriers to selecting, implementing, and using technologies to achieve benefits. This Planning and Action Guide can help.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: What It Is and How to Deal With It

(The Conference Board of Canada, 27 pages, March 2015)
This briefing addresses why Canadian firms lag on information and communication technologies (ICT) investment, the consequences for innovation and productivity, and what can be done to stimulate more effective ICT adoption.

Driving Creativity and Commercialization: Innovation by Design

(The Conference Board of Canada, 25 pages, November 2014)
This briefing examines three initiatives—innovation ecosystems, sandboxes, and harnessing the power of big data—implemented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a thriving innovation culture.

Adopting Digital Technologies: The Path for SMEs

(The Conference Board of Canada, 138 pages, February 2014)
This briefing addresses the issue of digital technology adoption for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It examines lessons learned and identifies best practices for and barriers to adoption.

Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth

(The Conference Board of Canada, 14 pages, November 2013)
The role of the Chief Information Officer has changed. This briefing examines how CIOs can influence—and drive—innovation in their organizations.

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Innovation Culture and Brand: Measuring Intangibles That Drive Financial Outcomes

New research from The Conference Board and Tenet Partners reveals that companies with a strong culture of innovation are viewed more favorably and seen as having greater investment potential, among other favorable outcomes.

Key Business Issues | 12 pages | July 2018 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Enhancing Success: Canada’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs and International Trade

Canada needs to expand international trade to strengthen its economy. Immigrant entrepreneurs can help this cause, but face challenges. This report looks at these challenges and offers suggestions to help immigrant entrepreneurs perform better.

Report | 41 pages | May 2018 | Kareem El-Assal | The Conference Board of Canada

Améliorer les chances de succès : les immigrants-investisseurs du Canada et le commerce international

Le Canada doit diversifier ses échanges commerciaux internationaux pour renforcer son économie. Les immigrants-investisseurs peuvent aider en ce sens mais ils font face à des défis. Ce rapport se penche sur ces défis et offre des pistes de solution pour aider les immigrants-investisseurs à améliorer leur rendement.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 45 pages | May 2018 | Kareem El-Assal | Le Conference Board du Canada

Canadian CIO Outlook 2017: Driving Business Strategy and Delivering Value

This annual survey report on Canadian chief information officers (CIOs) offers a glimpse into the future role of the CIO and provides five key takeaways for CIOs to focus on.

Report | 78 pages | May 2018 | Darren Gresch | The Conference Board of Canada

Perspectives 2017 des DPI au Canada : appliquer la stratégie d’entreprise et apporter de la valeur

Ce rapport annuel sur les cadres responsables de la gestion de l’information donne un aperçu du futur rôle de ceux-ci et leur propose cinq leçons majeures sur lesquelles se concentrer.

Rapport | 84 pages | May 2018 | Darren Gresch | Le Conference Board du Canada

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