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The first-ever Canadian Corporate Innovation (CCI) Summit brings together Canadian and global executives from large corporations to explore the many different ways Canadian businesses can engage in the wider innovation ecosystem.
Participants at the CCI Summit will benefit from:
- Expert speakers—Learn concrete strategies to enhance their R&D efforts by leveraging the talents and technologies of small, innovation-oriented companies
- Real-life success stories—Hear senior leaders from prominent multinationals such as GE Ventures, Motorola Solutions, Johnson & Johnson and many more describe their best practices and successes in corporate venturing and innovation
- Networking—Meet trailblazers from innovative multinationals, senior executives from large Canadian corporations and key players in the corporate innovation ecosystem
Get in! Amplify the impact of your innovation efforts at the CCI Summit!register
Astronaut, physician, scientist and photographer
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LCBO
Thought Leader on Strategy and Innovation
Senior Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of California system
Principal Investors & Private Equity practice, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Governor general and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC)
President & CEO, Communitech Corporation
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Managing Director, Ryerson Futures Inc.
Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University
Founder and Editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing
Chief Investment Officer, GE Ventures
Assistant VP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship, the University of Toronto Innovations & Partnerships Office
Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures
Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
President & CEO, Bioenterprise
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions
Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte
Head of JLABS @ Toronto, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome cocktail reception
Wednesday, April 12
Continental breakfast and coffee
Welcome to the Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit!
- Michael Denham, CEO, BDC
Opening address by the two Summit Co-chairs
- Elyse Allan, CEO, GE Canada
- Tom Jenkins, Chair, OpenText Corporation
The Global Imperative of Innovation
- Eric Lamarre, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company Senior Partner Eric Lamarre presents the data driving the imperative of innovation and explains why international experts in the field are saying that corporate innovation and venturing is a priority for businesses across every sector of the economy.
What is Corporate Innovation?
- James Mawson, Founder and Editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing
- Tawfik Hammoud, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
For the first time ever, GCV and BCG combine their data and insights to survey the global landscape of corporate innovation and quantify which innovation strategies are being used for maximum effect across industries.
Canadian corporate innovation success stories
- Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech, (Moderator)
This fireside chat will explore how three Canadian corporations approached corporate innovation and how they measured success. The discussion will also address the value of this experience and how they were able to overcome the obstacles they encountered along the way.
Out of the box, off the planet: Lessons from space on the value of innovation
- Dr. Roberta Bondar, Astronaut, Physician, Scientist, Photographer
Dr. Bondar’s highly motivational talk—punctuated by her stunning photographs—will enlighten you on the focus needed for change, and the value of innovation
125 Years of Transformation: The GE Model of Corporate Innovation
- David Mayhew, CIO, GE Ventures
Hear about GE’s fabled history of innovation: where they invested, the challenges they faced and what success has meant for the company. GE Ventures CIO David Mayhew walks us through the strategic oversight and guidance that help minimize investment risk and achieve GE Ventures' financial and strategic goals.
How Companies Can Innovate by Going Back to School: Labs and Accelerators
A compare and contrast session looking at the different options that are available to corporations who wish to engage in innovation on university campuses. The spotlight will shine on a number of university innovation programs from Canada and the U.S.
Changing Corporate Culture via Corporate Venturing
- Paul Steinberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions
- Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
A fireside chat with Paul Steinberg and Reese Schroeder to discuss the role of the venture program at Motorola Solutions. The pair will share the successes and challenges they encountered while driving forward internal and external innovation at Motorola.
When Innovation Isn’t Just a Band-Aid
- Kadir Khadiresan, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC)
- Rebecca Yu, Head of J-Labs, Toronto
Kadir Khadiresan provides an overview of Johnson & Johnson’s internal and external innovation efforts and discusses how their successes can be replicated; Rebecca Yu shares how J-Labs in Toronto plays a key part in the company’s overall strategy.
Strolling dinner and entertainment
- Roving Magic by Ray Chance, Illusionist
Join us at the CBC’s Barbara Frum Atrium for cocktails, strolling dinner, entertainment and fascinating discussions about the future of corporate innovation in Canada.
Thursday, April 13
Continental breakfast and coffee
Canada’s History of Innovation
This fireside chat will explore Canada’s history of innovation, the pioneers and trailblazers of the past 150 years, and what the past can teach us about the future.
Canada’s Innovation Inventory Today
- Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Canada
Canada is at the forefront of a number of fields such as AI, quantum computing, biotech, agritech and energy. Deloitte’s Terry Stuart runs us through areas where businesses can gain from harnessing these strengths.
Non-IT Innovations in Canada
This panel will take a behind the scenes look at some of Canada’s leading industries in biotechnology, healthcare, clean tech and energy.
Supporting Corporate Innovation in Canada
- Neal Hill, Vice President, Market Development, BDC Capital
Neal Hill walks us through the key elements of BDC’s Corporate Innovation and Venturing Program.
Responding to the Innovation Challenge
- Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College & Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation, Dr. Vijay Govindarajan will share his thoughts on how companies become more innovative, efficient and effective.
Light business lunch
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