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About the Summit

The Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit (CCI) brings together Canadian and global executives from large corporations to explore the many different ways Canadian businesses can engage in the wider innovation ecosystem.

The summit allows participants to discover concrete strategies they can use to gradually accelerate their R&D efforts by leveraging the talents and technologies of small, innovation-oriented companies.

Co-chairs

Elyse Allan
Elyse Allan

President & CEO, GE Canada

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

Chair of the Board of OpenText Corporation

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.

Governor general and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

Speakers

Roberta Bondar
Roberta Bondar

Astronaut, physician, scientist and photographer

Michael Anthony Eubanks
Michael Anthony Eubanks

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LCBO

Paul Desmarais III
Paul Desmarais III

Senior Vice-President, Power Corporation and Power Financial

Vijay Govindarajan (VG)
Vijay Govindarajan (VG)

Thought Leader on Strategy and Innovation

Christine Gulbranson
Christine Gulbranson

Senior Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of California system

Tawfik Hammoud
Tawfik Hammoud

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

V. Kadir Kadhiresan, PhD
V. Kadir Kadhiresan, PhD

Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC)

Eric Lamarre
Eric Lamarre

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Alan Lysne
Alan Lysne

Managing Director, Zone Startups Calgary

Angelique Mannella
Angelique Mannella

Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University

James Mawson
James Mawson

Founder and Editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing

David Mayhew
David Mayhew

Chief Investment Officer, GE Ventures

Ian McDonald
Ian McDonald

Associate Vice President, TD Lab & Enterprise Innovation

Jacqueline Milczarek
Jacqueline Milczarek

Vice President, iPOLITICSLive

Mona M. Vernon
Mona M. Vernon

Vice President, Thomson Reuters Labs

Derek Newton
Derek Newton

Assistant VP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship, the University of Toronto Innovations & Partnerships Office

Richard Osborn
Richard Osborn

Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures

Reese Schroeder
Reese Schroeder

Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Luc Sirois
Luc Sirois

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hacking Health

Dave Smardon
Dave Smardon

President & CEO, Bioenterprise

Paul D. Steinberg
Paul D. Steinberg

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions

Terry Stuart
Terry Stuart

Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte

Rebecca Yu
Rebecca Yu

Head of JLABS @ Toronto, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Michael Denham
Michael Denham

President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Neal Hill
Neal Hill

Vice President, Market Development – BDC Capital

Agenda

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DAY 1

April 11

Welcome reception

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Conference registration

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

CCI Summit meet and greet

Welcome cocktail reception

DAY 2

April 12

Summit sessions

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference registration

7:45 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome to the Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit!

Opening remarks

  • Michael Denham, CEO, BDC

Opening address by the two Summit Co-chairs

  • Elyse Allan, CEO, GE Canada
  • Tom Jenkins, Chair, OpenText Corporation

9:15 a.m.

Canada: An innovative economy

9:30 a.m.

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.

10:10 a.m.

Networking break

10:30 a.m.

The tools of 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.

11:15 a.m.

Canadian corporate innovation success stories

  • Michael Anthony Eubanks, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LCBO
  • Mona M. Vernon, Vice President, Thomson Reuters Lab
  • Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, General Motors
  • Ian McDonald, Associate Vice President, TD Lab & Enterprise Innovation
  • Sarah Prevette, Founder & CEO, Future Design School (Moderator)

This fireside chat will explore how four 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.

12:00 p.m.

Business lunch

1:15 p.m.

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

2:00 p.m.

125 Years of Transformation: The GE Model of Corporate Innovation

  • David Mayhew, CIO, GE Ventures
  • James Mawson, Founder and Editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing (Moderator)

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.

2:45 p.m.

How Companies Can Innovate by Going Back to School: Labs and Accelerators

  • Angelique Mannella, Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University
  • Derek Newton, Assistant VP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship, the University of Toronto Innovations & Partnerships Office
  • Christine Gulbranson, Senior Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of California system
  • Jacqueline Milczarek, Vice President iPolitics, (Moderator)

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.

3:30 p.m.

Networking break

3:55 p.m.

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.

4:35 p.m.

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
  • James Mawson, Founder and Editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing (Moderator)

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.

6:30 p.m.

Strolling dinner and entertainment

  • 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.

DAY 3

April 13

Summit sessions

7:45 a.m.

Continental breakfast and coffee

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.

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.

9:15 a.m.

Powering up Canadian innovation: Power Corporation’s ambitious strategy

  • Michael Denham, BDC, CEO
  • Paul Desmarais III, Senior Vice President, Power Corporation

A fireside chat with Michael Denham and Paul Desmarais III to discuss Power Corporation’s ambitious innovation strategy in Canada.

9:45 a.m.

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.

10:00 a.m.

Networking break

10:25 a.m.

Canada’s ‘ingenious’ history of innovation

  • Tom Jenkins, Chair, OpenText Corporation
  • His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

A fireside chat with Tom Jenkins and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Canada has a long and proud history of innovation. Discover how corporations can harness the past to better move into the future.

11:00 a.m.

Non-IT innovations in Canada

  • Dave Smardon, President & CEO, Bioenterprise
  • Alan Lysne, Managing Director, Zone Startups Calgary
  • Luc Sirios, Co-Founder, Hacking Health

This panel will take a behind the scenes look at some of Canada’s leading industries in biotechnology, healthcare, cleantech and energy.

11:40 a.m.

Innovation champions in Canada

  • Rich Osborn, Managing Partner, Telus Ventures
  • Gabriel Woo, Vice President of Innovation, RBC

12:15 p.m.

Closing keynote: 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.

1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Tom Jenkins, Chair, OpenText Corporation
  • Elyse Allan, CEO, GE Canada

1:15 p.m.

Networking lunch

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Early, Early Bird
Before Feb. 24, 2017
Early Bird
Between Feb. 25 and
March 17, 2017
Just in Time
After March 17, 2017
Registration rate $795 $895 $995
Group rate
(two or more tickets for
the same organization)
$795 $795 $795

GCV member rate: 20% discount

Please note that each Summit ticket includes all meals and access to all special events throughout the conference.

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Venue

Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 1E3

1-800-441-1414

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