Technology and Innovation
The Technology and Innovation practice is part of The Conference Board of Canada's Public Policy Division. The mission of the practice is to help Canadian organizations to prosper through innovation, knowledge and technology.
The Conference Board actively addresses innovation, and the functional management of knowledge, skills, and technology within organizations—as well as strategic policy issues that relate these factors to competitiveness. The practice integrates Conference Board expertise in the management of technology, knowledge management, connectedness, information technology, organizational effectiveness, leadership, partnerships, education, learning, economics, regulation and taxation. We nurture and deliver this expertise through an interactive mix of executive networks, public conferences, workshops, study tours, publications and customized research.
Technology and Innovation Blog
Join us for an interactive webinar with Sarah Dimick, author of "The New CIO Value Proposition: Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth" that will bring the report findings to life.
Coming to you out of California
CIO Council Report In November 2012, the CIO Council met in Palo Alto California to explore the theme of Innovation and Execution. Throughout a full 3 days, Members heard from IT/Innovation thought leaders Robert Burgelman, Haim Mendelson, Baba Shiv, and William Miller from Stanford University, participated in a tour of the Google Megaplex campus and Google Labs, took part in an Innovation Workshop with IDEO and benefited from fantastic networking opportunities. A report has been published highlighting the main points of the Summit while including various perspectives of several individual CIOs present.
MIT Executive Session—October 23–24, 2013
Participants of the Council for IT Executives and the Council for Innovation and Commercialization will join together in a 2-day executive summit at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. These two days will be spent networking and learning in sessions focused on IT value, productivity and innovation, with an emphasis on the use of new information and communication technologies within the organization. The world’s most innovative thought leaders on innovation: Michael Schrage, Eric von Hippel, Alex “Sandy” Pentland and George Westerman of the MIT Sloan School of Management will present and hold Q&A sessions. Contact us for more information about this event.
Cybercrime, cyber-attacks, hacking, and data breaches are among the fastest growing risks for corporate America. This includes attacks against computer data and systems, the penetration of online financial services, as well as the deployment of viruses and email scams.
Executive Network Announcement
On February 27–28, 2013 in Toronto, for the first time, four Technology and Innovation Executive Networks—the CIO Council, Council for Information Technology Executives, Knowledge Strategy Exchange Network, and Council for Innovation and Commercialization—came together for a one day Innovation Foresight and Leadership Summit to learn from thought leaders and share leadership insights with each other. The Summit featured a combination of presentations, executive dialogue sessions, and case studies.
“The Council for Innovation and Commercialization provides an outstanding forum for networking with experts in technology and innovation. The thought provoking seminars and discussions provide a wealth of ideas which can be applied within your own industry.”
—Dr. Paul Smith, Vice President of the Xerox Research Centre
“A wise investment for extremely valuable open and unbiased peer networking not found anywhere else in Canada!”
—John A. Hill, CIO and Executive Vice-President, SaskTel