Innovation & Technology

The Conference Board of Canada facilitates innovation—from inspiration to implementation—through impactful peer-to-peer learning and research. Our goal is to increase Canada’s global competitiveness by improving private and public sector innovation performance and technology creation and adoption. We achieve this by fostering Canada's innovation ecosystem and studying the impact of technology on society.

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Recent Reports

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Shoring up the emergency management cycle

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southern Texas, ravaging Houston and the surrounding area. Over four days, 33 trillion gallons of rain fell. Some areas experienced significant flooding as waterways and reservoirs were overwhelmed. The structure of this briefing reflects that of the emergency management cycle.


An Introduction to Cyber Insurance: Understanding the Canadian Ecosystem

While cyber risk cannot be eliminated, it can be controlled. Every organization today that works with digital data is vulnerable to cyber attack. While it is impossible to completely abolish the risk of becoming a target, this risk can be managed—primarily though retaining cyber insurance.


Finding focus: The future of work in Canada

Defining the future of work is a complex and multifaceted task. Much of the existing research looks at the tasks that employers will automate, the workers they will displace, and the skills needed to complete said tasks...


Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation

This briefing explores ways knowledge management can drive innovation within firms.

Report—32 pages

Innovation Culture and Brand

A strong culture of innovation can energize and enable a company's innovation performance. In turn…

Report—12 pages

Emerging Technologies and Strategies

Three key takeaways from the event are that emerging technologies and strategies will have a far…

Report—36 pages

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