Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

  One Thanksgiving I found myself travelling to work on an innovation project with the Israeli government. (For readers outside of Canada, Thanksgiving Day is the first Monday of October.) As I was...

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What Is the Global Innovation Index?

This week, on July 10, the 2018 Global Innovation Index was released. You may ask, “What is the Global Innovation Index?” The Global Innovation Index (GII) report is a leading indicator of a...

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Why Innovation Is Necessary

The Conference Board of Canada defines innovation as a process through which economic or social value is extracted from knowledge—by creating, diffusing, and transforming ideas—to produce new or...

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How to Facilitate a Community Meeting

Community meetings are often held to engage community members, hear more voices and get more viewpoints. The question is, how to facilitate a community meeting so that these goals are achieved?

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How Does Innovation Increase Productivity?

This past week in New York City, my colleague Helene Cahen and I had the honour of attending a joint meeting of the Conference Board of US Innovation Leadership Council and the Conference Board of...

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The Trouble with Canada’s Innovation Policy

In October 2017, in my capacity as Chair to the Conference Board of Canada Council on Innovation and Commercialization, I participated in a Council meeting held in Montreal. During this meeting we...

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