"The New Geography of Innovation": A Luncheon with John Kao

When: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 11:30 - 13:30

Where: National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Innovation activist and chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation, John Kao was in Ottawa on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, to discuss how to make innovation a priority on the Canadian agenda.

Using a definition of innovation as "a set of capabilities that enable the continuous realization of a desired future," Kao warned that Canada needed to do some soul searching to figure out why it wants to innovate and where it will seek global impact. He said that he sees many countries striving to become top innovation nations but to achieve success requires an understanding of the new geography and a critical awareness of our national objectives.

Watch an interview between PPF president David Mitchell and John Kao.

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Watch the presentation

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Listen to the CBC interview

In the media

IT World Canada - Canada needs a CIO to boost innovation, author says

IT in Canada - Innovation for a “reset” button era

The Beacon Herald - Graduates of tomorrow will push digital innovation even further

Canadian Manufacturing - Re-thinking innovation in Canada


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