June 9th, 1-2 PM EDT / 2-3 PM ADT
An ‘innovation’ mindset welcomes change, continuous improvement, and exploration into uncharted areas of discovery. By adapting a forward thinking approach and utilizing tools and frameworks such as design thinking and agile methodologies, organizations can create an ‘innovative’ mindset that drives stronger growth. A survey by Accenture reported that in 2020, innovation leaders increased the revenue growth gap by 47% over the rest of the market, with a predicted gap of 115% by 2023.
Research by Boston Consulting Group demonstrated that the pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of innovation and at the same time identified a readiness gap. While 75% of executives surveyed placed innovation as a top-three priority, a 10% increase from before the pandemic, only 20% of companies are ready to scale innovation. Creating a culture of innovation does not stop solely at management levels, it requires the inclusion and collaboration of all employees, as well as a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and skill sets.
Yet the new work environment brought on by the pandemic has created challenges for cross-collaboration and over 60% of managers feel that they haven’t effectively learned how to empower remote teams. So how do organizations foster creativity and innovation, and how do employees and job seekers embrace and participate in an innovative culture?
Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational initiatives, experiences and learnings in supporting organizations, employees and job seekers build an ‘innovation’ mindset:
Introduced by Florence Rousseau, Director, Marketing & Communications, Magnet and moderated by Chantal Brine, CEO, EnPoint, we invite you to the next installment of the Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour series for community building and an inspirational panel discussion and Q&A!
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About the panelists:
Tim Perron, Atlantic Regional Coordinator, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
Tim is based in Halifax and works closely with businesses, not-for-profit organizations, post-secondary Institutions, government, industry groups and associations across Atlantic Canada to raise awareness of ICTC’s capacity building programs to help grow the Digital Economy in the region.
Sashie Steenstra, Manager iAdvance, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
Based in Calgary, Sashie spearheads the growth of ICTC’s iAdvance programming. iAdvance is an initiative designed by ICTC as an end-to-end workforce development solution to enable evidence-based pathways to employment. A program Sashie is supporting in Calgary is EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) to support displaced mid-career Oil and Gas professionals to take short-duration training and pivot into tech roles.
Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
ICTC is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. They are the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs, with a team of over 90 qualified professionals across Canada.
ICTC’s mission is to strengthen Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Their vision is to foster globally competitive Canadian industries and a prosperous society empowered by innovative digital solution. ICTC is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity and diversity. ICTC also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on TRUST values that encourage equal employment and career prospects for all employees.