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Are you in need of current information and knowledge to make informed decisions? Turn knowledge into action with our research! We produce a continuing flow of timely and practical research publications on topics such as driving national and provincial innovation performance, corporate innovation performance, and science, technology, and R&D policy.

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Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation

(The Conference Board of Canada, 32 pages, May 2015)
Good knowledge management (KM) and innovation are strongly connected. Drawing on a literature review and interviews with innovative organizations, this briefing identifies and explores KM best practices.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: A Guide for Planning and Action

(The Conference Board of Canada, 8 pages)
Technology can improve the performance and productivity of organizations. But many face barriers to selecting, implementing, and using technologies to achieve benefits. This Planning and Action Guide can help.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: What It Is and How to Deal With It

(The Conference Board of Canada, 27 pages, March 2015)
This briefing addresses why Canadian firms lag on information and communication technologies (ICT) investment, the consequences for innovation and productivity, and what can be done to stimulate more effective ICT adoption.

Driving Creativity and Commercialization: Innovation by Design

(The Conference Board of Canada, 25 pages, November 2014)
This briefing examines three initiatives—innovation ecosystems, sandboxes, and harnessing the power of big data—implemented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a thriving innovation culture.

Adopting Digital Technologies: The Path for SMEs

(The Conference Board of Canada, 138 pages, February 2014)
This briefing addresses the issue of digital technology adoption for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It examines lessons learned and identifies best practices for and barriers to adoption.

Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth

(The Conference Board of Canada, 14 pages, November 2013)
The role of the Chief Information Officer has changed. This briefing examines how CIOs can influence—and drive—innovation in their organizations.

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Building Trust in Data Innovation

Data is the life blood of Canadian Innovation, but for the expanding volumes of data to be available for machine language learning new protocols to build trust are necessary. The Non-profit Information Accountability Foundation is at the cutting edge of assuring next generation data policy guidance is acceptable in Canada.

Recorded Webinar | March 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

Not If but When: Preparing for Incidents with Cyber Breach Coaching

In today’s cyber-centered landscape, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” a breach will occur. And with the social contract of trust and transparency between customers and organizations being vitally important, organizations must invest in ensuring they prevent, identify and recover from breaches when they occur.

In this 60 minute session, Scott Pidduck, Canadian Cyber Portfolio Manager, guides you through the emerging Cyber Insurance market specifically focusing on the “Breach Coach”.

Recorded Webinar | January 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the Data On Intangible Investment Reveals

Businesses around the world face a need to better quantify the financial impact of their innovation investments. But our research reveals that companies miss up to four-fifths of their spending on innovation, making any accurate calculation of return difficult. This report outlines a holistic approach for more accurate assessment of innovation spending.

Report | 21 pages | January 2018 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Evaluating Government Programs That Support Business Innovation: Framework and Principles

This report clarifies the meaning and importance of business innovation according to the latest developments in how industry, governments, and academia need to approach it.

Report | 56 pages | January 2018 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

Évaluation des programmes publics de soutien à l’innovation des entreprises: cadre, principes et mesures

Rapport | 60 pages | January 2018 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

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