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Innovation Service Reports and Recordings

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Inside the Labyrinth: Connecting Innovators to Risk Capital

The objective of this report is to improve the efficiency of the innovative start-up fund raising process by educating investors and investees about the process. It also suggests ways that the Conference Board’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) could improve innovation finance through the development of tools and templates for entrepreneurs.

Report | July 2017 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

S’orienter dans le dédale : l’accès des innovateurs au capital-risque

Ce rapport vise à améliorer l’efficience du processus de financement de départ de projets innovants en le faisant mieux connaître aux investisseurs et aux demandeurs de fonds. Il suggère aussi comment le Centre pour l’innovation des entreprises pourrait contribuer à améliorer le processus.

Résumé | 65 pages | July 2017 | Michael Grant | Le Conference Board du Canada

Signposts of Innovation: Toward Better Innovation Metrics for Business—A Primer

Despite the importance of innovation, companies often lack a comprehensive framework to measure it. This report reviews approaches to measure innovation and presents a comprehensive, flexible framework to guide business decisions.

Report | 32 pages | June 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Guide de la valeur concurrentielle : un outil diagnostique pour la gestion de l’innovation en entreprise

Le Guide de la valeur concurrentielle est un outil en ligne qui aide les cadres des entreprises, les investisseurs, les organismes gouvernementaux et les associations industrielles à améliorer leur rendement et à accroître les retombées de leurs investissements en innovation.  Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 98 pages | May 2017 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

Competitive Value Guide™: ISO50501 Compatible Corporate Innovation Management Diagnostic Tool

The Competitive Value Guide is an online tool that helps company executives, investors, government agencies, and industry associations enhance performance and achieve higher returns on innovation investments.

Report | 92 pages | May 2017 | Sorin Cohn, Bruce Good | The Conference Board of Canada

Procurement at the Crossroads: How Digital Trends, Risks, and Value-Creating Opportunities Are Redefining the Role of Procurement in the Digital Age

As technologies evolve, procurement’s added value will lie less in cost savings and more in strategic leadership. The future of procurement requires investing in critical competencies and key enablers to ensure competitive advantage in a digital age.

Report | 49 pages | May 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Building a New Organizational Culture to Succeed in an Era of Digital Transformation

Report | 85 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Innovation in the Era of Digital Transformation

The scarcity in the New Digital Economy is not the technology—it's the organizational mind-set to move beyond traditional approaches to innovation.

Report | 11 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Why This Transformation Is Different

If the industrial age was about standardization; the digital age is about mass customization and mass collaboration.

Report | 15 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: The Human Element and the New Leadership

Having an advantage in technology is not enough to keep an organization out front in the digital age. It is organizational culture, enlightened leadership, and talent that will ultimately create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Note de rechereche | 17 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Conclusion and Action Plan

No doubt business leaders are facing a difficult and complex set of challenges as the pace of digital transformation accelerates. There is risk and there is opportunity, and judging from the participants at the Future of Digital Transformation and Innovation unConference, there is certainly excitement, tinged with a touch of anxiety about how to get it done.

Report | 5 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Technology: Executive Summary

In this era of digital abundance, organizational success (and in more than a few cases, survival) will require moving well beyond traditional change initiatives to a complete transformation. It will not be easy.

Report | 12 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Innovation and Digitization Challenge

The innovation and digitization challenge for businesses in 2017 is clear: getting up to speed. Most organizations lack the strategy and skills to leverage digital transformation, according to our annual survey of CEOs.

Briefing | 35 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Promoting Workplace Innovation: How to Become a "Shift Disturber"

As any manager will tell you, workplace innovation doesn’t just happen. Sometimes it takes a strong “shift disturber” to promote and support innovation within an established organization. These innovation champions, also referred to as intrepreneurs, possess the skills, attitudes and knowledge to inspire and lead innovative change. So where are these shift disturbers within your own organization? Could it be you? Join Dr. Dave Whittington as he examines and discusses the three key components that foster a shift disturber: individual creative confidence and competence; skill with the tools and processes of innovation; and the understanding of how culture and strategy work together to support workplace innovation.

Recorded Webinar | August 2016 | The Conference Board of Canada

Innovative Organizations: Accelerating Change from Within

Most leaders are told that cultural transformation requires five to seven years before it can be realized. However, few leaders have that much time. There is a critical need to accelerate cultural transformation so that it can show results more rapidly, preferably within a couple of years. However, even if the culture of innovation is clearly defined, many leaders and employees have difficulty when attempting to change it. Leaders need to understand how their culture encourages or stifles innovation and how to accelerate cultural transformation. In this webinar Dr. David Weiss will explore the difference between the definition of culture, the culture of innovation, and how leaders can support employees as they learn to become more innovative.

Recorded Webinar | May 2016 | The Conference Board of Canada

Strengthening Symbiosis: International Business and Innovation

This report analyzes the relationship between business innovation and international business in Canada.

Report | 61 pages | May 2016 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

Renforcer la symbiose : Commerce international et innovation

Ce rapport analyse la relation entre l’innovation des entreprises et le commerce international au Canada.

Rapport | 61 pages | May 2016 | Michael Grant | Le Conference Board du Canada

Global Innovation: The Link Between International Business & Innovation

Traditionally, international business and innovation have been treated as separate lines of inquiry. However,technology and globalization have changed the game in a big way. Increasingly, organizations are realizing that international business and innovation must be thought of as one and the same line of inquiry. International business influences innovation through a variety of channels. International business tends to be competitive and therefore innovation becomes necessary to get a leg up in tough marketplaces. Highly capital intensive innovations require large, sometimes global markets to spread out the costs of R+D. Disruptive innovations create new technology platforms that must be designed to operate across borders, languages, and cultures. Business model innovations, like global value chains, are naturally cross-border affairs. In addition, companies are increasingly patenting in multiple markets, so intellectual property is also becoming more and more international. These open innovation systems then encourage collaborations among researchers around the world, further cementing innovations intrinsic link with global business. So is your organization innovating on the global scale it needs to? Join us for this special webinar as we review the key findings of the Centre for Business Innovation work on the links between international business and innovation. This session will highlight examples of innovative Canadian companies who have made the strategic link between their innovation and internationalization efforts. Drawing on the findings of proprietary surveys of Canadian businesses, this eye-opening session is a must-attend for all organizations hoping to keep ahead of increasingly tough competition.

Recorded Webinar | April 2016 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth—CEO Strategic Implications

It is now widely accepted that diverse groups generate more innovative ideas than homogenous ones. But diversity alone is meaningless without an inclusive culture that values and actively encourages diversity of thought.

Key Business Issues | 8 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth

To understand the enablers and barriers to leveraging inclusion to capture new ideas, The Conference Board conducted a global survey of leaders responsible for either innovation or diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Key Business Issues | 67 pages | February 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

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