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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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Lessons Learned From a World Innovation Leader: Understanding Israel’s Innovation Ecosystem

This report is based on research and a study tour of Israel’s world-class innovation skills, capabilities, and performance. It aims to help Canadian innovation stakeholders learn from Israel’s experiences.

Report | 83 pages | March 2017 | Jessica Brichta, Daniel Munro, Paul Preston | The Conference Board of Canada

Comprendre l’écosystème de l’innovation en Isrëal : Enseignements d’un leader mondial de l’innovation

Ce rapport se fonde sur des recherches ainsi que sur un voyage d’études d’une semaine en Israël sur ses compétences en matière d’innovation. Il vise à aider les chefs de file canadiens en matière d’innovation à tirer des leçons de l’expérience israélienne. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Résumé | 86 pages | March 2017 | Jessica Brichta, Daniel Munro, Paul Preston | Le Conference Board du Canada

Moderniser l’État : Nouveaux instruments pour le développement du Québec

Le recours à des instruments plus efficaces permettrait d’accroître la productivité. Cette note de recherche explique ce que les concours, l’intermédiation, le co-travail, les défis compétitifs et l’approvisionnement pré-marché pourraient faire pour le Québec.

Note de recherche | 30 pages | February 2017 | Mia Homsy | Le Conference Board du Canada

Modernizing Government: New Instruments for the Development of Quebec

The use of more effective tools or instruments developed elsewhere could increase productivity in Quebec. This briefing looks at a number of such tools—including contests and new government procurement policies—and they what they could do for Quebec.

Executive Summary | 33 pages | February 2017 | Mia Homsy | The Conference Board of Canada

Beyond Technology: Making the Transformation

A successful digital transformation requires an enterprise approach to strategy and systemic change. The challenge of true digital transformation across the enterprise is to change the organizational culture.

Briefing | 16 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

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