The Innovation Challenge

Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Welcome: Gregory Richards, MBA Program Director, and Director of the Centre for Business Analytics and Performance, Telfer School of Management

ISED Service Lab - Introduction:  Chrystia Chudczak, Executive Director, ISED Design Lab, Innovation, Science & Economic Development

Presentation: “The other innovation challenge: building capacity to innovate”
Ed Bernacki, Innovation and Change Specialist

What you will learn:

  1. How analytics can support an innovation strategy in large complex organizations.
  2. How to apply elements of the innovation and design toolkit to shape innovative insights that reflect the cognitive bias of users.
  3. How to create a personal plan for building innovation capacity and leading innovative initiatives. 

The use of analytics calls for a technical understanding of data and systems that we want to innovate. Often overlooked (until it’s too late) is ensuring that we also develop the skills and capacity to innovate and design solutions for complex organizational challenges. To do so, we need to understand the process of change and innovation.  

In this session, innovation and change specialist Ed Bernacki will provide an overview of how innovationists can challenge the status quo and bring innovative ideas to life.


Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location:
ISED Service Lab
235 Queen St., Level C3
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Ed BarnackiBio: Ed Bernacki

Mr Bernacki, author and educator, has worked on innovation and change projects in public service and with governments in various countries.  With the Idea Factory he has worked with Governments in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. In Ottawa he has delivered over 200 innovation workshops and idea factories. He recently completed a book: 30 Great Ideas: Building Skills and Capacity to innovate for the public sector professionals.  For more information: www.PSIdeaFactory.com

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