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  • June 30, 2015
    According to PwC's consulting arm, Strategy&, leading companies are struggling to master the increasing levels of complexity inherent in growth. In a recent report, Winning with Complexity: Operations capabilities that drive profitable growth, Strategy& consultants cite discerning evidence of declining operating margins among companies experiencing revenue growth.
  • June 25, 2015
    "Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century," claim authors of World Economic Forum's (WEF's) 2015 Human Capital Index. WEF ranked Canada first out of 124 countries in the youth talent category (ages 16-24) and fourth overall, placing them ahead of Japan (5th), U.S.A. (17th) and Germany (22nd).
  • June 23, 2015
    Professor Mary Crossan and her team at Western University's Ivey Business School have discovered how the spontaneous and creative facets of jazz and theatre improvisation lead to a better understanding of what it takes to generate the creativity that gives rise to innovation.
  • June 22, 2015
    "Waterloo attracts a very diverse student population," says Lisa Zangari, Chief Human Resources Officer at OpenText, "and diverse ideas bring about greater levels of innovation." OpenText, Canada's largest software company, has been taking advantage of the Waterloo Region's world-renowned talent pool to drive innovation since 1991, when a four-person consulting project at the University of Waterloo led to the formation of the company.
  • June 18, 2015
    About 30 years elapsed between the time Dr. James Till and Ernest McCulloch of the University of Toronto first demonstrated the existence of stem cells, in 1961, and the acknowledgment of their significance by the scientific community in the early 90's. Since then, Ontario has remained at the forefront of stem cell research and in the development of safe, novel uses of stem cell therapy in regenerative medicine.
  • June 11, 2015
    According to a report by Shahar Markovitch and Paul Willmott, customers are demanding a more seamless experience, and it is forcing businesses to innovate, or risk being made irrelevant. The two authors from McKinsey & Company's digital practice describe the urgency with which companies must act while drawing attention to how the standard has been set high by pioneers including Apple and Amazon.
  • June 9, 2015
    Ontario's Synaptive Medical has developed innovative technology that enables surgeons to navigate the brain through clearer, three-dimensional images. The Toronto-based firm is hopeful their ground breaking technology will lead to better patient outcomes.
  • June 4, 2015
    "I once saw an infographic that suggested creative minds require beer and coffee – a beer to stir creative juices, and a coffee to keep the person awake long enough to execute," quipped Dr. Randy McIntosh, Director of the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. McIntosh, who is working on an international project referred to as the Virtual Brain Project, sat down with us to offer his take on popular beliefs on how such things as culture, environment, life style and group ideation techniques affect cognitive performance and creativity.
  • June 2, 2015
    Dr. Rick Hujibregts, Vice President of Industry Transformation for Cisco Canada understands the importance of keeping up with the speed of change. "Change is the only constant," Dr. Hujibregts echoed during his recent participation in the webinar, Industrial Revolution: How the internet of things is disrupting global manufacturing.
  • May 28, 2015
    Time and again, reports link employee engagement with lower levels of turnover, increases in productivity and ultimately higher profits. To achieve higher levels of employee engagement organizations must rely on their leaders to forge relationships that go beyond the leader-follower interactions of years past and influence employees on a level that provides greater meaning to their working lives.
  • May 27, 2015
    Released on January 20th, 2015 in Davos, Switzerland, The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is an innovative, annual benchmarking study of 103 countries. The report is produced by INSEAD and introduces the dimension of talent/human capital and its connection to competitiveness.
  • May 26, 2015
    Dr. Rick Hujibregts, Vice President of Industry Transformation at Cisco Canada states, "There are two kinds of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those who don't know they have been hacked." Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses large and small, and for good reason. Companies need to be cognizant of the risks that threaten their flow of data, whether it's personal information of customers, performance data or internal communications.
  • May 21, 2015
    Ontario ranks first in foreign direct investment (FDI) per capita among North American states and provinces, and this year's budget focuses on priority investments that will strengthen the competitive advantage of companies that locate here.
  • May 20, 2015
    "We will be expanding our engineering centre in Oshawa to be a hub for the connected car," exclaims GM Canada's President, Stephen Carlisle in a video announcing GM Canada's new mandate. "All of the most powerful technology companies recruit from Ontario universities, so we know we will have the capability to play a leadership role in this sector globally." GM's Oshawa, Ontario research centre will develop connected car technology that will help pave the way for self-driving cars.
  • May 19, 2015
    Driven by the falling price per connection and the consequent growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, Cisco Systems predicts that 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. Contrast with the 15.5 billion connected today, the awakening of these devices is set to transform the manufacturing industry.

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