Innovation Summit: 2 days, 39 industry panelists, 4 keynote speakers give 200 attendees “The Edge”

Posted on March 05, 2013

Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”
Keynote speaker Ron Tite, named one of the “Top Ten Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, wowed with his presentation, “Be the Brand.”

KINGSTON, ON, Mar. 2, 2013 - MBA student organizers put together a challenging two-day program that posed the question, “How can we drive the edge of innovation to lead business and society into new frontiers?”  Queen’s students in business, engineering and health sciences were joined by MBA students from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors at this third annual Innovation Summit which attracted 180 participants and was held March 1 and 2, at Goodes Hall.  

Speakers and panelists included executives from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others. These thought leaders discussed innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more, all within the context of the summit’s theme – Edge.

Three sub-themes, Imagine, Discover and Create, delved into the ways organizations can thrive on the edge of innovation.  Within the Imagine theme, speakers focused on imagining new frontiers, in some cases based on taking an everyday problem or product and building on it through innovation. The Discover theme challenged speakers to describe how to navigate the business and innovation landscapes by posing the question, “What road should you take to get to where you need to go?” The Create theme tackled the question of what it takes to implement ideas.

Visit qsbis.ca for bios of speakers and panelists and more information on the Summit.


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