Much of the literature on Innovation focuses on the ways in which elements in ecosystems drive change. While much has been written on technology driven innovation, it is important to also recognize process driven innovation. For example, game changers like Uber and AirBnB, are built on relatively simple technologies – it is the business model that created disruption. Inclusive innovation recognizes that digital innovation and the ICT sector is very important but that all sectors including the public sector have potential. Understanding how change occurs at the systems level and the issues of scaling small project is one of the major challenges in understanding innovation systems.
W. Cukier & N. Wolff, Key Note Speakers, “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Driving Wealth Creation and Social Development in Ontario”, The One Annual Conference in Toronto, organized by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Commercialization Branch,...
W. Cukier, “Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Canada’s Global Competitiveness,” 19th National Metropolis Conference, Montreal, March 16, 2017. Link to publication coming soon.
W. Cukier, Keynote Speaker, Innovation, Diversity, Employment and Ability (I.D.E.A.) Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, January 17, 2017 Link to publication coming soon.
W. Cukier, Cross Border Collaboration – keynote, Building the cross border innovation ecosystem, Columbus Ohio, Ohio State University, June 15, 2016 Link to publication coming soon.
W. Cukier, Keynote Speaker: “No more Ivory Towers: The University of the 21st Century”, 4th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE 2016), Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto, ON, April 29, 2016. Link to publication coming...