- October 8, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
We’re going virtual!
Join us for an afternoon of
inspiring stories & education!
Why Every Organization Has to Become More Entrepreneurial
Innovation is the engine of economic growth in terms of contribution to GDP, employment, export and intellectual property. Innovation is a critical competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global economy. So, why is it so hard for organizations to build and adopt a culture of innovation and what are some of the best practices to build a sustainable innovation culture?
In this webinar we’ll discuss some of the building blocks necessary to enable a culture of innovation. We’ll share why it’s important to support innovation in Canada; the impact of innovation on our economy; the driver of innovation, and the next wave of disruptive technologies that will change the world & how you can take advantage of them. Takeaway new practices, models, and approaches of doing business in the new world economy!
Dr. Rafik Loutfy, currently serves as Director of the Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (ELP) with the Canadian Society of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CSEI), attracting international entrepreneurs, startups and SME’s to Canada.
Dr. Loutfy spent 61/2 years as Director of Centre Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) at Ryerson University, establishing its faculty of Engineering & architectural Science sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system.
He had a long and distinguished career with Xerox Corporation. Loutfy joined Xerox in 1974 as a researcher and held a variety of project and managerial positions at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) including Centre manager. He was appointed vice president in Xerox’s Corporate Research & Technology organization in 1991 and held a variety of VP positions, including vice president of strategy planning and innovation. Loutfy became a corporate officer in 1997 and served as the chief technical officer (CTO) and senior vice president of Xerox Business Group Operations, and vice president of the Wilson Center for Research & Technology in Webster, New York – one of Xerox’s largest research centers, and Director of Corporate Business Strategy.
Loutfy possesses a BSc and MSc in chemistry from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, a PhD in Photochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto. He holds 32 US patents and has published more than 182 scientific articles.
An opportunity to be inspired by local business owners/organizations who will share their experiences using innovation & creativity to adapt and grow in our new reality.
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