This is a session at Innov8rs Vancouver, 3-4 October 2019

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Innovating with Startups

Collaborating with the tech ecosystem is key to any innovation strategy. We’ll talk about how organizations can work with startups to explore the potential of AI and other technologies while providing win-win opportunities for everyone involved.

Tamara Zimmerman

Assistant Vice President of Innovation at BDC

Tamara Zimmerman is Assistant Vice President, Innovation at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). In this role, Tamara leads BDC’s organization-wide innovation program, which is built on the principles of strategic idea crowdsourcing and open innovation with the startup ecosystem. At BDC, innovation is treated as a business discipline with rigorous management of the innovation process from ideation and concept design, to experimentation and implementation. Tamara and her team also work to reinforce a strong culture of innovation across the organization.

Tamara joined BDC in March 2016, after more than 15 years of management consulting experience at Accenture, where she helped clients across industries with their business transformation initiatives. She sits on the board of directors of Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education and holds a Master of Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University.

This is a session at Innov8rs Vancouver, 3-4 October 2019

All speakers and sessions here:

How to Make Innovation Better at Your Company

Today, change happens fast, competition is fierce, and disruption is a constant threat. How can you and your innovation team stay ahead in such a shifting landscape? The key is to have the right people, capabilities and processes in place, but what does this look like and how do you get there? In this talk, you will get this insight and inspiration:

# An overview of the best and next elements on corporate innovation management that you need to know about and bring into your company.

# An introduction to a roadmap for innovation at your company and some advice on how you can make this work for you and your organization.

# Tips on how you identify, develop and unleash the talent for innovation in your company.

Stefan Lindegaard

Founder at Silicon Valley Fast Track

Stefan Lindegaard, a thought leader, advisor and entrepreneur

As a global thought leader on corporate innovation management, Lindegaard travels around the world to interact with corporate innovation teams and executives who want to take their innovation capabilities and efforts to the next level.

This is more than just work for him. It is a passion as he truly cares about these great people who like himself believe that big companies can make the world a better place for all of us through their innovation efforts.

Besides being a frequent writer on LinkedIn, Lindegaard is an an acclaimed author, keynote speaker, advisor and entrepreneur. His specialities are corporate innovation management, digital capabilities for innovation, communication, leadership and organizational development.