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Haskayne Hour | What is the roadmap for successful innovation?

Moving from one idea to a community of ideas.

Join us for the last Haskayne Hour of the season with Elizabeth Cannon, President of the University of Calgary and Tom Jenkins, Chair of OpenText Corporation for a discussion about the role of post-secondary institutions, business and government in driving innovation. This talk will explore how tech epicentres like Silicon Valley and the Waterloo Corridor developed, as well as critical factors for communities to build thriving innovation ecosystems of their own. 

About the speakers:

Elizabeth Cannon is the eighth President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary. An expert in geomatics engineering, Dr. Cannon has led research at the forefront of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) since 1984 and she has commercialized technology to over 200 agencies worldwide. Currently she serves as Co-Chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable, strengthening cooperation between employers and educators.

Tom Jenkins is Chair of OpenText Corporation in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the Co-Founder of Communitech and serves as the Chair at the National Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Global 100, and is also Co-Chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. Jenkins has pioneered many of the technologies commonly used today in data architecture to increase productivity and governance. He has recently co-authored of the book, Ingenious, a history of innovation in Canada.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 - 8th Avenue SW
Breakfast buffet

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April 5, 2017


7:15 am to 8:30 am


University of Calgary Downtown Campus

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