Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, O.C., FCAE, FCIC - President of CanWin Consulting Inc.
Abstract: It appears that innovation means at least several things to different people – any new product or service, value creation or a particular “culture of innovation.” But these and many other “interpretations” of innovation are less meaningless, as this author believes In fact the only thing that matters is whether an innovation creates impacts such as wealth / job creation and social advancement. And the only metric for determining that wealth is net cash flow.
In this talk different innovation, innovation ecosystem, innovation strength, how to find great idea for successful innovation will be discussed.
Finally some example of successful innovation will be discussed.
Bio: Dr. Mahabadi is an innovation leader with over 30 years of hands on experience in invention and successful commercialization of novel technology, including 7 years as VP of Xerox innovation Group and Director of Xerox Research Centre of Canada.
Mahabadi has also been involved in shaping Canada's science and technology strategy and advancing S & T agenda nationally and internationally. He has served on a few national and regional panels and sits on boards of organizations such as Council of Canadian Academies, Ontario Centre of Excellence, Chemical Institute of Canada and McMaster Innovation Park.
His R&D and innovation leadership efforts were awarded and recognized by many organizations including the Order of Canada as Officer of Order for an innovation leader and for his commitment to promoting scientific development in Canada, He has also received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Xerox’s President Awards, Printing Industry of America’s 2010 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal and others.
Refreshments will be served at 11:00 AM
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1