Blog Innovation

Smart Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition

The SMART AIRPORTS & REGIONS Conference & Exhibition is the premier event covering how SMART Airports and their adjacent Regions are leveraging “Connectivity” to stimulate “Innovation and Opportunity”. The annual SMART Airports & Regions conference and exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART Airports and… Read more »

Innovating the Network Economy and the ARC

There are many critical models that exemplify the impact of the technology growth being experienced around the world. One of which being the Platform Model. In the case of Apple, which is familiar to most – we need to look no further than the App Store. Started on July 10, 2008, the app store was… Read more »

Emerging Technologies and the Steel Industry

Jeff DiBattista, a Principal at DIALOG, gave a stimulating talk at the recent CISC Alberta Spring Steel Design Forum.  His provocative presentation was about the history and evolution of emerging technological changes, with special attention to the impacts and implications for the steel industry.Jeff demonstrated how in the past several decades technological disruptions have changed… Read more »

Disruptive Technologies: Ready, Set, GO!

Darwin’s Advice on ADAPTABILITY has never been more Relevant to Business Success and Survival. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, It is not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. GO Productivity has been heavily involved in gathering insights about the level… Read more »

RBC Report on Skills as a “Quiet Crisis”

GO Productivity in conjunction with the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council have wrapped up a series of workshops on impact and implications of Emerging Technologies on Alberta’s Small and Mid-sized businesses. Key questions we canvassed participants on was around the changing skills needed to work in a digitized and automated economy.  While many existing routine… Read more »

Autonomous Vehicles in Alberta

Herman J.H. Oosthuysen, Capt., B. Eng (E) March 2018 The Province of Alberta is a land of opportunity with blue skies, wide open spaces, natural riches and efficient large scale agriculture. There are also unique challenges, since Alberta is land locked and has extreme weather. The province is consequently highly dependent on pipe lines, railways and long… Read more »

Top Four Skills Needed for Emerging Technologies

GO Productivity and the Canadian Supply Chains Sector Council (CSCSC) is about to complete the “Connecting People, Technology and Skills” Alberta regional workshops on emerging technologies. The last one is in Fort McMurray on March 21, 2018. We want to thank all our regional cosponsors in helping us get the word out.  We also want… Read more »