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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 »

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 »

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 »

Emerging Technologies

GO Productivity, the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, invite you to attend an upcoming Emerging Technologies Workshop. We want to share insights and gather information on the Alberta SME level of awareness, concern, adoption/adaption business planning and new skills planning for the impacts of so-called emerging technologies. Some of these technologies are a ways off… Read more »

Building Inclusive Workplaces: A Strategic Labour Management Advantage

Four Business Breakfasts sponsored by the Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce January – February – April – May – 2018 JANUARY Inclusion as a Profit-generating Business Strategy Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 am  – 9:00 am What happens when diversity and inclusion are the key ingredients of your business model rather than the icing on… Read more »

Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils 2017 Summit

In December 2017, the GO Productivity CEO, Lori Schmidt attended the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia both as a Board member and Canada’s representative. The theme of the summit was “The Sustainable Future of Production, Consumption NSD Work.” With attention being placed on technologies like Artificial Intelligence, sensors, robotics and additive… Read more »