Blog Technology

Scaling-up Innovative and Sustainable Businesses Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy

Revolutionary technologies are giving rise to seismic shifts across the global economic landscape. Sweeping in their scale and scope, they are disrupting nearly every industry—from manufacturing, retail and energy to health care, finance and food production—how businesses compete and the ways we work. Nations at all stages of development, and businesses of all sizes and kinds seek to leverage… Read more »

Scaling-up Sustainable Innovative Businesses – 10 Global Competitiveness Principles

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) September Global Innovation Summit in Buenos Aires was on the theme of Scaling-up Sustainable Innovative Businesses.  This is a theme that is at the core of the challenges for Alberta SME companies that want to grow and be part of the changing dynamics of the so-called “new normal”… Read more »

Exponential & Emerging Technologies: How Ready is Alberta Business?

With the speed at which technology is advancing, it isn’t a matter of if new emerging and exponential technologies are going to impact how Alberta business will be done in the future, but when and how!Business leaders in Alberta recognize they have been slow to adopt and prepare for exponential technologies but are unsure what… Read more »

Trade Accelerator Program

We wanted to let you know about a new program that Enterprise Edmonton is launching in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. The program has already proven to be a success in Ontario and is referred to as the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) which is an innovative, effective and comprehensive six-week program helping Canada’s SMEs… Read more »

Innovation and Technological Transformation

Every generation must contend with profound political, economic, social and above all, technological transformations. They not only change long-held assumptions about our future economic prospects but also create new expectations about human advancement and social progress. Yet the breadth and velocity of technological innovation appears equally inspiring and empowering as well as disruptive and ominous…. Read more »

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 »

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 »