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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Improve Productivity and Reduce Carbon Footprints with Mobile Technology

Doug Junor, GO Productivity Executive in Residence   Ask your Business Units this: “If we had all the data from the field in an electronic format at the point of collection, how would we be able to use that data to improve the business?”  The average person uses about 10 mobile applications daily and about… Read more »

Lessons From The Canadian Lean Summit

Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit – April 24 – 27, 2017 Fredericton, New BrunswickLearn. Share. Transform.  That was the theme for the recent Lean Summit held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  The purpose of the summit was to share leading practices around lean methodology and application to improve service to private sector customers and to the… Read more »