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Friday, November 27 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary Session- The Outlook for Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem: Risks and Opportunities

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This plenary session will begin with a presentation by David Watters of Global Advantage and CSPC Board member, on the key roles played by each major stakeholder group (Federal Government, Provincial Governments, Higher Education, Not-for-Profits, Private Sector, Foreign Sector) in Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem, including the patterns of their activities and performance.

Three questions will be discussed:

1.       Why is Canada’s S&T/Innovation system generally performing so poorly?

2.       What are the key “risks” of a further deterioration in performance?

3.       What are the key “opportunities” to improve performance and how might this be accomplished?


Moderators
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Janet Halliwell

Principal, JE Halliwell Associates Inc,
Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc, a company providing value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D.  | Janet has extensive experience in S&T policy and the governance and management of S&T funding and policy bodies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genome BC, Canadian Science Publishing... Read More →

Speakers
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Gerard Kennedy

CEO, Alpha Healthcare
Gerard Kennedy is currently the CEO of Alpha Healthcare, a unique private organization dedicated to improving Canadian public health care www.alphahealthcare.ca.  Its growing innovative operations include medical laboratories, healthcare IT, and research and development.  Gerard was previously a federal MP, provincial cabinet minister, provincial MPP and front rank leadership contender for the Liberal Party.   As the... Read More →
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Ken Knox

Chair / CEO, Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC) / Knox-Vannest Inc.
In addition to being Chair of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), Kenneth Knox is the CEO of Knox-Vannest Inc., providing strategic advice and advisory services to non-profit and public sector organizations managing complex issues. Dedicated to public service, Mr. Knox served in numerous positions in the Government of Ontario from 1972 until leaving in 2000 after serving as Deputy Minister, Energy, Science and Technology. On... Read More →
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John Knubley

Deputy Minister, Industry Canada
John Knubley has been Deputy Minister of Industry since September 2012. In his role, he promotes strong regulatory and market place frameworks for Canada; supports innovation in the economy to address competitiveness and productivity challenges; and works with business generally, especially small business to help address their challenges. He has been a longstanding public servant with experience in over eight departments, including the Privy... Read More →
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Roseann O’Reilly Runte

President, Carleton University
Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte is President of Carleton University and has led four other universities in the U.S. and Canada over the last three decades.  Author of a number of scholarly works in the areas of literature, culture and economic development, she has also served as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Chair of the Foundation for International Training.  She has been a member of the board of the National... Read More →
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Dave B. Watters

President and CEO, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa)
David Watters worked for 30 years in the Canadian Public Service in a variety of Economic Ministries, including a dozen years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Industry Canada, Treasury Board Canada and Finance Canada, where he was responsible for overseeing federal Economic Development and Corporate Finance policies and developing federal Budgets. In 2002 David established the Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa) and is the... Read More →


Friday November 27, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom A/B (ground floor)


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