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SAVE THE DATE FOR OKANAGAN COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH AND INNOVATION DAY

Please save the date for our upcoming Applied Research and Innovation Day at the KLO campus on May 9th, 2017 from 8:45 am to 2:15 pm in the Trades Atrium. In addition to our keynote speaker, David Chalk, there will also be many other presenters, workshops, and interactive demonstrations throughout the day and OC researchers will have an opportunity to connect with potential community/industry partners. A detailed program and registration details will be released once the day's activities have been finalized.

D. Chalk

INNOVATION IS NOTHING NEW

The irony of innovation...which is about doing something or producing something new is...it's nothing new. It has been behind advances in every industry for hundreds of years.  Yet many organizations today consider it a new concept and are challenged to define it or implement it into their everyday business.   In this keynote, David simplifies innovation by defining it as product focused or process focused and by explaining the difference between incremental Innovation and drastic innovation.  He shares why Innovation should  not be considered a plan, a strategy, a phase, a goal but a constant focus that drives the advancement of your organization every day.  To succeed in the 21st century, innovation must be in perpetual motion and those devoid of innovation are only maintaining the status quo and destined to failure.  David shares how to empower your entire organization to contribute to a culture of innovation as everyone can and should play a role to keep your organization ahead of the curve.