My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why I left a very comfortable retirement to lead the MaRS Discovery District as CEO.

In a world which is dominated by geo-political uncertainty, Canada has the opportunity to leverage our #EntrepreneurNation to create a new geo-economic future for our country and our citizens.  But it’s a high stakes competition, and we’ve got to play to win … making the playoffs is not going to cut it.

These are my thoughts on imperatives for our game plan.