The Elevate Toronto Festival kicks off today and we’re giving you a sneak peak into our sold-out Lean Innovation track on Sept 13.
Since thinking like a startup has never been so crucial, we’ve designed a program that allows you to learn secrets from industry experts that have harnessed the power of Lean Innovation to grow their businesses and connect with their customers in new ways.
The following represent just five of the sessions you can expect at tomorrow’s Elevate Toronto Festival. View a complete list of speakers and the session agenda here.
New Product, New Thinking - How Context Innovation Can Supercharge Your Product Innovation
Join April Dunford, founder of Rocket Launch Marketing, to find out how breakthrough thinking and the power of context can cut through the noise and connect with your customers in authentic ways. Customers are bombarded with thousands of messages a day, but April will show you how to develop context for your offerings so that your message is the one that gets heard. This one is especially powerful for those of you who work in marketing and are passionate about using innovation to tell your story.
Frictionless Banking: Can it Be Done?
Technological innovation is disrupting everything in our lives, from how we cook and eat to how we move around. Banking runs the risk of becoming the biggest friction point in people’s lives, but not if FinTech organizations learn how to make disruption work for them. Join Dave Dame, Vice President of Agile for Scotiabank’s digital banking group, to learn how Scotiabank and its five Digital Factories are working hard to help one of Canada’s oldest banks change its stripes here and around the world.
Building a Lean Startup from the Ground Up
Join Mike Gettis, Founder and CEO of Endy, to find out how he turned a desire for great sleep into the highest customer-rated mattress in Canada. He’ll share the three distinct phases a business goes through from inception to profitability at scale. You don’t want to snooze through this one!
Medical Grade Coding: from Bench to Bed
If you work in a regulated industry, this session from Wes Hodges, Co-Founder and Director of External Collaboration and Informatics at Synaptive Medical, is especially for you. Find out how the medical device field is harnessing engineering and startup thinking to get products out the door and into the air despite country-specific regulations and lengthy approval processes that must be taken into consideration throughout development.
The People. The Process. The Tools.
Innovation is more than the “uberization” of services. There’s a series of steps and countless hours that go into making something successful and the key to this innovation lies in a combination of people, processes and tools. Paul Crowe, CEO of Symbility INTERSECT, talks about why these three components are crucial when bringing Lean Innovation into the enterprise.
Missed the chance to attend the Lean Innovation track? As part of Newco Toronto, another Elevate Toronto initiative, we’re opening our doors on Sept 14 and inviting you to meet our CEO Nick van Weerdenburg, have lunch on us and learn more about Rangle and our current career opportunities.