ENGAGE: Competing in a digital world – the stars are aligning

Canada has an innovation agenda. That’s the word from Ottawa this month – that our Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, has a vision to “build Canada as a global centre of innovation.” It’s welcome news. And, from my point of view, the timing of a renewed federal commitment to “global science [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:46:11+00:00 June 29th, 2016|CEO Blog|

Ontario students diTHINK outside the box

The 2016 diTHINK conference featured fascinating speakers, inspiring presentations and a series of breakout sessions that demanded out-of-the-box thinking. “It was a popular mix,” said Nizar Ladak, CEO and President of Compute Ontario. “This was our best attended event so far, with a fully engaged audience interacting with one another.” As usual, students were an important [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:35:08+00:00 June 21st, 2016|In the News|

ENGAGE: Spartacus and my 90-Day Plan

I’ve just completed 60 days on the job. I know this because when I was hired, I committed to Compute Ontario’s Board to undertake a 90-day planning exercise. In the first 30 days, I met with nearly 100 people, asking them two simple questions: in terms of access to advanced computing, what is working well [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:47:01+00:00 June 15th, 2016|CEO Blog|