If innovation is about finding new and better ways of doing valued things, how do you find new and better ways of innovating? What happens when approaches that worked before are no longer sufficient to meet the challenges of today’s complex, highly globalized environment? The answer is, you don’t just colour outside of the lines; you remove them completely.
November 26, 2013 Toronto, Canada
Based out of Thailand, Dr. Jivacate’s work as an orthopedic surgeon and inventor has changed lives. Best known for his development of techniques that use local materials to produce low-cost, high-quality prostheses, Dr. Jivacate exemplifies health innovation in the 21st century. He founded the Prostheses Foundation in 1992 and its activities have expanded beyond the borders of Thailand to Malaysia, Laos, and Burma.
CBA Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy and Director, Center for Emerging Markets
Ravi Ramamurti is D’Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University, Boston. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB).
Founder and Executive Director of the Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project
HEIDI L. BEHFOROUZ, M.D. is an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a graduate of the Open Society Institute’s Medicine as a Profession physician advocacy fellowship.
A visiting professor at universities in China and Europe, he is based in Shanghai where he runs a Tongji University-based think-tank on “Global R&D and Reverse Innovation”. He is a former Vice President with PRTM Management Consultants, where he was co-responsible for their global R&D practice and overall lead for global innovation and China R&D projects.
Dr. Joel Selanikio leads DataDyne’s efforts to develop and promote new technologies and business models for health and international development, including multiple-award-winning Magpi mobile data collection software (formerly EpiSurveyor) – the most widely scaled mobile technology ever created for international development, with more than 22,000 users in more than 170 countries.