The ambitious Business in Vancouver presentation of thirty ideas in thirty minutes was a pretty remarkable undertaking, with a discussion on leadership, innovation, challenges and change.
The session was opened up by the Honourable Janet Austin, lieutenant governor of B.C.. There are some interesting ideas in the presentations, and some concepts implemented in businesses that would normally have taken years. One firm immediately adopted a four day week for employees; another is refocusing on getting to “know”, and understand their customers, seeing that personal relationship as being just as important as the economic one.
There’s also the futurist from Britain that just had to use a moving galaxies and comets background, an absolute faux pas for any internet meetings.
But you will hear from member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville Jody Wilson-Raybould; Launch Academy CEO Ray Walia, Traction on Demand founder Greg Malpass, Metro Vancouver board chair Sav Dhaliwal, former UBC president Arvind Gupta, Webnames.ca CEO Cybele Negris, and Research.co’s Mario Canseco.
It’s well worth a watch.