Director, Innovation and Technology, Conference Board of Canada
Odgers Berndtson
Ottawa, CA
4d ago

Now a virtual-first organization, The Conference Board of Canada is the nation’s largest independent applied research organization offering unbiased, evidence-based information and analysis to both industry and federal / provincial governments.

  • A not-for-profit organization, The Conference Board has 200 staff with total revenues of $30.7 million in 2020. The Conference Board continuously strives to be bold and confident;
  • bright and engaging; and clear and direct in the products and services that they offer.

    Recently rebranded and evolving to meet future customer needs, The Conference Board is seeking a dynamic Director, Innovation and Technology who would bring research and management expertise, strong networking capabilities, and thought leadership on Innovation policies.

    Reporting to the Vice President, the new Director will provide leadership and direction to a high performing team of 8-9 staff.

    Together the team develops and undertakes research and convening activities that better policy and decision-making related to areas as varied as cybersecurity, privacy, the innovation eco-system, AI, and big data.

    As the ideal candidate, you bring research and management expertise, an analytical and forward-thinking mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Substantive work experience in the innovation space, where you have demonstrated sound financial and people management, is a must.

    The ambitious nature of our research requires that you have a sound understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods, and an ability to conceive and execute high impact applied research studies.

    Bilingualism is considered an asset. This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in Canada.

    The Conference Board of Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and CBoC throughout the recruitment, selection and / or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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