Innovation - Ontario Grand Valley Regional Conference
February 3, 2017
Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre


What's New

Innovation is growing daily. As we add content to the Innovation web site, we will make a quick note of these changes here so that you are kept abreast of what's new.

November 1, 2017

Our Speaker roster is released. 

Click here to see our 2017 speakers and panelists.

We are proud to announce that Teams Canada (HEC Montreal - gold medallists, McGill University - silver medallists) will be joining us again this year to share their experiences at the APICS Conference last September in Washington DC. 

August 25, 2017

Carol Ptak returns as our keynote speaker

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as a Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence.

Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM culminating in the position of SMB segment executive. Carol is a past president of APICS.

Carol is the author of several books:

  • Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3rd Edition (with Chad Smith)
  • ERP: Tools, Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain
  • The Quantum Leap: Next Generation (with Dean Gillam & Steve TaylorJones)
  • Theory H.O.W.: How Organizations Could Work (with Harold E. Cavallaro)
  • Necessary but not Sufficient: A Theory of Constraints Business Novel (with Eliyahu M. Goldratt)
  • MRP and Beyond: A Toolbox for Integrating People and Systems
  • Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (with Chad Smith)


 Call for Speakers

 Our Call for speakers is open. For more information and to submit your topic for consideration, click here


Save the date!

Mark February 3, 2017 in your calendars now so that you don't miss out!  Also mark February 4th in your calendars for the Innovation Showcase.