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Videos from Past Events

Optimizing health care in Canada - highlights

Achieving a health-care system that is both cost-effective and produces better patient outcomes faces many challenges. But advances are being made, as attendees learned at an Idea Forum called Optimizing health care: A prescription for delivering patient value. Led by David Barrett, MBA ’04, PhD ’14, the Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, and Research Associate Alexander Smith, HBA ’13, industry panellists examined the barriers to efficient and cost-effective health care. The event was held May 9 at Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto.

Highlights from the 2016 Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business

Watch highlights of the presentation by Bill Schultz, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, called The secret formula of Coca-Cola: Think outside the bottle!. Schultz delivered the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business in Toronto on September 16.

Past Events

Dec 3, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Live by hologram: Revolutionizing international business

In his presentation via holographic telepresence for the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business, Dr. Simon Leung, LLD ’05, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, will explore how hologram technology could change international business.
Nov 21, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Supply Chain 2030

For the Bob Britney Lecture in Operations, Jury Gualandris, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability, and a panel of business leaders will discuss how to take your supply chain to the next level.
Oct 24, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Surviving your business success

For the J.J. Wettlaufer Lecture in Leadership, Kelsey Ramsden, MBA ’04, Associate Professor Oana Branzei, and Professor Gerard Seijts will discuss strategies for managing the period that follows the peak of success.
Sep 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Architecture of Innovation - SOLD OUT

For the Tangerine Lecture in Finance, Josh Lerner, Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, will outline how to establish the right incentives and time horizons for investments.
Jun 12, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Technology, vice and privacy

For the Gilbert and Margaret Clarke Lecture in Marketing, author Mike Dover, HBA '91, MBA '97, together with Ivey Professor Niraj Dawar, will examine how leading companies both engage with, and derive benefits from their customers while at the same time managing growing privacy concerns.
May 31, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cryptoeconomics and the emergence of Web 3.0

For the Scotiabank Speakers Series in Digital Transformation in Banking, Ryan Zurrer, HBA ’06, Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital, will discuss why cryptoeconomic models are the future of financing.
Apr 25, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Managing the bed crunch in hospitals

For the Bob Britney Lecture in Operations, David Barrett, Alexandra Boston, and Felipe Rodrigues will discuss their research on new approaches to bed management/patient flow at hospitals and a panel of health-sector leaders will share insights.
Feb 15, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

SOLD OUT! The human and machines partnership and the next arms race for global industry leadership

For the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business, Idris Mootee, CEO and co-founder of Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation firm, will discuss the opportunities for business in our AI future.
Dec 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Keeping Canada’s energy sector globally competitive

Leaders from the energy industry will discuss investment trends, risks and returns, and future growth of Canada's energy sector, and debate what can be done by firms and governments to ensure it remains competitive.
Oct 11, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

In the public interest: Expansion of the audit mandate

For this Ivey Idea Forum, Professor Vaughan Radcliffe from the CPA–Ivey Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest will lead an interactive discussion with Bonnie Lysyk, the Auditor General of Ontario, and a panel of leading CPAs on the implications of an expanded audit mandate.