How do we innovate out of our global health challenges?

Jan 12, 2012

Solving complex problems with public entrepreneurship and technology.

Join us for a thought-provoking evening at the Beedie School of Business when the CMA Centre for Strategic Change hosts Professor Anita McGahan as she shares her experience and perspective on the delivery of healthcare in South Sudan. Dr. McGahan will describe how innovative technologies are implemented to improve the health of impoverished communities and demonstrate that even in some of the most remote corners on the planet, the most fundamental challenges of technology adoption tend to be cultural and organizational. She will show how new forms of collaborative innovation are leading to breakthroughs that could eventually find their way back to North America to change the way we think about healthcare and even about health itself. Dr. McGahan’s presentation will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session and networking reception.

Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Registration & Coffee: 4:30pm
Presentation: 5:00pm
Networking & Reception: 6:30pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business,
Simon Fraser University,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC
Cost: $25 (+ HST)
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP: Please register here

Anita McGahan Anita M. McGahan is Associate Dean of Research, Director of the PhD Programs, Rotman Chair in Management, and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is also cross appointed to the Munk School of Public Affairs at the University. In addition, Dr. McGahan is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University, the Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights, and a past president of the Academy of Management’s Business Policy & Strategy Division. Dr. McGahan holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where she received highest academic honors as a Baker Scholar. She also spent several years at both McKinsey and Morgan Stanley. Dr. McGahan’s research has focused on models of industry evolution and the evolution of competitive advantage. She is currently pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries and in the implications for comparative advantage and international development particularly in global health. Dr. McGahan is also a member of an expert panel convened to assess Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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