Discussing Innovation with John Hepburn

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For many SMEs, some areas — like Artificial Intelligence — can appear more daunting than others. Mitacs have developed a solution for SMEs to determine their readiness to adopt AI, to be able to work with world-leading AI experts and to do it in a cost-effective way. Companies will receive the support of artificial intelligence experts to undertake an eight-week project to evaluate their systems and discover real opportunities to use AI to achieve their business goals.

We recently got the chance to chat with John Hepburn, CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs. With extensive academic and research experience, background with industry and international partners, and deep knowledge of and commitment to the innovation ecosystem, Hepburn brings an extraordinary vision to Mitacs.

In this podcast, John discussed how he instilled a culture of innovation within Mitacs, and how to keep abreast of opportunities for innovation within the market. He also shared strategies for overcoming resistance to change amongst key decision-makers and his tips on how small businesses can embrace innovation.