ALC will be offering office hour sessions designed to help Atlantic Canadian companies and organizations understand and navigate a hot topic for today’s corporate entities: is an innovation program right for us and how do we get started?
If you are a manager or director that has recently been given the responsibility of driving innovation in your company and evolving your organization, these office hours are for you!
Michael Sandalis is the Atlantic Lottery Corporation Outpost Lead, and oversees innovation execution (where new propositions get transferred to a LOB and scaled). Michael was part of the Outpost’s founding team just four years ago; he helped with the decision-making process to open the Outpost Lab, and researched other ways to support and build out a corporate innovation program.
Once launched, the Innovation team created the following programs to support an over-arching innovation program at Atlantic Lottery: Internal training program called Catalyst, Outreach program which supports Hackathons and academic activities, piloted Atlantic Canada’s first ever Corporate Innovation Lab, as well as, a specific innovation process. The Lab and the Corporate team has run more than 50 sprints, dozens of idea generation sessions, trained more than 120 employees in Design Thinking and Lean Startup Methodologies, hosted 12 hackathons and subsequently supported the creation of several products that have scaled, launched corporately and generated millions of dollars.
Since then, the program has evolved and team members have attended and spoken at many conferences that are specifically designed for corporate innovators. We have also made many connections in the innovation space, which might prove beneficial to you and your organization.
Whether you are currently trying to figure out your company’s next steps, or just want to share innovation war stories, this session was designed for you. Please follow the link to schedule a time to meet!
Schedule a time to meet: https://calendly.com/voltaeffect/alc-office-hours
ALC Office Hours taking place on Thursday, February 27 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (30 min meeting).