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Who Will Be Our Fred Terman?

June 1st, 2017  •  7 mins 14 secs  •  Download (11.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Societies around the world are struggling with the disruption brought on by technological change combined with other factors. Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been profoundly impacted by the sustained collapse of oil prices and has been forced to reinvent itself. It's usually at times like these local government and business leadership call for us to be 'more innovative' and inevitably comparisons with Silicon Valley are invoked. Sorry folks, it just isn't that easy.