INNOVATION, COLLABORATION & EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT THROUGH COMPETITION
Elizabeth Caley, VP Product Management for Firmex
Almost 9 in 10 Canadian executives report innovation is a strategic priority for their business, and 96% believe that small and medium enterprises can be as innovative as large companies. However, in its most recent assessment, the Conference Board of Canada gave our country a "D" grade, saying Canada remains below average in its capacity to innovate and there are no Canadian organizations on the world's top 50 most innovative companies list.
Join Elizabeth as she introduces a new internal initiative that is inspiring innovation, collaboration between teams, and increased employee engagement at Firmex. Drawing from the Global X Prize ("Revolution through Competition") and initiatives like Google & Apple's "20% Time", in 2012 Firmex introduced the EX Prize.
As Vice President of Product Management, Elizabeth is responsible for the Firmex’s product and go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Firmex, she spent 5 years at Microsoft, most recently holding end-to-end responsibility for Canada’s largest business unit including Office, SharePoint, and Exchange. Previously, Elizabeth held executive roles focused on product strategy and M&A at global software companies.
Elizabeth holds Global Executive MBAs from University of Toronto & St. Gallen, Switzerland where she was awarded Dean’s List and Bregman Scholar, and a Bachelor in Economics from McGill. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in business, researching innovation and start-up accelerators part-time at Henley, in the UK