October 29, 2018

Challenges facing the health technology innovation system in Canada: Charles Plant, Senior Fellow, the Impact Centre

Challenges facing the health technology innovation system in Canada: Charles Plant, Senior Fellow, the Impact Centre from CATAAlliance on Vimeo.

Charles Plant, Senior Fellow at the Impact Centre joins CATA TECHNOW for a video interview  with CATA CEO, John Reid on the challenges facing the health technology innovation system in Canada. Mr. Plant speaks to the system’s complexity and a failure to achieve effective collaboration among Canada’s health care players. He encourages a focus on commercialization and the adoption of metrics to gauge success.

Interested in reading the Impact Brief (41 pages), entitled ” The Land of Stranded Pilots Challenges facing the health technology innovation system in Canada ” then contact CATA CEO, John Reid, who will provide you with the download link.

Mr. Plant has joined the team of CATA TECHNOW Analysts ready to comment on issues and topics of the day on CATA TECHNOW.

Related: Datebook: 34th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation & Leadership Awards Gala (May 15, 2019, Ottawa on Digital Health) & then join CATA’s Canadian Mobile Health Care (ICT) Forum (253 Opt-In members)

About Charles Plant, Senior Fellow

Charles Plant is a Senior Fellow with the Impact Centre, working to develop research and education programs in innovation and entrepreneurship.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has been an officer, director or investor in a dozen technology companies. Charles has also provided financing, consulting and coaching services to several dozen other technology companies. He was co-founder and CEO for 15 years of Synamics, a telecommunications software firm that provided mass calling platforms to telcos.

He spent four years at MaRS ending as CFO but spent most of his time as Managing Director, heading up a group of former entrepreneurs and specialists who developed thought leadership, provided education, mentorship, market intelligence and capital to over 2,000 technology startups in Ontario.

Active for much of his career in the world of finance, Charles has been a corporate banker, an investment banker and served on the Management Committee and as CFO of the Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) at MaRS and CFO of MaRS Innovation.

As an educator, Charles spent seven years on the faculty of York’s Schulich School of Business teaching in the MBA program and now teaches management and leadership skills at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. He has an MBA in marketing and is a CPA and Chartered Accountant. His blogs and other resources for entrepreneurs can be found at https://scaleupos.com.

Email: cplant@imc.utoronto.ca

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