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RBC Disruptors is an ongoing podcast series hosted by SVP John Stackhouse about reimagining Canada’s economy in a time of unprecedented change. It features thought-provoking conversations with Canadian business and innovation leaders about planting the seeds of a new economy.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 336 Ratings

RBC Disruptors is an ongoing podcast series hosted by SVP John Stackhouse about reimagining Canada’s economy in a time of unprecedented change. It features thought-provoking conversations with Canadian business and innovation leaders about planting the seeds of a new economy.

    Open Oceans, Open Opportunity: Mapping Canada’s Role in the Blue Economy

    Open Oceans, Open Opportunity: Mapping Canada’s Role in the Blue Economy

    Oceans are good for much more than a pretty view. They account for over $3 trillion in economic activity, provide a food source for millions of people daily, and ensure human survival on the planet by regulating temperatures. Yet, decades of unsustainable practices now threaten to destroy that delicate balance, tearing down economies and risking the survival of humanity. In this episode, entrepreneurs Kate Moran, CEO of Ocean Networks Canada and Julie Angus, founder of Open Ocean Robotics talk with John Stackhouse about the economic opportunity of the world’s oceans - and why Canada is already poised to be a global leader in ocean-tech.

    • 28 min
    Beyond Silicon Valley: Why We Need a Global Playbook For Innovation

    Beyond Silicon Valley: Why We Need a Global Playbook For Innovation

    What do Sao Paulo, Bangalore, Ottawa, and Singapore have in common? They all have startup ecosystems with thriving entrepreneurs and billion-dollar businesses. Innovators all over the world are tackling major challenges and building sustainable businesses both by improving the Silicon Valley playbook and writing playbooks of their own. In this conversation, venture capitalist and author Alex Lazarow talks with John Stackhouse about what it takes to build successful startup ecosystems - and why Canada is poised to win the global innovation game.

    • 27 min
    Disruptors Revisited: Data is Bigger than Oil

    Disruptors Revisited: Data is Bigger than Oil

    To succeed in the post-COVID economy, businesses will need more than just a pivot to digital – they’ll need to lean into and harness data to gain an advantage. As the COVID crisis disrupts traditional business models, it’s more important than ever for companies to understand how to leverage data on user behaviour, sales trends, and other variables to re-position themselves for the future. In this episode, we revisit an earlier RBC Disruptors conversation from February, 2020 with Sam Sebastian, CEO of Pelmorex Corp, which owns The Weather Network, on how firms can capitalize on data to gain an edge and grow their business.

    • 36 min
    App-to-Table: How Tech Can Help Restaurants Rebound

    App-to-Table: How Tech Can Help Restaurants Rebound

    The COVID pandemic fundamentally changed how Canadians interact with restaurants, creating both challenge and opportunity for restauranteurs. Now, people of all ages see delivery not just as a method of getting restaurant food at home but a new way to engage with and experience both local favourites and new discoveries. In this episode, Kevin Edwards, CEO of SkipTheDishes, shares his insights on how restaurants can innovate in the blended world of delivery and new restaurant experiences.

    • 24 min
    Disruptors Revisited: Rewiring the Brain (June 2019)

    Disruptors Revisited: Rewiring the Brain (June 2019)

    The COVID pandemic has brought everyday life online and made us more reliant on technology than ever. Many of us are working from home and glued to our screens all day, and then Zooming with friends or streaming movies in the evenings. Not to mention our shift to online shopping and ordering food. What effect is all this technology having on us? In this episode, we revisit an earlier but still incredibly relevant RBC Disruptors conversation from June 2019 with Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, a physician and brain scientist at Duke University, on how technology is changing the brain and mind.

    • 36 min
    Beyond the Cart: How Grocery Commerce is Transforming

    Beyond the Cart: How Grocery Commerce is Transforming

    When we look back on the beginnings of this pandemic, food supply and grocery commerce are top of mind. The rush to stock up on household supplies and find what we needed to keep our families safe created disruptions with supply chains and sparked consumer panic. Yet, these needs also sparked innovation and drove the grocery industry to adapt to new consumer behaviours. On this episode of RBC Disruptors, John Stackhouse chats with Sarah Davis, President of Loblaw and Nilam Ganenthiran, President of Instacart about the changes they’ve made throughout the pandemic and the future of grocery in Canada.

    • 29 min

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