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Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ADT
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Cause a Disturbance

With the pace of change growing ever faster, Spyder Works CEO Ken Tencer says that there has never been a more important time for businesses of all sizes to generate ideas and continuously explore opportunities for growth.

Whether your business is in transition or simply looking for an innovative spark, Ken will demonstrate how innovation can change your business in simple steps by introducing you to the 90% Rule®: It’s a straightforward philosophy that drives you to constantly ask what’s the next 10%? What’s the next product, service or process improvement that will create a continuously engaged customer base and strengthen your brand? 

To achieve this, he focuses on three things:
•  the importance of generating more relevant ideas, more often 
•  the insight that great ideas don’t have to cost a lot (and may actually save you money)
•  the positive impact that new ideas have on your customer experience

For Ken, business success today is about causing a disturbance – disrupting the status quo, discovering different, shifting markets, stimulating growth, delighting customers. 

Ken Tencer
CEO, Spyder Works

Author of Cause A Disturbance

Ken helps organizations to get their ideas off of the back of a napkin and successfully into the market.

He is a business and innovation thought leader who helps organizations master better futures. He is co-developer of The 90% Rule®, a success-tested innovation process that enables businesses of all sizes to identify, filter and implement growth opportunities.

A successful entrepreneur and business developer, Ken has built international-scale companies spanning manufacturing, product development, distribution and professional services. As CEO of Spyder Works, Ken helps companies with both business and innovation strategy. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his monthly column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop leader and event Chair.

Ken is the co-author of two books on innovation – The 90% Rule and the bestseller Cause a Disturbance (Morgan James Publishing) which are being avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Business journalists with leading publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, INC, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness and power of these important works. 

Ken is also an ICG Global Thought Leader for Innovation and Intrapreneurship.  Leveraging an international network for expertise, ICG enables Spyder Works to draw upon insight and advice on strategy and governance issues all over the world.  Together, we bring to bear deep expertise, world class tools and techniques, along with thought provoking and practical insights to help our clients succeed.  


Every attendee at this Distinguished Speaker Series will receive a complimentary copy of Ken's book- Cause a Disturbance

Ken Tencer - Globe and Mail Column, June 27, 2017: Halifax’s Springboard program turns academics into entrepreneurs
Event Sponsors:
  • Spyder Works Inc.

Nova Scotia B, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water
Halifax NS  B3J 3J5

Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, September 19
11:30am - 1:30pm

Contact Information:
Ashley Stobo, Sponsorship and Engagement Specialist, (902) 481-1236 Events Specialist (902)481-1350

Member $54.95 / Table of 10 $549.50
Future Members $84.95 / Table of 10 $849.50

All prices subject to HST

Not-for-Profit / Student Discount available upon registration

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