Week 2018


Nilufer Erdebil

CEO, Spring2 Innovation

November 20, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Critical Thinking

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Nilufer has over twenty years of experience in innovation within various fields including defense (General Dynamics), telecommunications (Marconi, Bell Canada, CrossKeys), application development, program management and IT management. She has worked with senior management teams, senior executives, engineering and technical staff to develop and implement strategy, bring about major change and solve challenges faced by organizations and introduce new products and services. Throughout her career she has always had a passion and ability to bridge the gap between technology and business while navigating change.

Nilufer has designed and developed many design thinking sessions for the federal government. She has taught provincial and municipal employees and developed workshops for the Ontario Public Service 2017 Communications Conference. She is the designer behind the Policy Innovation Course Curriculum developed for TBS. She brings unique ways of blending existing and new methods used in business to the public sector.

Nilufer has designed and facilitated an extremely successful and engaging discovery design thinking session to address challenges around Canada’s Innovation Agenda for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Additionally, she has created strategies for designing sessions to address Internet Connectivity Access for Low Income Families for ISED, working with the client and partners to explore all aspects of the issue and define the problem to generate prototype solutions.

Nilufer is a 2014 recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award and a 2016 recipient of the WCT Leadership Award from Women in Communications and Technology.  She is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Nilufer Erdebil