The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month we spotlight Joseph Edward, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of INVORG. Learn more about INVORG in our member directory.
We are an Innovation Company. We help organizations innovate by leveraging current and emerging technologies and implementing them using innovative thinking and best practices. We specialize in CIO Office as a Service to help small to medium size organizations implement their business transformation leveraging digital assets, Digital Strategy development and implementation, CRM Strategy development and implementation and Business Technology Training and Internship programs.
Name: Joseph Edward
Title: CEO and Chief Innovation Officer
What is your role and what is your favourite part of your job?
I am the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of INVORG. I love mentoring and coaching my team and learning from them every day. I learn from them as much as I teach them. I love helping organizations developing and implementing long term digital strategy and being part of their transformational journey.
If you could have coffee with any business leader or industry expert, who would you choose, and why?
I will choose Bill Gates. He is instrumental in making technology available and useful for all. He created “creative geniuses” out of “secretaries” by making applications for PCs. In addition, he is investing billions of his assets for saving people from countries who are affected by poverty and decease.
What is the #1 business book/blog/website you would recommend?
“Good to Great” by Jim Collins.
Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
I am very enthusiastic about the transformational projects we are working. We are helping to transform Home and Community Support Services in Southwestern Ontario. Our contribution will enable to achieve “Client Centered One Sector Experience” in Southwestern Ontario. In addition, our contribution towards uplifting the community by providing opportunities for students, newcomers, unemployed, underemployed, etc. through technology.
What excites you most about the local tech community?
It is growing. Lack of talent pool is impeding the progress. By working together, we could make London an “Innovation City”
What causes or community activities is your company involved in?
We are actively promoting Innovation by organizing Innovation Leaders Meet up. We partner with colleges, universities, unemployment agencies to provide opportunities for people who are looking to build their career.