November 27, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Makerspace North
part of a series on Work
About the speaker
The world of work is changing, we are entering the age of innovation through collaboration. This means, in order for our organizations to thrive, we must radically shift the way we work, connect, learn and problem-solve.
As a youth immigrant to Canada, Vinod found it difficult to fit in so he volunteered a fair bit beginning around his 11th birthday. He quietly observed the strength of Canada’s civil society but paradoxically wondered why the same people kept coming back to the Mission or why the Mission wasn’t curious about this or that didn’t do much more than serve meals. That wonder never left Vinod, but didn’t transform into much, and got tucked away as he began his post-secondary studies in what at that time, Vinod thought would be his life – a career as an aerospace engineer.
Since his studies, Vinod’s career path has taken him through aerospace engineering, international development, global education, public policy, social innovation, philanthropy, among others and across multiple sectors and continents. One of the core ideas that kept surfacing for Vinod is that we’ve had the age of innovation through invention, and now are entering the age of innovation through collaboration.
ABOUT VINOD RAJASEKARAN
Vinod is Lead Strategist of HUB Ottawa, a globally linked coworking community, learning academy and launchpad optimized for people, projects and organizations bettering the world. Powered by a 3,200 sq. ft. coworking and learning environment, The HUB brings together resources, relationships, inspiration and collaboration opportunities that help cover 300 members and organizations grow their impact every day.
We are built on the experience and success of 70+ Impact Hubs worldwide. This global member community celebrates 10 years of impact in 2015, and is now the fastest growing social innovation network in the world - sharing ideas, best practices, and support to help maximize each other’s potential. Vinod believes the future of working, learning, and civic problem-solving is through collaboration.
Inspired by the fine boulangeries of Paris and the funky cafés of Brooklyn. Art-Is-In Bakery is an edgy gastro-bakery built to satisfy any craving. Its unique character draws on a mix of wanderlust and a passion for the pursuit of pleasure in everyday life.
Maker Space North is a warehouse and office space for makers, startups & community events. They offer the space and tools to create unique projects you couldn’t build elsewhere and thousands of sq ft to host any type of event!
United Way Ottawa invests resources where they are needed most and have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts they identify the root causes of the biggest social challenges facing our community and help find solutions that change thousands of lives for the better. One hundred percent of donations stay in Ottawa to help those most in need.
Impact Hub Ottawa is a community of creative and entrepreneurial changemakers who are shaping a better future for our city and our world through social innovation and cross-sector collaboration. Powered by a shared co-working and learning environment, Impact Hub Ottawa is part of a global network of over 15,000 purpose-driven individuals and organizations in more than 85 Impact Hubs around the world.
Rogers TV stations produce more local TV than any broadcaster. In 2012, our stations produced 17,000 hours of informative local programming involving over 25,000 community groups, underlining our commitment to our communities and to the objectives of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s policy for community-based media.
We are practitioners of the Slow Goods movement, where objects take time to craft and are made of quality materials. We have chosen our materials and manufacturing processes with careful consideration as we attempt to bring future heirlooms to your household. As a company, we are proudly governed by the following: WHIMSY. CRAFTSMANSHIP. IMAGINATION. AUTHENTICITY. CANADIAN.
The Ottawa City Woodshop is deeply inspired by the region’s rich heritage as a booming lumber town. What was once one of the largest industrial operations in the world is now a vibrant national capital. The OCW was born from a desire to rediscover our industrial past, be inspired by our natural resources and bring woodworking back to a lumber town with a fully equipped membership based woodshop.
We are also pleased to have Adam Smith, Vice President, Marketing and Communications for United Way Ottawa talk about a new mobile app called Small Change. (This will be a five minute presentation ahead of Vinod’s chat).