The Future of Innovation – The 4th Industrial Revolution

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The Future of Innovation – The 4th Industrial Revolution

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 06:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Networking & Snacks: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Presentation: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Venue: Room 1B at the Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa. ON. K2G 5K7. Click here for Map & Directions.


Peter Merrill, author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Innovation Never Stops”, “The Executive Guide to Innovation” and “Do It Right the Second Time”.

Executive Summary:

This month Peter Merrill will present via live webcast “The Future of Innovation – The 4th Industrial Revolution.”

We fear robots will take over the world, virtual reality will replace normal relationships and new technologies will destroy our jobs. Nevertheless, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will make data the currency and this will be increasingly accessible to all. However, we have to avoid isolating ourselves into our own personal virtual space. The future of innovation has numerous challenges, many of which are human and not technical. 

Attendees will be able to network and will be able to interact with the speaker during a Q&A session, after the presentation.

What you need to know?

  • Beverages and snacks at the event
  • Registration Fees: $10.00 (In person, Come to network)
  •  ASQ Recertification Units: 0.3

About the speaker:

Peter Merrill

Peter Merrill is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at conferences in cities such as Dubai, Mumbai and Shanghai.  He has spoken in Prague, London and Helsinki. 

He began his career in R&D working on projects such as desalination and acrylics for carbon fibre. Later as Chief Executive of one of the leading Design Brands in the Europe he led Innovation in one of the most demanding markets.

He is an Engineer, an Artist and a Writer and has led Innovation in the fields of both Graphic Art and Engineering. He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., and R.I.M. He chairs the Canadian national committee to ISO/TC279 the Technical Committee on Innovation Management and also chairs the ASQ Innovation Think Tank.

Peter can be reached at:




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