Ownership in the Age of Printable Goods: The Collision between 3D Printing and Intellectual Property

Just 10 years ago, the semantic web changed how we collected, connected and interpreted data to add layers of context to our lives. It added context to and changed everything about how we customized the world of information. Now 3D printing has the potential to eclipse this shift with tangible object creation, iteration, and replication. […]

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Heritage Spaces as Opportunities for Creative Collaboration: A Conversation with the CEO of Scottish Canals

Interview with Steve Dunlop, CEO of Scottish Canals, by Simon Boiteau, Partnering and Communications ­- Parks Canada, partner of C2 Montréal. Regeneration specialist Steve Dunlop is the CEO of the Scottish Canals Corporation. He was central to a number of projects transforming disused components of the industrial landscape, particularly to produce innovation hubs, helping make Glasgow […]

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Designing with empathy: an interview with Doreen Lorenzo

Doreen Lorenzo is empathetic, a skill that not only makes her a better leader and product designer, but also a visionary. Her empathic skills have put her ahead of trends more than once in her career. She was core in making frog into the global name it is today. Starting in a digital media role […]

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Seismic business changes in the age of The Many

The world, it is a-changing. We believe that influence is shifting away from the corporate few and into the countless hands of savvy consumers, nimble entrepreneurs, and those bold organizations who dare to collaborate, even with their competitors. We believe that the strategies that grew yesterday’s giants are now recipes for their own obsolescence, and […]

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From decadent journalist to media mogul

When I visited Suroosh at VICE’s new headquarters in Brooklyn, the man was affable and totally relaxed. He had no reason to be. His new cable TV channel, VICELAND, was being launched that week and close to 1,000 reporters, editors and managers were buzzing around us in this jam-packed beehive of content creation. I’ve seen […]

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A bright but perilous future for the tech-wearing human

The pulse of the tech community indicates that the initial hype and futuristic curiosity associated with wearable tech is slowly fading, making way for more pragmatic considerations. What are you wearing? The wearable technology melting pot is now starting to settle down into distinct types of technology that we can wear to improve our quality […]

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Workshops and masterclasses: Deep dive into hands-on collaboration at C2

This week, we announced some of the companies behind the upcoming masterclasses and workshops for this year’s C2 Montréal programming. Some of them will be led by some of the thought leaders we call our speakers, while others will be led by the likes of IDEO, Deloitte, La Presse+ and Red Peak. Because of the popularity […]

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Creating an Inspiring Workspace for the #futureofwork

The one thing that’s constant about the way we work is change. We started in offices, then were shuffled to cubicles. Next came pods and hot desking, and workspaces continue to change. This transformation is happening most rapidly in companies that rely on creativity and cohesively working with creative teams. These types of companies are […]

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The man who redesigns death also had to cheat it

Meet Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Director, IDEO  I first came to know Paul last summer in Montréal. He blew me away while presenting his team’s design-thinking projects, which included, and I kid you not: – Redesigning a country’s interactions with its citizens. (What?!) – Redesigning some of Judaism’s rituals and iconography. (It looked A-M-AZ-I-N-G. I’m considering […]

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Brain dating and the modern conference-goer

For some conference goers, there is nothing more stressful than the idea of networking. Many would rather pull out their smart phones and check their emails than take the risk of approaching a stranger to introduce themselves or get stuck in the wrong conversation. However, when asked, many people cite networking as their number one […]

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