Sean Mullin

Speaker, Sean Mullin
  • Sean served for more than six years in senior Ontario government advisory roles, including as Deputy Director of Policy for the Office of the Premier of Ontario.
  • He has also frequently been published, and has contributed to reports on topics such as tax policy, infrastructure, clean technology, economic development and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Sean’s commitment to his community and the betterment of life for Canadians extends beyond leading entrepreneurship and innovation efforts for economy and policy. As Chair of the Strategy and Innovation Committee at Woodgreen Community Services, he pursues change on a micro level.

The policy planner

It’s Sean Mullin’s job to think about nothing less than how an entire country is going to move into the future. Mullin and his colleagues at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) spend their days figuring out how Canada – individuals, communities, cities, and indeed the entire country – would be affected or otherwise changed by an innovation economy.

Housed within Ryerson University in Toronto, the BII+E is an independent, non-partisan innovation hub whose purpose is to combine a policy-focused approach with thought, theory, research, analysis and prototyping with a focus on solutions. BII+E advocates for innovators and entrepreneurs, and with them seeks to solve economic and social problems currently facing Canada as well as those which loom over the horizon. The BII+E focuses on the “how” and not just the “what” with regard to innovation, entrepreneurship and how the two can (and will) play a bigger role in Canada’s future economy. Sean’s combination of skills and experience – he’s a public policy expert with a background in private equity and government – speaks to the ethos of the institute.

“Supporting innovators and entrepreneurs is integral to Canada’s future productivity, economic prosperity and social well-being.”
Sean to Ryerson University
  • Sean served for more than six years in senior Ontario government advisory roles, including as Deputy Director of Policy for the Office of the Premier of Ontario.
  • He has also frequently been published, and has contributed to reports on topics such as tax policy, infrastructure, clean technology, economic development and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Sean’s commitment to his community and the betterment of life for Canadians extends beyond leading entrepreneurship and innovation efforts for economy and policy. As Chair of the Strategy and Innovation Committee at Woodgreen Community Services, he pursues change on a micro level.