A community for those that question “what is” and continually think about “what could be”.   For those that might dislike traditional networking but thrive on thoughtful discussions related to the digital economy, disruption, and innovation.

CrashUps are for constant learners, tech lovers, disrupters and mavericks.
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Thank you to everyone that attended the first CrashUp on Dec. 10th. What a fantastic night! Subscribe to be notified of the next event.... our wheels are already turning.

Today, technology moves at such a rapid pace that it is nearly impossible to keep up.  As an expert in your field or discipline,  it can be hard to step back, see the big picture and connect the dots.

CrashUps connect the dots.

FIRST EVENT: "disruption is an inside job"

tuesday, december 10, 6 - 8:45 pm

We are facing unprecedented amounts of change. The world economic forum has called it the Fourth Industrial Revolution due to the scope, scale and pace of it. Businesses and entire industries have crumpled at the hands of technology. Yet It’s the human factors of transformation that have proven the most challenging.  After all, technology doesn’t disrupt, people do.  

If we want to create new paths and battle status quo, we need to be the change we seek. We, ourselves must be the subject of disruption.  

This first CrashUp will explore some of the bigger trends that could have an impact on your vision of change for yourself and your business. Come learn from those in the trenches doing the work.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

L-Spark, 340 Legget Drive, Kanata
(free parking available)

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and snack on charcuterie

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Each Topic will be reviewed in 10-15 minutes. Each speaker will end with “why this matters” or a value add for the audience.

6:00 - 6:30
6:30 - 6:45
Welcome and introduction
6:45 - 8:15
Speakers and Break
8:15 - 8:30
Q & A
8:30 - 8:45
Wrap up
Introduction and the psychology of disruption

Isabelle Perreault
President and Founder of Differly

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Encouraging diverse thinking to build a culture of innovation.

Nilufer Erdebil
President of Spring2Innovation and expert in design thinking.

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Crowdsourcing innovation. The future of business is collaborative.

John Stroud
President of CrowdBridge and expert in collective wisdom

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Purpose to Profit model.  Pursuing a bigger why.

John Obrien
Founder of Health Craft and movement maker

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Disrupting the Status Quo and Leading through transformation

Sandra Veledar
VP IT and Digital at Farm Boy

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Cyber Essentials for your Business. Why it Matters.

Sheraz Ali
International expert in Cyber Security and Privacy and CEO of the Resiliency Council of Canada

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what are crashups?

Crash Course

Rapid and intense learning.


Integrating complementary but diverse elements from two or more sources.


A space, a framework for connecting the dots.


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