Changing the Game with Analytics

by Wendy Cukier, Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Just this week, Ryerson University sponsored SportsHack, bringing together teams of hackers to compete in developing innovative sports-related software solutions. Sponsored by Ryerson, IBM and We Are Wearables, the CFL joined SportsHack as a development partner and provided data to competitors with the goal of building apps or software in the areas of fan engagement, promoting ticket sales and social media. Continue reading Changing the Game with Analytics

More than technology push is needed to drive innovation

Ryerson partners with industry, government and community organizations to make things happen. Our unique cross-disciplinary approach not only drives the creation of new technologies, products, services, and ventures, but also examines the drivers and impediments to change in existing organizations.

Research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is necessary butinsufficient. We need social sciences and humanities research to better understand user needs, organizational drivers, factors shaping personal preferences and behaviour, aesthetic and content design, as well as policy, legal, and ethical issues. We need to understand the demand side as well as the supply side to drive innovation. Continue reading More than technology push is needed to drive innovation