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The Innovation Ecosystem: (Changing perspectives)²

The Innovation Ecosystem exists to serve those leaders told to “take it from here” once strategic direction has been set and who recognize that past expertise or experience alone will not be sufficient to take on the challenges of a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

Just as successful ecosystems evolve, so do successful businesses. And the best ones do it quickly, effectively and continuously.

The Innovation Ecosystem helps you make the small adaptations that in the end will make the difference. We do this by helping you reframe the obstacles before you, then exposing you to multiple ways to overcome them. These come from the business world, the arts, sciences, sports and nature, delivered in digital, in person or podcast format. All so that a small spark will ignite a series of your own small “i”nnovations- leading to you being more successful in your (new) ecosystem.

Who we are


Mark is the CEO and Co-founder of the Innovation Ecosystem with 20 years experience of driving innovation and change in market leading companies such as BP, Hay Group and Syngenta. He is also Chairman of BC Platforms, a genomics software company, and director of Terramera, a Vancouver-based ag-tech start-up.


Chryssa is an Ecosystem Partner and the Director for Good at School for Social Entrepreneurs. She is also a founding member of the League of Intrapreneurs Canada, a Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs and a board member of North York Community House.


Iain is a Co-founder of the Innovation Ecosystem with 20 years of global business building and business model innovation experience within professional services. His last role at Hay Group was to lead a digital business unit operating in 120+ countries.


Shani is an Ecosystem Partner and the co-founder of the The Cognitas Group, a consulting firm taking a highly innovative approach to the development of senior leaders. Prior to that, Shani worked as a consultant at McKinsey.