Upcoming Events:

May 8-9, 2019

IoT613 is hosting their 2019 Conference on May 8-9, where Spring2 Innovation CEO, Nilufer, will deliver a session called Applying Design Thinking to Human-Centered IoT Business Solutions. See the full conference schedule and get your tickets here.

You can also hear Nilufer discuss Design Thinking and Innovation on the IoT613 podcast here.

May 22, 2019

Professional Development Week (PDW) 2019 will take place on May 22, where Spring2 CEO, Nilufer, will host a workshop on Innovating Through Design Thinking. Learn more about PDW here.

Past Events:

October 23, 2018

Spring2 Innovation CEO, Nilufer Erdebil, spoke at TedXOttawa: Changing the Narrative, on Design Thinking for Complex Environments. See a full video of her talk here.

September 26, 2018

The ASQ Montreal Chapter is hosting a seminar that will present all you need to know about the Internet of Things and show you how to apply Design Thinking to innovate IoT solutions. Speakers include Spring2 Innovation CEO Nilufer Erdebil, among other IoT thought-leaders.

Held at the Thanjai Restaurant in Montreal, the event will cover IoT architecture, application verticals, benefits, challenges, and quality imperatives, and the Design Thinking rationale and methodology through guided interactive participation.

Register by email to event@asqmontreal.qc.ca with subject line “Register For The Next ASQ Event”

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September 5, 2017

The ASQ Ottawa Chapter (the local chapter of the American Society of Quality) has featured our article ‘8 Simple Steps to Applying Design Thinking‘ on their website.

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July 18, 2017

TiE Institute Presents: Internet of Things – Things You Need to Know (Co-Presenter)









June 15, 2017

Designing with Disruptive Technology at the ISED Innovation Lab (Presenter)

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June 11, 2017

Startup Weekend Ottawa #6 (Judge)

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April 27, 2016

Women in Communications and Technology (WCT Leader Award Recipient)

WCT Leadership Award Recipient  

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January 27, 2017

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (speaker)

Queen’s University ECEi, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science





Nov 19, 2016

Product Camp Ottawa

Demystifying Innovation  (Workshop)






Nov 1, 2016

GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference)

Design Thinking Meets Public Service Head (Workshop/Hackathon)


September 24, 2016


Bringing in Innovation Workshop PMI OVOC (Presenter)


May 5, 2016

Startup On The Hill Hack-a-thon (Women Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Disruptive Tech in Government)

Hack-a-thon (Designer and Facilitation)

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May 5, 2016

Personal Innovation  (Keynote Speaker)



April 19, 2016

Women Powering Technology (Panelist)

Reaching the Top


February 27, 2016

Build Your Innovation Skills (Presenter)



March 10, 2016

Culture of Innovation (Webinar Presenter)

Canadian Women in Communications and Technology


June 19, 2014

Forty Under 40 Awards (Award Recipient)



Jan 27, 2016

Leading from any Chair: How Different Communication Styles Influence Results (Presenter)



December 10th, 2015

Innovative Individuals: Building a Culture of Innovation within your Organization (Webinar Presenter) 





November 17, 2015

Commercialization of Technology (Speaker)






October 14, 2015 

WXN Women’s Executive Network

The Labyrinth: Navigating the Non-Linear Career Path (Panelist)


September 16,2015

2015 PMI OVOC Women Project Management Professional Event (Panelist)


June 15, 2015

Invest Ottawa, StartUp Garage (Mentor)


January 21st, 2015

Engineering Your Way To The Top (Panelist)

WCT (Canadian Women in Communication and Technology) and ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada) present Engineering Your Way To The Top.

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November 21st-23rd, 2014

Startup Weekend  (Judge) Special edition – Startup Weekend: Change the Ratio



 November 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)  Mentor Madness (Mentor)

Mentor Madness

Global Entrepreneurship Week Ottawa




November 7th – 8th 2014

Queens School of Business Innovation Summit (Panelist on Technology and Innovation)

Innovation Summit



September 10th, 2014 

Axis Ottawa (Moderator)



June 6-8, 2014

Ottawa Startup Weekend (Mentor)


June 13-14, 2012

Mobile Money Forum



May 28- 30, 2012

Canadian Women in Communications Mobile Accelerator