Collaboration and Innovation Team

Helping you navigate your innovation journey

 

Using a collaborative process, we assist you to identify and solve your business problems.

We have a dedicated team of experienced and creative professionals to help you prioritize issues that are important to you.

We meet with you at our facilities or the location of your choice. Come share your challenges with us.

Our Goals

Connect The Silos

Connect the Silos

Create a space for collision of ideas, skills, perspectives, and opportunities.

Evolve Culture

Evolve Culture & Approach

Support learning and understanding to adopt ways of working to fit the complexities we face.

Ignight Innovation

Ignite Innovation

Experiment, validate, and iterate to bring great ideas to life.

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What We Offer

  

Access to Innovation Experts

 
  • Agile Coaches
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Technology and business subject matter experts
  • Synergistic ecosystem of partners

Collaboration Environment

 
  • Digital Sandbox and tools
    • Facilitates rapid experimentation, rapid learning, and decision-making
  • Collaboration space for unified working experience across multiple remote locations

Curated Experiences

 
  • Customized experience for the needs of each session.
    • Strategic Planning and Digital Transformation
    • Internet of Things and Data Analytics
    • Art of the Possible
    • OpenSpace Collaboration and Ideation


Innovation for Complex Problems

Phased Approach

Phased Approach

We define small, iterative experiments to validate assumptions and prove value.

End User

End-user

We work with end-users to make sure everything we do meets their needs.

Solve Business Problems

Solve Business Problems

We uncover opportunities that solve business problems without an end-solution in mind. We create a solution path that makes sense for you with either SaskTel services or through a partner.



Come Innovate with Us

Meet, collaborate, and be inspired with us. We can help you solve a problem that generates rapid feedback and ROI using a framework appropriate for your domain. Participate in one of our events today, including Innovation, Community, Agile Meetups, or Corporate Planning. 

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About Us

Our team of creative innovation experts are available to help solve your business problems. We have attended numerous industry events, community events, and conferences where we have presented on the topics of Digital Transformation and Internet of Things.

Contact any member of our team to start a conversation about innovation and collaboration, or email our team at sasktelcollaborationcentre@sasktel.com.

NATHAN WILSON
Director

I have worked in the ICT industry for over 19 years—as both a consultant with private enterprise and as a senior leader within public organizations—in a range of roles spanning: Strategy, Service Development, Product & Channel Management, Business Development, Management & Technical Consulting, and Innovation & Collaboration.

I am passionate for innovation and transformation, and I’ve experienced firsthand the challenges and rewards that organizations face as they seek to drive change. I’m proud to live in this province and to be a part of this amazing team. We’re here to help you navigate your innovation journey…and to help this province grow, innovate, and thrive.

nathan.wilson@sasktel.com
306.535.8154
LinkedIn


Mike Stefaniuk

MIKE STEFANIUK
Director - Business Development

I am a lifelong learner and serial intrapreneur. I believe in asking great questions to uncover the true nature of problems to be solved and whether or not they are worth solving. I have a diverse background ranging from product management, to strategy, to business and service development.

Saskatchewan has incredible untapped potential. I believe we have a tremendous opportunity to work with stakeholders to help them with their transformation journeys and help improve both the economy and quality of life for everyone. 

mike.stefaniuk@sasktel.com
306.527.4039
LinkedIn


Glen

GLENN BUCHANAN
Collaboration and Innovation Lead

My commitment to continuous learning, open mindedness, and willingness to embrace change are what make me an excellent fit as one of SaskTel's Collaboration and Innovation leaders. I enjoy helping people and organizations identify and solve problems, especially when it comes to technology. Through my experience in the technology field and as a Technical Sales Consultant at SaskTel, I have been doing just that for the past 20 years.      

With knowledge and connections across the Saskatchewan business community, if our team can’t help you solve your business problem, there is a good chance we know someone who can. We have an amazing opportunity in Saskatchewan to make a global difference. I am excited to bring organizations and people together as we journey into the future.      

glenn.buchanan@sasktel.com
306.536.7968
LinkedIn


Lukas

LUKAS TERBLANCHE
Innovation Lead

I have a long, proven track record with over 17 years’ experience in the IoT and telecommunication industries. I have global experience and have worked with a diverse range of cultures. I am a results-oriented leader, able to drive revenues, and expand into profitable markets through building effective and sound relationships. I am proficient in solving business challenges by leveraging a creative and innovative approach—always challenging the status quo.

Serving people is my passion in life. I'm part of an awesome team using collaboration and innovation to improve, impact, and influence peoples’ lives for the better.

lukas.terblanche@sasktel.com
306.527.2154       
LinkedIn


Amardeep

AMARDEEP VERMA
Innovation and Digitization Lead

I’m a result-oriented professional with over 18 years of business and technology leadership experience. I take a creative approach to solve my customers’ business problems that is based on collaboration, ideation, and time-bound experiments to learn, adapt, and attain the goal. I use my networking skills and diverse global experience to stitch together an agile ecosystem of start-ups, academia, and industry consortiums to innovate and solve business problems across customer segments, including Smart cities, Transportation, Mining, Agriculture, Retail, and Utilities.

I have advised CXOs in formulating digital strategies and have been handpicked to drive critical projects in IoT, Cloud, and Mobility & Analytics. I am a continuous learner and work with entrepreneurial spirit to achieve business objectives. In addition to speaking at industry events, I have won multiple innovation awards in IoT (Cultivator Startup award, food security problem funding). I attribute my open thinking but firm in action approach to my success.

amardeep.verma@sasktel.com
306.220.4813
LinkedIn


Khurshid

KHURSHID AKBAR
Agile Coach

I am a seasoned knowledge worker, leader, and coach. I specialize in product and process design, business communications, open and agile mindset development, and organizational and team transformation.

Over the years, my personal and professional journey has enabled me to assemble a set of values and principles that guide my approach. Such values include a belief that learning is a life long journey, diversity in all aspects is essential to solve complex problems, and collaborative learning is better than silo-ed learning. One size does not fit all—I help teams and organizations to discover the practices and tools that fit their needs. I have organized an Agile community in Regina so we can come together to share and gain knowledge.

khurshid.akbar@sasktel.com
306.519.7037
LinkedIn


Doug

DOUG JUNOR
Digital Transformation Lead

I have been working in the Telecom, IT, IoT, and Mobile Application Development sectors for over 30 years and have held a number of roles in the Management Consulting, Technical Support, Channel Development, and Sales & Marketing areas. Working with clients across North America, the Caribbean, and the UK, I help executives and organizations through the often scary world of Digital Transformation, by helping them re-invent their organizations from the inside out. 

doug.junor@sasktel.com
403.561.6872
LinkedIn

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Collaboration Centre




 

The Collaboration Centre is our investment in the community and was built with the customer in mind. Located at 1855 Lorne Street in Regina, the Collaboration Centre inspires collaboration and innovation.

Every event hosted at the Collaboration Centre is a customized experience focused on the type of session being held. We have hosted hundreds of events, including:

  • Community events - Volunteers from our Agile Team are part of the Agile Regina Lean Coffee Meetup group and the Collaboration Centre has become home base.
  • Innovation and Joint Creation – We work with the various economic development, incubators, and entrepreneurs in our community.
  • Innovation and Ideation - We have experience in various approaches for rapid innovation such as OpenSpace Technology and 5x5x5 Innovation.
  • Strategic Planning - Whether you have your own facilitators or would like to leverage our expertise and approach, the Collaboration Centre is a great space for planning your future.
  • Innovation and Education - We regularly host sessions focused on innovation, collaboration, and development.

Amenities

Our dynamic space can be customized for your needs and features the following:

  • Boardroom that sits 16 people
  • Ability to open and close the collapsible wall to the boardroom
  • A bistro for food and beverages
  • Four Cisco WebEx Teams smart boards
  • Writeable wall space 
  • Moveable tables to run multiple breakouts

Contact us to be on the invitation list for upcoming public sessions or we can setup a private session just for you and your team.



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