26-Nov-2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
101 College Street
MaRS: Ground Level, Suite 101, Room 3 (CR3)
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7


Greater Toronto Area Chapter of CCHL and MaRS present
Intra-preneurship: How You Can Advance Innovation in Complex Health Organizations

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
5pm – 7pm at MaRS
101 College Street
Ground Level, Suite 100
Room: Collaboration Room 3 (CR3)

The first in a four part health innovation partnership series between MaRS and the GTA Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) will focus on how complex healthcare organizations must – and can – embrace intrepreneurship to advance innovation.  Zayna Khayat, Senior Advisor in Health System Innovation at MaRS, and members from the MaRS Solutions Lab team will entice the group to think provocatively about how they can be intrapreneurs that drive innovation in their own organizations.

Zayna and the MaRS Solutions Lab will bring examples from their own experiences in helping incumbent health and government organizations to create an internal entrepreneurial culture and innovation capacity. More than just highlighting success stories, Zayna and company will bring forward practical ways to take the  entrepreneurs’ toolkit and apply it within complex organizations to drive real change.

This highly interactive session will help those in attendance look differently at their organizations and ‘day jobs’, and accelerate down a path of being health ‘intra-preneurs’.

Please join us on November 26th, 2015 for the event and networking session.  

Light food and drinks will be served.

Taxes included
CCHL Member
MaRS Partner
Student Member


Speaker Bios:

Dr. Zayna Khayat

Dr. Zayna Khayat is a senior advisor in health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in Toronto with a major focus on the health sector. She is also Director of the MaRS EXCITE health technology evaluation program. Zayna’s mission is to help healthcare systems in Ontario, Canada and around the world adopt health technology that improves public health while driving the Canadian knowledge economy. Dr. Khayat is also adjunct professor in health sector strategy at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. Zayna was previously director of development at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University. Prior to this, she had an 11-year career in strategy consulting in the global health and life sciences sector, first with the Boston Consulting Group’s Toronto office from 2001 to 2010, and then as an associate principal with SECOR/KPMG.  She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, with a focus on insulin action and diabetes. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.  @ZaynaKhayat  |  zkhayat@marsdd.com

MaRS Solutions Lab

As a public and social innovation lab, the MaRS Solutions Lab helps tackle complex social and economic challenges that require systems change. We help to understand these challenges from citizens’ perspectives. We convene stakeholders from across society to develop, prototype and scale new solutions. Bringing together government, foundations, corporations, non-governmental organizations, academia and the greater community to innovate collaboratively. And we help build capacity for systems change by working with governments to create new policies, redesign public services and create learning communities. Because we believe the best solutions are created with society, not just for society. https://www.marsdd.com/systems-change/mars-solutions-lab/mars-solutions-lab-overview/ 

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.50 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.