Ted Scott named chief innovation officer at HHS
September 7, 2016
HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. has announced the appointment of Dr. Ted Scott (pictured) as the organization’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Strategy. Ted will assume this inaugural role within the Strategy and Innovation portfolio on October 3rd.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Ted will focus on bringing resources, partnerships and thought leadership to the significant efforts that already exist in the organization to develop new ideas, processes, technologies and approaches. With dual responsibility for advancing HHS’s strategy, Ted will also ensure that the organization’s initiatives are focused on achieving the North Star metrics that have been deemed as important to realizing the vision of Best Care for All.
In addition, Ted will be a prime interface with IBM and other partners in the exciting Collaboration and Innovation Centre (CIC) that will be opening in Hamilton later this year.
In his most recent role as Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College, Ted helped to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students and faculty working in Mohawk’s research centres. He enabled the translation of government funded research, commercialization and technology transfer programs into industry driven projects engaging expert faculty, students and staff.
With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), FedDev Ontario, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Research Fund (ORF), Ted helped to establish the Mohawk eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) and more recently the Mohawk Energy Research Centre.
Ted is a graduate of Mohawk’s Radiography and Sonography program. He is returning to HHS where he started his career as a sonographer after working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Ted was appointed Mohawk Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research in 2009. Ted is a lifelong learner who earned his Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and his PhD in Obstetrical Screening and Sonography from Charles Stuart University of Australia.
Ted received a Mohawk Alumni of Distinction Award in 2007 in recognition of his work as an award-winning researcher, lecturer and expert in the clinical applications of ultrasound instrumentation and imaging techniques.