Dr. Chitra Anand
MBA Advisory Committee Member, Technology Advisor, Professor, and Author
Dr. Chitra Anand is an award-winning communications & marketing executive. With over 20 years in the technology industry, she has spent time as the head of Communications for Microsoft Canada, Director of Marketing at TELUS Corporation and Director of Operations at Open Text.
Projects she guided at Microsoft and TELUS have been awarded IABC Gold Quill Awards, Canadian Public Relations Society Awards of Excellence, the Corporate IT Hero award by the Information Technology Association of Canada and the Business for the Arts Awards.
Anand is at the forefront of an important new movement in the workplace: intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurs are the people within your organization who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, driving innovation, creative thinking, and new ideas.
She is a doctoral researcher, innovation & culture change key note speaker, professor and writer. She has keynoted several events, AGM’s and conferences where her talks reveal how to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship within organizations, how to stay on the cutting edge of market trends, technology, and consumer behavior. Her writing has been featured in the Globe and Mail and the Huffington Post and teaches several courses at Humber and Sheridan College. Dr. Anand has authored a book; The Green House Approach, How to Cultivate Deliberate Innovation in Organizations which is now available on Amazon. The Green House Approach is now a required read for the Forbes School of Business MBA program.