Innovation

Mothers in the Workplace = Superheroes

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit Amy Nelson, CEO & Founder of The Riveter, delivered a riveting (pun intended), and inspirational talk on the power that women bring to the workforce, and to the future of work. A mother with four young daughters, Amy previously worked as a corporate litigator on Wall Street before [...]

2020-02-18T04:29:47+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

AI Can be Used for Good

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit Amir Banifatemi, General Manager at XPRIZE, Cameron Birge, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and Tess Posner, CEO of AI4ALL, joined moderator Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies at NetHope for a panel discussion on day two. Kicking off their discussion of ways we can use Artificial Intelligence (AI) [...]

2020-02-18T04:31:45+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Spatial Computing will Transform Smart Cities

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit What will the smart cities of the future look like, and how can they be designed to best serve the needs of their residents?  Jasmin Rohman, Research Lead and Systems Designer at MagicLeap Imagination Propulsion Lab, described the evolution of smart cities, explaining that this journey has been [...]

2020-02-18T04:36:40+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Human Work is Changing, and is Exponential

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit There are three potential futures of work, explained Gary Bolles, Chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University.  There is the one most often depicted in today’s headlines: of technology overtaking our jobs, resulting in a shrinking circle of jobs for today’s workers.  There is Singularity University [...]

2020-02-18T04:40:01+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Business on Purpose with Social Impact Faculty Allyson Hewitt

FACULTY Q + A Allyson Hewitt SingularityU Canada’s Social Impact Faculty, is the Senior Fellow, Social Innovation at the MaRS Discovery District - North America's largest urban innovation hub. A global leader in social innovation and impact, Allyson works with social ventures, corporate innovators, and ecosystem partners to drive economic, social, and environmental sustainability.  Beyond her [...]

2020-02-18T04:44:03+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Canada’s Digital Charter: Adapting with the Changing Times

This past Tuesday May 21st, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced elements of Canada's new laws governing the internet and digital privacy in a Digital Charter. With technologies advancing daily and regulations and policies remaining unchanged for decades at a time, it’s a positive step to more closely align industry advancements with public sector governance. For [...]

2020-02-18T05:37:21+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit – Pt. 1

On April 23 & 24, Edmonton, Alberta, got a taste of the future. “Get engaged. Suspend your disbelief, truly immerse yourself in what’s happening here, and most importantly, share your ideas, because you don’t know how fast they can scale and the impact they can have,” urged Oren Berkovich, CEO of SingularityU Canada, at the start [...]

Shaping the Future of our Environment

The Current State Climate change has been a prominent topic in the news as of late, as numerous reports have painted rather discouraging pictures depicting its current state. Humans are releasing nearly 10 times more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than what was emitted during Earth's last major warming event, the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which [...]

2020-02-18T05:46:15+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Alberta’s Tech Boom

The province's rise on the tech and innovation scene When it comes to tech and innovation, Canada as a country has been recognized as a leader. In recent months, big cities such as Toronto and Montreal have been heralded as innovation hubs. Yet Alberta is one province that is leading the way in AI, big data [...]

2020-02-18T05:50:53+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |