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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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Keynote: Ramona Pringle - Surviving and Thriving in an Era of Disruption

October 02, 2019

9:30AM - 10:30AM

The world is changing quickly. Almost half of the human workforce is predicted to be displaced by robotics and artificial intelligence over the coming decades, with automation reaching into sectors once thought to be safe from disruption, including medicine, the financial sector and journalism. Indeed, the World Economic Forum states that 65% of kids entering school today will work in jobs that don’t currently exist. In other words: the future is unknown.

So how do we plan for a future that can be hard to predict? Already, everything from the way we bank, to the way we shop, has become automated, changing the way we engage with each other and the world around us. 

In this talk, Ramona will offer tools for staying ahead of that change, as our communities continue to be transformed by technology.