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Making technology work for business and society

Nov 19, 2018


Ivey Professor Tima Bansal opens the Canadian Business Frontiers conference.

How can we ensure that disruptive technologies, like electric vehicles, robotic financial advisors and artificial intelligence applications in health care, have a positive impact on Canadians? That was the topic of discussion for 150 cross-sectoral business, government and non-profit leaders at Ivey’s Canadian Business Frontiers event on November 9 in Toronto.

The event convened more than 20 influential speakers from Canada’s energy, health care, data and finance sectors. Attendees heard about the state of technology in each field, resulting in a cross-sector learning experience. Then, the group broke into sector-specific discussions on how to shape the future of technology in their industry.

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Keynote speakers David Blood, Co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management, Iain Stewart, President of the National Research Council of Canada, and the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, grounded these conversations by re-enforcing the cross-sector importance of thinking about long-term sustainability and valuing input from affected stakeholders.

Visit the event web page to see the key takeaways from each session. 

The bi-annual Canadian Business Frontiers event will run again in 2020.

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