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Thursday, November 14 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Policy Lessons in the Age of Technological Disruption / Leçons en politique en cette ère de perturbations technologiques

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Panel Organized by: Dr. Tina McDivitt, Spindle Strategy Corp.

Thomas Friedman in his book “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration”, notes that the planet’s three largest forces―Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)―are all accelerating at once. These accelerations are transforming our entire world across the dimensions of work, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The critical question that we will address is whether Canada’s policies and models as related to technology development, regulation and public education will help us to successfully navigate this new 21st century landscape.

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Tina McDivitt

President, Spindle Strategy Corp.
Tina is the President of Spindle, a strategy and communications consultancy focused on the academic and research sector.  She has been working with executives in the Canadian science community as a strategic advisor and planner for over 10 years. She is highly regarded in the community... Read More →

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Mark Poznansky

Senior Advisor, Spindle Strategy Corp.
Mark is a Senior Advisor with Spindle and the former CEO of Ontario Genomics – a provincial genomics-focused enabler – which he led from 2010 to 2017. During his tenure, he established the organization as a forward-thinking advocate for genomics-enabled technological and industrial... Read More →
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Saadia Muzaffar

Founder, TechGirls Canada
Saadia is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate of responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and prosperity of immigrant talent in STEM. In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada... Read More →
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Christina Tessier

President & CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Christina Tessier was appointed to the position of President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in June 2018. Prior to her appointment, Christina served since 2014 as Director General of the Canada Science and Technology Museum where she led the fast-tracked... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 2:10pm - 2:50pm EST
Governor General III