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Monday, January 25 • 14:15 - 15:00
What Is Needed for a Tech-ready Future?

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There is an accelerated need for accessible, reliable, and appropriate technology for people and communities – particularly those in more rural and remote areas as well as those with lower incomes – to connect, learn and work together. COVID has further exposed the gaps in our technology infrastructure raising a host of issues related to equity, access, need and funding. In this session, hear from experts about what’s needed and how we can build a tech-ready future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understand the different challenges and opportunities for building a tech-ready future
  • Learn how connectivity and access to technology are critical to a tech-ready future
  • Learn about interesting initiatives different stakeholders are taking to support a tech-ready future

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Founder & CEO, FutureFit AI
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the Founder & CEO of FutureFit AI, an AI-powered GPS for your Career. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Innovation for the Executive Vice-President at a $30B telecom and technology company where he led... Read More →
avatar for Jason Shim

Jason Shim

Director, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Pathways to Education Canada
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question Jason Shim loves to explore with organizations. As Director of Digital Strategy and Transformation, Jason leads technology and innovation at Pathways to Education Canada, an organization dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Helena Shimeles

Helena Shimeles

Senior Manager, Program Management | Corporate Citizenship, RBC
Helena Shimeles is a Senior Manager with the Youth Strategy & Innovation team, within Corporate Citizenship at RBC. Her team has a special focus on the RBC Future Launch commitment: RBC's largest-ever commitment to a social cause – to empower young people for the future of work... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2021 14:15 - 15:00 EST