Category Archives: Business

Oct. 16: Keynote at Ukrainian Trade Conference in Toronto

This is part of the efforts by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project, a bi-national effort to help create interest and opportunities in both countries since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Deal was approved this summer. I will be speaking about the investment climate, along with many other interesting and informative speakers who have done… Read More

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Facebook’s unethical business model

Why there’s nothing to like about Facebook’s ethically-challenged, troublesome business model Diane Francis: It’s obvious that the U.S. and Canada should follow the European example of curbing Facebook’s bad practices and protect the privacy of their citizens It’s been a tough week for Facebook Inc. as it capitulated to U.S. Congressional pressure and handed over… Read More

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Hurricane Donald Trump finally did some good

Hurricanes in Houston, and in the White House, have turned the normally sleepy summer into a blockbuster news season. It appears that Mother Nature’s punishing monster storms have made U.S. President Donald Trump a Democrat again and helped remove the gridlock in Congress. They could also bring economic benefits, and not just south of the… Read More

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Kiev Ukraine: Keynote for Ministry of Trade on Women Entrepreneurship

I’m thrilled to be the keynote at a Ukrainian event called “SheTalks” which will be attended by women in the city. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Trade to encourage exports, startups and entrepreneurship across Ukraine. The country, notably in the IT sector, is hugely entrepreneurial and its services now represent more than 10%… Read More

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Singularity University Canada Summit — Oct. 10 to 12 in Toronto

I was the chief fundraiser to mount the first SU Canada Summit — a two-day conference on emerging technologies held in Canada. These country-specific conferences have been staged for several years in half a dozen countries and another six, including Canada, will be held this year around the world. Singularity University is the world’s foremost executive education… Read More

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