I interviewed her at the recent P3 conference for about 40 minutes here. It was the Moving Forward conference organized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. She was very engaging and talked candidly about the US relationship, future of NAFTA, alternative financing opportunities and challenges.
My speech Nov. 14, 2017 to Canada’s top civil servants — provinces, federal government, territories — on Exponential change and the need for new solutions by the public sector and private sector combined using emerging technologies. This was broadcast here.
Traffic is the bane of human existence and Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal now share the dubious distinction of being among the ten most congested cities in the U.S. and Canada. Los Angeles takes the cake, of course, where rush hour is every hour. The problem could be resolved if personal cars stay off the road… Read More
The Third Annual Clerks and Cabinet Secretaries Conference on Innovation is taking place November 14 in Ottawa. I will be the first keynote for what will be an important and provocative event that will deal with the emerging technologies that are changing the economy, societies, corporations, organizations and governments. It’s been said that structures capable… Read More
I will be moderating a panel at the 11th edition of the Toronto Global Forum — Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2017 – in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. My session will be Monday, Oct. 30 from 10.30 am to 12 pm under the title Navigating a World of Disruption. The conference attracts experts… Read More
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
Investment banker Alex Tapscott learned about “bitcoin” a few years ago and had no idea it would drastically change his life. “I was curious about the idea that money did not have to be issued by a central bank. It was novel,” he said in an interview. Alex and his father, tech guru and author… Read More
This is my 18-minute overview on technological disruption delivered at Idea City in Toronto in July 2017. I emceed an afternoon at the three-day annual event devoted to technology in finance, mining and next year will be more heavily involved in the conference in order to bring more interesting and important innovations and innovators to… Read More
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
The train to Boston from New York speeds past stunning scenery as well as the blight of abandoned factories, scarred with graffiti. These empty buildings are the remnants of a New England that was the China of the Industrial Revolution based on cheap immigrant labour. Today, its towns languish economically, except for Boston, which is… Read More