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NEXT Leaders Council Technology & Innovation Forum

On July 11th, the NEXT Leaders Council spoke with B.C.'s industry leaders about leveraging our province's strengths in technology and traditional sectors to become a more innovative, productive, and talent driven economy that can offer solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems.

Some of the key questions explored throughout the program: How do we attract investment and world class tech talent? How do interdisciplinary teams and multi sectoral collaboration stimulate innovation? How do we use data to inform better decision making? How do we maximize the opportunities we have with the Cascadia Innovation Corridor and Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster to further establish our province as a global technology and innovation hub?

Speakers included Ted Lau, Chair, NEXT Leaders Council, Bill Tam, Past President & CEO, BC Tech Association, Co-Chair, Digital Technology Supercluster, Kim Logan, Business Development Director, Internet of Things, Telus, Professor Alejandro Adem, CEO, Mitacs, Shannon Bard, Practice Leader, Science & Innovation, Hemmera, Jeff Booth, Entrepreneur & Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab, Dr. Ron Burnett, President & Vice Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Carling Dick, Account Director, Earnscliffe and Sue Paish, Chair, Business Council of British Columbia & CEO, Digital Technology Supercluster

Special thanks to KPMG for hosting us!