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Digital Transformation: How do we skill for inclusive innovation (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
June 11, 2021

This webinar kicked off the official launch of the Skills for the Post-Pandemic World research series by Diversity Institute, the Future Skills Centre, and the Government of Canada. The webinar shared findings, insights from industry leaders, and explored digital transformation, innovation and alternative pathways for digital skills.

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in incredible transformation and seemingly disparate yet simultaneous realities, especially within the skills landscape. While the destructive impact is undeniable, it has also sparked innovation and fuelled digitization across sectors. It has also highlighted the need to move beyond our focus on technology creation in the innovation agenda and to continue to advance technology adoption and entrepreneurial skills. Post-pandemic, how can we harness the potential to drive inclusive innovation?

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder and Academic Director, Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy at Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute,
  • Steven Harrington, National Lead of Workforce Strategy at Deloitte,
  • Murtaza Haider, Research Director of the Urban Analytics Institute and Professor of Data Science and Real Estate Management at Ryerson University,
  • Marlene Floyd, National Director, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
  • Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre

Research being done in this project includes:

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