The Future is Now: Innovation in 2021
Learn how the Peel Region startup and tech community can align itself to a world that is increasingly connected and in which technology determines the scope of opportunity going forward into 2021.
Our keynote speaker Jim Carrol is a leading global futurist and business trends and transformation expert. Over the last 25 years, Jim has shared his insight from the stage with over 2 million people and will share his insights from his virtual broadcast studio. Through a live panel discussion, local founders will discuss their startup journey and learnings. The virtual event is open to the community and will also allow for networking among attendees. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown will officially welcome the RIC Centre to Brampton’s Innovation District — a developing ecosystem that also offers resources to support innovation and technology companies in creating new solutions. Located in the middle of Canada’s Innovation Corridor and conveniently connected by train, Brampton is putting the pieces in place to take a lead role in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor full of highly skilled tech talent.
8:30- 8:55 am: Introductory remarks from Pam Banks (Executive Director of RIC Centre), Patrick Brown (Mayor of Brampton) & other special guests
8:55- 9:15 am: Jim Carroll on how business has changed with new opportunities in IOT, software/hardware, smart communities and why corporations should be involved in this shift
9:15-10:00 am: RIC Centre panelists in a Founders round table discussion of innovation opportunities and challenges in their various industry sectors