The City of Toronto is convening a group of experts on how technology can be leveraged to advance our economy.

We are providing 3 separate forums for  businesses to understand how innovation and technology are transforming Toronto’s economy and what resources are available for organizations to better navigate these changes.


Opening Remarks by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair of the City of Toronto Economic Development Committee.

  • Vision for a smarter city not just the technology, but citizen engagement and well-being at its core: Lauren Skelly, Director of External Affairs, Sidewalk Labs

  • Trending topics businesses should know about and how organizations are responding: Data Science, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cybersecurity: Dan Sinai, Senior Executive, Innovation Ecosystem IBM Canada

  • Not your traditional Library: Providing access to resources and services to help businesses and entrepreneurs navigate a changing digital landscape: Denise Drabkin & Cynthia Toniolo, Small Business Services, Toronto Public Library

  • Helping Main Street Go Digital: Darryl Julott, Program Manager, Digital Main Street

  • Regional Innovation Centres as global platforms: Cory Mulvihill, Lead Executive, Policy & Public Affairs, MaRS

  • Q&A and interactive discussion

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