True North: Tech for good - Waterloo

True North is a three-day conversation about the intersection of humans and technology. It’s an opportunity to imagine and re-imagine the impact of technology — the good and the bad. To examine the values that guide technology innovation. And to redefine tech as a force for good.


Technology is inevitable. But what does it mean to be human in a tech-driven world? As we speed towards an unknown future, there are fundamental, difficult and sometimes scary issues that will divide and unite us.


Join the conversation about AI, fake news, diversity and other issues that make us afraid and/or hopeful


Noteworthy speakers (so far):
• Ed Catmull -- Co-founder and President of Pixar Animation Studios
• Rana el Kaliouby -- CEO and co-founder at Affectiva
• Sarah Lacy -- Author, founder of PandoDaily, former BusinessWeek and Tech Crunch columnist
• Linda Hasenfratz -- CEO of Linamar Corporation - Canada
• Hillary Hartley -- Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister for Digital Government, Province of Ontario
• Loren Padelford -- VP and GM of Shopify Plus
• Siyabuela Xuza -- Founder and Managing Director of Galactic Energy Ventures
• Michael Denham -- President and CEO of BDC
• Craig Silverman -- Media Editor at Buzzfeed News
• Ali Asaria - Founder and CEO of Tulip Retail
• Mark Sakamoto - Executive Vice President, Think Research
• Salim Teja - President, Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District
• Ted Livingston - Founder and CEO of KIK (Canada)


Date: May 29-31

Location: LOT42

41 Ardelt Pl, Kitchener, ON N2C 2C8



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