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Wrap-up. The economy and innovation. Where from here?
The 4th and final webinar in our series about Economic Diversification and Innovation features 4 panelists and YOUR engagement in a discussion about what we have learned and where from here in developing a more diversified/ resilient economy and innovative/ enterprising culture.
Thursday, October 28th 4:00PM MT
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We are devoting October's weekly newsletters and public webinars to an exploration of the forces and sources of change shaping the current and future economy. YOUR views of the economy can be expressed by completing our semi-annual sentiment survey of economic resilience and innovation.
Last week's webinar "Exploring Innovation & the Ecosystem" is now accessible HERE
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Introduction – highlights of what we’ve learned about the economy and innovation
The Current Reality - in the broadest sense
Creating the New Alberta - broad objectives supplemented with specific initiatives
Social license restored - fusion showing promise
Understanding China's economy
Core to wealth creation
Respecting the environment
How high and how long
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Moderator – Perry Kinkaide, KEI Network
Trevor Lewington - President of Economic Developers Alberta and the Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development Lethbridge. Trevor strives to provide a broad-based perspective and collaborative approach which will enhance initiatives that drive continued economic growth. He has served as Mayor in the Village of Stirling and has years of executive management experience in the food processing industry in addition to living the trials and tribulations of a small business owner. Trevor is a member of the Advisory Board for the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge and in 2019, Trevor was awarded an honorary doctorate and was recognized by Economic Developers Alberta as “Economic Developer of the Year.” Trevor has previously received an award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for his field work and contributions to the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project having worked to build local government capacity in Belize and Jamaica.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resource Management, completed a Change Leadership Certificate with Cornell University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Logistics Professional. Trevor completed the Directors Education Program and has obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Trevor is an accredited Insights Discovery Client Practitioner delivering training on communication, team and leadership effectiveness.
Dee Ann Benard – Executive Director, Rural Development Network. She has over 17 years of experience as an Executive Director and has spent over 25 years working in rural Alberta. With this experience, Dee Ann leads RDN in helping communities navigate the landscape of rural development through RDN’s initiatives such as affordable housing, homelessness, addictions, transportation, immigration and community sustainability. RDN has a vested interest in seeing communities thrive, not just survive, and is well positioned to assist them through complicated processes.
Dee Ann holds a BSc. and an MSc. from Simon Fraser University. Since she moved to Alberta in 1994, she has held positions with government, private industry and non-profits, and has served on numerous boards.
Brad Ferguson – Assistant Deputy Minister leading the ESG Secretariat for the Government of Alberta, a division within Executive Council responsible for strengthening the image and reputation of Alberta through a positive ESG narrative. This jurisdictional ESG role draws on Brad’s branding roots from Procter & Gamble, tactical strategy skills as a seasoned strategy consultant, as well as leadership experience the former CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corp. responsible for shaping the City of Edmonton’s economic strategy and positioning. Brad also embraces a leadership philosophy that blends purpose, planet, and profit – an evolving style of governance that connects business, government, and communities – and takes responsibility for making transformative change needed in today’s complex world.ADM ESG, Alberta Government.
Christopher McCabe – brings more than 25 years of experience as a health economist to his role with the organization. He trained and worked for 20 years in the UK before emigrating to Canada. During this time he held Full Professorships at the Universities of Sheffield, Warwick and Leeds. He was more recently a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Alberta, where he was appointed Capital Health Endowed Research Chair at the University of Alberta, leading two Genome Canada research groups focused on the evaluation, adoption and implementation of health technology innovations. With colleagues he developed the Value Engineered Translation framework, which has now been launched as a service offering at IHE, under the Life Sciences SME Commercialization Platform. The platform provides innovators and investors with insights in the commercial potential of their technologies and the evidence expectations of health care payers, to guide R&D design and investment decisions.
The Future of AgTech
The opportunity is huge for Canadian farmers and agribusinesses to produce a sustainable food supply to feed the world’s growing population. Canadian agri-food suppliers are employing digital technologies like big data, AI, smart sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase yields, quality and sustainability. The implementation of these technologies and innovations is quickly transforming a traditional sector into a high-tech one, and in many areas Alberta is leading the way.
In this live On-line panel, TheFutureEconomy.ca and our partner Alberta Innovates are hosting three agriculture and Agtech experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the Canadian Agtech industry, and what it will take to make Canada a leader within it. FOR MORE
Moderated by Tim Penketh, Founder & CEO, TheFutureEconomy.ca