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WTWT: Bridging the Innovation Gap
January 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ASTFree
About this Event
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: via Zoom (a link will be included with your confirmation email)
Emerging technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and others, will undoubtedly revolutionize our economy by changing the way we communicate, connect, and do business. However, part of our ability to innovate, drive commercialization, and support competition rests with talent.
While the majority of employees in core ICT roles like software developers, network engineers, systems architects and others are men, women make up approximately half of the Canadian labour force, and come equipped with competencies and skills that can drive this sector and our digital economy forward.
During this session we will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion, and look at how boosting the representation of women in the Canadian digital economy is key to our success.
About the Presenter: Maryna Ivus
Maryna Ivus is the Manager of Labour Market Research at ICTC. She has spent several years working as a researcher and enjoys approaching complex research challenges through both a qualitative and quantitative lens. She is committed to using her research to help strengthen Canada’s digital advantage in a global inclusive economy. Maryna was involved in researching and writing a number of reports for ICTC, covering topics like the impact of emerging technologies on the labour market, the engagement of women in tech occupations, digital economy trends and many others.
Motivated by the potential benefits technology can offer to society, and concerns of fairness, accountability and inclusivity, she seeks to continue to contribute to critical conversations surrounding the development of Canada’s growing digital economy. Maryna holds a Masters of Economics degree from the University of New Brunswick.