Event 1:  Blockchain and cryptocurrency: workforce and economic impacts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This is the first of a three-part series.

Did you know that 83% of Canadian businesses are currently involved in some sort of technology-based transformation?

Technology will continue to transform how and where we work. How will this affect you, your business and the workforce?


This event is designed to raise awareness and encourage business and community members and to consider the impacts of rapid technology on the region's workforce and to help prepare employers and workers for the jobs of tomorrow.

This full-day event will focus on the impacts of current emerging technologies.

The day will be structured into 4 sessions:

SESSION 1:   Keynote Speaker:  Linda Nazareth, Economist and Author.  Work is not a Place:  Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy.   Linda will talk about how people can work anywhere, and where everyone will work.  Who will be working, or finding it difficult to find work?   From demographics to trade to technology, many things are changing the labour market.  What are the trends at play?  How should you and your organization position yourselves for what is ahead?  In this engaging presentation, Linda Nazareth looks at the many labour market trends now hitting North America and the way they will affect everything from commercial construction through to the stock markets.   Separate myths from the realities as you deepen your understanding of the exciting changes - and the resulting challenges - ahead.

SESSION 2:   Subject Matter Expert:  Elena Dumitrascu.  Co-Founder of TerraHUB will be providing an in-depth discussion on the topic of Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. What effects will this emerging industry have on the workforce. How can organizations adapt to innovation and blockchain and how will this impact industries now and in the future. Along with this, she will explore the topics:  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality, understanding their impact on industry and the workforce.

SESSION 3:  Local Developer:  Andrew Kiguel, CEO of Hut 8 will present on blockchain and cryptocurrency providing an update on the industry and its development here in our local region, followed by Hut 8's Head of Human Resources to discuss site-specific hiring and will answer some audience questions.

SESSION 4:  Panel Discussion:  we will host a panel discussion with all of the days’ speakers with a Q&A session on the days’ presentation and the topics discussed.


Employers, Early adopters, Students, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, Industry representatives in education, human resources, banking, insurance, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, government, logistics, property and construction, charity, law and policy, energy and utilities, retail, supply chain management, transportation, music, advertising, and real estate.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Medicine Hat College, 299 College Dr, Medicine Hat, Alberta

The main event will take place in the Eresman Theatre.

A Medicine Hat College map and parking pass will be forwarded to you upon registration.


Included in your ticket price is a lunch, refreshments and a parking pass for the event.




If you have any questions about this event, please contact Elizabeth Blair at 403-528-2824 or by email at Eblair@albertacf.com