EMERGING INDUSTRIES & The Future of Work
Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

EMERGING INDUSTRIES & The Future of Work

EMERGING INDUSTRIES & The Future of Work

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?

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 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. Andrew will be joined by Julie Sullivan, the HR Director for Canada & US Operations and Jeffrey Mason, Managing Director of Bitfury Canada who will then co-present on job opportunities in our region, following by a short Q & A.

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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  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.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

WHERE:  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.

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

TO REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE:

https://emergingindustriessession1.eventbrite.ca

QUESTIONS?

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

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Emerging Industries & The Future of Work
Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Emerging Industries & The Future of Work

EMERGING INDUSTRIES & The Future of Work

Event 2 of 3:  Cannabis Production

Thursday, October 25, 2018

This is the second of a three-part series.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

This event is designed to raise awareness and encourage business and community members and to consider the impacts of new industries in our region and how this will affect the region's workforce; and to help prepare employers and workers for the jobs of tomorrow.

The day will be structured into 4 sessions.  Experience an exceptional day of learning with thought-provoking speakers and leaders.   

SESSION 1 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eric Termeunde is a Future of Work Expert.   He is a thought leader on optimizing workplace culture, the future of work, and engagement in the workplace.

Eric is an entrepreneur and bestselling author of Rethink Work, Eric is the co-founder of NoW Innovations, an organization that democratizes access to the most innovative people, culture and operational practices for HR. He provides key actionable takeaways on how companies can drive engagement through connection and trust.

SESSION 2 - SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

Lori-Jo is Program Lead, Biomaterials with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. She was raised on family ranch in Alberta and she holds a Masters of Environmental Design (Planning). She has worked with a number of emerging industries and is Lead of Alberta Hemp Strategy. She works collaboratively with stakeholders to advance bio-based business, community economic development and the circular economy in Alberta.

SESSION 3 - LOCAL DEVELOPER:

Our local developer AURORA CANNABIS will be joining us to talk about their industry as well as future employment opportunities in teh region.

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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:   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.

WHEN:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

WHERE:

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.

TO REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE:

https://emergingindustriessession2.eventbrite.ca

COST:

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

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The Digital Privacy Act (DPA) and small business
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Digital Privacy Act (DPA) and small business

APEX (a collaborative initiative and partnership between three core service providers, Community Futures Entre-Corp, Medicine Hat College and Alberta Innovates) is offering this free seminar.

This seminar will be presented by Sarah Bowman.  Sarah is a Partner at Bolton Bishop Bowman law firm in Medicine Hat. 

Costs to the overall economy from data breaches are substantial.
 
In June of 2015, the Canadian government passed the Digital Privacy Act (DPA), an amendment to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA).  This amendment outlines important information on mandatory breach reporting, notification and record keeping requirements that, until November 2018, have never been adequately enforced by the government.
 
Aside from the obvious ramifications of a breach such as lost data and revenue, one of the many new requirements of the DPA (effective November 2018) requires all Canadian organizations to "keep and maintain a record of every breach of security safeguards involving personal information under its control."  
 
These new mandatory reporting requirements will have an impact on businesses across Canada. For small business, what does this mean?   How can small business prepare for the DPA amendment? 
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is designed for small business owners.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

•          What is considered personal information?
•          How will Canadian Digital Privacy Act (DPA) requirements affect your business?
•          What is a security breach?   Who needs to be notified?  How soon should notifications of a breach happen?

•          What is proper record keeping in the event of a breach?
•          The Privacy Commissioner’s authority (audits, fines for non-compliance)
•          Examples of data breach scenarios.  What are violations and scenarious that could result in possible fines?
•          What are the steps that businesses need to take regarding the DPA to prepare now?

WHEN:

Friday, December 14, 2018

Presentations will start at 10 am sharp

Presentations end at 11:00 am

Questions from 11:00 am - 11:30 am

WHERE:

Medicine Hat College, Crowfoot Room

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT:    https://digitalprivacyact.eventbrite.ca

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