Understanding the importance of technology in business strategy
In an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world, technologies are reshaping all facets of our lives. To succeed, the workforce of today and tomorrow requires a willingness to adapt. With the speed of technological change and the rapid pace of disruption, it’s crucial for leaders and professionals to continue to seek cutting-edge knowledge and stay up to date.
The University of Waterloo is uniquely positioned to share this knowledge and empower leaders to better understand these technologies and how they will transform their business
Waterloo’s founders sought to build a university that was unconventional in every sense. They dared to connect with industry and community to push for innovation in every facet of the institution to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Our strong connection to industry has propelled us to the forefront of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, clean technology, digital transformation, and more.
These emerging technologies will have a major impact on Canadian organizations – including their workforce and business strategy. That’s why we created WatSPEED, a unique approach to providing relevant education that will prepare professionals and executives for a complex future.
On November 8, WatSPEED will bring leaders from across Canada together in Toronto for the Tech Horizons Executive Forum. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, and Marissa West, President and Managing Director, GM Canada will headline the event and provide their perspectives on how to enhance strategy and gain competitiveness in the ever-evolving world of technology and business. They’ll be joined by other industry leaders and some of the brightest minds from the University of Waterloo, who will deliver insights on these emerging technologies from their cutting-edge research.
The forum bridges the gap between emerging disruptive technologies and their real-world applications to business strategy. I’m looking forward to hosting it – I hope to see you there.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.