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Top 5 Blogs: AI and Digital Transformation

Top 5 Blogs: AI and Digital Transformation

With the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, AI and digital transformation became the topic of 2023. Audiences were looking to understand the impact and implications of AI on the way we live and work, and how to best use and integrate this emerging technology.  

We explored this topic extensively on our blog, calling on our AI and digital transformation experts to break down today’s biggest tech trends and provide a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge advancements and their real-world applications.

Below is a round up of our top tech blogs in 2023 — your comprehensive guide to our tech-centric future.

Tech Trends to Watch

Michele Romanow, Alfredo Tan, and Estelle Metayer

Top Tech Execs Share Three Trends to Watch

We asked three top tech executives to share three tech trends revolutionizing business as we know it, and how leaders can capitalize on them to thrive in the future of work.

Michele Romanow is, of course, one of CBC’s esteemed Dragons and a tech titan; Estelle Métayer is a leading expert on competitive and strategic intelligence; and Alfredo C. M. Tan is a digital and data transformation expert who was a founding member of Facebook Canada. 

From AI to the rise of alternative data to the blurring of competition, Michele, Estelle, and Alfredo zeroed in on the biggest tech trends impacting business right now and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

…if we thought the last 10 years was filled with rapid change, the pace of change and ensuing transformations brought on by AI are shocking even the computer scientists.

Alfredo C.M. Tan

The Future of AI

Sinead Bovell

Are We Prepared for Our AI Future?

Futurist Sinead Bovell joined TVO’s The Agenda to explore the potential opportunities and challenges ahead in our tech-fueled future. Certified in AI ethics from MIT, Sinead is the founder of WAYE, a tech education platform; a strategic advisor on digital inclusion to the United Nations International Telecommunication Union; and a frequent contributor to WIRED.

We pulled some of Sinead’s key points from her interview with TVO, including her insights into how we can steer our future in the right direction and empower individuals, companies, and countries alike to reap the benefits of a smart world.

We use AI all the time, whether it’s social media or you’re watching a streaming platform. This tells us that these tools aren’t as overwhelming as we might make them out to be.

Disrupt Yourself Before You Get Disrupted

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo’s New Television Special Empowers Individuals to Be Bold

Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist who helps organizations disrupt themselves by taking unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant.

With the release of his bestselling debut book, The Bold Ones, Shawn created the playbook to help individuals break free from the status quo and excel in a culture overflowing with disruption, technology, and uncertainty.

In 2023, Shawn turned his book into a provocative television special exploring how individuals can disrupt themselves and unlock the inner innovator within. Available for streaming on Apple TV and Amazon Prime, we spoke with Shawn about his television special, what it means to be “bold”, and how we can all become a little more “dangerous” to future-proof our careers.

… it has always been my mission to help individuals, not just organizations, choose a path of boldness. I want to help them through the darkness and to navigate this path of uncertainty.

The Future of Events: Augmented Reality

Dr. Helen Papagiannis

Dr. Helen Papagiannis: Five Ways Augmented Reality Will Amplify the Future of Events

Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to enrich in-person events and elevate the attendee experience exponentially.

A globally recognized authority on immersive technologies and spatial computing, Dr. Helen Papagiannis explored with us how event planners can use AR, and related technology such as artificial intelligence, to enhance their work and their attendee experiences.

Helen has dedicated nearly two decades of her life exploring this technology’s potential to expand human intelligence and amplify human potential — making it a powerful tool for the events industry.

AR is rapidly evolving, and one thing is certain — it’s no longer just about the technology; it’s about defining how we want to live in the real world and how this new technology can help us get there.

AI in Education

Dwayne Matthews

Building a Future-Ready Workforce: The Role of AI in Education

Dwayne Matthews is an education and innovation strategist who explores the impact of disruptive innovation on the future of education and the future of work. He is the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, which focuses on metaverse learning experiences, personalized learning, and student success innovations, including AI education assistants, simulations, and cognitive enhancements.

We sat down with Dwayne to explore what a future-ready education system looks like, and the steps needed to ensure our current and future workforce is equipped for the challenges, changes, and opportunities ahead.

We’re currently seeing the rise of “hidden cyborgs”, people who leverage AI tools and human intelligence at work to create value quickly. Through accelerating their productivity, these people will stand out and create more opportunities for themselves.

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