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September 13 @ 9:00am – 5:00pm

WeWork, 240 Richmond St W

Event Capacity 100% Full
**This track is currently at capacity. Take a look at the other amazing Elevate Educate tracks to see which one you’ll attend.

The notion of work is being transformed at a pace — and on a scale — never seen before. Business models are transforming overnight, the nature of work is evolving and exponential technologies are disrupting workflows, as well as skill requirements across all aspects of a business.

At the same time, workers themselves are undergoing unprecedented change, sparking foundational adjustments in how skills are acquired, the relationships and expectations between workers and workplaces, and the type of tools they want to use to perform their work.

Never has people-centric data been more important for employers to make informed decisions about their labor force in an ever-changing workplace. Never has people-centric innovations been more important for employers to attract, retain and enable their workers.

Work and Learning innovators are creating tools and providing insights that increase business performance, learning, productivity and capital growth while finding, harnessing and developing talent.

Presented by MaRS & D2L, Elevate Work leads the conversation in Toronto with prominent entrepreneurs, technology commercialization experts, and businesses, around advances in workplace technologies, the changing nature of work, and what this means for both the workforce of today, and the future.

Topics Include:

  • The Future of the Workforce

  • The Consumerization of the Workplace

  • AI, Data and the Workforce: Using Data for your People

  • Talent Acquisition Reimagined

  • Work Disrupted

  • The Learning Workforce

Featured Speakers


9:00am Arrival
9:30am Host Welcome
Dave McLaughlin
9:40am Welcome & Overview
Krista Jones, MaRS Discovery District
Jeremy Auger, D2L
10:00am Future of the Workforce
Garry Bolles, e-Parachute
10:40am The Workforce is Consumerizing the Workplace
Ben Zifkin, Hubba
Farhan Thawar, Helpful
11:20am Conversation Break
11:30am AI, Data and the Workforce: Using Data for your People
Moderator: Daneal Charney, MaRS
Jonathan Kreindler, Receptiviti.ai
Kathryn Hume, integrate.ai
Jake Hirsch-Allen, Lynda.com
1:10pm The Learning Workforce
Jeremy Auger, D2L
1:20pm Case Study Talk
David Horne, D2L
1:30pm Work Disrupted - Changing tools for the enterprise. How you are enabling new work functions.
Krista Jones, MaRS Discovery District
1:50pmLightning Round Talks
David Bloom, Lurniture
Roy Pereira, Zoom.ai
Avi Brudner, Blue J Legal
Angelique Mohring, GainX
Aran Hamilton, Vantage Analytics
Lindsey Goodchild, Nudge Rewards
2:50pmConversation Break
3:05pm Talent Acquisition Reimagined
Krista Jones, MaRS Discovery District
3:10pm Lightning Round Talks
Caitlin McGregor, Plum.io
Marlina Kinnersley, Fortay
Angie Kramer, JobBliss
Jahanzaib Ansari, Kockri
Karen Bakker, Riipen
Krista Jones, MaRS Discovery District

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