Working in the Age of Automation: Myths and Realities, featuring Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc

In this webinar, Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc, a researcher from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, will help you understand the impact of automation to Canadian workers and economy and will demystify myths surrounding automation: what it is, how it happens, and what it means for the future of work.

Viet will address some of the biggest fears and misconceptions of automation and will focus on what actions each of us can take to ensure we maximize the benefits of automation for all.

Speaker Biography

Viet is an Economist at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship. Viet is interested in how governments and companies can intentionally design policies and markets to drive human-behaviour. He is also fascinated by how the world adapts to the emergence of new types of markets as legal frameworks often lag behind.

Viet holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honours from the University of British Columbia. Viet also serves as a Member for the alumni UBC Toronto Leadership Committee and his research has been featured in the Globe & Mail, the Star, CBC, Global News, and other sources, including academic, government, and private sector research.