Shaping Canada's Digital Future

Every day we read about the new ways that digital technologies and big data are changing the way we live. In areas as diverse as healthcare, heavy industry, transportation, and communication technologies, the future is increasingly digital. Canada's new Digital Technology Supercluster, based on the west coast, is a collaborative consortium with the goal of ensuring Canada's competitiveness in the digital world. Hear from UBC's president and vice-chancellor, Professor Santa J. Ono, and a panel of UBC experts as they have an in-depth discussion about the promise and challenges of the big data digital world we now live in. What concerns will we face in the years ahead? What opportunities will arise? How will the Digital Technology Supercluster position Canada as a global leader in digital technologies?

Panelists

Gail Murphy - Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of British Columbia; Professor, Department of Computer Science; Co-Founder & Director, Tasktop Technologies Incorporated

Anoush Poursartip - Director, Composites Research Network; Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia

Azim Shariff - UBC's new Canada 150 Research Chair of Moral Psychology

Recorded May 1, 2018, at the Globe & Mail Centre in Toronto, ON.