#FutureMakers returns January 28 to share the innovations that will drive 2019

Melissa Sariffodeen

RBC has set the date for the first 2019 edition of its Tech Community Team’s FutureMakers Talks series.

Taking place January 28, the first FutureMakers Talks of the new year will feature a slightly different format from past events, which often focus on one specific type of future-making technology (such as quantum computing or cybersecurity). January’s event will be broader in its approach, tackling a variety of topics that will drive the innovation conversation in 2019.

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January’s FutureMakers talks will feature: Alexander Peh, VP Innovation at RBC; Veronika Litinsky, CEO of GeneYouIn, maker of the genomics-guided medication management service, PillCheck; 15-year-old innovator and The Knowledge Society member Isabella Grandic, who was recently named one of North America’s ’Top Innovators to Watch’; and a keynote on tech education in Canada from Melissa Sariffodeen, co-founder and CEO of Canada Learning Code.

“The growing momentum to see computer science and coding broadly adopted into the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school curriculum will be the biggest education reform of all time,” Sariffodeen said when asked about her keynote. “It is crucial to Canada’s long-term success to become a leader in digital literacy for all ages, and that needs to start in classrooms.”

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“Fostering innovation is a priority at RBC. We’re not only focused on building technology capabilities like data and analytics, AI, blockchain, and cybersecurity to reimagine banking but we also embrace innovation by rethinking how we design and deliver services, products, and advice to our clients in the digital age,” said Alexander Peh. “I’m looking forward to connecting with the FutureMakers’ community to share knowledge and spark ideas for the future.”

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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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