Sage Franch headlines RBC #FutureMakers event on ‘Singularity-Proofing’ your career

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On June 5, RBC’s Tech Community Team is hosting an event aimed at helping people understand how emerging technology will impact their careers.

At FutureMakers Talks: Future-Proofing Your Tech Career, attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn about preparing for a future of work that includes machine learning, AI, and cybersecurity.

“Experienced tech professionals are adept at learning new skills for the tech platforms they currently work on but need to be prepared to master whole new skill sets.”
– Alison Gibbins

“In the past, RBC’s FutureMakers Talks have covered a wide range of emerging tech topics like blockchain and machine learning, so we thought that the next event should focus on how to prepare for careers in these tech areas and new emerging ones,” said Alison Gibbins, director of tech community engagement at RBC. “Experienced tech professionals are adept at learning new skills for the tech platforms they currently work on but need to be prepared to master whole new skill sets. We’ve received an overwhelming response to our call for speakers, and have selected people with unique career journeys in leading areas like blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and location intelligence.”

Speakers include Inmar Givoni, autonomy engineering manager at Uber Toronto; Leithland Thomas, CTO of Ledgly; Arthur Berrill, head of location intelligence at RBC; and Erin Faulkner, senior manager of monitoring and triage at RBC.

The event will also feature a keynote speech by Sage Franch, co-founder and CTO of Crescendo, who will discuss how to be an active participant of a changing tech workforce. Franch will also explore some of the top emerging careers in tech, and explain how blockchain, AI, mixed reality, and quantum computing will transform the tech sector.

“We exist in a unique time in history, one where our technological advances are leading us not just towards a more powerful human future, but also towards a future of machines that may surpass our intelligence,” said Franch. “…We need to look at the next three decades and determine what we want our world to look like in 2045, and the things we need to change today to make sure we create a future for ourselves. The talk I’ll be giving explores these themes and takes a look at what we as technologists can do today to stay relevant and involved on the road to the singularity.”

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.