Singularity University, a company that offers executive educational programs, a business incubator, and innovation consultancy services, is hosting a three-day virtual summit on COVID-19 (coronavirus) from March 16 to 18.
The summit will bring together experts in medicine, tech, and society.
The event, which is free to all participants, will bring together experts in medicine, tech, and society to share facts, facilitate discussion, answer questions, and address concerns around the outbreak. The summit will also discuss the impact of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics.
“We will humanize what is happening, share practical steps you can take to manage fear and uncertainty surrounding your health and work, and uncover strategies for adapting to future challenges like COVID-19, as well as the long-term impacts they have on society,” Singularity University wrote about the summit on its website.
The summit will provide insights from leaders around the world, including Dr. Sonny Kohli, a Canadian and co-founder of medical device company Cloud DX. Kohli will discuss emerging digital technologies for epidemic management.
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Dr. Divya Chander, a chair of Singularity University as well as a physician and neuroscientist, will discuss COVID-19 and vaccine development strategies. Julia Cheek, CEO and founder of EverlyWell, a lab testing platform, will discuss rapid innovations during the outbreak. Bradley Twyham, a business and technology strategist and investor, will talk about how artificial intelligence can be leveraged for the increasing threats of future pandemics.
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected many facets of Canada’s tech community. Since it was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization last week, tech organizations from across Canada have shifted to remote work and have launched new services to curb the spread of the virus. Tech conferences in Canada, such as Shopify Unite, Collision, True North, and Startupfest, have also suspended the in-person portions of their events.
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