Next is Now:
The Future of Cities

virtual event
November 24
11:00am - 12:45pm ET

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Solving TODAY's challenges:
how to drive fast and
collaborative innovation


A global pandemic — along with today’s profound technological, economic, environmental and societal shifts — calls for immediate re-thinking of how we design, operate, work and live in our cities. 

We have to make our cities smarter, more resilient and more livable. The good news is that building smarter cities is also a multi-trillion-dollar business opportunity.

Accelerating change requires us to tap into our connected age’s most powerful human tool — collaboration — with the interdisciplinary networks of leaders who can build the future. 

Communitech, in partnership with CityAge, invites you to The Future of Cities, a free interactive event on November 24 that will provide you real tools in how to drive urban innovation.

Join our  network of cross-sector experts to begin a vital dialogue to prepare our cities for the future.

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speakers will include

mIKE gRIGSBY

Director of Innovation and Technology,
City of Sioux Falls

JORDAN DAVIS

Director, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

kEVIN tUER

VP Data & Advanced Technologies,
Communitech

Stéphane Guidoin

Director,
Montreal Urban Innovation Lab

Naomi Parness

Founder,
KPW Communications
(Event MC)

Walid Ibrahim

5G Lab and Partnership Manager,
Rogers Communications

Matthew Chandy

Department Head,
Office of Regional Economic Development,
Region of Waterloo

cory bluhm

Executive Director,
Economic Development,
City of Kitchener

agenda on November 24
(all times EST)

11:00AM  Event Launch
11:05AM  Introduction: Collaborative between Communitech and CityAge
11:10AM  Opening Presentation
11:25AM  Panel Discussion: Collaboration and the need for Replicability
11:55AM Breakout Sessions
12:45PM Conclusion


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Communitech, in partnership with CityAge, invites you to help build
The Future of Cities

Canada’s proven public-private innovation hub, Communitech, will lead a collaboration on how our cities can be transformed by:

■ The practical possibilities of 5G, AI and data for our cities

■  New approaches to public health, with the lessons learned from the pandemic that has transformed urban life

■   Increasing the efficiency of movement through our urban spaces to reduce our environmental footprint

■  Keeping citizens cyber safe when considering use of new innovative technologies

■ Re-thinking city centres, and public spaces, to build greater resilience against future catastrophes


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