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Welcome to the upcoming speaker series listing. Each year, Rotman hosts about 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential thought leaders. We hope you'll join us for one of these remarkable events.

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  • Post City's 12th Annual Real Estate Roundtable - "Home Prices in Toronto"

    Speaker Series | Panel Discussion

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    Over a decade ago our experts saw no end to rising home prices in Toronto. Find out what our housing heavyweights think now! Prices year-to-year are falling for the first time in a long time. Will we see a buyer’s or seller’s market this Spring?

    The China impact - are trade wars and politics causing a damaging ripple effect in the luxury home market in Toronto? Will the micro-condo trend continue? What is the next big thing in condo development in Toronto? How can we solve Toronto’s affordable homes problem? And lots more… THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.

  • Rotman MBA South Asian Business Association’s 2nd annual Canada-India Innovation Conference and Dinner Reception

    Conference | Panel Discussion

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    Join us on Friday, April 5 for the Rotman MBA South Asian Business Association’s 2nd annual Canada-India Innovation Conference and Dinner Reception. Our discussions from 5:00 pm sharp to 7:35 pm will see a keynote address by His Excellency Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada, Distinguished Diplomat and Celebrated Author of “Q & A” that inspired “The Slumdog Millionaire”, as he presents a defining perspective on “The New India”. Building on the keynote, join us to hear about the evolving investment landscape and opportunities for engagement between Canada and India, the world’s fastest growing major economy, from top industry representatives as they discuss the economic, political and social factors enabling the investment ecosystem. Lead into our closing flagship industry panel on “A Strategic Perspective on the Digital Economy” with Partner representations from McKinsey, The Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte and Reveal Group, as they discuss the exponential impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain on the innovation curve – The ways in which companies are leveraging these technologies, Impact on the road to Industry 4.0, Balance between privacy and personalization, Impact on labor productivity, and the development of next generation Leaders who can effectively tap into the digital economy.

  • RBC Disruptors at Rotman: Disrupting Democracy - "How Technology is Transforming the Vote"

    Speaker Series | Panel Discussion

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    Join us for an important conversation with techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, Shape Security CTO and former click fraud czar at Google, Shuman Ghosemajumder, and Kevin Chan, head of public policy at Facebook Canada. This event is being presented by RBC Thought Leadership in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • 5th Annual Rotman Conference on Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence

    Speaker Series | Research Discussions | Panel Discussion | Networking Event

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    On October 24, 2019 the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management will host our 5th annual “Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence Conference”. This is not a technical conference. Our focus is on the business opportunities and economic implications arising from the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Rotman FinHub Experts Speaker Series - Innovation in Payments

    Panel Discussion | Speaker Series

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    The FinHub, Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, has assembled a group of experts on payments, payments processing, and the explosion of PayTech. The way we make payments and the way payments are processed is evolving rapidly. Our expert speakers/panelists, drawn from academia and the financial services sector, will share their insights in the evolution of payments and revolution that lies ahead. Maria Smith has over 25 years of experience on the merchant-side of global payments. She will share the insights garnered from her experience with Starbucks, where she led the payment strategy, and Chase where she led the launch of the highly successful Disney Visa Credit Card. Professor Avni Shah, faculty at University of Toronto Scarborough & Rotman School of Management will share her current research on how payment influences consumer decision-making and consumer well-being particularly in financial and health contexts. Todd Roberts, Canadian Payments Leader at Deloitte will give a practitioners’ perspective on trends and pitfalls in payment innovation. Following preliminary remarks on insights into the rapidly changing payments space, Preet Banerjee, consultant to the financial services sector, will moderate a panel discussion amongst our subject matter experts.

  • Capital Markets Institute Panel @ Rotman - Future of Banking in the Digital Age

    Panel Discussion | Speaker Series

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    The Capital Markets Institute has assembled a group of leading experts including Professor Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and one of the leading one of the world’s leading financial economists, to explore the future of banking in the digital age. Professor Zingales and our expert practitioners, Christine Day, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Questrade Financial Group; Colleen Johnston, Member of the Department of Finance Advisory Committee on Open Banking, former CFO of TD Bank and Brett Pitts, Chief Digital Officer, Bank of Montreal and Senator Howard Wetston, Member of the Senate Committee on Open Banking, Senate of Canada will share their insights on the digitization of banking to date and the revolution that lies ahead. Our experts drawn from academia and the financial services sector will debate the competitive landscape, risks, regulatory pressures and outlook of banking in the rapidly changing landscape.

  • Inaugural Rotman Conference on Mental Health: The Impact on Business & Canadians

    Speaker Series | Conference | Healthcare | Networking Event | Panel Discussion

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    On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, the Rotman School of Management will host a one-day conference bringing together hundreds of senior business leaders, mental health advocates, medical professionals, students, academics and industry representatives to raise awareness and discuss the impact of mental health on the Canadian economy.


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