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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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  • Expert Discussion on "What Could a Feminist City Look Like?"

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    Nearly 40 years on from Dolores Hayden’s famous envisioning of a feminist city in her 1980 article “What Would a Non-Sexist City Be Like?”, the city remains deeply inequitable. This event will gather esteemed local urbanists, activists, and writers to engage in a moderated discussion on access and gender equity in the city. The conversation will explore public policy, decision-making processes, community engagement, and the urban built form, and discuss potential paths forward to creating a more inclusive city. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

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

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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.

  • Michael Sanders on "Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks"

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    Michael Sanders, Executive Director, What Works Centre for Children's Social Care UK; Author; Reader in Public Policy, King’s College London; Associate Fellow - Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; Affiliate - Behavioural Insights Group, Harvard University; former Chief Scientist and Research Director, Behavioural Insights Team UK (the world’s first Nudge Unit) on Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks (by M. Sanders and S. Hume for Michael O’Mara Books, April 18, 2019)

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

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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.

  • Wendy Dobson on "Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way"

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    Wendy Dobson, Co-Director – Rotman Institute for International Business and Professor Emerita, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author on Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way (Rotman-UTP Publishing, September 21, 2019).


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