Building an innovation economy
Caroline Vrauwdeunt – our City Work’s founder will be on the cast of CityAge: Build the Future on October 8 & 9 at the MaRS Centre in Toronto.
Cities are where we must implement the ideas and partnerships that build an innovation economy: new ideas in transportation, energy management, economic development, and resilient infrastructure that will build the future.
An economic supercluster
As one North America’s fastest growing metropolitan regions — and given its importance in the national economy — Greater Toronto, Hamilton, The Waterloo Region, and their surrounding cities have the tools to create an economic supercluster that is a magnet for investment and talent, and that serves as a platform for next-generation productivity, research and innovation.
The Digital Metropolis and the Smart City
Our economy is being re-created by the digital age, and it’s only just begun. Technology is re-shaping how we design our cities, move around them, build them and run them. This panel will look at the cutting edge of how technology can be used to improve urban life, as well as what opportunities exist for economic development and better government.
Caroline Vrauwdeunt, CEO, ANDRS! Projects
Kurtis McBride, CEO, Miovision
Ron Gordon, Senior Advisor, Smart + Connected Communities, Cisco
Jason Easton, Director, Sales, Service and Marketing, GTA, General Motors of Canada
Panel Chair: Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener