A ground-breaking conversation about technology that began last year is set to emphatically resume Wednesday.
Communitech CEO Iain Klugman, and Leaders Fund co-founder and Managing Partner, David Stein, joined Roger Peterson on Breakfast Television Toronto Tuesday to talk about the Leaders Prize at True North and what tech for good really means.
We love building cool things together here in Waterloo Region. That’s what we do here. For us, working, playing, helping, giving and celebrating are all part of the ethos. Maybe we need a word for it, but you can experience it all at the True North Festival.
If you’re reading this, you probably use a laptop and the internet to do at least some part of your job. But it’s possible that your parents at one time never used a computer at work. And it’s likely that your grandparents wouldn’t really understand what you do for a living.
For the Living Digital program track, we’re excited to welcome a group of thinkers and builders who have the insight and experience to discuss Living Digital topics, challenge consensus thinking and point to a better path forward.
One invented the World Wide Web and is aiming to rehabilitate his creation. The other is a prize-winning writer and columnist with a global perspective on the future of technology. We are excited to announce the addition of Tim Berners-Lee and Thomas Friedman as keynote speakers at True North 2019.
Communitech is excited to announce the Leaders Prize at True North, in partnership with the Schulich Foundation and Leaders Fund, and the University of Waterloo as the academic partner. This national competition will award $1 million to the winning team(s) solving a problem of global significance using artificial intelligence (AI). The detailed problem statement will be revealed at the True North Conference in June 2019.
With more than 2,200 attendees from five continents, two days of unbelievable sessions and a whirlwind tour of the Waterloo cultural scene, True North 2018 blew away even our high expectations for the inaugural year.
Last May, a group of attendees to the first-ever True North conference created a set of guiding principles that all aspiring organizations can follow to create and use technology for the good of humanity: the Tech for Good Declaration.