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Keynote-Dr. Wendy Cukier

Keynote-Dr. Wendy Cukier

Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity. She has written more than 200 papers on technology, innovation, and management and is co-author of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park.” She is the Founder of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, which she founded in 1999, and has led projects aimed at promoting the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups. Dr. Cukier has assisted organizations in becoming more inclusive through innovative programs such as DiversityLeads funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which tracks the progress, impediments, and evidence-based strategies for promoting diversity in organizations.

Dr. Cukier lead the development of large institutional projects and proposals, including the Centre for Cloud and Context-Aware Computing; Canadian Accelerator and Incubator (CAIP) partnership on Digital Media and Gaming; Maytree Global Diversity Exchange; Social Enterprise Development Fund and McConnell RECODE Program; RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Program, Advanced Digital and Professional Training. For more information: