Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
|8:30 a.m.||Registration – Sign in|
|9:30 a.m.||Meetings with M.P.P.’s and Staff (throughout the day)|
|Choice of 3 Activities|
|10:00 a.m.||Question Period Registration and Attendance|
|10:00 a.m.||Roundtable Discussion: (Retraining and Reskilling)|
|The Requirement for Life Long Learning in Ontario’s Tech Sector: What is Required to Compete Globally?
In Ontario’s tech sector, there is a requirement for those in the industry and those who want to enter into the industry to embrace a mindset of “Life-Long Learning”. It is projected that in Canada, there will be a shortfall of 182,000 positions that will go unfilled in the tech sector by 2020. As a result, there is a need for reskilling of Ontario’s workforce as well as the need for accelerated training and micro credentialing. Both of these solutions are required if Ontario is to compete on a global scale.
|10:00 a.m.||Roundtable Discussion: (Health Tech)|
|How do we Leverage Technology Developed by Tech Entrepreneurs with the Current Needs of our Health Care System?
It is important for Ontario’s health care system to incorporate technology as part of patient care. Tech entrepreneurs have developed software that allow medical care to be delivered in a cost effective and timely manner but there is a need for government to reduce red tape in order leverage the benefits that technology can provide. The continual deployment of tech in the Ontario health sector must involve those health care professionals (doctors, nurses and other stakeholders) in the discussion at an early stage if tangible results are to be realized.
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch Break (Networking Amongst your Peers)|
|Choice of the Following:|
|1:30 p.m.||Meetings with MPPs and Staffers|
|1:30 p.m.||Roundtable Discussion: (Legal Tech)|
|Unclogging Ontario’s Court System: How Does Government and the Tech Sector Leverage Technology to Provide Better Access to Justice?
What role should technology play in helping to provide better access to justice in the provincial courts? Can technology in the area of ADR help to reduce the backlog of court cases? There is a need for government to reduce red tape in order leverage the benefits that technology can provide.
|3:00 p.m.||Break Time|
|3:30 p.m.||Choice of:
1) Executive Time (Check in with the Office)
2) Continued Meetings with M.P.P’s/Staffers
EVENING RECEPTION - Legislative Dining Room
|5:30 p.m.||Reception Opens|
|5:40 p.m.||Opening Remarks|
|5:50 p.m.||Demo Tables – Open|
|7:30 p.m.||Program Ends|
Note: This reception is being sponsored by Coding for Veterans. The goal of the program is to assist those leaving Canada’s military to transition into jobs in Ontario’s tech sector. More information can be found at: www.codingforveterans.com