Disrupted goes digital in a 3-part conference series
February 25th, May 20th & October 21st, 2021
What is Disrupted?
Disrupted is a leading force in uniting the tech community in Manitoba. We provide a place for education, business connection and inspiration. The keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities at Disrupted have been a catalyst in strengthening connections and our tech ecosystem in Manitoba.
Disrupted in 2021
The world and in person connection have (dare we say) been disrupted. While we adapt, it is important that we continue to create the space and opportunity for our tech community to safely connect to share ideas, grow networks, business partnership and find talent.
Disrupted is going digital in 2021, with not one, but three dates! Disrupted will take us through the year, in a 3-part conference series on February 25, May 20 and October 21, 2021.
At Disrupted, together we'll discover how the tech sector can help our community recover and become a solid bet for investment, innovation, and talent. The past year has been a tough one, but we can start today to connect, collaborate and create a robust future for ourselves and the next generation.
The conference series will examine tech's role in the path forward, how we shape recovery locally and globally and the crucial impacts that diversity, inclusion, privacy and security will have in defining the road ahead.
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
The new economic situation requires businesses and educational institutions to employ innovation strategies to create pathways to recovery. How organizations handle their recovery will in part define their reputation and performance for potentially years to come.
MAY 20, 2021
Cybersecurity risk is increasing, driven by global connectivity, usage of cloud services, and increasing sophistication of technological criminals. Business leaders can no longer view information security as a technical challenge, best left to the IT and cybersecurity professionals. It is a business risk that needs to top of mind at every level of your organization. And it is a personal issue, that individuals must address to protect their own identities, finances and safety.
OCTOBER 21, 2021
Research has proven the economic and social benefits of involving a diversity of perspectives in the workplace. It isn't easy to navigate inclusivity and diversity strategies, and there is often a large gap between the successes that leaders report versus the reality that employees feel. Workplace culture has never been more important, even within the context of remote work, so come learn and participate in this crucial discussion.
Why Attend Disrupted?
There's a simple power in people coming together. Discover your next company partner, be a part of your community and grow your network at Disrupted. The virtual networking platform provides robust opportunity for live messaging, "face-to-face" discussions and tools to stay connected after the conference.
Be inspired. Get a front-row seat to hear from extraordinary keynote speakers and panelists share insider insights into the trends and best practices that are changing our industry and how to apply them to our businesses and lives.
Engage with thought leaders and share your perspective at the lively Coffee with Strangers segment. Looking for talent? If you are an employer looking for tech talent, we're here to help! Connect with us to participate in the Disrupted - Career Connections, where you can meet prospective candidates "face-to-face".
Program at a Glance
Thursday, May 20
9:00 am Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker
9:50 am Interactive Playground and Networking
10:45 am Cyber Security Fireside Chat with Q&A
11:15 am Interactive Playground and Networking
11:50 am Closing Keynote & Remarks
Opening Keynote Speaker- Presented by MITT
Ben Wizner is the Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. For nearly fifteen years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Since July of 2013, he has been the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Closing Keynote Speaker - presented by Payworks
Cat Coode is a data privacy consultant with a mission to help protect your data. Backed by two decades of experience in mobile development and software architecture (BlackBerry), as well as a certification in data privacy law, Cat helps individuals and corporations better understand cybersecurity and data privacy.
She specializes in global privacy regulation compliance and delivering privacy education seminars. She is a member of the Canadian Standards Council for GDPR. She has worked with tech start-ups through to large organizations in a breadth of industries including healthcare, education, and social media.
Cat leverages her aptitude for teaching and her engineering background, in both her speaking and consulting engagements, to break down technical concepts in ways everyone can understand. www.CatCoode.com
Partner with Us
We invite you to partner with us. Your sponsorship will enable us to create an exceptional event where the industry can meet to share ideas, grow networks and business partnerships and find talent. There are several sponsorship options, with great benefits to your organization that can provide a significant increase in brand awareness and recognition exponentially. Learn more >>>
Thank you to our Sponsors
With contributions from:
- Partnerships and Innovation
- Faculty of Science
- Asper School of Business
- Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Faculty of Arts
- Price Faculty of Engineering
- Extended Education