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Tech Changes Everything: UR Change Makers 2019

Thu., Apr. 11, 2019 6:30 p.m. - Thu., Apr. 11, 2019 10:00 p.m.

Location: College Avenue Campus - Conexus Room 139

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Our lives are impacted by technology everyday, creating new innovations...and new opportunities.

On April 11, visit the University of Regina's technologically innovative and visually stunning College Avenue Campus to hear from four experts who are facing and embracing the technology challenges/opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Using the fast-paced PechaKucha format, each speaker will rip through their informative 20-slide, six-and-a-half-minute presentations, sharing how technology has changed everything in their particular field.

The pre-event networking appies and drinks and after-party ensure you have time to re/connect with like-minded U of R grads and our expert presenters. Plan now to attend and bring a friend - First drink and appetizers included!

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. - Program at 7:00 p.m.
Location: College Avenue Campus, Conexus Room 139
Cost: $10 for alumni, $15 for non-alumni

This year’s presenters and topics are:

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Brennen Schmidt BEd'12, CPR'14
A Democracy of Distraction: A Political Divide to Secure our Digital Future

Strategist, author, and speaker, Brennen lives and breathes all things digital. Co-author of Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line, he consults for clients across North America and has made appearances as a go-to tech resource at the national and local levels including for Sirius XM Radio, CTV News, CBC, and National Post Radio.

Brennen will share his insights into the distractions and disruptions of social media, political party collection of information in relation to cyber security, and the rise of “deep fake” videos.

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Gabriel Becerra
What is AI and Why do we need it?

As a Senior Developer at Farm Credit Canada’s Innovation Lab, Becerra applies his 17+ years of experience working with Artificial Intelligence to the agricultural sector. His work involves creating computer programs and platforms that help to optimize human activities, not replace them.

Becerra will discuss artificial intelligence, its importance, and the growth of machine and deep learning.

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Greg Moore BBA'13
How a Tennis Band Ended up in the New York Times

Leaving a job in advertising, Moore struck out on his own to make a career out of social media. One half of vlogger duo “Justin and Greg”, Moore has worked with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Vegas Golden Knights, created several viral videos, and found ways to harness the fun of social media into a viable business.

Moore will discuss the opportunities presented by the most powerful communications tool in human history, and how anyone that can tell a compelling story can harness the internet’s power.

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Sabeen Ahmad BA'05, BJ'08
Social Media: From Dream Job to Now Where

A storyteller from Regina, Ahmad has worked in a number of different medias. After working as a print journalist, a digital reporter with CJME, and as an on-air personality with CBC Saskatchewan and later with CTV Regina, Ahmad's career took a sharp turn a sharp and interesting turn.

Ahmad will speak about her transition from an anchor for CTV to navigating a transition to a social media position, and re-writing how she found her passion.

Event emcee: Dr. David Gerhard, Professor of Computer Science at the U of R.

 

Reserve your spot here!