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High School TECHTalk - Lisgar Collegiate Institute

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What careers should high school learners consider getting into and more importantly, what skills will be critical in the next 10 or 20 years. What does technological advancement mean for jobs of the future? I will be discussing these and other fun tech related issues with some curious learners at Lisgar Collegiate Institute on Friday 19th October 2018.

“In the future, there will not be a shortage of doctors, lawyers, analysts or teachers, there will be a shortage of people in those roles that can tell computers what to do."
- Shingai Manjengwa, G20 YEA 2017, Published on Jun 12, 2017  

So what has changed? Why do we need a TechTalk? Google didn't exist ~20 years ago, YouTube is a teenager now and Twitter is too. Technology has rapidly become a significant part of our daily lives and this trend is set to continue. Home phones became mobile phones and mobile phones are no longer just used to make calls, they are used in banking, fitness, education, social media, health and much more. Artificial intelligence already helps us with our online searches, our online payment systems, and our voice-activated entertainment systems. Driverless cars, cybersecurity, and machine learning are all growing fields of interest, for both arts and science majors, as traditional manufacturing jobs decline. Let's have an informed dialogue with high school learners about what they want to do when they grow up, after all, the world has changed so much in the last 20 years.

This is a private function.

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Earlier Event: September 23
Word on the Street 2018 - Book Launch
Later Event: November 7
Ottawa, FWD50 2018