Encouraging Collaboration in the Digital Future—VersionMe Media, Taproot, RBC, Dentons
Tom Sides, Technology Partner, Dentons
Robert Tyndale, Founder & CEO, VersionMe Media
Mark Beckles, Senior Director, Youth & Innovation, RBC
Mack Male, Co-Founder & CEO, Taproot Edmonton
“For example, who here understands or knows what’s 5G? Roughly a third of the room. For people who don’t know 5G is going to be the next wave of mobile device where essentially in terms of communication it’s going to be super fast, allowing people to basically translate data at realtime. What does that mean? It means essentially doctors are going to be able to control robots from across the world, and basically operate on people.” “
“When it comes to the opportunity of job creation in the whole digital space of agencies, or freelancers, you’re going to see an explosion. Also, as we’re speaking of the VR technology which I recommend everyone check out there. That whole space is going to require content and information, a management team, communication teams, and it’s going to need a full amount of services to correlate and create those VR experiences and allow people to experience different things. In my line of work it’s just open field and it’s amazing.”
Tom Sides:Tom is a Partner and Chair of the National Technology Transactions Law Group. His practice focuses extensively on technology, intellectual property, privacy and related commercial legal issues for clients in the energy, financial institution, health, forestry, information technology and telecommunications industry sectors. In addition to technology and other industry sector clients that Tom has represented at Dentons, he has extensive legal and business experience in the software and telecommunications businesses. Tom’s unique combination of business and legal experience allows him to provide practical, business-focused legal advice to his clients.
Mark Beckles: Mark Beckles: With over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Mark has held executive leadership roles in banking, insurance, risk management and the non-profit sector. Currently, Mark is the Senior Director, Youth Strategy and Innovation and has national responsibility for executing RBC Future Launch, a $500MM investment to ensure that young Canadians are ready for the future of work. Prior to assuming this role Mark was Head, RBC Insurance Advice Centre, responsible for leading over 500 licensed insurance advisors who provide insurance advice and solutions to RBC Insurance clients across Canada. Mark has served as Regional Vice President, Retail Banking in the Greater Toronto Region at RBC.
Mack Male: Mack is on a mission to change the world through code and prose. He has focused on the power of software ever since becoming interested in computer technology as a kid, and he has built software-based solutions for education, journalism, open government, and other industries. He also has a passion for storytelling, and has covered technology, urban affairs, and many other topics as a blogger and journalist. In late 2016, He started Taproot Publishing Inc., a digital publishing company based in Edmonton to apply innovative software and new business models to local journalism. He is a dedicated community builder, and has given back to Edmonton through thousands of hours of board, committee, and other volunteer work for more than a dozen different organizations.
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