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The Pandemic, Online Migration, and the Future of Human Interaction, a free virtual panel talk

We are thrilled to invite you to this Virtual Panel Talk with science fiction writer and futurist Madeline Ashby & published thought leader in business trends in cybersecurity, privacy and identity, Ira Goldstein.

The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked adjustments in nearly every aspect of life. Will a long-sustained migration from traditional physical spaces to online ones prove inevitable? Security and privacy have emerged as key issues as these new practices take shape. This panel will explore broader impacts and potential trajectories for work, play, and human connection along an accelerated path.

Ira Goldstein is a published thought leader specializing in emerging business trends in cybersecurity, privacy and identity. He advises on business growth, risk and cybersecurity to public and private sector leaders. Ira has led complex security programs and technical projects across a wide range of sectors with companies around the world.

Madeline Ashby is an award-winning science fiction author and futurist. She is the author of the Machine Dynasty series and How to Future: Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange. She is best known for her 2016 novel Company Town, which was selected for the 2017 edition of Canada Reads. She is a regular columnist for the Ottawa Citizen.

Steven Downing, Moderator, Cyber-criminologist, Ontario Tech University

Isabel Pedersen, Host, Digital life researcher, Ontario Tech University

Date: November 2, 2020

Time: 10:30-12:00 PM

Place: Eventbrite and Zoom, free & open to the public


Sponsors: Digital Life Institute, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Ontario Tech University, Decimal Lab, Canada Research Chairs Program

Image: “Sad Cartoon versus Technology” by Sean Loyless is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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  • Event Date: November 2, 2020