Saskatchewan Polytechnic presents THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning 2021
May 6 virtual conference features tech visionaries Guy Kawasaki and David Usher as keynote speakers
May 3, 2021 – Two internationally known tech visionaries, Guy Kawasaki and David Usher, will be the keynote speakers at this year’s THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning conference on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The conference is presented by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
“THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning is designed to help attendees strategically learn how to meet the challenges and recognize opportunities that arise from disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “We are pleased that we are able to bring together such excellent speakers who will help today’s business and thought leaders address the critical issues facing how we work, inspire and create innovation, and learn.”
Kawasaki rose to prominence at Apple in the 1980s having helped launch the Macintosh computer. Today he is the chief evangelist of graphic design company Canva, creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast, and a highly sought-after author and speaker whose clients have included Apple, Nike, Gartner, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Breitling and dozens of trade associations. In addition, he has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and 11 other books.
Usher is a multi-platinum, four-time Juno award winning musician, best-selling author and founder of the artificial intelligence creative studio Reimagine AI. Using examples from inside the disruption of the music business by the digital economy to his experience at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution working with companies like Google Brain, Usher believes that now more than ever creativity and innovation is the only way forward.
In addition to the keynote speakers, THINK 2021 will feature roundtable discussions on the future of work and innovation that will offer insights and information to help prepare for the post-pandemic world of possibilities which await. It will also feature a fireside chat on learning with Jake Hirsch-Allen and Dr. Rosia. Hirsch-Allen, who founded Lighthouse Labs, works with North America's governments, workforce development organizations and post-secondary institutions to leverage LinkedIn Learning Solutions to close skills gaps.
Information about registration and sponsorships is available at think.saskpolytech.ca.
Approximately 300 people attended the first THINK conference, which was held in person in Regina in 2019. The 2020 THINK conference was cancelled due to the pandemic. More than 500 people have already registered for this year’s conference, which will be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.