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Monday, January 24 • 14:15 - 15:15
How Can Educators and Industry Collaborate to Support Digital Transformation?

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How do we, as a digital talent ecosystem, prepare to deliver on the best of what a digital world will provide? This question, posed by SADT (SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology) Chief Catalyst Jim Gibson is at the heart of what will be required to support the digital economy in the years and decades to come. Our panellists will explore how educators and industry can collaborate through co-creation to ensure the talent, skills and experience is available to support digital transformation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn why an ecosystem approach is needed to develop digital talent
  • Hear how SADT has partnered with industry to identify talent gaps and co-created programs to address ecosystem needs
  • Establish the steps needed to further digital transformation across all industries.

Speakers
avatar for Amit Varma

Amit Varma

Co-founder, Braintoy Inc.
Amit Varma makes technology simple for users for it to be useful. He co-founded Braintoy and Veerum, both Calgary-based technology firms that globally commercialized the artificial intelligence and the digital twin technologies respectively.
avatar for Sangeeta Mehta

Sangeeta Mehta

Manager, Partnership Development & Career Coach, Ryerson University
Sangeeta Mehta is a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years of experience, particularly in talent acquisition. Recognizing there was a growing gap between employer needs and the skills students were graduating with, Sangeeta transitioned into a career coach. Today, Sangeeta readies... Read More →
avatar for Sabrina Sullivan

Sabrina Sullivan

Director, Ecosystem and Transformation, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Sabrina Sullivan is committed to helping organizations tackle complex business realities. As SADT’s Director, Transformation+ Ecosystem, she is focused on closing the digital talent gap through working within SAIT, but also as an active member in Calgary’s innovation ecosyste... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ravlich

Matthew Ravlich

WestJet, Manager, Digital Analytics & Optimization
Matthew Ravlich is a digital transformation expert who delivers results. Over his career, Matt has helped large brands such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, ESPN, Time Warner Cable and WestJet Airlines grow digital strategies and maximize conversion rates.
avatar for Sara Struthers

Sara Struthers

Manager, Talent Services, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Sara Struthers believes that it is possible for people to change their career paths at any stage of their career journey. After 20 years of working with her family business, Sara successfully transitioned her career into the recruitment industry.As Manager, Talent Services at DX Talent... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST