How can us tech professionals benefit from the federal government’s unprecedented investments in technology, entrepreneurship and diversity initiatives? Find out at our next VIP speaker event, with special guest and member of parliament, Anthony Housefather.
We’ll sit down with Anthony for a discussion at Microsoft Research Labs to better understand Canada’s huge support of:
Promoting minorities in entrepreneurship, and;
Being the most Queer-friendly government in Canadian history.
When? Thursday, April 12th, 2018, from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Where? Microsoft Research Labs
Topics for discussion include:
- Montreal winning two innovation super cluster projects, where hundreds of millions of dollars will support artificial intelligence and new transportation industries;
- $100 million dollars to buy Canadian start–up innovations by government departments;
- The founding of Canadian Digital Services;
- Promoting women entrepreneurs, and more!
Take this opportunity to ask your government questions about how you can benefit from these programmes.
About our VIP speaker
Formerly the executive vice-president of corporate affairs for a telecom tech company, Anthony went on to lead several political and advocacy initiatives. Of particular note was his 10-year stint as mayor of Côte- St. Luc; his lead role in creating the government programme, Youth Employment Services, which provides mentorship and support for entrepreneurs; and since 2015 is the Liberal member of parliament for Mount Royal and Chairman for the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. In his spare time, Anthony is big on athletics and dons a swimmer’s physique he developed from his achievements as a competitive swimmer.
Light refreshments & food will be served.