Connecting the Dots: Future-Proofing Yourself for the Future of Work

9:30 am
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Ismaili Centre, Toronto
49 Wynford Drive Toronto M3C 1K1 Canada

In the face of potential job disruption due to emerging technologies, learn how to future-proof yourself. This session will be followed by a workshop that will teach you the essentials of personal branding and professional presence.



Join the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) as it shares practical insights from recent research on the future of work, which aims to help individuals future-proof themselves in the face of potential job disruption and emerging opportunities. Panelists from diverse industries, and at varying stages in their careers, will share their experiences of career pivots, highlighting the importance of adaptability, resilience, and lifelong learning.

After the session, join us for a workshop and learn to build brand awareness, led by RBC. Participants will learn the essentials of personal branding, making first impressions, enhancing professional presence, and the art of curating elevator pitches.



 9:30 am     Registration

10:00 am    Keynote by Yasmin Rajabi, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

10:30 am    A Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Eugenia Duodu, PhD, CEO of Visions of Science
  • Nadir Hirji, Partner and Digital Lead at PwC Canada
  • Cynthia Vukets, Senior Advisor, Talent Inclusion and Engagement at BMO Financial Group
  • Naheed Kurji, President and CEO at Cyclica
  • Joey Mach, Innovator at The Knowledge Society

12:00 pm    Networking Lunch

1:00 pm      A Personal Branding workshop by RBC Future Launch

3:00 pm      Closing remarks