What we're about

This our brand-new community engagements page for LassondePD at York University (Including The BlockchainHub (http://www.theblockchainhub.org), A.I.Hive (http://aihive.org), & Centre for Cyber Resilience (http://www.thecyberresilience.org))

This group is to raise the awareness and understanding of the general public on emerging technologies, and its impact on our everyday lives.

As a member of our community, members benefit from attending variety of events and workshops (free/paid) and access to a network of technology professionals, consists of industry professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers , investors & corporate executives.

"Looking forward to exploring the world of technology together.”

This group encompasses in its members the graduates of post-graduate certification programs at The BlockchainHub (http://www.theblockchainhub.com) , AiHive (http://AiHive.org) and Centre for Cyber Resilience (http://www.thecyberresiliece.org) at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University.

Disclaimer: Our meetup group is driven by a community of passionate Blockchain & AI enthusiasts discussing the future of technologies and businesses. However, Lassonde School of Engineering and The BlockchainHub, AiHive, or Centre for Cyber Resilience can not be held responsible for any technical or business claims made by members of our community.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact omid@lassondepd.ca

Upcoming events (1)

Innovation & Trust: Why Innovation Needs a Culture of Trust and Openness

Please register through Eventbrite to receive the webinar link: http://dih12.eventbrite.com ------------------------------------------ About this Event Innovation has uncertain outcomes, and requires many relationships...traditional contracts to manage risk are increasingly replaced by trust....despite the lawyers! "We think of trust as precious, and yet it’s the basis for almost everything we do as civilized people. Trust is the reason we’re willing to exchange our hard-earned paychecks for goods and services, pledge our lives to another person in marriage, cast a ballot for someone who will represent our interests. We rely on laws and contracts as safety nets, but even they are ultimately built on trust in the institutions that enforce them. We don’t know that justice will be served if something goes wrong, but we have enough faith in the system that we’re willing to make high-stakes deals with relative strangers.Trust is also one of the most essential forms of capital a leader has. Building trust, however, often requires thinking about leadership from a new perspective. The traditional leadership narrative is all about you: your vision and strategy; your ability to make the tough calls and rally the troops; your talents, your charisma, your heroic moments of courage and instinct. But leadership really isn’t about you. It’s about empowering other people as a result of your presence, and about making sure that the impact of your leadership continues into your absence."-HBR May 2020 Issue In this workshop we will discuss the importance of trust in innovation process and introduce frameworks to enhance trust in the workplace. Speaker's bio: Dr. Andrew Maxwell is the Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University (Toronto), where he teaches courses in Technology Entrepreneurship, Renaissance Engineering and Technology Commercialization. He has received multiple teaching awards, including Educator of the year at Lassonde (2018). Andrew combines practical experience, (20 years in technology multinationals; co-founding four technology startups), economic development activities (founded the University of Toronto’s Exceler@tor incubator, helped seventy startups obtain seed funding) and academic excellence (teaching technology entrepreneurship at University of Waterloo, technology Commercialization at Rotman). He completed his Heizer Award Winning Ph.D. in Business Angel Decision Making at the University of Waterloo, and subsequently launched VentureStart an online course for technology entrepreneurs (funded by FedDev, and delivered by the Canadian Innovation Centre (Waterloo)). Maxwell’s work experience includes founding four technology companies and working in two technology multinationals. He has an MBA from the London Business School and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London. ------------------------------------------ About Disruptive Innovation Hub: Millions have been under lockdown, schools have closed, international travel has halted, global supply chains have been disrupted, and yet, Covid19 continues on its global path, infecting multiple countries along the way. The pandemic has disrupted our world in many ways, and organizations have to come up with innovative solutions and strategic changes to sustain their revenue and growth over time. The Post-Covid19 era is not a business as usual any more, businesses have to adapt to new customer trends and acquire new innovation models to be successful. We are here to facilitate your innovation journey by helping you identify specific actions to take to turn the current business challenges into new ways of creating customer value.

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