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Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

As I post this video from my speech 6 months ago on Feb 7, 2020 at the Canadian Club, it is hard to remember that there was a time before the COVID-19 pandemic, the subsequent black swan economic catastrophe and the global reckonlng on anti-black and systemic racism that has swept our organizations and our communities.  But in re-watching this speech, […]

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KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive Talking about COVID-19 pandemic and how to think about the recovery while hanging out with my friends, Armughan Ahmad (President & Managing Partner, Digital, KPMG) and Dr. Kamran Khan (CEO & Founder, BlueDot). Watch the show here.

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Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

MaRS Discovery District is a not-for-profit corporation founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2000. Its stated goal is to commercialize publicly funded medical research and other technologies with the help of local private enterprises and as such is a public-private partnership. They support 1300+ startups working in cleantech, healthtech, fintech AI, and many more. In the past couple of years, […]

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Vintage illustration of an 'electronic car of tomorrow' driving on a city highway, with electronic display and guidance, 1950s. Screen print. (Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

OpEd: Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind | TechCrunch

Transparency, data privacy and collaboration are critical to urban innovation Yung Wu OpEd (TechCrunch)  8:30 pm EDT•July 21, 2019 From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today are often remarkably similar: climate change, rising housing costs, traffic, economic polarization, unemployment. To tackle these problems, new technology companies and industries have been sprouting and scaling up with innovative digital solutions […]

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OpEd: It’s time for industry to step up and embrace fixing climate change | FastCompany

OpEd: It’s time for industry to step up and embrace fixing climate change | FastCompany

The technology is there, why not the will? Yung Wu OpEd – FastCompany Nov 26 2018 Confirmation of a rapid rise in renewable energy and a decline in coal use should be cause for celebration. Instead, the upbeat forecast issued by the International Energy Agency in its annual report also came with a negative outlook on climate change. While renewable power […]

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Dying professor’s words to live by …

Dying professor’s words to live by …

I’m just back from dinner with three very close friends, KenP, PeterT and PeterC, in a sort of “guys night out” evening. Over drinks, we started talking about various inspiring experiences that might be relevant to entrepreneurs who are out there, fighting the good fight, and they pointed me towards this “last lecture” by Dr. Randy Pausch, a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon, who is dying of pancreatic cancer

by × May 15, 2014 × 5 comments