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Innovation and Disruptive Changes

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto


Please join Duncan Stewart of Deloitte Canada  as he discusses “What innovations and disruptive changes – good or bad – promise to transform the world in 2017 and beyond?”

Well, for starters, self-braking cars instead of self-driving cars; a lot of them. What else? How about machine learning on mobile devices, indoor navigation accurate up to a few metres, and this year’s big question – Have we reached “peak tablet”? Duncan will also be looking at enterprise topics: what is behind the growth in DDoS cyber-attacks, the shift towards IT-as-a-Service, and what the adoption of 5G wireless technology means for your business.”

Duncan is the Director of TMT Research for Deloitte Canada, and is a globally recognized expert on the forecasting of consumer and enterprise technology, media & telecommunications trends. He presents regularly at conferences and to companies on marketing, technology, consumer trends, and the longer term TMT outlook. He also works with individual clients (across all industries) in assessing the impact of technological, demographic, and regulatory changes on their business strategies.

He is a member of Deloitte’s national TMT executive team, and co-author of Deloitte Research’s annual Predictions report on trends in TMT. He is also conducting cross industry research for Deloitte in Latin America, as well as the Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway) in 2017/18.

Duncan has over 25 years of experience in the TMT industry. As an analyst and portfolio manager, he has provided research or made investments in the entire Canadian technology and telecommunications sector, and won the Canadian Technology Fund Manager of the Year award in its inaugural year. In his time as an investor he deployed a cumulative $2 billion of capital into global TMT markets.

Duncan has a high profile media presence and is frequently interviewed on technology, media and telecommunications issues. He has been a technology columnist for the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and the National Post.

He is a CFA® charterholder and also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

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