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How technology will help power us out of recession, into recovery – and beyond

The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live, learn and work – and as we look to a period of social and economic recovery, technology will underpin how we move forward.

Joe Natale (Rogers President and CEO), Dave McKay (RBC President and CEO) and Goldy Hyder (Business Council of Canada President and CEO) recently got together for a panel discussion at renowned global tech conference, Collision from Home, to discuss what lies ahead for Canada’s economy, employment, and recovery – and the role of some of Canada’s biggest companies. The conference, which drew approximately 32,000+ attendees from 140 countries, brings together people and organizations that are redefining the tech industry.

Throughout the pandemic, nearly 40% of Canadian workers shifted to remote or home-based work, two million post-secondary students finished their school year digitally and most people made essential purchases online. Yet tech has an even greater role to play in the future.

Building on their Collision from Home discussion, Natale and McKay further explore the need to support entrepreneurs, invest in our world-class infrastructure and champion talent to speed recovery in an op-ed story in today’s Globe and Mail.  You can read the full story here.