"The automotive and mobility industry has been experiencing one of its most significant transformations with the development of smart vehicles and innovative mobility services."

"To be able to capitalize on all of the opportunities that this mobility revolution presents, new approaches to developing the future skills and talent are also needed."

"In addition to highlighting the booming demand for and high interest in future mobility roles, Indeed reported that, according to an analysis of job posts and data from recruiters, individuals interested in working in this rapidly evolving sector need to equip themselves with advanced skills. For example, most of the top skills listed in autonomous vehicle job postings are related to computer programming and artificial intelligence."

The following news article was introduced to us by one of our Board Members, John Holmes. John found this article to be of interest and wanted to share it with our audience. "This report on the Impact of Technology on Warehousing Work might be of interest given the prevalence of some warehousing/distribution centres in eastern Ontario. The report received a lot of press coverage in both North America (e.g. article in yesterday’s G&M Business Section) and Europe – through my academic network I know one the authors Nik Theodore." explains John. 

Nov 14, 2017 - CERIS.ca

Link to Download: Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors (PDF)

A CERIC-funded research project has produced a free guide to explain the fast-changing field of computing and to inform decision-making around related education and career paths. Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors was developed by an international research team led by Calgary’s Mount Royal University.

Technology – specifically the cloud, AI, collaboration and business optimization tools – is central to healthcare transformation and there are several Canadian companies at the forefront of innovation.
By Microsoft; Sep 15, 2017 - canadianbusinesscom.

Few industries in the world face more complex problems than healthcare. Disparate and disconnected information systems, the uncertainties within regulatory environments around the world and the inevitable disruptions in core business models all pose perplexing and interlocking challenges.

Management and behavioural science author Daniel Pink shares an optimistic view about the threats and opportunities posed to labour by A.I.
By JOE CASTALDO;  Oct 10, 2017 - canadianbusinesscom

The rise of artificial intelligence is both celebrated and feared. At once a testament to human ingenuity that promises to revolutionize the way we live and work, AI threatens to make untold numbers of jobs obsolete. PwC, for example, estimates nearly 40 per cent of jobs in the U.S. are at risk due to automation, especially in the transportation, manufacturing and retail industries. Earlier this year, senior deputy Bank of Canada governor Carolyn Wilkins warned of job losses and greater income inequality stemming from AI and robotics, though she expects these technological developments to eventually create more jobs than they replace. The disruption caused by AI has also been on the mind of Daniel Pink lately. As the author of six books on work and human behaviour, Pink was somewhat early to the discussion about the impact of automation on white-collar work. In 2006, he wrote A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, which outlined the skills workers need to stay employable in an increasingly outsourced and automated era. Canadian Business spoke to Pink, who will speak at the upcoming 2017 GREAT CEOs Speaker Series in Mississauga, ON about why he’s ultimately optimistic that adoption of AI will be positive for society and the future of work. 

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