How Technology is Changing Work as We Know It? Let Industry Experts Answer that Question

Jan 4, 2019

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Are you interested in what the Future of Work is and how technology will impact your business and industry? Hear how the future of work will impact organizations’ culture, required skills, the way talent will be sourced and how the workspace and makeup of the workforce itself will change.

Join IDC Canada and ITAC on January 30th for our annual Tech Trends Breakfast Series event to learn how technology is and will continue changing work as we know it.

At this Tech Trends Breakfast event, IDC analysts, partners and industry experts from Tata Consultancy Services, Zoom.AI and ServiceNow will examine how enterprises can adapt to rapidly changing technologies and workforce ecosystems to build a competitive edge.

The interactive panel will be moderated by Tony Olvet, Group Vice President of the research analyst team at IDC Canada. While there will be opportunities throughout the panel discussion to ask questions, attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance to help us shape the discussion. Attendees will also have access to presentation materials following the event.

The Future of Work Tech Trend Breakfast event will be on January 30th at Twenty Street, Toronto. To see full event details or to register click here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Cristina Santander at

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