Beyond Bitcoin – Understanding the Basics of Blockchain (Without All the Hype and Jargon)
Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency. The buzzwords are everywhere, but what is all of it, how does it work, and how is it changing businesses? Bitcoin, the hotly-hyped digital currency, is just the beginning: From shared contracts to tamper-proof land registries, to the new generation of social networks, the decentralized nature of the blockchain has the potential to be the next great technology. With her signature approach of breaking down complex topics, and slashing confusing jargon, Ramona will educate the room on what it might mean for your business.
• A foundational understanding of what the blockchain is.
• A customized approach to how it can simplify complex processes in your sector.
AI is Everywhere
The robot revolution is happening, and artificial intelligence is everywhere, from manufacturing and transportation, to finance, customer service… and even creative industries. With the launch of fully automated Amazon convenience stores and the proliferation of social media chatbots that engage with customers, smart machines are changing the face of business in the 21st century. But what does this rapid rise of AI mean for the workforce, and for your business? In this presentation, Ramona will provide your audience with an insider’s view on the spread of AI is across all sectors. With a look ahead at what’s coming, this talk will give you the tools to plan for the future and set your organization up for success.
Surviving and Thriving in an Era of Disruption: Preparing the Next Generation for a Changing World
The world is changing quickly. As much as 40% of the human workforce is predicted to be displaced by robotics and artificial intelligence over the coming decades, with automation reaching into sectors once thought to be safe from disruption, including medicine, the financial sector and journalism. In light of this massive shift, the World Economic Forum estimates that the majority of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don’t yet exist. So how do we prepare students?
• The skillsets required for the jobs of tomorrow.
• The strategies needed to successfully manage the transition into the age of automation.
Understanding the Allure of Digital Technology and Predicting Future Trends
With over 2 billion Facebook users worldwide and more cellphones than people around the globe, social media has become a powerful aspect of our daily lives. Digital tools and social platforms influence everything from the way we connect with each other, to the way we search for recommendations and services, to the way we buy things. In this presentation, Ramona provides professionals with the knowledge and tools to understand the new media age. With her extensive background in content creation and digital culture expertise, Ramona will share her knowledge and educated predictions on the technological trends of tomorrow.
• How best to create and maintain meaningful relationships that start online
• Strategies for developing your digital brand, reaching new audiences, and enriching loyal customer relationships, online.
Host/MC Ramona has a wealth of experience hosting events throughout North America, including OMDC Digital Dialogue Conference, Buffer Festival, NXNE and more. She's also hosted events made for digital consumption including CBC’s pop culture show The X, and the webcast of Idea City.
Canada's 10 to Watch | Playback Magazine
Digital Media Personality of the Year | Digi Awards | Nominee
Digital Media Woman of the Year | Digi Awards | Nominee