In light of the current events and the increased requests for reliable insights to navigate the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving digital landscape, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is proud to announce the launch of the ICTC Digital Pulse channel. Join us to explore the business climate, engage with researchers and program specialists in the field to learn and leverage the full potential of this rapidly evolving digital economy.


In addition, ICTC is continuing our collaboration with LinkedIn to support our community and ensure you have the opportunity to continue to grow and gain skills while at home. This includes ICTC online learning opportunities via LinkedIn Learning. To get started, see these free resources on working remote and moving teaching online.

The Digital Pulse interactive virtual events will take place live via video conference and be available to watch on the ICTC Vimeo page. Each event will feature the opportunity to directly interact and hear from ICTC’s top researchers and program specialists on their latest reports and learning solutions. Events will feature a panel discussion and a Q&A session.


The first of the series will be called The State of the Global Economy: A Virtual Panel Discussion This discussion will be a deep dive into the implications of COVID-19 on the global economy, Canadian policy, and the digital sector. We go live on March 26th, 2020.

The last several weeks have provoked a range of headline-grabbing developments across Canada and the globe. COVID-19 was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and with this announcement, it will inevitably continue to threaten supply chains worldwide. In the backdrop of COVID-19, other recent events like Brexit, blockades, the recent election in Canada, and upcoming elections abroad have and will also continue to play significant roles in reshaping our economy in the near term.

ICTC Chris Herron, Maryna Ivus, and Akshay Kotak have spent the last couple of weeks doing a deep dive into the implications and potential policy measures to ease this anxious time for all. They will take the audience through a deep dive into their recently released article and how events are rapidly shifting across the global economy since its release.

Read their full article here!


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