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Shane Saunderson

Director, Centre of Excellence in Disruption and Transformation, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)

Emerging Tech, AI and Digital Transformations, Thriving in a Digital Future and Megatrends, AI & Practical Applications

After sneaking away from a small-town prairie farm, Shane Saunderson spent his early career as an entrepreneur in North America and Europe focused on product design, robotics and connected devices. He later joined Idea Couture, a Design Thinking and innovation consultancy, to combine his technical knowledge with a knack for business strategy. Shane is a prolific writer on technology and frequently gives talks on Design Thinking, robotics, AI, IoT and the future of technology in society. He is a Vanier scholar pursuing a PhD in Robotics at the University of Toronto, holds an MBA in Technology and Innovation from Ryerson University and a BEng from McGill University.