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The theme of the 2018 Cyber Summit was “Mind the Gap: Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Disruption”.

The rate of change brought on by new and disruptive technologies is increasing dramatically, faster than our social or legal systems can keep up. As this disconnect grows, our traditional system of governing and managing new technologies is at risk of becoming a mere afterthought. Meanwhile, the technologies that are now being rapidly developed and sent into market are creating privacy, security, and ethical questions that demand quick answers. There is a growing call for a more responsible code of conduct to oversee technology development, as well as improved digital literacy among both the young and old.

How do we build that into our existing way of life? Is there a way to speed up the development of the rules and patents that govern innovation? Which groups are already ahead of the curve? And how can we get everyone on the same level?

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See You In 2019!

Stay tuned for the dates for the 2019 Cyber Summit, which will be announced in January.

Keynote Speakers


Andrew Keen

Writer, Entrepreneur

Andrew Keen is one of the world's best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the author of four books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo, The Internet Is Not The Answer, and his latest book How To Fix The Future. Published in February 2018, How to Fix the Future has been called by Fortune Magazine "the most significant work so far in an emerging body of literature…in which technology's smartest thinkers are raising alarm bells about the state of the Internet, and laying groundwork for how to fix it."

Andrew is the host of the "Keen On" show, a popular TechCrunch chat show, and was named one of the "100 Most Connected Men" in 2015 by GQ magazine.


Denise Williams

Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Technology Council
Member of Cowichan Tribes

At the intersection of Indigenous sovereignty, technological advancement and a rapidly expanding technology and innovation economy, in demand of new ideas and new skills, Denise Williams has the privilege of working with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics, technology futurists and social change makers to map the ecosystem that will result in fair and equitable access to the tools and education required for success in the digital age.

Williams is an advisor on innovation to the Governor General of Canada, and sits on the Status of Women Canada’s Indigenous Women’s Circle and the board of the First Mile Connectivity Consortium.


Take a look at our past Cyber Summits!