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“"A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. There are so few good conversations because two intelligent speakers seldom meet.” – Truman Capote

Politik is proud to present a series of intimate and independent thought exchanges examining the most critical digital issues facing humanity. Our post-pandemic expedition began online with the Electronic Recyling Association's ‘The Soft Machine' in May 2020 as we welcomed digital luminaries from Suncor, Enbridge, Enmax, Syncrude, University of Alberta, SAIT, ATB Financial, Alberta Energy Regulator, AltaML and Attabotics to discuss the evolution of Canada’s digital economy. We continued our journey in September as we gathered C-level executives from Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, Salesforce, Cobalt and Thomson Reuters to explore the role of digital ethics in advancing human equality. The inaugural chapter of ‘Academic’ will commence on November 19 and will present a masterclass in the art of contemporary cloud computing with Jim Love, Chief Information Officer at IT World Canada and five of Montreal’s leading cloud authorities. The long awaited third chapter of Interzone will play out online on December 1, 2 and 3. Mankind is heading into an era of singularity at breakneck speed. We invite you to embrace the Politik movement today; to unnerve; to unsettle; to unravel. Every little counts.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ACADEMIC | A MASTERCLASS IN THE ART OF CONTEMPORARY CLOUD COMPUTING

November 19, 2020

INTERZONE | THE GENESIS OF AN ETHICAL DIGITAL BLUEPRINT FOR THE POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMY

December 1, 2 and 3, 2020

PAST EVENTS

THE SOFT MACHINE | CHAPTER ONE

THE SOFT MACHINE | CHAPTER TWO

THE SOFT MACHINE | CHAPTER THREE

A BRIEF HISTORY

A SERIES OF DISTINGUISHED EVENTS

  • The Cloud Awakening
  • The Cloud Factory
  • Interzone
  • Substance
  • Subculture
  • Permanence
  • Control
  • Read and Burn
  • Time & Life
  • The Soft Machine

CAST

  • STEVE WOZNIAK | Co-Founder of Apple
  • ROBERT HERJAVEC | Co-Founder of Herjavec Group
  • BILL MCDERMOTT | CEO of ServiceNow; Former CEO of SAP
  • BRUCE CROXON | Founder and CEO of Lavalife
  • PAT GELSINGER | CEO of VMWare
  • JIM WHITEHURST | President of IBM; Former CEO of Red Hat
  • GEORGE KURIAN | CEO of NetApp
  • ROHIT GHAI | CEO of RSA
  • MICHELLE ZATLYN | Co-Founder and COO of CloudFlare
  • JEFF LAWSON | CEO of Twilio

MEDIA

  • New York Times
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • The Globe And Mail
  • TORONTO STAR
  • MACLEANS
  • FORBES
  • BUSINESS INSIDER
  • TECHCRUNCH
  • VENTURE BEAT
  • IT WORLD CANADA

COMMUNITY

  • UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION
  • CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE
  • OPENSTACK FOUNDATION
  • TREASURY BOARD OF CANADA
  • GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
  • GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • CITY OF VANCOUVER
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • CITY OF TORONTO
  • CALGARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT