All posts by whiffadmin

Dr. Rick Huijbregts, “Digital Transformation, The Do’s and Don’ts”, Cisco Americas Managing Director, Digital Transformation and Industry Solutions, Cisco Canada Vice President, Innovation, November 29, 2016

Rick Huijbregts
imagesRick Huijbregts leads Digital Transformation business development and sales acceleration through rolling out innovative and business-relevant industry solutions at Cisco in the Americas. He oversees a geographically distributed team of industry experts that help connect the role of technology and innovation with that of delivering business outcomes to Cisco’s customers.

The team’s priority industries include manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy, financial services, real estate and Smart and Connected Communities. Rick himself has been a leader of the Urban Innovation movement in Canada for the past 7 years, which earned him the exclusive Queen Elizabeth Royal Jubilee Award. Rick’s responsibilities further include the Go-to-Market for the Internet of Things; defining and creating new and creative industry partnerships; industry thought leadership on business transformation in the digital world; Industry and City Digitization business development; and overseeing one of Cisco’s nine worldwide Innovation Centres.
Continue reading Dr. Rick Huijbregts, “Digital Transformation, The Do’s and Don’ts”, Cisco Americas Managing Director, Digital Transformation and Industry Solutions, Cisco Canada Vice President, Innovation, November 29, 2016

John Campbell, “Revitalizing Toronto’s Waterfront”, October 25, 2016

john-campbell-250John Campbell, President and CEO, WATERFRONToronto, 2003-2015.

Waterfront Toronto (sometimes styled as WATERFRONToronto), is an organization administering revitalization projects along the Toronto waterfront in Canada. Formed as a partnership of three levels of Canadian government in 2001, the organization is administering several blocks of land redevelopment projects surrounding Toronto Harbour and various other initiatives to promote the revitalization of the area, including public transit, housing developments, brownfield rehabilitation, possible removal of the Gardiner Expressway in the area, the Martin Goodman Trail and lakeshore improvements and naturalization of the Don River. Actual development of the projects is done by other agencies, primarily private corporations. The projects include a series of wavedeck walkways and gathering places designed by West 8 and DTAH.

After 12 years on the job, the affable John Campbell has changed the city and helped bring it into the 21st century.

Walter Wodchis, “Challenges and Ideas for Health Care in Ontario”, September 27, 2016

Walter WoodchisWalter P. Wodchis
PhD (University of Michigan)
MAE (University of Michigan)
MA (University of Waterloo)
BMath (University of Waterloo)

Interests
health economics, health financing, performance measurement / program evaluation, health services delivery, chronic and long-term care, elderly
Continue reading Walter Wodchis, “Challenges and Ideas for Health Care in Ontario”, September 27, 2016

June Bash, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Toronto Hunt Club

Our traditional June Bash will be held at the Toronto Hunt Club
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Arrival of hosts: 5pm
Arrival of guests: 5:45pm
Cocktails, canape and hors d’oeuvre
Call to Dinner: 7:15
Dinner: 7:30
Depart: 10pm
Map

We return to the spectacular Toronto Hunt Club for another great evening this year. It will be a fitting finale to our 2015-16 campaign – we hope to see you all on the lakeshore on Tuesday, June 7th!

The evening will be a purely social event without a speaker allowing time to stroll the property overlooking the lake and catch up on the year.

Please refer to your personalized invitation for payment instructions.

Ian Brown, Author and Writer, The Globe and Mail, “The Joys of Aging”, April 26, 2016

ian-brownIan Brown (born 1954 in Lachine, Quebec) is a Canadian journalist and author, winner of several national magazine and newspaper awards.

Brown is currently the host of Human Edge and The View from Here on TVOntario, and has hosted programming for CBC Radio One, including Later the Same Day, Talking Books, and Sunday Morning. He has also worked as a business writer at Maclean’s and the Financial Post, a feature reporter for The Globe and Mail, and a freelance journalist for other magazines including Saturday Night. He is an occasional contributor to the American public radio program This American Life.
Continue reading Ian Brown, Author and Writer, The Globe and Mail, “The Joys of Aging”, April 26, 2016

Philip Blackford , Vice-President, Executive Services, Right Management Manpower Group, March 29th, 2016, Family Night

Philip BlackfordPhilip Blackford teaches at York University. He will be giving a very unique and creative presentation on “Emotional Intelligence” in terms of “What is it?, Why is it important?, and how does it show up at the office, home and when socializing with friends?”
Continue reading Philip Blackford , Vice-President, Executive Services, Right Management Manpower Group, March 29th, 2016, Family Night

Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO – The Toronto Foundation, Toronto’s Vital Signs-2015, January 26, 2016

Rahul BhardwajRahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO – The Toronto Foundation. On Twitter: @CEO_TorontoFdn

Rahul spoke to us in 2012. He has new material that has just been released a few weeks ago. He is a very articulate and engaging speaker who is looking forward to spending the evening with us. The topic will be “Toronto’s Vital Signs-2015“.

In his role as the President & CEO of the Toronto Foundation, Rahul has been working to engage philanthropy to improve the quality of life in Toronto. Formerly a corporate lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm, he was also Vice President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid. Rahul was Chair of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games, the first multi-sport games to be held in Toronto, and was Co-Chair of TO2015 IGNITE, a program of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. He is the past Chair of Community Foundations of Canada and is a current member of the Board of the Rideau Hall Foundation as well as Metrolinx. He has served as a Director on many cultural and civic boards in Toronto and beyond. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Toronto Life recognized him as one of “The 50 Most Influential” people in Toronto and he was recently named to The Ultimate List of Social CEOs on Twitter.

Terry Fallis, Author, Humourist, Family Night, November 24, 2015

Terry FallisTracing the Roots of a Feminist and a Novel

“Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. In a matter of hours, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism.
Continue reading Terry Fallis, Author, Humourist, Family Night, November 24, 2015

Donald S. Rickerd, Walking on a Tightrope: Canada and North Korea, October 27, 2015

Don-RickerdFor many decades, the Korean Peninsula has been the scene of repeated crises that have focused world attention on that small part of East Asia.

The brutal Japanese Occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945 was followed by partition of the Peninsula along the 38th Parallel. The resulting establishment of both the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea led the people of Korea into the disasters of the 1950-53 Korean War, in which Canada participated, plus numerous clashes along the Demilitarized Zone. The War ended with an armistice, but no peace treaty was ever signed.
Continue reading Donald S. Rickerd, Walking on a Tightrope: Canada and North Korea, October 27, 2015