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CIC Toronto: Innovation, Disruption, and Economic Disparity

March 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Free – $20

Politics and technology face unprecedented challenges in addressing economic disparity. Our discussion will focus on the policy measures, best practices and the impact of technology on the distribution of wealth.


Rima Berns-McGown is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York. She is a member of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly and the Official Opposition Critic for Poverty and Homelessness.

Before getting elected, she was a professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga where she taught diaspora studies and served as Research Director of The Mosaic Institute. She holds a PhD from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, an MA from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. Most recently, she also completed the Directors Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors. She advocates for systemic change that creates meaningful inclusion, accountable institutions and the elimination
of all systemic oppression.


Mathieu Glaude is the President and CEO of Northern Block, a Toronto-based blockchain product development company building decentralized applications, enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems. Mr. Glaude brings extensive expertise to product development in the enterprise technology space.

Prior to Northern Block, he worked for Capital One Bank where he led many large-scale customer facing software development initiatives. Additionally, he owns a private equity fund focused on making early stage investments in the blockchain and emerging technology sectors.