About this Event
Join us for an insightful discussion at the intersection of mental wellbeing, technology, and AI.
In a world where mental health concerns are increasingly prevalent, this event explores the evolving roles and relationship of technology and mental wellbeing, the authentic purpose behind technology adaptation and mindfulness, and the significance of mindfulness in the digital era. Our speakers will delve into the ethical, professional, and industrial considerations, benefits, and challenges of utilizing AI-driven solutions for mental wellbeing. Gain valuable insights into the innovative approaches that technology offers to promote emotional wellness and support individuals' mental health journeys.
- Date: September 27, Wed, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM *Door opens at 7pm, snack is included
- Location: City Hall, Committee Room 4
- Talk Components: Keynote Presentation & Talks, Mental Wellbeing Practice for Developers, Q&A
- Afterhours drinks & networking at a bar
AJ Kim (CEO at gdly Inc., Google Women Techmakers Ambassador) & Laurence Svakis (Google Developer Expert)
AJ Kim is a global humanitarian, documentary photographer, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur. With years of experience in multicultural and humanitarian field projects dedicated to famine prevention, sustainable development, and education development across Asia, she founded gdly Inc., a Toronto-based social-impact community and consulting firm. Prior to gdly, she also served as the co-founder and CEO of Mind Ground, a leading Korean mindfulness and wellness platform, and is currently the president of the Global Peace Arts & Culture Foundation and a youth peace leadership initiative, gdly Foundation since 2016. She is dedicated to her mission of "inner peace to world peace," actively participating in global leadership development through her NGOs and various creative multimedia projects. She strives to inspire young global leaders and entrepreneurs to pursue a conscious and culturally sustainable path, helping them care for their holistic well-being.
Laurence Svekis is an experienced web developer, online educator, and entrepreneur with a passion for technology and innovation. He has been developing web applications and teaching programming courses for over 20 years, and has authored numerous online courses on various topics related to web development, including Google Apps Script and Google Workspace. Reaching over One Million Students worldwide. In addition to online courses Laurence is also a best selling author.
Laurence has extensive experience using Google Apps Script to automate tasks and build custom solutions for businesses and individuals using various Google Workspace applications, including Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Forms, and Google Calendar. His expertise in Google Apps Script has helped many individuals and organizations streamline their workflows and increase productivity by automating repetitive tasks and building custom functions to meet their specific needs.
In addition to his work with Google Apps Script, Laurence is also an expert in other programming languages and web development technologies. He is committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others through his online courses, tutorials, and blog posts, and has helped thousands of students from around the world learn new skills and advance their careers in technology.
ABOUT HUMANITY & TECHNOLOGY TALK SERIES
We are thrilled to present the "Humanity and Technology" Panel Series, a collaborative initiative brought to you by Google Developer Group Toronto (GDG), Google Women Techmakers (WTM), and Toronto-based social impact consultancy business, gdly Inc. This series of three consecutive panel discussions seeks to foster an inspiring and thought-provoking dialogue around the convergence of technology, innovation, and human-centric values. Designed for the dynamic and diverse technical community, including tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and social impact enthusiasts, our series aims to explore innovative solutions, human-centered approaches, and the creation of social value through technology.
Participants will gain unique insights, expand their networks, and be inspired to contribute to a tech-driven world that champions human well-being and societal progress. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey of exploration, innovation, and social impact.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada