Meet Krista Jones! International Guest Speaker, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada

Hear from an inspirational, global female leader on the latest research + entrepreneurship juncture

Friday 2 November 2018 | 12:30PM - 1:30PM | Data61, Level 4 Seminar Room, 13 Garden Street, Alexandria

Introducing Krista Jones, from the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, North America’s largest urban innovation hub that has attracted $4.8b in investment and $3b in revenue over recent years.

Krista is the managing director of enterprise and a driving force behind Canada's MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

Please join us for a 1 hour lunchtime seminar to listen to this fascinating global female leader talk about her work, what’s happening at the research + business juncture in North America and her take on the future of work.

Light lunch provided

About MaRS Discovery District

Recent announcements of investment (and the associated job gains) in the Discovery District area include:

  • Microsoft announced $570 million in investments, along with 500 new full-time jobs
  • Uber is launching its newest engineering hub in Toronto, expanding its self-driving R&D centre and investing $200 million locally
  • Canadian-based Shopify announced up to $500 million in investments and a new Toronto office
  • Other major tech players, including Intel, Pinterest, Instacart and WeWork Labs all announced new Toronto offices.

We welcome all of the Ribit community - students, employers, stakeholders - to come along to this free event

About Krista A passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 25 years, Krista's worked with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and technologists to advance global enterprises and their workforces.

Krista is also a global thought leader around the “Future of Work” and the "Intelligent Enterprise”. She ponders how technology is reshaping our world and the human skills and attributes that will be in demand in the future.

An engineer, entrepreneur, mentor with a unique combination of strategic, technical, operational and marketing smarts, Krista inspires women and men at (or seeking to be at) the frontier nexus of scientific discovery and entrepreneurialism.