The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of society and, at the same time, the urgent need for a response has spurred collaboration, innovation and creativity. The genetic sequence for COVID-19 was first published in January 2020. Before the end of the year, new vaccines—which typically take five to ten years to develop—were approved for emergency use in multiple nations. This astounding achievement has profoundly changed the way people look at science, seeing it as not just an academic endeavor, but one that is critical for crisis response, recovery, and future resilience.
Join Dr Chris White, Managing Director, Microsoft Research to learn how new technologies can play a crucial role in building capacity for resilience and participate in an interactive workshop session, led by Pauline Martin and Christiane Coda on Microsoft Canada’s Government Industry team, about applying these learnings in the public sector.
Learn more about Microsoft’s Societal Resilience research in preparation for the workshop. View on YouTube: A rising tide of global challenges requires a fundamental shift in approach to scientific research. Explore how new ways of thinking can create more durable systems that help us become more resilient. Armed with the power of technology and scientific discovery we can begin to form a point of view on what the future may hold and work backward to find solutions to problems before they arrive.