Tuesday October 13, 2020, 00:00 - 00:00
Monday November 09, 2020, 00:00 - 00:00
Did you know that over 70% of doctor’s visits can be handled virtually?

About this Event

47% of Canadians embraced virtual health-care options like phone or video appointments since the COVID-19 crisis (91% were very satisfied.) Certain studies estimate that up to 70% of primary care can be handled virtually.

While many healthcare providers believe that this shift has successfully increased their efficiency and maintained the same effectiveness and level of care for their patient — adoption remains uneven.. How can the adoption of virtual platforms be extended to other specialties?

How can we ensure inclusivity in vulnerable communities that may lack access to technology or face technical abilities due to language barriers, age, and more?

Join us on October 13th in collaboration with Cooperathon for a conversation with Alexis Smirnov, co-founder and CTO of Dialogue, Canada’s leading telemedicine provider, and Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto.


About Dialogue

Dialogue is Canada’s leading telemedicine provider, supporting millions of Canadians across over 25,000 organizations. During the pandemic, they launched a free tool to give Canadians access to the latest public health information and resources related to COVID-19. The startup is removing barriers to high-quality healthcare and just announced $43M in their Series B funding.


About Alexis Smirnov, CTO Dialogue

Over the last 25 years in the software industry, Alexis has delivered products and services at startups and Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Dialogue, he led the design and development of the social analytics system, built an award-winning semantic search engine, and incubated a platform for conversational apps. Alexis has co-founded Pi Corp, a pioneering cloud startup and successfully sold it to EMC. An active member of Montreal’s technology startup community, Alexis holds several software patents.


About Dr. Jutta Treviranus – OCAD

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto. Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 as the nexus of a growing global community that proactively works to ensure that our digitally transformed and globally connected society is designed inclusively. She also heads the Inclusive Design Institute, a multi-university regional centre of expertise. Jutta founded an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University. She leads international multi-partner research networks that have created broadly implemented innovations that support digital equity. She has played a leading role in developing accessibility legislation, standards and specifications internationally. She serves on many advisory bodies globally to provide expertise in digital inclusion (e.g., Waterfront Toronto, London Olympics, NYC Libraries, etc.). Jutta’s work has been attributed as the impetus for corporate adoption of more inclusive practices in large enterprise companies such as Microsoft and Adobe.


About Xavier-Henri Hervé

Xavier-Henri Hervé has a 25 years track record for transforming strategic plans for innovations into business on an international scale. His dedication to helping young minds and passion for innovation led him to launch Concordia University’s District 3 Innovation Centre—a leading innovation hub in Montreal nurturing and developing multidisciplinary teams that harness emerging technologies to create businesses with global impact.

An engineer, Hervé leverages 20 years of experience in several technologies and engineering intensive domains such as aviation, information systems, simulation, and green tech, at Mechtronix, Oracle Corporation, CAE Electronics and Bombardier.


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