Harvard TECH City Convening: Accelerating Economic Growth Through Digital Literacy and Security in Small Business
Aug 12, 2020
This is convening is hosted by Harvard TECH, in partnership with City Possible.
About this event:
Small business is the connective tissue of our global economy, accounting for 90% of all business and employing roughly 70 percent of the world’s workers. Disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, these small businesses need support and guidance as they accelerate their transition to online and delivery models quickly so they can pivot to meet consumers’ new needs.
By empowering small businesses with digital solutions, data insights, and the tools to more efficiently and securely run their enterprises, we can help entrepreneurs around the world not only recover but grow and thrive.
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, join The Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (Harvard TECH), and City Innovators Forum for a digital convening done in collaboration with City Possible powered by Mastercard. During the 60-minute discussion led by Dr. David Ricketts of Harvard, we’ll address how cities are collaborating with the public and private sector partners to drive economic resilience and foster long term financial security.
Joining in the conversation will be Chris Rickett from the City of Toronto and Darryl Julott from Digital Main Street, who will highlight how a unique partnership spurred an economic recovery in the region. Additionally, Kiersten Todt from the Cyber Readiness Institute and Megan Stifel from the Global Cyber Alliance will discuss the work they are doing to make cities and small businesses more secure in the wake of COVID-19 by providing them with actionable resources that enhance cybersecurity and create more resilient ecosystems.
August 12th 2020 at 11:00am EST