KeyNote Speakers of ThinkingNorth SmartCities Hackathon 2023

Our partners and Sponsors has involved themselves sharing their insights on SmartCities and mentor the participants with this short sessions.

Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Rupa Banerjee

2nd May 2023

Rupa Banerjee is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at Toronto Metropolitan University, and Canadian Research Chair of Economic Inclusion, Employment and Entrepreneurship of Canada’s Immigrants. Her research examines employment outcomes of newcomers, a topic on which she has published extensively. Her research interests also include diversity and ethno-racial discrimination in the workplace. Dr. Banerjee’s current program of research focuses on the role of post-secondary institutions and employers on the migration and labour market integration of temporary residents and immigrants in Canada. Dr. Banerjee’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has appeared in leading journals in the fields of immigration and labour.


Dr. Nigel E. Turner

2nd May 2023

Dr. Nigel E. Turner is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH and an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Turner has a PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Turner is a well-published researcher in the field of gambling studies. He has extensive experience in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods including experiments, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and content analysis. He is one of the leading researchers in the psychology of electronic gambling machine technology and has published papers on the interface between the psychology of the player and the mathematics of the gambling technology.

Rameh Law Professional Corporation

Sodaba Rameh

2nd May 2023

Sodaba Rameh is an accomplished licensed lawyer with the law society of Ontario. She is an entrepreneur at heart and Founder of Rameh Law Professional Corporation, a law firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to existing and potential clients. Sodaba was nominated as the Woman of Influence by RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award in 2020 and 2021. With a passion for business and law, Sodaba’s innovative approach to problem solving helps her thrive on building new businesses, breaking barriers and implementing new ideas. .