GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange with Profound Impact and 1Mentor

Online Only
Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM  - 1:40 PM EST 
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Event Details

Empowering the students and educators of today to create the relevant workforce of tomorrow

A workforce with relevant skills is the “air supply” on which Canada’s economy of the future will depend. But how to ensure alignment between employee education and the job market? Our guests this month use current student and alumni data to help colleges, universities, research institutes, and social profit organizations strategically optimize the type and content of the programs and services they deliver to the communities they serve. Please join us as we learn about this important topic and how to engage with 1Mentor and Profound Impact to transforming how we combine institutional and industry data to measure impact and improve outcomes.

Profound Impact and 1Mentor use data-driven insights to find and understand the key indicators for workplace progression and opportunities to improve candidate success. This information in turn is used to evaluate programming content and delivery, which is all the more important as it becomes increasingly critical to be “students for life”: many jobs today didn’t exist 1020 years ago, and the pace of change is accelerating, particularly in technical fields. It’s time to use the latest and greatest analytical tools and artificial intelligence techniques on the education system itself.

We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday February 16th for what is sure to be an exciting and informative discussion.
If you have a few extra minutes, there will also be 10 minutes of audience Q&A after the discussion.

Join us as we sit down with some of the best and brightest to discuss the innovation of today and tomorrow!

More than ever, our society and economy need innovation to thrive and stride into the future. Fortunately, at the University of Waterloo and in its surrounding ecosystem, we have many of Canada's leading enterprises working on and succeeding at doing just that. Some are established and transforming rapidly to lead in the world around us.  Others are new, you’ve likely never heard of them before, but are the bright sparks we need to shine light on our path forward..
At UWaterloo, we created the GEDI Exchange to bring these bright sparks together to start a fire: to pool ideas, find ways to cooperate and collaborate, to solve problems better, to address new markets and customers … in short, to get something cooking. It really is a race out there to find the best ideas and innovators, and to team up with them. Tune into this webinar series to find out who they are, what they do, and get connected with them.

We’ll keep it short too: these days we’re all in many webinars. So just 30 minutes for our GEDI Exchange members and ecosystem partners to present their viewpoints and new ideas. If you have a few extra minutes, there’s also 10 minutes of audience Q&A after that.

For more information contact:



Esteban Veintimilla, CEO
Co-Founder & CEO
Rob Darling, Strategic Advisor
Profound Impact
Strategic Advisor
Bridget Moloney - Host/Moderator
Managing Director


Available Online Only
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.



Organizer Details

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University of Waterloo GEDI

GEDI is the Gateway for Enterprises (industry and government) to Discover Innovation at the University of Waterloo. GEDI develops and manages partnerships between the University and those enterprises who wish to engage with UWaterloo in a significant and multi-faceted manner.