SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology prepares students, citizens, and our communities for the promise of a digital society. Here, we'll share articles, case studies, resources, and digital trends that are shaping the future — and put them in context so you can action them today.
What happens when you equip the next generation with the digital skills and mindset needed to solve humanity’s biggest issues? You change the world. That’s why SAIT’s School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT) is launching How to Change the World — an intensive program challenging students to develop strategic solutions to global problems outlined by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
From 1970 - 1971, Boeing reduced its workforce in Seattle from 80,400 to 37,200. As the volume of activity in its local buildings and streets began to dwindle, a few provocateurs posted a sign downtown asking, “will the last person leaving Seattle turn off the lights?” After all, no one could envision how the city could survive following the loss of almost 50,000 jobs due to a swift downturn in the aerospace sector.
Digital talent: without a doubt, one of the most scarce resources in our province today, and arguably the most fundamental to our society’s future. Solving our digital talent gap requires a sweeping change in how we think and act, including cooperation at a massive scale. It’s about trust, a collective “us”, and a shared North Star.
People have always been Calgary’s strength and as we reimagine, reignite and reinvent – this will continue to be true. At the School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT), we teach and empower people to thrive, create and lead our digital society. Belief in this purpose drives us.
We are in the midst of the largest social experiment in the history of humankind. Or more accurately, it is being conducted upon us. We haven’t recognized it yet as such, but we will. The experiment is subjecting a billion plus people to re-think one of the most fundamental and oldest of human behaviours: how we interact and connect with one another.