Please join Duncan Stewart, author of Deloitte’s annual TMT Predictions report, and R Stewart (Randy) Thompson, Managing Partner of OKR Financial, as they present a virtual Q&A customized for the Deloitte-OKR Community.
Hear Duncan’s predictions for 2022, followed by Randy’s thoughts on how and where best to raise capital given Duncan’s projected outlook.
Key topics of discussion include the chip shortage, NFTs, healthcare wearables, AI regulation, rising video churn, and emerging topics such a RISC-V chips, quantum computing, and privacy enhancing technologies such as homomorphic encryption and federated learning.
Noon MT | 2 PM ET
December 10, 2021
Director of Research, Deloitte Canada
Technology, Media and Entertainment, & Telecommunications
Duncan is the Director of TMT Research for Deloitte Canada, a member of Deloitte’s Center for Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT Center) and is a globally recognized expert on predicting the future of consumer and enterprise technology, media and entertainment & telecommunications.
He has been co-author of Deloitte Global Research’s annual Predictions report on trends in TMT since 2008. He meets with hundreds of the top tech, media and telecom companies globally each year, and incorporates their insights into his work. He presents regularly to companies and at conferences, has a high-profile media presence and is frequently interviewed on the future of everything.
Duncan has 31 years of experience in the TMT industry. As a portfolio manager, he made investments in the tech and telecom sector, and won the Canadian Technology Fund Manager of the Year award in its inaugural year. In his time as an investor he deployed a cumulative $2 billion of capital into global TMT markets, in public and private companies.
He is a CFA® charterholder and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
R Stewart (Randy) Thompson
Managing Partner, OKR Financial
Founder and CEO, Valhalla Private Capital
Randy has been active in the start-up venture space for over 25 years as a builder of companies, angel investor, angel group leader and fund manager.
He was named The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) 2018 Canadian Angel of the Year and was awarded Startup Canada’s investor of the year for 2015. In addition, he has been asked to share his knowledge and first-hand experience of the startup ecosystem through formal speaking and instruction engagements in 28 countries.
Early in his career Randy founded Alberta SuperNet, Khyber Pass Entertainment, and VA Angels. In politics, he also worked as a Chief of Staff for the Government of Alberta Minister of Technology during the period of the Telus prospectus offering.
Randy together with Dr. Jason Neale, as the two Managing Partners of OKR, have approximately $75,000,000 under management and have provided loans to approximately 150 venture enterprises and returns to more than 1,250 unique investors.