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“Poetry is not an expression of the party line.” – Alan Ginsberg

The ERA Digital Foundation’s industry forums bring together the world’s most prominent and socially conscious leaders from business, industry, technology and government to exchange diverse views and seek formative solutions to the most critical digital challenges facing humanity. 

Our working parties bridge the frame between the philosophical and pragmatic; often finding common ground and bilateral pathways to success where others cannot. Through connecting and empowering a global community across multiple industries and regions, we aspire to create the elemental foundation for systemic transformation.

With eyes wide open, ‘Document’ examines the future of the circular economy and identifies opportunities for private-pubic sector collaboration, but does not take a formal position on matters of policy. Instead, consensual findings are documented to members in private newsletters, podcasts, educational guides and invitation-only live-action exchanges. This policy framework provides the freedom for all members to actively participate in and contribute to the dialogue without publicly endorsing or being associated with a particular viewpoint. Opinions formulated in the working groups help inform the ERA Digital Foundation’s overall policy positions, but we do not publicly speak on behalf of the individual working groups or their members.

Since the inception of the Canadian Cloud Council in 2011, our working party collaborations have helped create the early policies outlining the commitment of the Government of Canada to build open systems, utilize cloud-first methodologies and reshape decisions to eschew the short-term gains of offshore delivery to recommit to employment and opportunity for its own people. Our independent, unbiased events and media publications continue to drive ongoing discussions that firmly tip the scales of history in favour of open and accessible technology and away from closed ecosystems that benefit the select few.

A passionate commitment to balancing sustainable digital growth with positive social impact has connected economically distressed regions of North America with the opportunity for socio-economic renewal through innovation and investment and provided a roadmap for global technology companies to engage with, create opportunities for, and do business in disparate communities that are typically overlooked and ignored.

The ERA Digital Foundation’s work is born from an unwavering commitment to ethical economic development, the courage to challenge hubris, incumbency and inertia, and an unwavering track record of successfully shepherding disparate interests for the common good.

Current areas of working group focus include: The Axiom of Digital Privacy and Security, The Reconciliation between Digital Transformation and Positive Social Impact, and The Creation of a Value-Exponential Digital Roadmap in the Energy Industry.

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