Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Economic Disruption Navigator | Innovation | Market Resilience Authority | Financial Literacy

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The Calgary Sessions Ep93 | Guest: Todd Hirsch
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Todd Hirsch | Economists and Hubris

TODD HIRSCH BIOGRAPHY

Todd Hirsch is a distinguished economist, keynote speaker, and author renowned for his expertise in navigating and understanding the complexities of the global economy. With a career over 25 years, Todd specializes in delivering compelling insights on adaptability, creativity, and resilience, crucial for leaders and businesses facing an unpredictable future.

Currently serving as the Director of the Energy Transition Centre, Todd leads initiatives focused on supporting tech startups in achieving net-zero carbon goals. His prior role as VP and chief economist at ATB Financial marked a significant tenure of 15 years, where he provided strategic economic guidance. Todd’s academic contributions include teaching economics at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, complemented by a foundational role in the research department of the Bank of Canada.

Throughout his career, Todd has engaged extensively with diverse audiences, addressing critical economic issues in numerous speaking engagements across North America and beyond. His broad influence extends from corporate boardrooms to international forums, emphasizing practical strategies amidst global economic shifts.

Todd Hirsch holds advanced degrees in economics, underpinning his comprehensive understanding of economic theory and its practical applications. His academic background includes rigorous training and ongoing professional development, ensuring a nuanced approach to economic forecasting and policy analysis.

Beyond his academic and professional achievements, Todd possesses a remarkable ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and engaging manner. His proficiency in public speaking, coupled with insights into event planning and organization, enhances his effectiveness as a sought-after keynote speaker.

Todd’s contributions to economics and public discourse have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum and Diamond Jubilee Medals. The University of Alberta’s Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University further underscore his impact and recognition within the academic and business communities.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Todd Hirsch enjoys connecting with audiences on a personal level, often integrating his diverse interests into his speaking engagements. His approachable demeanor and commitment to fostering dialogue reflect his passion for empowering individuals and organizations to thrive amidst economic challenges.

Todd Hirsch’s biography reflects a lifelong commitment to advancing economic understanding and resilience in an ever-evolving global landscape. Through his speaking engagements, publications, and leadership roles, Todd continues to shape discourse and inspire actionable strategies for navigating uncertainty and driving sustainable growth.

Books

Spiders in Space
Spiders in Space
From small disappointments to heartbreaking tragedies, unwanted change blindsides us and leaves us wondering what to do next. It might be new neighbours constantly blasting loud music late at night; it might be a technological breakthrough that leaves your business in its dust; it might be a heart...
The Boiling Frog Dilemma
The Boiling Frog Dilemma

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This country’s real economic problem is that we hardly seem like one country

The Globe And Mail

Todd Hirsch is a contributing columnist for The Globe and Mail. He is a Calgary-based economist, author and public speaker and the director of the Energy Transition Centre. “What’s holding Canada back?” I asked. “What barriers are we putting in the way to attracting global capital?” I posed this question to an international venture capitalist I met a few weeks ago. His firm was placing gobs of VC money around the world and was exploring Canada as the next destination. But he had some reservations. “You go to Montreal, and they say, ‘Don’t invest in Toronto.’ Then you go to Toronto, and they say, ‘Don’t invest in Montreal.’” He sighed, and continued, “It really...
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Spiders in space: Adapting to unwanted change | Todd Hirsch | TEDxBowValleyCollege
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Todd Hirsch Topic Presentations

The Drivers of Disruption: Navigating An Uncertain Economy

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  • As the global economy hobbles on, industries and companies around the world are bracing for turbulent times. Geopolitics has replaced the pandemic as the biggest threat to the economy. Spiking interest rates, sagging real estate markets, and extreme weather events are weighing down consumer and business sentiments.

    In this presentation, Todd Hirsch focusses on adaptability in the ever-changing global economic environment. He helps audiences navigate this new turbulent environment and will share his insights around the most significant drivers of economic disruption.

    Audiences will leave with:

    • A clear understanding of the forces at play in the global and national economies in 2024.
    • New ways to think about the morphing nature of economy in the 21st century.
    • Practical tools to equip them in managing any onslaught of disruption.

    This presentation can be customized to include any or all of the following sub-topics:

    • The future of work and our changing relationships with our jobs.
    • The process and skills of adapting to sudden changes in the economy.
    • Current and near-term economic conditions and forecast for major economic indicators.

The Morphing Nature of Work

Adapting To Sudden, Unwanted Change

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