Today on your show our topic is: “Governing Emerging technology and AS&E professional practice”. In today’s show we look at the lack of attention that has been paid to emerging areas of practice in Applied Science and engineering over the last 75 years. In our first show, we explored Cyber Security as one of these new practices. It is top of mind today and represents a significant risk to the public interest. The Ontario government has reviewed professions in the past. The Professional Occupations Committee reviewed 5 different professions in 1976.
Guests – Eng Peter DeVita and Dr Ray Barton. We are joined by two guests today; Peter DeVita P.Eng, and Dr Ray Barton PhD. Peter is a licensed P.Eng and is past president of the Professional Engineers Ontario in 2001. Peter founded his electronics manufacturing company in 1977. He is currently president of Engineers for the profession. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto holding a BASc & MASc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also holds an MBA from York University with focus on Marketing and Economics. Dr Ray Barton Secretary of Engineers for the Profession Inc. As an Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Dr. Barton is CEO of Vitesse Reskilling, and Vice President Enercom Canada. Prior experience includes working at Bell labs, New Jersey. He holds a MBA and Phd.