Faun Rice

Research and Policy Analyst, Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada

Faun Rice is a Research and Policy Analyst with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) of Canada, a policy-neutral not-for-profit that specializes in the digital economy. Faun approaches the topic of smart cities with a background in social research. She previously served as a research consultant on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded project examining Indigenous language revitalization programming and skills training in the Northwest Territories, and Faunbegan her research career with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC’s office of Organization and Audience Research.

Faun received a Master of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Alberta, Canada. With a perennial interest in human social organization, she is engaged in work that explores the impact of emerging technologies and smart cities on the labour market, career pathways, and urban life.

Tuesday, October 1
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Five Secrets to Building the Next Generation Workforce in Your Organizationboardroom 1
For government agencies, planning for, procuring, managing and maintaining smart technologies is often limited by budget and workforce constraints. Training, recruiting and retaining workers to oversee this transformation is a significant long-term investment. Learn from workforce development practitioners who will discuss innovative workforce programs to support the smart city.