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Diane M. Francis

Diane M. Francis

Faculty, Singularity University


Journalist, author and entrepreneur Diane Francis is Editor-at-Large at The National Post, author of 10 books, regular contributor to the New York Post and Huffington Post, Adjunct Faculty with Singularity University in Mountain View California and Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. She is an experienced and sought-after speaker on a range of topics such as: the future, Silicon Valley’s reinvention of the world, white collar crime, ethics and morality, energy, corporate and nation-state governance, finance and geopolitics.

She can guide audiences through the worlds of tech and business, politics and social trends. She connects the dots between all these worlds like no other commentator. She is a professional, polished speaker who has addressed audiences around the world.

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Laws of Flight: As Drones Take Off, Regulation Lags

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The End of Big Banks Is Nigh

The bank of the future will be in our pockets or on our wrists, not on street corners or housed in high-rise towers. Mobile banking is going viral, and the first adopters are the "millennials"...

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