The world is changing at a break-neck speed because of technological innovation.

This makes it difficult for parents, teachers and school counsellors to keep up-to-speed on the study and training paths and career opportunities that are available when kids have technology-related knowledge and skills.

NewTechKids has launched PreparationTech, a video interview series to fill this knowledge gap. Each week, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids’ Founder and Managing Director, interviews technologists and professionals from around the world about what they do, how their childhood and education influenced their paths, and their concrete advice for parents, teachers and school guidance counsellors.

Not every child needs to be a technologist, computer scientist, programmer or AI expert. However, a basic understanding of computer science as well as coding experience and the ability to think critically about the implications of technological innovation will be useful and helpful for the next generations of lawyers, artists, doctors, government regulators, warehouse workers, farmers, teachers and every other profession.

Isaac Sesi, CEO of Sesi Technologies, MIT 2019 35 Under 35 Innovator 

Natalie Raffoul, Managing Partner, Brion Raffoul, and one of Canada’s top IP and patent lawyers

David Hanson, CEO of Hanson Robotics and one of the world’s leading designers of human-like robots

Miral Kotb, CEO of iLuminate, dancer and inventor of light suit software used for dancers and artists including the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera