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Director-General

Thomas Changarathil

Thomas Changarathil is the Director-General of the Archipelago of Design. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree and diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. As a research assistant at the Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management (CADEM), he explored how emerging technologies – AI, IoT, blockchain, and XR – help transform the emergency management field and applied his findings to a technology strategy project for CADEM: The Future of Emergency Operations Centres. He is currently pursuing an MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University in Toronto. His research interests surround the use of foresight methodologies and systems thinking approaches to explore how technology’s transformative effects can impact future economies, environments, and governance structures.

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