Until recently, Canadians have seemed to prefer city living – recent data shows that 84% of the country’s population lives in metropolitan areas. And with diverse cultures, access to opportunities, and interconnected vibrant communities, there’s no question why Canadian cities rank as top places to live. But living in an urban centre is not without […]
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Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate sector had been slow to adopt new technologies. However, now it is in the midst of a technological revolution, with new systems and operations being implemented to change the industry forever. Some of the areas which have received the most focus have been AI […]
With NFT artwork selling for millions of dollars, the use cases of this new technology are still at the point of exponential discovery. Theres a saying in tech that ‘if your parents can wrap their heads around something, it’ll become mainstream’. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and NFT technology is a different beast to tackle, but I […]
We have all experienced a great deal of change over the past year. And as a result, many of us look, feel, and perhaps even act different than before. While everyone has absorbed the Pandemic in different ways, a majority of us have suffered in at least one fashion. Experts around the world have suggested […]
Each month, Kathleen Reid (Founder + Managing Director at Switchboard Public Relations) connects the dots between the trends, headlines and narratives that are informing the BC tech sector. This month, she’s shedding light on a regional community making some noise, a grassroots effort to encourage more female representation in STEM, and an anchor company growing […]
I was a magazine publisher when consumers and the print industry started shifting to digital technologies and strategies. The shift in that industry in the ensuing decade was painful. One lesson I learned from that experience is that you should run towards change, lest it swallow you. This attitude applies to the shift to online […]
As Canadians spend more time online in isolation due to COVID-19 restrictions, fraudsters are finding additional points of vulnerability to exploit, leaving Canadians increasingly concerned about fraud. Our latest Interac Corp. Fraud Prevention Month Study reveals over half (55 per cent) of Canadians worry increased isolation is making people more susceptible to fraud and 52 […]
Devices such as Smart TVs, computers, mobile phones, toys and even household appliances present potential cyber-security risks to consumers It is estimated that there are more 22 billion devices linked to a home internet connection around the world and research suggests this figure could reach 38.6 billion by 2025. While hyper-connectivity offers countless benefits, it […]
SAP Canada conducted a survey of Canadian women working in tech about the tech industry’s response to the pandemic and the work/life stresses that it caused in 2020. The results are sobering. On the positive side, the survey shows that technology companies have done a good job helping women manage their work during the pandemic: […]
Venture capital funding in female-founded or female-led startups in the US was down 31% in the first three quarters of 2020. A stark change in trajectory given VC funding in female-founded teams reached an all-time high in 2019, accounting for 2.8% (yes, you read that right) of capital across the entire US startup ecosystem. Unfortunately, the […]