The “future of work” is not a far-off concept – it’s currently happening all around us. Almost daily, we interact with some form of automation, from chatbots to self-populating calendars. As automation takes over more administrative work, roles and responsibilities will transform and a heavy mix of creativity will be needed for the future of […]
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On Wednesday December 4th, BC Tech celebrated what was scheduled to be the conclusion of our #WhatWorks series on women in tech, which was designed to move the dial on increasing the participation and success of women in the technology industry. BC Tech published 15 top strategies grounded in made-in-BC success stories for driving gender […]
If you are an engineer working for Google in Silicon Valley, Bitcoin may not change your career much, but for billions of talented people in emerging countries, virtual currencies have the potential to literally reshape their futures. One currency levels the playing field Imagine a talent exchange in which it makes no difference whether you […]
Vancouver’s technology sector is booming, creating an influx of job opportunities in the industry. Whether it’s local startups that are catching fire or global players setting up satellite offices in Vancouver, the job market in technology is hot. As a result, careers in software development have somewhat taken the spotlight. Hard skills, like coding, have […]
It’s 12,802 kilometres, give or take, between my desk at Charitable Impact’s Vancouver office and our satellite office in Bengaluru, India. As a fast-growing enterprise, our goal is to make that distance disappear as much as possible. We first turned to Indian developers in 2017 to help design and deliver technology and other services in […]
Every year it’s great to see Vancouver’s tech scene come together to connect and celebrate. Startup culture is often busy, heads down and focused on growth, and Vancouver Startup Week allows everyone to take a beat to see who’s around, what everyone has been up to and remember that you’re not alone. At Lighthouse Labs, […]
In 2015, Australian influencer Essena O’Neill with over 500,000 Instagram followers made headlines when she abruptly decided to leave all social media — Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Snapchat. Her decision led to a fevered debate: some people thought it was a marketing hoax, others applauded her ability to step away from her large following. […]
In your business, are you building a pyramid or riding a wave? Yesterday, Clio announced a CAD $333.5 million investment in their company by US firms TCV and JMI Equity, making it the largest venture capital investment in Canada since 2000. This may come as a surprise to many in BC since the legal tech […]
When Mark launched his second start-up, he didn’t realize the true costs he’d be paying. As a seasoned entrepreneur with a legal background, he felt young and capable enough to keep all of the balls in the air. Until, one by one, they started dropping. After attending a Joy of Missing Out digital wellbeing workshop […]
There’s a long overdue technology wave coming that will change the insurance industry dramatically, and it’s coming fast. The insurance industry is massive — in Canada alone it is worth $50 billion. Yet much of the industry remains mired in outdated, manual processes. The legacy technology systems that are in place were implemented 20 years […]