The extent and impact of today’s data driven world is nothing short of staggering. In every aspect of our lives, we are now generating huge amounts of new personal data about our habits, preferences, activities, consumption, movements and even carbon footprints. This has, in turn, given rise to new applications and even entirely new industries […]
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With the start of spring comes the anticipation of sunshine, warm weather, and the annual spring cleaning — a time to say out with the old, and in with the new. While you’re taking the time to refresh your home and organize your closets, why not organize your finances as well to make filing your […]
New decades prompt reflection, and I’ve been doing plenty of that this last month. When we get caught up in the daily grind of deliverables, meetings and family commitments, it can be difficult to keep an eye on the big picture of what you’re trying to achieve day by day and year by year. Stepping […]
As the CEO of Biba Ventures, I’m proud and honoured that our free mobile apps are among TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2019.” Proud and honoured, to be sure, but not surprised. After all, when Biba was founded in 2014, extensive research had already revealed a stark correlation between increasing screen time and decreasing fitness […]
As a four-time Canadian cycling champion and having competed with Team Canada in the World Championships in 1989, it’s fair to say I’ve spent a lot of time on a bike. But, maybe more importantly, I’ve spent a lot of time competing with and depending on a team. This is where I was first introduced […]
Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen the fall from grace of many of the previously celebrated (yet grossly over-funded) unicorns like WeWork, Uber, and Peloton. These companies received far more than their fair share of media coverage over the past decade. Perhaps it’s for this reason that the media is finally turning its focus […]
Canadian tech saw impressive growth in 2019, and there is currently a demand for 305,000 new tech workers in the country by 2023. With more major players choosing to grow their resources in Vancouver, and with huge strides in AI, automation and machine learning, the city is poised for more growth in 2020. However, we […]
“Action is hope. There is no hope without action.” – Ray Bradbury As CEO of the BC Tech Association, my predictions for 2020 focus on hope and action. At BC Tech we are optimists who believe that British Columbia’s future is bright. Looking ahead we see the opportunity to build a prosperous future for all […]
The New Year Will See Tech Creating a Better Experience Hospitality Tech Technology has emerged as a driving force in hospitality. From tablet-based POS systems, to guest-controlled ordering platforms, to digital menu boards – new technology has the ability to reimagine the way operators and guests interact with their surroundings completely. The trends seen in […]
I’m not alone, or going out on much of a limb, in predicting that Canada’s thriving construction industry will only get bigger in 2020. It has grown substantially every year since 2015, after all, and employed nearly eight percent of the Canadian workforce — that’s more than 1.4 million people — in 2018. Yet, for […]