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Tech & Science

Mar 21, 2017
For Vancouver's Boreal Genomics, home proved a better bet than Silicon Valley
Marcie Good

One day in September 2014, Andre Marziali gathered his team of 23 scientists in the lunch room of Boreal Genomics Inc. The director of engineering physics at UBC had co-founded the campus-based company, which was working on a technology for...

Mar 9, 2017
Women in Tech Awards Soiree 2017
Paul Duchart

The Women in Tech Awards Soiree at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue on March 2 celebrated the inspiring women who have made contributions to and achievements in the Vancouver tech community. The evening was sponsored by the Management of...

Mar 2, 2017
The Conversation: Scott Sampson returns to Vancouver to take the helm at Science World
Felicity Stone

Born and raised in Vancouver, and with a PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto, Scott Sampson has spent most of his career abroad, working as a paleontologist. At the Natural History Museum of Utah and the University of...

Feb 22, 2017
Numerology: For many women, working in the tech sector still doesn't compute
Melissa Edwards

56% That’s the mid-career quit rate for women in the lucrative computer technology sector—the highest across the sciences and more than double the rate for men. As March brings the 118th International Women’s Day, female representation has risen in all...

Jan 17, 2017
Office space: Harnessing the collective power at Copperleaf
Felicity Stone

“In high tech, your team is everything,” says Judi Hess, CEO of Vancouver-based Copperleaf Technologies Inc., which designs decision analytics software for hydro, gas and water companies like BC Hydro, ONE Gas, Inc. in Oklahoma and Anglian Water in the...

Dec 15, 2016
Your data is an important business asset: Is it safe? Are you sure?

BCBusiness + Fully Managed No matter what the size of the company, it’s safe to say that these days, owners, senior executives and managers are busier than ever before. Overseeing business development, client and customer relations, operational effectiveness, HR and so...

Dec 13, 2016
Is Slack a harbinger of tech riches for Vancouver?
Timothy Taylor

The enterprise software phenomenon Slack has been in its Hamilton Street offices for almost a year now. But with extensive renovations just complete, CEO Stewart Butterfield hosted a media unveiling this September. As only befits a seven-year-old company valued mid-2016...

Dec 6, 2016
4 expert tech tips to protect your business

BCBusiness + Best Buy Geek Squad In today’s fast-paced world, small businesses don’t often have the resources or inclination to track the latest computer security threats, let alone take the time to learn how to fix technical errors that can slow...

Nov 15, 2016
Burnaby startup acquired by GE Digital in a $153-million deal
Marcie Good

A startup that moved from Silicon Valley to Burnaby and helped BC Hydro establish its network of smart metres has been acquired by GE Digital in a US$153-million deal. Bit Stew Systems co-founder and CEO Kevin Collins called the deal “a...

Oct 27, 2016
How businesses can combat the growing number of cyber attacks

BCBusiness + Shaw Business Small business owners have enough on their to-do lists, changing roles on an hourly basis from general manager to IT to salesperson to HR and back again. Worrying about losing company and customer data to hackers and...

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