Tech & Science

Feb 23, 2021
The Innovators: Cmd is bringing cybersecurity to the cloud
Nick Rockel

Smartphones, laptops, tablets–when it came to cybersecurity, Jake King had seen plenty of innovation for mobile devices. But server infrastructure? King and his business partner, Milun Tesovic, spotted a gap. “We hadn’t seen the same innovation in the cloud,” recalls...

Feb 19, 2021
Q&A: Corie Griffiths sees plenty more upside for $2-billion Okanagan tech sector
Nick Rockel

Corie Griffiths took an unconventional route to her current role as director of economic development for the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The California native, who has a BSc in recreation administration, started out by working for her home state’s parks system. “I met my now-husband in my last year, moved to Canada for love, did some work on the non-for-profit sector and parks and recreation,” Kelowna-based Griffiths recalls. Since joining the Regional District 15 years ago as a research...

Feb 18, 2021
The Innovators: General Fusion is getting ready to demonstrate its limitless power
Michael McCullough

Burnaby-headquartered General Fusion has achieved a few firsts in its decades-long quest to harness the as yet untapped power of nuclear fusion, such as building the world’s largest plasma injector. (Plasma is the ionized hydrogen gas that fuels the emission-free reaction...

Feb 16, 2021
The Innovators: Visier helps organizations get to know their true selves
Nick Rockel

Ryan Wong wants organizations to see the truth about themselves so they can create a better future. That means making data-driven decisions–the kind enabled by Visier, the cloud-based people analytics and workforce planning platform he founded with John Schwarz in...

Feb 11, 2021
B.C. startup aims to stop potential COVID spreaders in their tracks
Nick Rockel

Like many other B.C. companies, Tevano Systems found a way to pivot during the pandemic. The Vancouver startup, launched in 2018, began by developing kiosk-based payment systems. When COVID-19 hit last spring, its tech team spied an opportunity, CEO David Bajwa recalls:...

Feb 4, 2021
In Cybersecurity, Context is King

BCBusiness + Tego Cyber The challenges of today’s connected business world are immense, but cybersecurity tops the list. In fact, recent trends within cybersecurity statistics reveal a huge increase breached data from sources that are increasingly common in the virtual workplace, such as laptops, tablets, and mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Security breaches...

Feb 4, 2021
The Innovators: Creatus Biosciences engineers tiny creatures to do our bidding
Nathan Caddell

Talk about hitting the sweet spot. Creatus Biosciences has genetically engineered a new species of micro-organism to produce compounds from xylose sugars, with applications ranging from biofuels to food additives. Former BCBusiness 30 Under 30 winner Dara Djafarian, president of the...

Jan 29, 2021
Digital Supercluster and industry partners put their money behind helping young Canadians succeed in the digital economy
By the Editors

As COVID-19 pushes business to go digital, young Canadians on the wrong side of the technology divide just got a lifeline. On Thursday, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster unveiled the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator, which helps support the nation’s recovery from the pandemic by providing tech skills to youth from communities underrepresented in the digital economy...

Jan 22, 2021
Sue Paish, Shahrzad Rafati and Tamara Vrooman unveil their hopes for B.C.'s regional development agency
Nathan Caddell

Before the holiday break, federal Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly announced the creation of a regional economic development agency focused squarely on B.C. Though few details have been released, Joly did say that she would be...

Jan 20, 2021
Squamish-based Carbon Engineering named North American Company of the Year by Cleantech Group
Nathan Caddell

Another day, another award for Carbon Engineering—that’s how it seems, anyway. After being recognized both locally and internationally in 2020, the Squamish-headquartered business has gotten off to a hot start this year. Today, the firm received the 2021 North American Company of...

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