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Tech & Science

Sep 8, 2017
Top 100 2017: How Avigilon Corp. rose from a fledgling security camera outfit to B.C.’s fourth-largest tech company by revenue
Jacob Parry

Alexander Fernandes takes issue with the proverb that you can learn from your mistakes. “I don’t see that as wisdom,” says the 48-year-old founder and CEO of Avigilon Corp. His preferred alternative: “Don’t make the same mistake twice.” With an...

Sep 8, 2017
UBC goes to the head of the class in concussion testing
By BCBusiness

HeadCheck Health Inc., a Vancouver company started by UBC School of Kinesiology student and BCBusiness 30 Under 30 winner Harrison Brown along with UBC MBA graduate Kerry Costello, is helping the B.C. Hockey League diagnose concussions. During the season, all...

Aug 31, 2017
Okanagan joins global tech pilot project
By BCBusiness

The Okanagan's technology star keeps rising. Through September 7, it's the only Canadian region participating in a global community pilot project. Along with Accelerate Okanagan, a tech accelerator based in Kelowna, it was chosen as one of five locations from...

Aug 24, 2017
Is being a workaholic really bad for your health?
By BCBusiness

Researchers at SFU's Beedie School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have found that how working long hours affects your health depends on how much you enjoy what you do. Focusing on four...

Aug 14, 2017
How to raise an entrepreneur
By BCBusiness

You might want to rethink enrolling your kids in coding camp this summer. Some of B.C.'s most successful technology entrepreneurs actually had a decidedly off-the-grid upbringing. (Think Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, whose given name was actually "Dharma.") Here Hootsuite founder...

Aug 1, 2017
Office Space: Vancouver's Bench Accounting gets comfy at work
Marcie Good

The Danish word “hygge,” defined by the Oxford Dictionaries as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” made that institution’s Word of the Year shortlist in 2016. It inspired a small library...

Jul 19, 2017
Ransomware remains a serious threat

Just two days before the most devastating malware attack in recent history, London-based Dr. Krishna Chinthapalli warned in a British Medical Journal article that Britain’s state-run National Health Service was vulnerable to cyber-security threats. "Hospitals will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year," he wrote. At the same time, North...

Jul 19, 2017
Dude, where's your car?
By BCBusiness

Wandering around parking lots wondering where you left your car could become a thing of the past. Vancouver-based Mojio’s connected-car platform has been adopted by Rogers Communications Inc., enabling its Share Everything mobile phone customers to access data from their...

Jul 13, 2017
How technology will affect commercial real estate: study
By BCBusiness

A new white paper published by Toronto-based commercial real estate firm Avison Young examines automation and the future of work, business disruption via technologically driven process innovation and the evolution of property, location and services to adapt to these changes. Architecture...

Jul 11, 2017
The case for banning Uber
By BCBusiness

Here’s a radical thought: maybe B.C.’s arcane transportation rules were right to deter Uber from the start. Harvard Business School prof Benjamin Edelman argues that the whole business model of the world’s most valuable startup is predicated on flouting rules...

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