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Tech & Science

Jul 10, 2017
B.C. has what it takes to be a tech supercluster: report
By BCBusiness

On May 24, 2017, the federal government announced funds of up to $950 million to encourage “innovation clusters”: industry-led consortiums that will pull together large firms, innovative SMEs, industry-relevant academic and research institutions, and other innovation partners eager to work...

Jun 30, 2017
Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Are at Increased Risk of Ransomware Attacks

BCBusiness + Uniserve Too often, small businesses have the false impression they are insignificant to cyber criminals. This is misguided because more than half the ransomware attacks target small organizations. In the last few years, the threat of ransomware attacks is on a sharp rise,” notes Gurmeet Jutla, vice-president of technology at...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

Jun 26, 2017
TIA shindig puts B.C. tech companies in the spotlight
By BCBusiness

As B.C. technology companies expand their global reach, they're getting some recognition at home. On June 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the BC Tech Association announced the winners of its 2017 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Among those honoured: Most Promising Pre-Commercial...

Jun 23, 2017
Vancouver fintech player wins global startup prize
Nick Rockel

Talk about going the distance. First, Vancouver-based Finn.ai was the only North American company to reach the top 10 in IT consulting giant Capgemini’s global InnovatorsRace. Then at a recent ceremony during the VivaTech conference in Paris, the financial technology outfit...

Jun 21, 2017
Vancouver Aquarium's Night at the Aquarium Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 350 guests attended the Night at the Aquarium Gala at the Vancouver Aquarium on June 15. Presented by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., the event raised over $370,000 in support of the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. The evening...

Jun 9, 2017
People are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity
Melissa Edwards

Fifty-two per cent of B.C. businesses in a recent Ipsos/MNP LLP survey said that hackers accessed or may have accessed their confidential information in the past year. As the June 12-15 Ignite conference brings 4,000 cybersecurity professionals to the Vancouver Convention...

May 19, 2017
Arius Technology plays a key role in creating reproductions of landmark paintings that are dead ringers for the originals
Marcie Good

In late February at the Permanent, a venue hall in a restored 1907 downtown Vancouver bank, black-and-white-clad servers manoeuvre trays of short-rib mini burgers among groups of people gathered around paintings. They’re familiar works, including Irises by Vincent van Gogh...

May 19, 2017
Telus explores how technology might allow the elderly to stay in their homes
Felicity Stone

As “chief dreamer” for Telus Communications Co., Allen Devine comes up with new ways to use technology. A concept may remain just that or end up being developed by Telus and/or another company. One area Devine is exploring is using...

May 19, 2017
ViewsIQ helps speed up disease diagnosis anywhere in the world by taking pathology digital
Marcie Good

A small startup based in a Richmond office park is confronting an infirmity that has dogged Canadian medicine and presented around the globe—a shortage of pathologists.The specialized doctors, who diagnose diseases from tissue samples and tests, play a key role...

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