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British Columbia's only daily news show focused on business, brought to you by Business in Vancouver newspaper and biv.com. Join hosts editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe as well as reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin as they interview Canada's business and political leaders about the pressing issues facing British Columbian businesses and industries today. Join them as they discuss real estate, technology, the resource industries and local and provincial politics.
 
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Jason Block, vice president of western Canadian engineering operations for Kiewit, one of North America's leading infrastructure and engineering firms, discusses what has been learned from the extensive damage of the atmospheric river in November in British Columbia and what are the wisest next steps now that much has been built back to be ready fo…
 
It’s been a busy start to 2022 for B.C.’s tech sector. Companies left and right have been shuffling their C-suites. Is it a sign of uncertainty or sign of major growth prospects? Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO of the Tech and People Network (formerly known as the HR Tech Group), joins BIV Today to discuss what’s going on and more. Tyler Orton hosts. S…
 
GeoComply's Anna Sainsbury kicked off 2022 by returning to the CEO role of the cybersecurity firm she co-founded more than a decade ago. She joins BIV Today to discuss the explosive growth her company has enjoyed, what it takes to become a unicorn in B.C. and what's ahead for GeoComply. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
Curt Sigfstead kicked off 2022 by joining B.C. unicorn Clio as the legaltech firm’s new chief financial officer. He joins BIV Today to discuss his decision to jump on board one of B.C.’s most high-profile tech darlings and the growth potential behind the industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Acclaimed author, futurist and strategist Peter Zeihan, the keynote speaker at the Jan. 27 CFA Society Vancouver virtual event, discusses the important geopolitical and demographic challenges for Canada and the wider world. He is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
 
Still reeling from the economic impacts of the pandemic, extreme weather events continued to rattle B.C. throughout 2021. Economists Ken Peacock and David Williams from the Business Council of B.C. join BIV Today to discuss the current state of the province’s economy and the headwinds it faces going into 2022. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/…
 
Vancouver-based SceneBox has just come out of stealth mode after its 2019 founding. The West Coast company believes it can help businesses reshape engineering in ways not possible only a few years ago. CEO Yaser Khalighi joins BIV to discuss launching a startup in the current climate, the potential behind computer vision and more. Tyler Orton hosts…
 
With the word “metaverse” only recently reaching the ears of most people for the first time, many are wondering about the potential behind this immersive iteration of online connectivity. Dan Burgar is president of the Vancouver VR/AR Association. He joins BIV Today to discuss how the metaverse is poised to shake up business. Tyler Orton hosts. See…
 
Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation, speaks to the many important initiatives that the Heiltsuk Nation are leading in regards to economic development and how they are weaving in their traditional values, ways of being, and governance into everything they do as a nation. She is in conversation with Chastity Davis-Alphonse for the three-part series.…
 
Dr. Judith Sayers, President Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, speaks to the importance of Indigenous knowledge being included in Climate Change and Clean Energy discussions, opportunities, and strategies moving forward. She is in conversation with Chastity Davis-Alphonse for the three-part BIV series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
In part two of our two-part series featuring recipients of the annual BIV CEO of the Year awards, EMBERS CEO Marcia Nozick (Lifetime Achievement) and Tru Earth CEO Brad Liski (Small Company category) share their insights on their influences, where they find their optimism, how they deal with the challenges of the pandemic, and how they take care of…
 
Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson joins BIV Today to break down Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are feeling more confident about the economy this year and willing to spend more for the holidays. But are global and local supply chain disruptions throwing sand into the gears of shoppers’ plans? Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener f…
 
With many B.C. communities devastated by this month’s severe flooding and closed highways choking off access throughout the province, the West Coast faces a major economic rebuild ahead. Jeremy Stone, director of Recovery and Relief Services, joins BIV Today to discuss the immediate response to such a disaster and how businesses can rebuild moving …
 
On the eve of its playoff game with Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC coach Vanni Sartini discusses his approaches to managing, to team culture and values, and even his love of Ted Lasso. He is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Demand for tech talent is surging in B.C., which is drawing in global giants and serving as the launching ground for throngs of startups. But does the sector’s growing workforce accurately reflect the demographics of B.C. as a whole? A new report from Vancouver-based HR Tech Group reveals gaps within representation as well as strides being made. HR…
 
This episode of EDI on BIV discusses the online education platform Deyen, and how it's inviting Canadians to learn about Canada's colonial history from the perspective of Indigenous women. Chastity Davis-Alphonse, founder of Chastity Davis Consulting and Deyen, discusses transformation, truth and reconciliation, and changing the narrative, one pers…
 
Small businesses are generally feeling optimistic about their fortunes, according to a new survey from Scotiabank that reveals more than half are doing better or the same as prior to the pandemic. Jason Charlebois, senior vice-president of small business at Scotiabank, joins BIV Today to discuss what’s behind this positive sentiment and what headwi…
 
People are gearing up for holiday shopping as we speak. One of the big questions hanging over us: more than a year into the pandemic, what kind of role will online shopping play vs. the traditional brick-and-mortar experience? Deloitte Canada has released a new outlook on holiday shopping to answer those questions and more. Marty Weintraub, Deloitt…
 
The many challenges of protecting the intellectual property of ideas and innovations in the cleantech sector are the focus of a discussion with Roch Ripley, who heads the Intellectual Property department as a partner in the Vancouver office of the Gowling WLG law firm, and Jeanette Jackson, the CEO of the cleantech ecosystem accelerator Foresight. …
 
This episode of EDI on BIV discusses the online education platform Deyen, and how it's inviting Canadians to learn about Canada's colonial history from the perspective of Indigenous women. Chastity Davis-Alphonse, founder of Chastity Davis Consulting and Deyen, discusses transformation, truth and reconciliation, and changing the narrative, one pers…
 
About a dozen unicorns have emerged from B.C. over the past 10 months. Prior to the pandemic, startups reaching valuations of $1 billion or more were a rare breed for the West Coast tech ecosystem. Not the case anymore. Trulioo CEO Steve Munford, who leads one of those recent unicorns, joins BIV Today to discuss his company’s journey. Tyler Orton h…
 
Perrin Beatty, the CEO and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, discusses the federal cabinet shuffle, the early priorities of the Justin Trudeau government, and the state of the economy and the business environment in this conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Michael Audain, CEO of Polygon Homes, art collector and supporter, philanthropist and one of British Columbia’s most respected leaders, has written a memoir on his many twists and turns in life, many of them surprising. He discussed One Man In His Time, published this week, with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
This episode of EDI on BIV looks at maternity leave — how it's viewed in the corporate world, and how it impacts women and their careers. Jen Murtagh and Sonja Baikogli Foley, co-founders of the newly launched initiative Maturn, discuss the motherhood penalty, and support for mothers in the workplace. Chantelle Krish, CEO of the KidSafe Project Soc…
 
The pandemic has exposed many of the inequalities and economic hang-ups that were easier to ignore pre-COVID. But it has also opened the door to change the way we live and the way our economy functions. While we’ve seen the rapid adoption of remote working, employment opportunities for many women have dropped significantly amid the pandemic. So whe…
 
Kendra Johnston, president and CEO of the Association of Mineral Exploration (AME), discusses the resumption of its annual Roundup conference and how the resource industries have contended with the pandemic. She is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Expa is the brainchild of Canadian Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. It’s in the business of building startups in cities such as Vancouver. One of the B.C. companies to emerge, cybersecurity firm Cmd, was acquired by Elastic over the summer. So what does it take for a startup studio to build success here in the city? Expa general partner Milun Tesovic …
 
This episode of EDI on BIV examines steps companies can and are taking to change their recruitment processes. Michael Dha, managing director of Strive Recruitment, discusses trends related to recruitment, and how employers can consider equity, diversity and inclusion when hiring. Barinder Bhullar, principal of Mainland Strategies, joins BIV executi…
 
Semiconductors have been thrust into the public consciousness this year like never before amid ongoing global shortages. B.C. firms, meanwhile, have been making significant advances in the development of these microchips critical to electronic components. Vancouver-based Epic Semiconductors was recently accepted into Canada’s only semiconductor-foc…
 
About a dozen unicorns have emerged from B.C. in less than a year. The surge of startups reaching these US$1-billion valuations is unprecedented for the local tech ecosystem. While IPOs and exits have been responsible for many of these valuations, startups have also been going south of the border to seek investors willing to put up big-time capital…
 
Vancouver-based Netcoins Inc. is officially the first crypto-trading platform registered in B.C. following a recent nod from regulators. Company president Mitchell Demeter joins BIV Today to break down what it means to be regulated within a space often considered to be a Wild West of sorts. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…
 
Covering everything from animation to visual effects; from video games to virtual reality, B.C.’s creative technologies is one of the most dynamic components of the provincial economy. A new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council and industry association DigiBC sets about benchmarking where the sector stands at the moment…
 
The life sciences sector is booming, but how do firms protect their ideas and innovations? Our expert panel provides advice for businesses aiming to shield intellectual property. Brian Kingwell of the Gowling WLG law firm’s life science and intellectual property group and Wendy Hurlburt, president and CEO of LifeSciencesBC, discuss the challenges w…
 
The Metro Vancouver Regional District unveiled the new face of its economic development organization this week. Invest Vancouver is seeking to draw global investors to the region, fine-tune local economic policies and ensure competitiveness in the era of an innovation-first economy. Jacquie Griffiths, executive vice-president of Invest Vancouver, j…
 
The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) has in four years built up the export markets for British Columbia businesses. Austin Nairn, the executive director of the World Trade Centre Vancouver, oversees the program and discusses its growth and plans with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information…
 
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