13 thoughts on innovation, people and the future of work
The most interesting ideas and insights from 2022's first few weeks.
Good afternoon! Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo, brought to you by VanHack. Today, we’re focusing on ideas and insights from local innovation leaders. From an agritech exec examining Gen Z trends to the head of the BC Tech Association giving government three resolutions for the year, there’s been no shortage of commentary to absorb. Below, we’ve collected the opinion pieces and podcast appearances we found most interesting. What do you think?
Jill Tipping, president and CEO of BC Tech Association, in Business in Vancouver: Three new year’s resolutions for the BC government
Kathleen Reid, founder and chief communications officer at Switchboard Public Relations, in Vancouver Tech Journal: Four ways for tech companies to get the attention they deserve in 2022
Michael Gilbert, CEO at Semios, in Worth: How ‘Purpose’ Has Become Our Competitive Advantage (And How To Find Yours)
Roger Patterson, CEO of Later, in Entrepreneur: How to Turn Former Employees Into Advocates
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Kari LaMotte, managing director of entrepreneurship@UBC, joined CKNW to discuss the opportunities for entrepreneurship to positively impact the world.
Dan Burgar, president of the Vancouver VR/AR Association, joined the BIV Today podcast to discuss how the metaverse is poised to shake up business.
Dave Dinesen, CEO of CubicFarms, in Entrepreneur: Why Every Leader Could Benefit From Adopting a Gen Z Mindset
Joel Hansen, head of marketing at LOI Venture, in The Personal Brand Brief: 80% Quit New Year's Goals by February. Here’s How to Stick With Them
Mike Stephenson, co-founder and CEO of addy, writing in Inc.: 3 Ways To Attract Top Talent Despite the Great Resignation
Darian Kovacs, founder of Jelly Marketing, writing in The Future Economy: Increasing Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Businesses in Digital Marketing
What’s next for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT)?
Deloitte looks at the rapid changes ahead and emerging opportunities. From women in tech to floating solar panels, Deloitte’s TMT Predictions give you a glimpse of what 2022 could have in store.
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Ryan Wong, CEO of workforce analytics unicorn Visier, launched People Powered, a newsletter that will feature data-backed insights on today’s workforce. » Read now.
Kari LaMotte, managing director at entrepreneurship@UBC, joined the Startup Canada podcast to discuss how incubation and acceleration for entrepreneurs can lead to high rates of innovation and success. » Listen.
Curt Sigfstead, Clio’s new CEO, joined BIV Today to discuss his decision to join the high-profile unicorn. » Listen.
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