Episode #4 is live with Tech Impact CEO, Cathy Simpson.
We're talking about innovation in the region with CEO of NBIF, Jeff White and President & CEO of Innovacorp, Malcom Fraser.
Jeff White is the lead visionary at NBIF. He’s a technology industry veteran, and a seasoned corporate financing expert. He has worked with some of our region’s biggest start-ups: Radian6, Q1 Labs, and Genesys Laboratories Canada and was co-founder and COO of East Valley Ventures. That experience gives Jeff a unique perspective to see and understand the growth potential in New Brunswick’s start-up and research innovation sectors. As a bonus, he’s very passionate about it too!
Malcolm Fraser is president and CEO of Innovacorp, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, Malcolm oversees Innovacorp’s work to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Malcolm joined Innovacorp in October 2017. He was a leader in Canada’s digital sector for the previous 20 years, earning recognition and awards for innovation, management and community leadership.
We hope you enjoy the show - Cathy Simpson, CEO, TechImpact
Welcome to our new podcast, TechTalks! The podcast series designed to educate, inspire, and engage new conversations about technology and how it is an enabler for our economy, building our talented workforce, creating growth in our IT sector, and attracting talent in our post-secondary institutions.
The podcast will create new connections between employers, students, entrepreneurs, investors and our business community.
Our podcast content will appeal to the business community, students, entrepreneurs, investors, and IT professionals. Our topics will vary from deep dives into specific technology to discussions on the benefits of digital transformation for business productivity and growth.
When it comes to students, we're not just talking engineering and computer science. We want to appeal to ALL students as they think about careers in the digital world and consider the employability skills they need for today’s workplace.
Did you know?
1. Digital technology firms contribute $6.1 billion to Atlantic Canada’s economy.
2. Over 43,000 people are employed in the digital industry labour force.
3. 463 digital technology firms exist in Atlantic Canada.
4. This industry is innovative, export-focused, and attracts a majority of the region’s venture capital.
5. There is more demand than supply of talent; we aren’t producing enough graduates to fill the current demand for new workers.
6. Availability of labour is the number one challenge for digital technology firms.
Our informative and entertaining podcast series will provide insight into current opportunities within Atlantic Canada’s digital technology sector and can be found on all of your favourite podcast platforms including Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and more.
Our goal is to inform our listeners of the opportunities available and the importance of technology as we build for the future during and after the pandemic. We’ll demonstrate the importance of the tech industry to the local economy and show there is a place for all educational backgrounds.
TechTalks is hosted by TechImpact CEO, Cathy Simpson. It's produced by Matt George, is engineered by Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.