49 episodes

RBC Disruptors is an ongoing podcast series hosted by SVP John Stackhouse about reimagining Canada’s economy in a time of unprecedented change. It features thought-provoking conversations with Canadian business and innovation leaders about planting the seeds of a new economy.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 89 Ratings

RBC Disruptors is an ongoing podcast series hosted by SVP John Stackhouse about reimagining Canada’s economy in a time of unprecedented change. It features thought-provoking conversations with Canadian business and innovation leaders about planting the seeds of a new economy.

    How to Build a Strong Tech Workforce in a Post-COVID Economy

    How to Build a Strong Tech Workforce in a Post-COVID Economy

    Canadian companies were deeply challenged to find the right talent when entering the 2020s. Now, with the COVID crisis inciting massive layoffs and causing widespread unemployment, it seems inevitable that this demand – and our way of working – will change. Industry leaders are looking to tech companies to provide a foundation of innovative ideas and digital-first culture on which to build a stronger post-pandemic workforce. In this episode of RBC Disruptors, John Stackhouse speaks with Sheetal Jaitly, Founder and CEO of TribalScale and Eman Faiz, senior product designer at TribalScale. They discuss how tech companies can help disrupt the talent model as we rebuild our economy.

    • 25 min
    How Is “Photography 3.0” Helping Us Experience the World in a Post COVID Society?

    How Is “Photography 3.0” Helping Us Experience the World in a Post COVID Society?

    The COVID-19 crisis has redefined the way we experience the world around us, but long before that, advances in augmented and virtual reality were beginning to allow audiences to view the world through a new lens. In this episode of RBC Disruptors, John Stackhouse speaks to iconic Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and his business partner and gaming expert, Vikas Gupta about how we can use technology to enhance the human experience in a post-COVID society.

    • 30 min
    In Innovation, It’s David vs Goliath

    In Innovation, It’s David vs Goliath

    Canada’s economy has been put on notice. Leading into the COVID crisis, the biggest powers were throwing around their weight, and the world’s smaller countries were beginning to feel it. In a post-COVID economy, small nations will need the savvy of the shrewdest start-ups, and their start-ups will need to be even more on their game. It’s the only way a small country of relatively small businesses can excel in a big world dominated by big platforms. David Skok has a front row seat for this new competition for scale. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Logic, he’s running Canada’s digital publication focused on the innovation economy, covering companies and creators who are in a race against time. Just like his media start-up. In this episode we discuss:

    1) Can the media succeed in Canada without subsidies?
    2) What do we need to create ten Shopify's?
    3) Is Sidewalk Labs’ exit a victory or defeat for Canadian innovators?

    • 29 min
    Can Alberta Tech Transform Global Energy?

    Can Alberta Tech Transform Global Energy?

    Alberta was already deeply challenged heading into 2020. The twin blows of COVID-19 and a global price war for oil has left the economy reeling. Can the province turn this crisis into an opportunity, to help build a more sustainable global economy? In this episode of RBC Disruptors, Alice Reimer, Co-Founder of the51 and Site Lead for Creative Destruction Lab and Marty Reed, CEO of Evok Innovations, discuss how Alberta can use technology to export IP, attract talent, and build a new engine of energy innovation.

    • 20 min
    Will the COVID Crisis Lead to a Digital Revolution in Government?

    Will the COVID Crisis Lead to a Digital Revolution in Government?

    Through the COVID-19 crisis, governments in Canada have had to rapidly transition to a digital-first reality, practically overnight. In today’s episode, Alex Benay, Partner, Digital and Government Solutions at KPMG, and Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital and Data Officer for the province of Ontario, discuss how governments can apply lessons learned through the crisis to digitally revolutionize and build the government of the future in a post-COVID world.

    • 26 min
    Canadian Innovation in Crisis

    Canadian Innovation in Crisis

    In today’s episode of RBC Disruptors we’re speaking to tech legends; Michael Serbinis, Founder of League, and Janet Bannister, Managing Partner of Real Ventures, about how we can reimagine Canada’s economy in this time of unprecedented change.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

andreajanzen ,

Real conversations that don’t sugar coat things

I love that you don’t shy away from calling out the elephant in the room. Calling them out has helped me to get to a point where I can see the opportunity. Keep making more content like this!

Alberta Sean ,

Canada Needs More Podcasts Like This

Great conversations trying to understand the changing world around us from a Canadian perspective.

psuenEAI ,

Fantastic podcast for Canadian Innovators

An amazing debut for a podcast with insightful guests, diverse topics (from Davos to e-sports), and superior production quality - a necessity for commute time listening.

I love how the interviews are structured to reveal new ideas and their relevance to business, technology, and society in Canada.

A perfect podcast for an audience that looks up to RBC as a beacon of great customer experience and business innovation for Canadians by Canadians.

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