38 episodes

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.

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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.

    #37: Community and the Atlantic Technology Summit November 16th

    #37: Community and the Atlantic Technology Summit November 16th

    Welcome to Episode #37 of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson.

    In this episode of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson, we meet Calvino Anderson with Compugen and the founder and event organizer for the Atlantic Tech Summit.  Based in Halifax, we discuss the Atlantic Tech Summit returning for its 4th year.  We spend time talking about the community and how events like these bring the ecosystem partners together both virtually and physically.  Listen in to learn more about how the Summit will provide an action-packed day of sessions from top local and national tech leaders as they discuss digital acceleration and the experience of managing through the challenges of fast-paced change.

    We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 34 min
    #36: Responding to the Labour Challenge in Atlantic Canada’s Digital Sector

    #36: Responding to the Labour Challenge in Atlantic Canada’s Digital Sector

    Welcome to Episode #36 of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson.

    In this episode of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson, we sit down and talk with Patrick Brannon, a Senior Researcher at the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.  His report titled Responding to the Labour Challenge in Atlantic Canada’s Digital Sector is the second industry deep dive examining the labour skills challenge in the region and is the topic of today’s conversation. Patrick led the 2019 report that TechImpact released on Digital Technology Firms: Their Importance and Role in Atlantic Canada’s Economy.  APEC does great work in the region and this report and conversation is invaluable to our skilling for the digital economy.

    We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 52 min
    #35: Honouring Innovation - The InnovateNB Celebration Pt. 2

    #35: Honouring Innovation - The InnovateNB Celebration Pt. 2

    Welcome to Episode #35 of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson.

    We are discussing the InnovateNB Celebration in this episode TechTalks with Cathy Simpson. The inaugural InnovateNB series of events are coming to Saint John on November 22, 2022, and in this two-part episode, we’ll talk to the event organizers. Part two’s guests are Jeff White, CEO of New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) and Kathryn Lockhart, CEO of Propel. Listen in as they discussion what’s happening in their organizations and communities and then dive into details about the InnovateNB Celebration. We hope you enjoy the show!

    About InnovateNB Celebrations: The InnovateNB Celebration is a full day event aimed to raise awareness and spark interest in the innovative work that is happening in New Brunswick. Learn more here : https://www.innovatenbcelebration.com/

    • 37 min
    #34: Honouring Innovation - The InnovateNB Celebration Pt. 1

    #34: Honouring Innovation - The InnovateNB Celebration Pt. 1

    Welcome to Episode #34 of TechTalks with Cathy Simpson.

    We're talking about the InnovateNB Celebration in this episode TechTalks with Cathy Simpson. The inaugural InnovateNB Awards are coming to Saint John on November 22, 2022, and in this two-part episode, we’ll talk to the event organizers. Part one’s guests are Adrienne O’Pray, Executive Director of The McKenna Institute and Heather Libby, Vice President & Board Liaison of Envision Saint John. Listen in as they discuss what’s happening in their organization and communities and get into detail about the InnovateNB Celebration. We hope you enjoy the show!

    About InnovateNB Celebrations: The InnovateNB Celebration is a full-day event aimed to raise awareness and spark interest in the innovative work that is happening in New Brunswick. Learn more here: https://www.innovatenbcelebration.com/

    • 35 min
    #33: You're Invited to Girls STEM UP!

    #33: You're Invited to Girls STEM UP!

    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.

    • 47 min
    #32: Turning World-Class Research into World-Changing Innovations

    #32: Turning World-Class Research into World-Changing Innovations

    Welcome to Episode #32 of Tech Talks with Cathy Simpson.

    We hope you enjoy the show - Cathy Simpson, CEO, TechImpact

    Welcome to our 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.  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.

    • 48 min

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