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The BetaKit Podcast Channel features weekly podcasts discussing both Canadian tech and innovation, as well as global tech from a Canadian perspective.

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    • 4.6 • 102 Ratings

The BetaKit Podcast Channel features weekly podcasts discussing both Canadian tech and innovation, as well as global tech from a Canadian perspective.

    OMERS Ventures’ Damien Steel wants you to stop reading tech headlines

    OMERS Ventures’ Damien Steel wants you to stop reading tech headlines

    "That impact that's being felt in the public markets will start to trickle down to the earlier rounds."
    Damien Steel, managing partner and head of ventures at OMERS Ventures, takes umbrage with how valuations - or more specifically, the sticker price placed on funding rounds - are paraded in the media.
    Sponsored by Osler.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How do you measure culture in the remote & hybrid workplace?

    How do you measure culture in the remote & hybrid workplace?

    "We're very social creatures, so human-to-human connection is ultimately what we're craving even if we are working in a digital-by-design or remote-first environment."
    Shawn Hewat, CEO and co-founder of Wavy, joins to discuss burnout and talent churn in the new remote & hybrid world, and how tech companies are trying to manage and measure culture.
    Sponsored by Osler and Cisco.

    • 43 min
    Can the feds build a talent strategy for digital nomads?

    Can the feds build a talent strategy for digital nomads?

    "Potentially it does have the opportunity to create thousands of jobs here in Canada."
    CCI president Ben Bergen and VP Dana O’Born join to tackle the big talent changes that pre-empted #Budget2022, before channelling our inner Paul Wells to investigate the light on details Canadian Innovation and Investment Agency and Canada Growth Fund.
    Sponsored by Osler and Cisco.

    • 59 min
    Do Canadian FinTechs want bank kickbacks or competition?

    Do Canadian FinTechs want bank kickbacks or competition?

    "That kind of gives me a brain b***r. I get pretty excited."
    Changes to the Competition Act are coming. Can a "whole of government" approach break Canada's oligopolies? Policy wonk Vass Bednar joins to read the tea leaves from Budget 2022.
    Sponsored by Osler and Cisco.

    • 47 min
    Quiet tech towns & Twitter’s Elon Musk Problem (AMA episode)

    Quiet tech towns & Twitter’s Elon Musk Problem (AMA episode)

    “I both love and hate this question.” BetaKit Associate Editor Meagan Simpson joins for her second AMA episode to answer a complex bunch of listener questions: what did the New York Times get wrong about Toronto tech? Is the Globe anti-competition? What should the banks do with their excess profits? What are the dangers of troll capital?
    Sponsored by Osler and Cisco.

    • 53 min
    Can an app be medicine?

    Can an app be medicine?

    "What’s it like when an app doesn’t just connect you to a doctor… it’s the medicine?"
    A4i's Amos Adler and Dr. Sean Kidd join to discuss the difference between telemedicine and digital therapeutics, supporting complex mental health challenges with an app, and the struggles of Canada's healthcare system.
    Sponsored by Cisco.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

GabrielaGS_ ,

Highly recommend!

If you are interested in Canada’s tech sector, you better listen to this podcast. Love the interesting perspectives from leading players in Canada’s tech ecosystem from across the country.

Alivey1 ,

A “must listen” for startups & tech companies

Fantastic content - info that keeps me up-to-date on tech in Canada and worldwide. A fun cast of characters - keeps it fun every week!

Candidor15 ,

Great CANADIAN Content

I am so happy that I (finally)have found a tech podcast from a Canadian perspective. I was getting tired of all the US bull****. CanCon has great guest speakers who know what they are talking about and really help explain the different schools of thought regarding forms of technology. Love it!

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