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What is Immersive Tech?

January 24th, 2017

From programs that categorize cancer cells to apps that let you try on virtual makeup, it seems like everyone is diving into virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR). These technologies are so closely linked it’s hard to talk about one without the others – in fact, some companies are even creating merged reality […]

Mack Flavelle - Founder, Hammer & Tusk; Instigator, Axiom Zen

Mack Flavelle is the founder of Hammer & Tusk, the online community for immersive entertainment. Hammer & Tusk builds immersive content. In 2015 Hammer & Tusk was acquired by Axiom Zen where Mack plays a leadership role on the product and marketing teams. Axiom Zen was named one of Canada’s most innovative companies of 2016 […]

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

February 3rd, 2016

If you’re considering training for your employees, you’re probably wondering about the value for your organization. We’ve come to measure return on investment, or ROI, in terms of the financial benefits obtained over a specified time period in return for a specific investment. But training — privacy awareness training in particular — can be difficult […]

Jay Loder - Privacy Consultant, Rouleur Privacy Consulting

Jay is the founder and principal of Rouleur Privacy Consulting, a Vancouver based consulting firm that provides privacy and information management advice and training to both public bodies and private organizations.  Jay is a past Board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Advisory Board (Canada) and is a present member of their […]

Bette-Jo Hughes, the BC Government CIO is looking forward to spending time at the Privacy and Security Conference, learning and networking.

February 1st, 2016

“This is now the 17th Annual Privacy and Security Conference, and every year I am excited by the new advances and innovations discussed by the thought leaders and specialists who make this Conference a premiere event year after year.  It is a wonderful opportunity for me to talk with so many of the best and […]

Bette-Jo Hughes - Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Province of British Columbia

Bette-Jo has been the Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since October 2012. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) plays a leadership role in promoting and guiding the management of government information as a strategic business asset, and supporting technology infrastructure as a key enabler of business transformation. Prior to […]

Say ‘Yes’ to Cloud Apps with the Right Protection

January 29th, 2016

It’s not a question that by this time, bring your own device (BYOD) work policies have become one of the core security considerations to implement across an entire company. Since employees increasingly gravitated towards accessing company information using their personally-owned devices, businesses have had the inevitable decision to deliver proper BYOD security policies. What’s emerged […]

Greg Coughlin - Director, Security Business Unit IBM Canada Ltd.

Greg is responsible for the strategic direction, client relationships and operational management of IBM’s Security business in Canada. In this capacity, Greg holds accountability for the overall signings, revenue, profit and client satisfaction of IBM’s market leading Security products, services and solutions. His team of over 200 Canadian professionals are responsible for selling, supporting and […]

Moving Canadian Business Securely To The Cloud

January 22nd, 2016

The final argument against Canadian businesses moving to the cloud is going away in 2016. This year both Microsoft Azure and AWS are going to start delivering services from Canadian soil. According to Mark Schrutt, Research Vice-President Services and Enterprise Applications at IDC Canada, “60% of Canadian buyers preferred to have IaaS delivered from within […]

Mark Nunnikhoven - Vice President, Cloud Research, Trend Micro

Mark Nunnikhoven helps organizations build securely in the cloud.  Opinionated, passionate, driven, Mark is more than a cliched byline. In his 20+ years tackling development and operational challenges around the world, Mark has seen all manner of “interesting” solutions. Teaching the community through his writing, speaking, and code, Mark works hard to help everyone modernize […]