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  • David Davies posted an article
    SendtoNews nominated for Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year see more

    SendtoNews nominated for Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year

    SendtoNews (STN) has been selected as a double finalist in the 19th Annual VIATEC Awards for Technology Company of the Year and Product of the Year. The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to $4.06 billion in annual sales and $5.22 billion in economic impact.

    SendtoNews was selected as a finalist for the Technology Company of the Year Award (11-29 employees) for the company’s continued growth. This past year has seen huge advancements in both SendtoNews’ technology and partnerships with the company overtaking ESPN to be the #1 sports video platform in the Comscore desktop rankings in the USA, extending partnerships with MLB, NFL and PGA Tour, and adding partnerships with Major League Soccer and NASCAR, and launching the company’s first live stream at THE PLAYERS Championship in coordination with the PGA TOUR and Tribune Publishing. 

    “It’s been a truly amazing year for SendtoNews thanks to the efforts of our staff and our partners,” said Matthew Watson, CEO of SendtoNews. “The innovative and driven Victoria tech community continues to create value for the province and beyond, and it’s an honor to be recognized once again for our team’s contribution.”

    SendtoNews was also selected as a finalist for Product of the Year for its innovative video distribution platform and AI-powered Smart Match video player technology (STN Smart Match). SendtoNews provides publishers with an incomparable three-sided platform that combines content, technology, and monetization at no cost, giving publishers the opportunity to take advantage of a growing video advertising market without needing to invest any resources. SendtoNews’ video platform has continually proven to increase engagement generating more impressions/views, longer time spent on page, more social shares, and more page views which in turn drives additional revenue for publishers.

    Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on June 14th at the Royal Theatre. To learn more about SendtoNews’ video distribution platform, please visit www.sendtonews.com

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    Submit proposals to improve diversity & inclusion of equity-seeking groups in BC workforce see more

    Invitation for Responses:

    Improve the attraction, retention and career-advancement of equity-seeking groups in B.C.

     

    A Call for Reponses (CFR) seeking pilot project proposals to improve the diversity and inclusion of equity-seeking groups in the BC workforce has now been posted on BC Bid. The purpose of the CFR is to invite responses for funding through the Sector Labour Market Partnerships program for pilot projects that can help improve the attraction, retention and career-advancement of equity-seeking groups in B.C.  The pilot projects will help various sectors determine the course of future workforce development and/or commit to implementing existing Diversity and Inclusion strategies. The pilot projects will help determine what works best to address the systemic structures and behaviors that create advantage for some and disadvantage others.

    The CRF can be accessed at this link. Please take time to review the document. An information call is scheduled for October 2 at 10 am. The deadline for responses is November 2 at 2pm.

    Sector Partnerships Team
    Workforce Innovation and Division Responsible for Skills Training
    Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
    f: 250.387.4789| e: LabourMarketPartnerships@gov.bc.ca

  • CrackerJackFlash posted an article
    CrackerJackFlash unites strategic and visually driven services to help grow your business. see more

    CrackerJack Marketing + Design has recently merged with JackFlash Photography + Video to creatCrackerJackFlash: a one-stop-shop that unites strategic and visually driven services under one roof.

    This combination of services is unique to Victoria because it offers a marketing “agency alternative” that is nimble and flexible enough to work with budgets of all sizes, getting straight to the talent you need most without additional layers. So whether you’re a budding start-up, or an established tech firm, CJ*F and its customized team of freelance associates can adapt to your project’s needs and have the experience to get your brand noticed.

    And with the recent addition of in-house photography and video services, CJ*F’s founder Jack Adamson can take a more holistic approach towards visual execution, ensuring your story will truly resonate with your audience.

    So if your company needs help growing its business through marketing, conceptual design and copywriting, photography or video services, CJ*F has an award-wining track record of generating stories that are more authentic and memorable in nature.

    To learn more, call Jack at 250.580.SNAP or check out CJ*F’s new website today.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    High-tech sector has more than 101,000 people now working in software development, advanced tech... see more

    Source: Times Colonist
    Author: Andrew Duffy

    B.C.’s technology sector leads in growth: report

    The province’s high-tech sector has broken an employment record with more than 101,000 people now working in software development, advanced technology and research around the province.

    According to figures released Wednesday by the provincial government, the tech sector, which employs about 20,000 directly in Greater Victoria, employs more people around B.C. than the mining, oil and gas, and forestry sectors combined.

    According to B.C. Stats’ Profile of the British Columbia Technology Sector: 2016 Edition, technology now employs 101,700 people earning a weekly average salary of $1,590 – 75 per cent higher than the average wage in B.C. and higher than the Canadian technology sector average of $1,480 per week.

    “For the fifth year in a row, B.C. has seen significant growth in its diverse technology industry. We have more technology companies than ever, with more technology workers, earning higher wages than the Canadian technology sector average,” said Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. “Our #BCTECH strategy is further creating the conditions that are helping the sector continue to grow and thrive.”

    B.C.’s tech sector also leads the country in terms of job growth. Employment in the tech sector rose 2.9 per cent, surpassing B.C.’s overall employment growth of 2.5 per cent and national tech sector employment growth of 1.1 per cent.

    Technology now employs approximately 4.9 per cent of B.C.’s workforce and is the third-largest tech workforce in Canada.

    The gross domestic product of the province’s tech sector grew by 2.4 per cent in 2015, contributing $14.1 billion to B.C.’s overall economic output.

    At the same time, tech revenue increased five per cent to a record $26.3 billion.