Area X.O: driving the future of Ottawa tech
Invest Ottawa President & CEO, Michael Tremblay, joins Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh to talk about Area X.O, Ottawa's futureplex of innovation and collaboration. Find out how the facility will help Canadian SME's and attract multinationals to our region as well as drive the development of future tech.
October 23, 2020 | 16 minutes
Komal: developing resilience and investing with impact
She’s an interviewer, impact investor, and resilience educator. In this episode, Komal Minhas talks about how she has grown in the face of adversity caused by the pandemic, lessons learned through the people she interviews, and offers concrete advice for women looking to start their own business.
October 2, 2020 | 23 minutes
Keeping networks fast and secure: Gigamon
With so many workers shifting to a work from home model, digital transformation during COVID-19 put networks to the test. Gigamon, a worldwide leader in network visibility, analytics, threat detection and response, is helping companies and organizations respond. President and COO, Shane Buckley, talks to Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh about how COVID-19 has affected Gigamon's business and explains why the company is expanding its international footprint into Ottawa with a new R & D centre.
September 18, 2020 | 13 minutes
The push for a COVID-19 vaccine: VBI Vaccines
Jeff Baxter, President & CEO of VBI Vaccines talks about research being done in Ottawa toward the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and how companies and governments around the world are working together in unprecedented ways as the world anxiously waits.
September 11, 2020 | 20 minutes
Causing disruption through gender, race and tech.
Ellie Ardakani, an accomplished geoscience advisor and award-winning energy-tech entrepreneur, talks about disruption. How her company is disrupting the way the oil and gas sector uses data, how the pandemic disrupted the company’s path, and how she is tackling the realities of being a woman in a male-dominated field, and an immigrant facing systemic bias.
August 28, 2020 | 20 minutes
How COVID-19 changed market research.
Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., talks about how market research changed during the pandemic, how her company is disrupting the way it's done, and how entrepreneurs can use the insights they have to decide when to stay the course and when to pivot.
August 21, 2020 | 19 minutes
The Royal Canadian Navy has existed for over 100 years, but technology and innovation remain integral to its survival – and to the safety and security of the people who serve in it. In this episode, Shav is joined by Lieutenant Commander John Faurbo to discuss collaboration and modernization in one of Canada’s most venerable institutions.
August 14, 2020 | 17 minutes
Sport, concussions and tech: How Neurovine is changing the game.
Ashleigh Kennedy, founder and CEO of Neurovine talks about concussions and how her technology aims to empower concussion patients by measuring brain health and optimizing their recovery process.
August 7, 2020 | 15 minutes
Howie Kahn, Food for Thought.
Howie Kahn is a best-selling author, journalist and successful podcaster focussed on the food industry. He talks restaurant re-invention & re-opening on the latest episode of Invest Ottawa’s popular new podcast Investing In Our New Reality.
July 31, 2020 | 16 minutes
Russel Coltess: I am held to the standard of not being able to fail.
Sweatcrew CEO Russell Coltess talks about adapting his business model through COVID-19, his experiences as a black business leader, and what has to happen to truly move the needle on racial bias and diversity in the workplace.
July 24, 2020 | 16 minutes