Innovation, Productivity and Jobs - Why BC Should Care

Posted by Rob Lewis

If the title of this blog post caught your eye, you should definitely check out BCTIA's TechForum lunch event this Thursday, May 19th.

Innovation is the driving force behind competition, productivity and success, and is ultimately the key to industry growth and the creation of new jobs. While the technology industry has a solid understanding of the importance of innovation, the impact of innovation on our general economy is often overlooked. To ensure the continued development of all industries in BC, this oversight is one that we can no longer afford.

Join in the discussion as David Emerson and Jock Finlayson examine the impact of innovation on British Columbia’s economy, and explore what BC must do to earn its place among the most innovative, growing and prosperous economies today.

David Emerson is a former Member of Parliament who has served as Minister of Industry, International Trade and Foreign Affairs as well as serving on the Board of Directors for several major corporations in BC. Jock Finlayson is the Executive Vice President Policy for the BC Business Council, a Member of the Board of the Bank of Canada and renowned economist.

This BCTIA TechForum “Voices of Experience” event takes place on Thursday, May 19th at the Sutton Place Hotel. Networking and Registration begins at 11:30am followed by lunch and the presentation. Register online to attend.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization promoting the growth of British Columbia's knowledge economy. With a membership of over 2,700 companies, employing more than 60,000 workers in business of all sizes and sectors, the BCTIA is the largest tech association in the province. The BCTIA delivers programs and services that assist in the growth and success of its members, as well as... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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