The growth numbers don’t lie: British Columbia’s tech sector is outpacing the provincial economy, employing over 90,000 people who are earning wages 75% above the provincial average. The upcoming #BCTECH Summit in March isn’t just about celebrating the strides that the tech industry has made in BC: it’s about laying out the future of this crucial industry.
2016 was a year that saw both steady progress and revolutionary leaps in the tech sector. The Internet of Things came into its own, augmented reality changed the visual landscape of cities, and cognitive computing became a force that is impossible to ignore.
IBM has made significant investments in OpenWhisk, an open-source, event-driven FaaS platform. OpenWhisk is now generally available via Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform.
Prana Studios, an award-winning 3-D graphics and visual effects company, is using IBM Cloud infrastructure in the production of an Ultra-HD project for a deluxe theme park attraction.
Launched at the IBM World of Watson conference, the new platform makes machine learning simple with an intuitive, self-service interface for cross-company data collaboration.
Companies relying on real-time analytics to make crucial decisions can’t suffer a slowdown.
The transformational power of cloud computing will encompass AI, infrastructure, security, and large-scale business opportunities.
Collecting 2.3 trillion GB of healthcare data is one thing, but analyzing it is the priority.
Incubator is focused on startups that harness cognitive computing and cloud technology.
Grush makes a children’s toothbrush that connects to both a mobile game for kids and a dashboard for parents, in a bid to ensure youngsters learn the proper way to clean their teeth.