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British Columbia's only daily news show focused on business, brought to you by Business in Vancouver newspaper and biv.com. Join hosts editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe as well as reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin as they interview Canada's business and political leaders about the pressing issues facing British Columbian businesses and industries today. Join them as they discuss real estate, technology, the resource industries and local and provincial politics.
 
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The impacts of COVID-19 is still reshaping the economy two years into the pandemic. Beyond inflation concerns hitting consumers right now, workers are also navigating a sharp shift towards gig jobs while employers must navigate the so-called Great Resignation as demand for talent heightens. Jeff Harris, CEO of Vancouver-based Impact Recruitment, jo…
 
Jason Block, vice president of western Canadian engineering operations for Kiewit, one of North America's leading infrastructure and engineering firms, discusses what has been learned from the extensive damage of the atmospheric river in November in British Columbia and what are the wisest next steps now that much has been built back to be ready fo…
 
It’s been a busy start to 2022 for B.C.’s tech sector. Companies left and right have been shuffling their C-suites. Is it a sign of uncertainty or sign of major growth prospects? Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO of the Tech and People Network (formerly known as the HR Tech Group), joins BIV Today to discuss what’s going on and more. Tyler Orton hosts. S…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton apply for jobs as casting agents while exploring each series' approach to utilizing its primary characters. From the TOS triumvirate, to DS9's extremely balanced main players and Discovery's frequent line-up shake-ups, there have been many approaches to Star Trek storytelling. Listen in as the duo determine what work…
 
GeoComply's Anna Sainsbury kicked off 2022 by returning to the CEO role of the cybersecurity firm she co-founded more than a decade ago. She joins BIV Today to discuss the explosive growth her company has enjoyed, what it takes to become a unicorn in B.C. and what's ahead for GeoComply. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton serenade each other through a crisis while catching up on the latest batch of Star Trek: Discovery episodes. From the intriguing introduction of Ruon Tarka, to Zora's emotional awakening and the mysterious threat of Species 10C, the duo tackle all the major new revelations. Plus, special guest Janine Smith beams in w…
 
Curt Sigfstead kicked off 2022 by joining B.C. unicorn Clio as the legaltech firm’s new chief financial officer. He joins BIV Today to discuss his decision to jump on board one of B.C.’s most high-profile tech darlings and the growth potential behind the industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Acclaimed author, futurist and strategist Peter Zeihan, the keynote speaker at the Jan. 27 CFA Society Vancouver virtual event, discusses the important geopolitical and demographic challenges for Canada and the wider world. He is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bid farewell to 2021 in true Q style by gazing into the rearview mirror and reflecting on their past year of podcasting. In addition to highlighting their favourite moments, episodes and bloopers, the duo discuss this year's Discovery, Lower Decks and Prodigy outputs, and ponder what delights the Trek universe could …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton question authority while delving into the inner workings of Starfleet, and debating whether the organization even makes sense. From our optimistic first introductions on TOS, to the more militaristic angle of Nicholas Meyer's films and Janeway's dedication to protocol in the Delta Quadrant, the duo name their favouri…
 
Still reeling from the economic impacts of the pandemic, extreme weather events continued to rattle B.C. throughout 2021. Economists Ken Peacock and David Williams from the Business Council of B.C. join BIV Today to discuss the current state of the province’s economy and the headwinds it faces going into 2022. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/…
 
Vancouver-based SceneBox has just come out of stealth mode after its 2019 founding. The West Coast company believes it can help businesses reshape engineering in ways not possible only a few years ago. CEO Yaser Khalighi joins BIV to discuss launching a startup in the current climate, the potential behind computer vision and more. Tyler Orton hosts…
 
With the word “metaverse” only recently reaching the ears of most people for the first time, many are wondering about the potential behind this immersive iteration of online connectivity. Dan Burgar is president of the Vancouver VR/AR Association. He joins BIV Today to discuss how the metaverse is poised to shake up business. Tyler Orton hosts. See…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton battle giant jellyfish while beaming back to Discovery to review the latest three episodes, Anomaly, Choose to Live and All is Possible. From Gray's transition, to Book's traumatic journey and Tilly's big career decision, the duo cover all the current big talking points in Trekland. Right-click to download. Read more…
 
Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation, speaks to the many important initiatives that the Heiltsuk Nation are leading in regards to economic development and how they are weaving in their traditional values, ways of being, and governance into everything they do as a nation. She is in conversation with Chastity Davis-Alphonse for the three-part series.…
 
Dr. Judith Sayers, President Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, speaks to the importance of Indigenous knowledge being included in Climate Change and Clean Energy discussions, opportunities, and strategies moving forward. She is in conversation with Chastity Davis-Alphonse for the three-part BIV series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton try to prove their innocence in Klingon court while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and attempt to determine exactly why it's such a note perfect finale to the TOS era. From Kirk's character arc, to the film's real world parallels and its magical ending, the duo cover it al…
 
In part two of our two-part series featuring recipients of the annual BIV CEO of the Year awards, EMBERS CEO Marcia Nozick (Lifetime Achievement) and Tru Earth CEO Brad Liski (Small Company category) share their insights on their influences, where they find their optimism, how they deal with the challenges of the pandemic, and how they take care of…
 
Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson joins BIV Today to break down Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are feeling more confident about the economy this year and willing to spend more for the holidays. But are global and local supply chain disruptions throwing sand into the gears of shoppers’ plans? Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener f…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton smack away ravenous psychic vines while reviewing the latest three episodes of Prodigy; Starstruck, Dream Catcher and Terror Firma. From Janeway's Federation lessons, to the Diviner's merits as a big bad and our first new animated M-class planet, the duo break it all down. Plus, Tyler offers his brief thoughts on Dis…
 
With many B.C. communities devastated by this month’s severe flooding and closed highways choking off access throughout the province, the West Coast faces a major economic rebuild ahead. Jeremy Stone, director of Recovery and Relief Services, joins BIV Today to discuss the immediate response to such a disaster and how businesses can rebuild moving …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton enroll in 32nd century Starfleet Academy to commemorate the return of Star Trek: Discovery for its fourth season. From the introduction of Federation President Rillak, to the opening of the Archer Spacedock and our first gravitational distortion of the season, the duo break down all of Kobayashi Maru's major talking …
 
On the eve of its playoff game with Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC coach Vanni Sartini discusses his approaches to managing, to team culture and values, and even his love of Ted Lasso. He is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Demand for tech talent is surging in B.C., which is drawing in global giants and serving as the launching ground for throngs of startups. But does the sector’s growing workforce accurately reflect the demographics of B.C. as a whole? A new report from Vancouver-based HR Tech Group reveals gaps within representation as well as strides being made. HR…
 
This episode of EDI on BIV discusses the online education platform Deyen, and how it's inviting Canadians to learn about Canada's colonial history from the perspective of Indigenous women. Chastity Davis-Alphonse, founder of Chastity Davis Consulting and Deyen, discusses transformation, truth and reconciliation, and changing the narrative, one pers…
 
Small businesses are generally feeling optimistic about their fortunes, according to a new survey from Scotiabank that reveals more than half are doing better or the same as prior to the pandemic. Jason Charlebois, senior vice-president of small business at Scotiabank, joins BIV Today to discuss what’s behind this positive sentiment and what headwi…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton declare "Assimilate this!" while celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: First Contact, and take a deeper look at the film's long-term impact on the franchise. From the evolution of the Borg, to the memorable new supporting characters and Data's journey, the duo break down why the second TNG movie still casts …
 
People are gearing up for holiday shopping as we speak. One of the big questions hanging over us: more than a year into the pandemic, what kind of role will online shopping play vs. the traditional brick-and-mortar experience? Deloitte Canada has released a new outlook on holiday shopping to answer those questions and more. Marty Weintraub, Deloitt…
 
The many challenges of protecting the intellectual property of ideas and innovations in the cleantech sector are the focus of a discussion with Roch Ripley, who heads the Intellectual Property department as a partner in the Vancouver office of the Gowling WLG law firm, and Jeanette Jackson, the CEO of the cleantech ecosystem accelerator Foresight. …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton swoon over Mr. Spock while celebrating the 25th anniversary of Deep Space Nine's ridiculously fun fan service triumph Trials and Tribble-ations. From the episode's enduring legacy, to its smart and insightful nods to nostalgia and the future possibilities for feature-length films in the same mold, the duo delve into …
 
This episode of EDI on BIV discusses the online education platform Deyen, and how it's inviting Canadians to learn about Canada's colonial history from the perspective of Indigenous women. Chastity Davis-Alphonse, founder of Chastity Davis Consulting and Deyen, discusses transformation, truth and reconciliation, and changing the narrative, one pers…
 
About a dozen unicorns have emerged from B.C. over the past 10 months. Prior to the pandemic, startups reaching valuations of $1 billion or more were a rare breed for the West Coast tech ecosystem. Not the case anymore. Trulioo CEO Steve Munford, who leads one of those recent unicorns, joins BIV Today to discuss his company’s journey. Tyler Orton h…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton stage a daring escape from a mining prison in order to dive into the premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy, Lost and Found. From the colourful new cast of characters, to the grand introduction of the USS Protostar and Janeway's holo-return, the duo break it all down. Plus, they offer up their thoughts on Denis Villeneuve's …
 
Perrin Beatty, the CEO and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, discusses the federal cabinet shuffle, the early priorities of the Justin Trudeau government, and the state of the economy and the business environment in this conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Michael Audain, CEO of Polygon Homes, art collector and supporter, philanthropist and one of British Columbia’s most respected leaders, has written a memoir on his many twists and turns in life, many of them surprising. He discussed One Man In His Time, published this week, with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
This episode of EDI on BIV looks at maternity leave — how it's viewed in the corporate world, and how it impacts women and their careers. Jen Murtagh and Sonja Baikogli Foley, co-founders of the newly launched initiative Maturn, discuss the motherhood penalty, and support for mothers in the workplace. Chantelle Krish, CEO of the KidSafe Project Soc…
 
The pandemic has exposed many of the inequalities and economic hang-ups that were easier to ignore pre-COVID. But it has also opened the door to change the way we live and the way our economy functions. While we’ve seen the rapid adoption of remote working, employment opportunities for many women have dropped significantly amid the pandemic. So whe…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton hang out with their time-travelling descendants while exploring exactly why the third season Enterprise episode E2 is so special. From two T'Pols, to the complexities of Lorian and Reed's tragic bachelor life, the duo break it all down. Plus, the hosts reveals their hopes and potential concerns regarding Star Trek: P…
 
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