Virtual Event

Tech Sector Drives Economic Recovery

Monday, September 28, 2020
12:00 PM
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Schedule:Online Program 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT

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Businesses Driving Recovery through Tech Growth

Vancouver's rich talent base, world-class academic institutions and diverse community have made the city a magnet for technology companies of all sizes.

As we prepare to navigate post-COVID-19 economic recovery:

  • What opportunities will technology companies create for the local economy?
  • What is the broader impact of the technology sector's growth?
  • How can technology companies continue to invest in our communities?

These activities will provide access to the guidance and support businesses require to navigate the crisis.

The panel – with representatives from the technology, charitable, academic, and small business sectors - will share different perspectives on the impact of Vancouver’s Tech Hub status.

Welcome Remarks

Charlie Bell

Charlie Bell
Senior Vice President
Amazon Web Services

Panel Discussion

 Jennifer Burns Jesse Dougherty Emily-anne KingJennifer Pratt Chris YeeBridgitte Anderson

Jennifer Burns, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology | Chief Information Officer, University of British Columbia
Jesse Dougherty, VP and Vancouver Site Lead, Amazon
Emily-anne King, Vice-President and Co-Founder, Backpack Buddies
Jennifer Pratt, Owner and Inventor, Seeding Square
Chris Yee, Sales Director, The Cocktail Box Co. & Brew Your Bucha
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

This event is presented in partnership with Amazon.

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