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BCBusiness magazine aims to inform, empower and connect business leaders and entrepreneurs. As part of that mission, our podcast series brings you in-depth interviews with decision makers, innovators and thinkers from the world of business.
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Does British Columbia's Tech Sector Make the Grade? Here's What the Latest Industry Report Card Says

The BCBusiness Podcast

Does British Columbia's Tech Sector Make the Grade? Here's What the Latest Industry Report Card Says

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Ravi Kahlon: B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Weighs in on the Pandemic and Beyond
Minister Ravi Kahlon talks to BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about his government's efforts to help local businesses—and what the future holds when the province digs out from COVID-19.
13:34
April 12, 2021
Doug Stephens: How Retailers Can Survive—and Thrive—in a Post-COVID World
Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet, chats with BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World. In his third book, Stephens argues that the COVID shock has transformed his industry—and offers retail brands a way forward in this hypercompetitive new landscape.
38:46
March 22, 2021
Peter Routledge: The Man Who Gets Paid to Worry About Canada's Banks
Peter Routledge, president and CEO of Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. (CDIC), talks to BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about the health of the country’s financial system in the wake of COVID-19, the difference between a bank bailout and a bail-in, and why climate change could pose a threat to the banks, credit unions and trust companies he watches.
35:48
March 4, 2021
A Closer Look at the Okanagan Tech Sector
Corie Griffiths, director of economic development for the Regional District of Central Okanagan, chats with BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about the local technology sector's strengths and prospects.
12:38
February 20, 2021
Riaz Meghji: How to Build Stronger Connections With Others
Veteran broadcaster Riaz Meghji, author of the new book Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships, talks to BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel. His insights can help businesses, leaders and employees navigate a post-COVID world where connecting virtually is the new reality.
35:17
February 4, 2021
After a Strong Finish to 2020, What's in Store for British Columbia's M&A Market in 2021?
Enoch Chang, a Vancouver-based partner and mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Fasken, chats with BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about how M&A deals involving B.C. companies fared in 2020—and what to expect this year.
19:09
January 25, 2021
Digging Into British Columbia's Mineral Exploration Business
Kendra Johnston, president and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), talks to BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about her industry and its prospects in B.C.
14:49
December 8, 2020
Does British Columbia's Tech Sector Make the Grade? Here's What the Latest Industry Report Card Says
Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the BC Tech Association, chats with BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about the new 2020 edition of the British Columbia Technology Report Card. BC Tech teamed up with KPMG for this biennial survey.
12:25
November 27, 2020
What Could 2021 Bring for Real Estate in Canada and Vancouver?
John Bunting, senior partner and British Columbia real estate practice leader with PwC Canada, talks to BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel about the Canadian edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.
27:09
November 13, 2020
Arlene Dickinson: How Entrepreneurs Can Survive COVID-19
Arlene Dickinson, founder and general partner of District Ventures Capital, talks to Nick Rockel, editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine, about how the pandemic has changed business, leadership and the talent marketplace. A longtime Dragons' Den panellist, Dickinson is also president and CEO of Venture Communications, an integrated marketing firm.
09:49
November 13, 2020
D&I Done Right: How to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Nick Rockel, editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine, chats with Michael Bach, author of the Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right. Bach, founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, was previously national director of diversity, equity and inclusion for KPMG in Canada. 
26:21
October 30, 2020
American Homebuyers Bet on Vancouver
Nick Rockel, editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine, talks to realtor Andrew Carros, licence partner with Engel & Völkers Vancouver, about why he thinks U.S. purchasers will snap up more homes in the Vancouver area and elsewhere in British Columbia.
19:14
October 19, 2020
Jonas Altman on the Reinvention of Work
Nick Rockel, editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine, chats with Jonas Altman, author of the new book Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work and Change the Future.
33:25
October 8, 2020