Disruptors Revisited: Three Companies Redefining Resilience in 2021

Disruptors Revisited: Three Companies Redefin...

Disruptors Revisited: Youth Mental Health in the Age of Covid

To learn more about the organizations mentioned in this episode, and the important work they’re doing, you can visit their websites: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Homewood Research Institute, Frayme: Youth Mental Health R ...  Show more

Disruptors Revisited: How 5G Will Transform the Canadian Economy

In this episode, two reports from RBC’s Thought Leadership group are mentioned. Click the links to read Farmer 4.0: How the Coming Skills Revolution Can Transform Agriculture, and Paging Dr. Data: How the Coming Skills Revolution Can Transform Healthcare. For details on the City ...  Show more

Land of Unicorns - Canada’s New Bounty of Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

To learn about Clearco and its financing model for entrepreneurs, follow this link.If you want to understand more about the record VC year for Canadian tech startups—and how that looks in the global context—check out CB Insights’ State of Venture Q2’21 Report via this link (regis ...  Show more

Leaders of Tomorrow: How Indigenous Youth Can Seize the Digital Day

To learn more about the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology, click here. And to find out more about EntrepreNorth, follow this link. (The work of EntrepreNorth is supported, in part, by the RBC Foundation.)In his segment, Jarret referenced a photo series he was a part ...  Show more

Rethinking Biotech: How big, long-term bets are paying off

To learn more about AbCellera and its antibody discovery platform, follow this link.Canada’s biotech sector was in the spotlight during Covid. To learn more about how it responded—and how the national industry association BIOTECanada views the future of its ecosystem—check out th ...  Show more

Good Medicine: Is the future of healthcare digital?

To learn more about the companies mentioned in the show and the services they offer, follow the links for Maple, Well Health, and Dialogue. Last December, the CD Howe Institute published a report on how technology is transforming healthcare called Canada’s Virtual Care Revolution ...  Show more

New Frontiers: How Canadian Tech is Shaking Up Space

To learn about NASA’s Lunar Gateway project — an outpost that supports a return to the lunar surface as well as deep-space exploration — click here. To see how MDA’s AI-powered Canadarm3 will work on the lunar outpost, watch this video. Curious about what satellites the size of a ...  Show more

The Creativity Economy Part 2: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

To learn more about the companies and institutions who participated in this podcast, visit their websites: I-Think, Sheridan College, Shopify, Lululemon, and Ubisoft Montreal. Richard Florida can be contacted through the strategy firm he founded, the Creative Class Group, and you ...  Show more

BONUS: Why Blockchain Holds the Key to a Greener Planet

RBC Tech for Nature is RBC’s multi-year commitment to preserving our natural ecosystem and works with partners to leverage technology and innovation capabilities to solve pressing environmental challenges. Learn more here. To read RBC’s Climate Blueprint, click here.For details o ...  Show more

The Creativity Economy Part 1: A (New) Power Skill for the 2020s

Click the following links to learn more about Cirque du Soleil and its creative process. You can find details on the programs and streams offered by The Creative Destruction Lab HERE, or visit the Rotman School’s page on the University of Toronto’s website. Acumen Law’s homepage ...  Show more

Charging Ahead: Canada’s Role in The E-V Revolution

For details on Propulsion Quebec, its mission, and its business areas, visit propulsionquebec.com. You can learn more about GBatteries and its unique, ultra-fast charging technology at gbatteries.com.Click the following links to read up on GM’s commitment to electrification, its ...  Show more

The Last-Mile Ecosystem: One-on-One with the CEO of DoorDash

To learn more about DoorDash, its philosophy, and its origin story, you can visit the company’s website. For details on its revenue during the pandemic, read this recent Bloomberg article. John mentioned two previous pieces of RBC research during the podcast, including; “Small Bu ...  Show more

Diversity In/Action: Improving Inclusivity in the Tech Sector

It’s something that has the power to enable both empathy and exclusion; to provide us with new perspectives while simultaneously silencing other voices that deserve to be heard: technology.And while the tech platforms we interact with every day demonstrated their value in the lea ...  Show more

The Business of Benevolence: How Technology is Changing Charitable Giving in Canada

It’s something that’s always been a part of the Canadian identity, but has taken on a new urgency over the past twelve months: our tendency to support charities, non-profits, and community organizations. In 2018, Canada’s charitable sector was the second largest on the planet, an ...  Show more

2021, Year of the Gamer: How Video Game Culture is Conquering Canada and the World

Did anyone in your household wake up to find a new video game, virtual reality headset, or console under the tree over the holidays? Do your kids spend hours on end online, watching their favourite gamers on Twitch, Tik-Tok, or YouTube? Is your business struggling to connect with ...  Show more

Pandemics, Pivots, and Predictions: Looking Back on 2020 and Ahead to 2021

Extraordinary. Unprecedented. Devastating. There’s no shortage of words that have been used to describe everything Canadians have endured over the past 12 months. COVID-19 has fundamentally disrupted our daily lives to such a degree that -- even though a vaccine is now being roll ...  Show more

Impersonal Information: Data and Privacy Protection in 2020 and Beyond

What do digital privacy and COVID-19 have in common with climate change, Kompromat, counter-espionage hackers, and the new Netflix movie “The Social Dilemma”? They’re just a few of the many topics that come up in a timely and compelling conversation with Canada’s so-called “Hacke ...  Show more

The Intangibles Economy: How to Make Canada an IP Powerhouse

It’s a term that’s been front and centre this fall, as the federal government considers ways to shepherd Canada out of the economic downturn caused by COVID: intellectual property. But what exactly is IP -- and how could it be central to the recovery?On this episode of Disruptors ...  Show more

From Connected Cows to Smart Cities: Enabling the 5G Economy

There’s been no shortage of hype. Now, after years of headlines heralding it as a transformative technology, an evolution in wireless service, even a “game changer for humanity,” 5G is finally being rolled out across Canada by the big three telecom providers. But are we ready to ...  Show more