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Innovate BC ends nine-month CEO search
Plus, a UVic boiler room gets the Cinderella treatment
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about Innovate BC’s new CEO, the role of the Canadian Coast Guard, two top Victoria startup employers and a local small business and tech event.
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Innovate BC announces new leader, doubling down on IP
Cowan has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles across Canada’s innovation ecosystem, and Innovate BC believes he will bring that lengthy expertise to his new organization. In his new job, Cowan will be tasked with maintaining and developing Innovate BC’s mandate to fund and deliver programs that support and grow the innovation economy, as well as forging partnerships to make more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and their companies.
“We are delighted to welcome Peter Cowan to Innovate BC,” said Andrew Petter, the crown agency’s board chair. "Peter understands that innovation is key to creating good jobs and building an inclusive, sustainable economy for the benefit of all British Columbians. His extensive knowledge of our province’s innovation ecosystem, coupled with his policy background and far-reaching experience in both the private and public sectors, make him an ideal person to lead the agency at this critical time.”
eBook: How to minimize third-party risk with vendor management
A robust vendor management program isn’t just required by compliance frameworks like SOC 2 and ISO 27001. It’s also a critical part of a holistic trust management strategy.
Implementing a vendor management program, however, has become more complex and challenging with the proliferation of SaaS tools and shadow IT. And many overstretched security teams are being asked to do more with less.
To stay compliant and secure — and deepen trust with customers and partners — security teams need a way to proactively manage vendor risk.
This guide from Vanta, the leading trust management platform, brings together perspectives from the frontlines of vendor security management. Get insights and best practices from security and compliance leaders.
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University of Victoria boiler room gets a major makeover
It’s something of a Cinderella story — a tired, unappreciated boiler room is discovered by clever, imaginative techies and transformed into a makerspace where students can turn dreams into realities.
Thanks to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science’s (ECS) $150M capital expansion, University of Victoria students will soon have access to a multi-level makerspace where students can socialize, share ideas and learnings, and collaborate on exciting new projects.
📰 More Victoria innovation news
🦈 47 metres down: In a recent Chamber Chat, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams and Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Derek Moss took a deep-dive into the organization’s role in keeping Canadians safe.
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