February 18, 2018

Minister of Citizen Services says communications staff under the microscope following ethnic voting strategy leak

The Minister of Citizens' Services and Open Government is condemning the quick wins ethnic voting strategy his own government cooked up. Government Communications falls in Ben Stewart's ministerial responsibilities and he says the strategy is absolutely inappropriate. Stewart was asked if he will take a hard look at the communications staff and if … [Read more...]

BC NDP House Leader questions investigation into BC Liberals leaked strategy to win votes

The BC New Democrats' House Leader says the resignation of Premier Christy Clark’s Deputy Chief of Staff brings up lots of questions. Those questions surround an investigation into a liberal strategy to win ethnic votes using taxpayers' money. John Horgan says among those questions is whether Kim Haakstad has already been interviewed by the … [Read more...]

Digital Strategy Conference – Vancouver

Where management teams get strategic with digital. Take a deep dive into the essentials of planning, integrating and improving digital initiatives. Three days of educational sessions designed to help organizations stay relevant, competitive and resilient. Key areas of learning: • Digital landscape and eco-system • How-to assess digital … [Read more...]

Government updates L-N-G strategy

On a day when the unemployment figures do not look good for BC, the provincial government is pointing to it's liquid natural gas strategy. In a one year update on the plan, the government says there are five solid proposals to build L-N-G plants on the north coast by 2020, generating up to 75-thousand full time jobs. Energy Minister Rich Coleman … [Read more...]

Premier withdraws from energy strategy over Northen Gateway demands

"It’s not a national energy strategy if B.C. doesn't sign on." That, from Premier Christy Clark on the bid by premiers to put together a national energy strategy. Reporter Alison Auld of the Canadian Press tells CKNW that Clark stepped out of meetings at the Council of the Federation in Halifax to speak to reporters. “She said that she … [Read more...]

Surrey launches strategy to reduce poverty

Surrey has launched a new strategy to reduce poverty.The strategy includes policies the city and non-profits can take in four areas including housing, transportation, income, and support to try and eradicate poverty within the city.Mayor Dianne Watts is asked if the goal of wiping out poverty is realistic."Well we have to try, don't we?  I … [Read more...]

Innovation – Strategy, Opportunity and Growth for your Business

The demands of global customers are changing the tides and fortunes of Canadian corporate organizations. The essence of successful organizations is build on a foundation of innovation that brings new ideas, leverages the talent and skill set in our human resources and empowers organizations to bring state of the art products to market. The benefit … [Read more...]

VEF Gala BBQ With Gretchen Libby, Executive in Charge of Business Development & Global Strategy at Industrial Light & Magic – a division of Lucasfilm

May the force be with you! Come and join the VEF Board and our Sponsors/Supporters as we enjoy an evening of networking, great speaker presentation and a delicious BBQ fare. Mingle with Entrepreneurs and Industry experts in the newly refurbished Science World at TELUS World of Science, with superb views of Vancouver, False Creek and the North … [Read more...]

Province announces new mining strategy

The BC government has announced what it's calling a new "mining strategy" to promote growth in what is already a booming industry. Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman says the plan includes further streamlining of regulations, and building partnerships with first nations. His government hopes to see eight new mines up and running in BC by … [Read more...]

Quality in Agile: Practice & Strategy Conference 2012

DESCRIPTION Agile Vancouver will be hosting another of our successful conferences on 25 and 26 May 2012. This one will be focused on Quality in Agile: Practice & Strategy. The goal is to bring together developers, testers, performance and operational people, business analysts, and decision makers to collaboratively talk about Agile Quality as a … [Read more...]