What It Takes for Tech Ecosystems to Bring (and Keep) Foreign Talent

Tech ecosystems depend on talent to succeed — and the competition for this talent is fierce. So what does it take to not only attract but keep foreign talent?
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Katie Rankin

Katie Rankin
Katie Rankin is the Content Marketing Manager at Hockeystick. Katie is passionate about taking complex policies, procedures and ideas and weaving them into compelling narratives for diverse audiences. As a journalist, she has experience writing and producing materials for magazine, newspaper and radio. Katie is also an accomplished speechwriter and communications specialist. Katie holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Prince Edward Island, a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College, Halifax and an MA in Popular Culture Studies from Brock University. Katie’s favourite things to talk about are teen television and her home province Prince Edward Island.
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How Canada Can Become a Global Leader in AI and AI Ethics

Canada has already made waves in AI innovation and AI ethics. But with artificial intelligence on the verge of becoming a part of almost everything we do, how can Canada secure its spot as an expert on the world stage? We're looking at how initiatives like the SCALE.AI supercluster are helping Canadian AI go global.
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Women in Tech: How Determination, Her Inner Voice, and Michelle Obama Helped This Entrepreneur Succeed

Techpreneur Catherine Mahugu is changing the way goods are exchanged between producers in the developing world and global consumers. We sat down with Mahugu for International Women's Day to discuss the barriers women in tech still face and the importance of gender equality and fairness.
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How Deena Shakir Is Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and the MENA Region

TechWadi advisory board member Deena Shakir has spent her varied and impressive career making a global impact. At #DRIVE19, she will highlight how she is building bridges between Silicon Valley and the MENA region, and the importance of fostering local and global tech entrepreneurship.
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Small But Mighty: 5 Tiny Tech Hubs Across North America

Everyone knows the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor and Silicon Valley, but beyond the bright lights of the big cities are smaller tech hubs that are helping local economies shift away from traditional sectors and embrace the new innovation economy.
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Trailblazers: 4 Ways Tech Dominated Cannabis Legalization in 2018

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is without a doubt the biggest news story of the year. As the year comes to a close, we're taking a look at 4 ways the tech ecosystem is staying one step ahead in the rapidly-evolving, brand new world of legalized weed.
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Code Blue: The State of HealthTech Commercialization in Canada

We teamed up with Charles Plant from U of T's Impact Centre to explore healthtech commercialization in Canada, the reasons why Canada has trouble scaling healthtech companies and how we can become a world leader in healthtech innovation.
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These 3 Provinces Are Driving Canadian FinTech Investment [Infographic]

Hockeystick has teamed up with Canadian venture-capital fund Luge Capital to demonstrate the momentum fintech companies across Ontario, Québec and British Columbia are experiencing based on private investment.
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