Columbia Basin Trust provided businesses within the Basin the opportunity to join them at BC Tech Summit in Vancouver, naturally we, along with other movers and shakers from the region embraced the offer with open arms.

To us, BC Tech Summit provided a great way to meet up with existing clients from the Kootenays and introduce ourselves to potential clients whilst taking in views from thought leaders including the CEO of Jigsaw and the Head of Education at Microsoft. It was great to hear from people pushing the boundaries forward in AI, machine learning, mapping, video, app development and especially cleantech solutions.

Connecting in such a positive place surrounded by new technology and entrepreneurs was exciting and the catalyst for lots of new ideas.helps ideas develop.

It was great to connect directly with people like Bijan Viaz, founder of Eventmobi as well as amazing people leading the way in their industries like Austin Engineering from Castlegar and Rithmik Solutions from Fernie. Always good to catch up with LCIC, Imagine Kootenay, KAST and all the other folks from MetalTechAlley.

Continuing dialogue with all of these visionaries from the Kootenays is encouraging and shows the great potential that our region has.