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Technology Interview Series

IMMEDIATE ACTIONS YORK REGION EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

covid-19 recovery blog series headerThe Canadian federal government has announced its economic response plan to COVID-19, including multiple new and rapidly evolving financial support programs to help SMEs through the coronavirus pandemic. This article highlights the available federal and provincial government funding programs to help employers in York Region through these extraordinary times.

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From The Outside In: My Adventure In “The Tech Industry”

Michelle Batbadal Dancing at IBM CanadaYORK LINK SPECIAL FEATURE
So, I jumped in with both feet and took an internship as a content developer at the largest software development lab in Canada — based right here in Markham, York Region. You might ask how I’m getting on here in the lab with my background in political science, communication and journalism, and clear lack of a computer science degree, but my answer may be more straightforward than you think.

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Top Developers and Researchers Come Together in York Region for 2019 CASCON x Evoke Conference

IBM CASCON Conference with AttendeesYORK LINK TECHNOLOGY INTERVIEW SERIES
For the first time, IBM’s long-standing Center for Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON) is partnering with Havas Canada to present CASCON x EVOKE; taking place November 4th-6th in Markham, York Region. We spoke with Steven Astorino, VP of Development, Hybrid Cloud, z Analytics and Canada Lab Director at IBM and get the inside scoop on what attendees may expect from the conference.

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Powered by York Region Tech: Inside the HVAC Smart Fan from Markham-Based Smart Cocoon

Smart Cocoon Co-Founders
YORK LINK TECHNOLOGY INTERVIEW SERIES
Markham-based Smart Cocoon focused their entrepreneurial efforts in developing a market-ready solution that can increase efficiency in the home HVAC system for every room. What is it? We interviewed one of the founders, Sean Cobham, to learn more about their smart fan technology designed and developed in York Region; Canada’s second largest tech hub.

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Markham-based CIeNET Looking For Talent Fascinated With Automotive Tech at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

CIeNET StaffIn our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with AutoTech company, CIeNET. They recently expanded into Canada opening their Canadian Centre of Excellence for Automotive Technologies in Markham, York Region. We caught up with their team to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision, the future of their industry, and what they are looking for in prospective tech talent.

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Seneca College Developing The Entrepreneurial Mindset at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

Seneca Helix Company showing off their VR appIn our lead-up to Collision we asked a few questions to Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca College. We asked about their presence at Collision and the startups joining them, what they are looking to accomplish at the conference, plus what it’s like to participate in York Region’s largest collaboration of tech companies and innovation partners. Here’s what they had to say

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