Navigating the pandemic and beyond
Covid-19 rushed into our lives. For some business leaders, the impact was immediately devastating; operations ceased and layoffs were initiated. For others, the experience was manageable but required speedy innovation. Our vision is to create a space where local leaders can have frank conversations about the ups and downs of doing business on Vancouver Island. Our focus in the first season will be about navigating both the opportunities and challenges that the pandemic presents but as time moves forward our focus will shift as businesses evolve. And to be clear, this isn’t a podcast just about technology, it’s more about business, specifically business on the Island.
In the first two weeks of the pandemic, we got to implement things that we talked about doing over the next five years. The amount of learning in that first 14 days was incredible.
I use the term bounce forward instead of bounce back.
Guest: Ty Whittaker Executive Vice President of Colliers International
Guest: Stew Young Mayor of Langford, BC
Guest: Scott Phillips President of Starfish Medical
Episode 2: In conversation with Dan Gunn: Social capital and technology innovation around Greater Victoria
Guest: Dan Gunn Executive Director of VIATEC
Guest: Mark Breslauer Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Greater Victoria
Guest: Laura Bolster President of Megson Fitzpatrick
Episode 6: Resilience and collaboration on the road to recovery: A conversation about civil society with Carol Hall
Guest: Carol Hall Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Victoria Foundation
Guest: Ty Hedden vCIO at Smart Dolphins IT Solutions
Guest: Jesse Smith, COO of Smart Dolphins IT Solutions
Episode 11: Riding out the storm: A conversation with Ryan Burles, President of Black Ball Ferry Line
Guest: Ryan Burles, President of Black Ball Ferry Line