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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary at the #BCTECH Summit 2017

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Events, In the News, Trade Shows

In celebration of our 40th anniversary delivering IT in BC, Avocette is a proud Sponsor of the upcoming #BCTECH Summit 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 14th – 15th. Presented by the BC Innovation Council and the provincial government, the #BCTECH Summit “is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province’s vibrant technology industry.”

The #BCTECH Summit will give attendees a deep look at how technology is innovating traditional industries, and the latest ideas and innovations fueling the BC economy.

#BCTECH at a glance.

This event is an extraordinary opportunity to gather BC’s entire tech ecosystem together. As Lindsay Chan, Director of the #BCTECH Summit and of Events for the BC Innovation Council explained to Geekwire, “the #BCTECH Summit brings together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia to establish new connections and to exchange fresh ideas and innovation to drive business growth.” It is also a place for people to discuss and investigate the solutions to major industry challenges provided by the tech industry.

There are more than 200 speakers slated to be at the two-day conference, providing attendees with a wealth of opportunity to hear provocative global thought leaders share fresh ideas and engaging stories.

Pre-summit events will be held on Monday March 13th, with #BCTECH on the Terrace open to the public from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on the Pacific West Terrace at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza will officially kick-off the event as a celebration of the technology used to build the cauldron for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Last year’s inaugural event sold out. This year promises to be even bigger and, if it’s possible, better. See you there!

Follow the action on Twitter with @avocetteinc and #BCTECH.

Join Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Events

As one of the largest BC owned, employee-based IT organizations doing business with the BC provincial government, Avocette is proud to be exhibiting at VIATEC’s Discover Tectoria 2017 this Friday from 11-6 at the Crystal Garden in downtown Victoria.

Join Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017 at booth 25!

Visit us at booth 25, where we will be happy to answer your questions about everything from the services we offer, to our recommendations how to get the best start in a career in the #1 sector in Victoria. The numbers are impressive:Just some of the reasons to visit Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017

It may surprise you to learn just how strong the British Columbia tech sector is. According to the BC Technology Report Card for 2016, BC has the fastest growing tech sector in Canada and the US overall, employing over 90,000 people – more than forestry, mining, oil & gas and utilities sectors combined. Not only that, but BC tech wages are 75.6 % higher than the provincial average.

More than 70 Greater Victoria technology firms and research agencies will be attending Discover Tectoria 2017. If you are curious about our tech community, Crystal Garden is the place to be this Friday.

This free event is open to everyone, and there is something for all ages. The showcase of Victoria’s #1 sector includes a:

  • Tradeshow – where you’ll find us and other local companies
  • Video Game Lounge – where you can “test drive” some local products
  • Research District – where post-secondary students can show off their skills
  • Innovation Theatre – where you can watch engaging and informative speakers and panel discussions
  • And more!

Follow this link for more information about Discover Tectoria 2017 and don’t forget to add it to your calendar. See you there!

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