Gillian Shaw is a journalist with The Vancouver Sun and Postmedia News. She writes on Digital Life, focusing on technology issues and trends online and off that affect our life, whether at work or play.
Host Gillian Shaw talks to BuildDirect co-founder and CEO Jeff Booth about his business that that turned the building supply model on its ear by making it as easy to buy flooring and other home construction goods as it is to buy a book on Amazon.
Alfred Hermida, University of BC professor and author of the newly released Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters talks to Digital Life reporter Gillian Shaw about how social media is changing our lives and shaping the way we communicate.
KPMG’s 2014 BC Technology Report Card is out. Does BC get a passing grade or does our tech sector need work? Gillian Shaw speaks with Tony Lindsay, market leader for KPMG’s tech practice in Vancouver, Slavi Diamandiev, KPMG’s economics practice leader, and Bill Tam, the BC Technology Industries Association president.
Dr. Konrad Walus, Ph.D., P.Eng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-founder of Aspect Biosystems. His UBC spin-off technology company has developed a process to 3D print human tissue on demand which may lead to major innovations in medicine.
Digital Life host Gillian Shaw chats with Trent Shumay and Graham Cunliffe of IOT Design Shop. They discuss their latest venture, the Signul personal beacon system which includes small, battery powered beacons and a smartphone app, enabling you to automate many tasks throughout your day.
Vancouver company ResponseTek has hooked onto the Holy Grail of consumer service - finding out what customers really think.
Digital Life host Gillian Shaw met with Syed Hasan, ResponseTek’s founder and chief executive officer at the company's offices in downtown Vancouver.
Digital Life host Gillian Shaw chats with Chad MacRae, founder and chief recruiter from Recruiting Social, a service that becomes an extension to their client's internal recruiting teams.
His company offers a service called Talent Pipelining, working as hourly consultants for clients in Vancouver and across North America.
UrtheCast is the company that developed two cameras that are being installed on the Russian segment of the International Space Station and will deliver video and still images to Earth. Vancouver Sun tech columnist Gillian Shaw speaks with Scott Larson, CEO of UrtheCast.
Have you ever arrived home from holidays to be shocked to find you’ve run up hundreds and even thousands of dollars in cell phone roaming charges? Emir Aboulhosn has and he decided to do something about it.
Are you a young innovator? Have an idea for The Next Big Thing? A foundation launched recently in Vancouver will offer 10 young Canadians the opportunity to participate in a kind of entrepreneurial boot camp based out of Vancouver’s HootSuite headquarters.
Vancouver’s Marc Smith had been an event planner for more than 13 years when he decided it was time for a change. While he was more adept at choosing Chardonnay than creating code, he didn’t that stop him from launching a new web-based career.
Gillian Shaw talks to Andrew D’Souza, chief operating officer at Tophat.com, a company that is transforming ho-hum university lectures into interactive learning sessions. Andrew will be in Vancouver to talk at the GROW Conference, August 14 to 16, about how TopHat.com has been successful in attracting top talent and scaling up to meet fast-growing demand […]
Debbie Landa is one of the 350,000 Canadians living and working in the Silicon Valley. The CEO and founder of Dealmaker Media, Debbie is bringing the Silicon Valley to Vancouver in August with her company’s fourth annual GROW Conference, a three-day event bringing together venture capitalists, startups and success stories from both sides of the […]
Vancouver-based start-up Claris Healthcare has created a specialized tablet aimed at helping children and caregivers look after their aging parents. Claris founder Geof Auchinleck joins host Gillian Shaw to talk about the newly released Claris
Canada has become a hotbed of cyber espionage activity, with cybercriminals setting up virtual bases here to host attacks around the globe. The Vancouver Sun’s Gillian Shaw talks to Carl Leonard of Websense about Canada’s increasing role in global cybercrime and what it means for consumers and businesses here.
We teach our kids stranger danger from the time they’re very young. But it’s not so easy to take those lessons to the Internet and it’s an issue parents and families are grappling with as news headlines bring the horrific news of children lured on Facebook or bullied to death by online tormentors.
Google is at the forefront of the trend to wearable computers with its new Google Glass. Phil Wu was among developers who signed up to try out the first version of Glass, selling at $1,500 a pop. Gillian Shaw talks to Phil about his experience so far using Glass. And then they take to the streets of downtown Vancouver for a Google Glass demo and tour that had people stopping to stare.