Skills Development

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Firehood and CCI partner for Innovation Governance Training for Women-Led Startups

March 8, 2024

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CCI’s Talent & Skills Strategy

March 28, 2022

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Stratégie du Conseil canadien des innovateurs (CCI) en matière de gestion des talents et des compétences

April 11, 2022

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Five Questions with D2L CEO John Baker

July 10, 2023

D2L, an education technology company based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, has been at the forefront of transforming the way the world learns for over 20 years. In a recent interview with CCI President Benjamin Bergen, D2L's CEO John Baker discussed the company's evolution from its university roots to supporting K-12 schools, universities, and professional development. Emphasizing the human aspect of learning, Baker highlighted D2L's innovative tools like Creator+, which enhances the learning experience, and the company's focus on leveraging AI to identify at-risk learners, streamline video functionalities, and adapt course content to the ever-evolving needs of the digital age.
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CCI Statement on the new Alberta Cabinet

July 26, 2023

In Edmonton, Premier Danielle Smith introduced her reformed cabinet after several ministers lost their positions in the May 29 general election. Reacting to this, CCI President Benjamin Bergen, representing 150 of Canada's top scale-up tech firms, commended the Premier's prompt action. He highlighted the UCP government's consistent support for the tech sector and emphasized its growth potential. Bergen expressed satisfaction with Nate Glubish's continued role as Minister for Technology and Innovation, valuing his past contributions. He also anticipates collaboration with the new Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Trade, Matt Jones, especially concerning the title "software engineer." Bergen concluded by urging the new cabinet to actively support Alberta's tech innovators.
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