BC Tech Community Comes Together at Interzone

Politik, a global technology media company headquartered in Vancouver, is pleased to announce the participation of the Government of BC, City of Vancouver and BC Innovation Council at its’ upcoming Interzone conference.

Interzone, North America’s most provocative enterprise technology event, has waved a fond farewell to the dark side of the Rockies and is heading to the Sheraton Wall Center in downtown Vancouver on April 11 and 12, 2016.

The event’s opening remarks will be delivered by Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services of the BC Government.  Minister Virk’s address will be followed by a keynote address from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP.

The second day’s opening remarks will be delivered by Councilor Andrea Reimer, Chair, Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities and 2015 Deputy Mayor at the City of Vancouver. Councilor Reimer’s address will be followed by a keynote address from Bruce Croxon, Founder of Lavalife and Star of CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” and BNN’s “The Disruptors.”

Minister Virk and Councillor Reimer join an ever-growing list of BC based local heroes in the cast of Interzone including: Ryan Holmes, Founder & CEO, Hootsuite; Jessie Adcock, Chief Digital Officer at City of Vancouver; Josh Crumb, Cofounder of BitGold: Kate Manolis COO of Plenty of Fish; Daniel Dubois, CEO of Shareshed and Lisa Skakun, Chief Legal Officer at Mogo.

“If technology is to finally fulfill its potential of advancing human kind, urgent and cooperative dialogue and action from both the private and public sectors is needed,” commented Robert Brennan Hart, CEO of Politik and Interzone Chair.

“Dialogue that identifies and exposes the modern conspiracies of the digital age; conspiracies which seek to subvert innovation as a means to perpetuate the entrenched incumbencies of the plutocrats; or at best, replace one generation of oppressors with another.  Action that accelerates open technologies, democratizes institutions, tears down barriers to competition, and discredits and destroys incumbent and privileged thinking.  This type of thinking is still ruling the roost in Alberta, but it doesn’t have to in British Columbia,” concluded Hart.

Register now for Interzone at 25% off the regular price. Use the promo code TECHVIBES25 at checkout.