Here is a snapshot of what happened this month.
We take note of the interesting things happening in the world of technology - here's a look at the highlights:
- Maxar collected a high-res satellite image of the Black Lives Matter protests held in Washing DC last week, “calling attention to the long history of racial injustice in our nation” says CEO, D Jablonsky. See the tweet.
- IBM has announced that it will no longer offer, research, or develop facial recognition technology in an effort to combat racial profiling and mass surveillance.
- Suncor’s CEO, Mark Little addresses their pivot away from oil and comments on his thoughts for diversifying the Canadian oil sector. Diversification of this kind could open doors for Calgary’s tech sector.
- Our friends at Platform Calgary have received a $30,000 investment from the federal government for its student-focused summer incubator program. The funding will be used to add 10 additional students to the program, bringing the total headcount of this year’s cohort to 22. Read about it here.
- Trusted Dispatch was featured on a CTV interview on the topic of remote work and how their company has shifted all their operations online, and plans to continue to do so in the future.