• Request for Proposal: Project Evaluation March 22, 2019

    Digital Nova Scotia has partnered with Bluedrop Learning Networks on an exciting new project to address the demand for quality ICT talent, and the ICT skills gap in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

    Through the delivery of a blended online training program, in partnership with industry, educational institutions, and community centres, the project partners will develop meaningful career pathways into the ICT industry in both provinces for students and new graduates, underemployed demographics, under-served communities, and incumbent workers. Digital Nova Scotia and Bluedrop Learning Networks are looking for Requests for Proposal for project Evaluation throughout the research and development of this project.

  • 2019 Branham300 Application Now Open! March 21, 2019

    Ottawa, Ontario—February 14, 2019) – Branham Group Inc., a leading global Technology (ICT) Industry Analyst and Strategic Advisory, is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Branham300 is now available at www.branhamgroup.com.

    “We are excited about launching our 26th edition of the Branham300,” said Branham Group CEO Wayne Gudbranson. “Our annual listing continues to be an important barometer of Canada’s tech sector and a global branding vehicle for our companies, both private and public, as well as scale-ups and start-ups. We appreciate the continued support from Canada’s ICT sector in assembling this list.”

    Stay tuned for future announcements regarding the 2019 Branham300 including our publication date and launch date at www.branhamgroup.com.

    About the Branham300

    For 25 years, the Branham300 has highlighted the top Canadian private and public companies and multinational ICT companies operating in Canada, as ranked by revenues. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada’s ICT industry. The Branham300 list consists of the following major categories:

  • Funding that helps your company grow into global markets March 20, 2019

    Expand your business horizons

    Looking to grow your business globally? Apply online for up to $50,000 in CanExport funding to cover up to 50% of your international market development activities. You may choose up to five (5) export markets to target, where your company has no or minimal business, and get a decision fast — most applications are approved in under 25 days!

    The following activities can be eligible for CanExport funding

  • Students, Welcome! March 7, 2019

    Yesterday I participated in the NSCC Job Fair for students from the Institute of Technology Campus. Our Digital Nova Scotia team had the chance to talk to students about our free student membership, which gives them the opportunity to interact with Nova Scotia IT companies.

    I was really surprised and excited to see huge desire and interest from students to learn more about current IT-opportunities. The Job Fair started at 10 a.m. and after several productive conversations with students, we realized that it was already 3 p.m.

    “Hello, my name is Eric. Nice to meet you here” – a first-year web development student greeted me quickly with excitement. At this moment I understood that students were really interested in learning what Digital Nova Scotia can do for them (maybe that is why all DNS flyers were gone in just one hour)!

  • Welcome to Digital Nova Scotia, Maria! February 26, 2019

    For the first time ever, we are excited to offer an ISANS Professional Practice Placement. Welcome to our new Communications Coordinator, Maria!

    Maria is an organized and creative individual with a passion for writing, editing, and social media management. With a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and self-directed “can do” attitude, Maria will be joining DNS for six weeks to assist with content creation and member engagement.

    We asked Maria a couple of questions to find out a little more about her, and wanted to share them with you!

  • Applications for the Digital Skills for Women Spring 2019 cohort are now open! February 20, 2019

    Digital Skills for Women is a learning cohort created by women for women aimed at female professionals who do not have experience in the tech/digital/IT industry. This cohort is for them to learn more about industry-related topics, the ecosystem, and career opportunities. The purpose of Digital Skills for Women is to build confidence, learn industry language, and ultimately leave better positioned to explore and enter the IT industry.

    The curriculum for each cohort will be slightly different based on the feedback we get from the applications and the cohort group. We’ll be bringing in women experts to lead each session.

  • DNS Member QRA Corp Completes Project with Ultra Electronics Maritime System February 8, 2019

    DNS Member QRA Corp have successfully completed a project with Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems (Ultra) to reduce the time and cost to revise their functional requirements to catch errors as early in the product lifecycle as possible. This case study breaks down how Ultra used QRA’s flagship product QVscribe to successfully identify and eliminate requirements errors, to ensure the technology they produce is of the highest quality to supply Canada and its allies.

  • Women in Tech program in Silicon Valley March 2019 February 7, 2019

    The Consulate of Canada in Silicon Valley is hosting a two-day Women in Tech program March 27-28, 2019 for selected women founders/C-level executives of Canada-based technology companies.

  • Welcome to Digital Nova Scotia, Victoria! January 31, 2019

    Today, we welcomed another new member to the Digital NS team, our new Project Coordinator, Victoria Jeha! Victoria is the perfect addition to our team, and brings with her enthusiasm, organization and a passion for digital skills! We asked Victoria a couple of questions to find out a little more about her, and wanted to share them with you!

    Victoria, can you tell us a little about yourself?
    I graduated from Dalhousie University in 2015 with a double major in International Development Studies and Sustainability. Since then I have explored various sides of community development through the lens of equity and inclusion; from economic development in our agriculture sector to STEM educational facilitation in indigenous communities. I am passionate about a diverse Nova Scotia and working to break down barriers for communities to enter the exciting and growing tech industry. 

    Ok, we’ve got to know – why tech? What are you most looking forward to about working in this (we’re biased) amazing industry?
    What I love most about the tech industry is the endless potential for ideas and dreams to become reality. I am consistently excited and inspired by what new innovations are on the horizon, whether it be a new app that streamlines my day, watching a 3D printer create something new, or playing a game on a futuristic VR headset. I am always blown away at what the human mind can accomplish! I am especially thrilled to be working in this unique and dynamic industry on Nova Scotian soil, where we are seeing unprecedented growth and endless potential for us to grow our economy. 

  • $20K prize for Women in Digital January 29, 2019

    L’Oréal Canada, along with URelles and Campus InfoPresse, is sponsoring a $20K prize for Women in Digital. The Women in Digital contest is an initiative of L’Oréal Canada, in partnership with URelles and Campus InfoPresse.

    L’Oréal Canada is seeking a female founder of a Canadian start-up in the tech and digital fields, who has the potential to revolutionize the digital sphere. She must embody innovation and shape the next generation of the tech and digital fields in Canada.

    Canadian women entrepreneurs in technology are invited to apply on the program site between December 17, 2018, and February 28, 2019. The 5 semifinalists in the L’Oréal Canada Women in Digital contest will be invited to the L’Oréal Canada awards gala in Montreal, which will be sponsored by Chloé Freslon. The winner will receive a tailor-made training program from Campus InfoPresse and will be mentored by one of the jury members. She will also receive a $20,000 prize to help fund her company.

    Why is L’Oréal launching a contest with prize money? It’s no surprise that the tech entrepreneurship scene is male-dominated. We need more women tech entrepreneurs. And to get there, we need… more women tech entrepreneurs!

    Women entrepreneurs support other women entrepreneurs. They create companies, sell companies, earn more capital and support even more women. Overall, society and industry need more women in tech. Here’s why:

    Research has shown that diversified teams work better. When people of different genders, origins and backgrounds come together, they bring varied points of view, which can lead to innovative solutions. Given the labour shortage in IT, we can’t afford to not be hiring half the population: women.

    The number of jobs in the STEM fields is on the rise. And these are lucrative jobs. The STEM fields are essential to tackling the impacts of climate change, information wars and the shift in job sectors, to name only a few. Therefore, it’s critical that women reap the benefits of this industry and participate in the search for solutions.