Dan Sutton is a vocal leader in the BC cannabis industry. Dan started Tantalus Labs, a cannabis production company in 2012. Dan has been a strong supporter of greenhouse-based production of Cannabis. We talk about the social and financial impact of that approach. We also discuss the fast dissolving social and professional stigmas associated with cannabis. Canada is expected to federally legalize cannabis in 2018. The Canadian market alone is expected to be worth about seven billion. Dan and his team hope to position sun-grown BC bud as a market leader in the industry.
Vancouver is often talked about as future tech hub. Already big companies like Microsoft & Amazon are expanding their presence in Vancouver. I reached out to our guest today to chat about the expanding tech sector in Vancouver. We discuss some of the opportunities and challenges with this growing sector of our local economy and how it fits into the global tech market.
Tyler Orton is a reporter at Business In Vancouver newspaper who specializes in B.C.'s tech sector. He also hosts BIV's daily show on Roundhouse Radio 98.3, tackling headline news and interviewing the city's most notable names in business.
Jessie Adcock brought her deep experience in enterprise organizations to government. The City of Vancouver has a vision for a digital strategy. Jessie is responsible for the development and implementation of that strategy. We explore the evolution of government and technology, how the city of Vancouver is supporting their digital economy and the city's open data initiative.