27 SUE PAISH
CEO, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER PREVIOUSLY # 84,2011 In May, the former CEO of Lifelabs was named the founding CEO of B.C.’S Digital Technology Supercluster, where she’s responsible for building and leading the consortium that will establish B.C. and Canada as global leaders in digital technology. The federally funded organization is focused on generating new jobs, growing the GDP and increasing Canada’s global competitiveness through data analytics, quantum computing and virtual mixed/ augmented reality. More than 350 organizations are involved in the supercluster—microsoft, GE and Telus among them— putting Paish in a prime position to represent and influence the country’s biggest tech players. It’s a sweet place to be as the industry itself grows into a powerhouse: B.C.’S tech sector currently contributes $15 million in GDP, which is seven percent of the province’s economy—
that’s more than twice the contribution of forestry.