27 SUE PAISH

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

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.

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