Q3 in Review – COVID-19, Client Wins, and a Look Ahead.
September 4, 2020
Q3 2020 – we didn’t see that coming! We all dealt with many unexpected challenges the last four months, yet it was rewarding to work with our clients while they adapted and executed new strategies and seized unexpected opportunities.
We like to find the silver lining in any situation, and Q3’s is this: when we come together towards a common goal, we can do big things. Read on to learn about some of our client wins over the last four months:
- “The online retailer has opened up hiring for hundreds of positions at its new, 300,000 square-foot sortation centre in Balzac, Alta”. – Amazon seeks workers for new southern Alberta sortation centre (CTV)
- “B.C.’s tech sector has tremendous potential to deliver even more economic value and create even more jobs for British Columbians,” she adds. “At BC Tech, we’re determined to make B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company—there is so much more to do, and the 2020 Ecosystem Map helps us understand where we are today on our journey.”- Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech Struck by the pandemic, B.C. tech companies keep hiring (BC Business)
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
- CUTRIC’s 2nd Annual Low-Carbon Smart Mobility went virtual this June, hosting over 450 attendees from around the world. The conference was featured in Metro Magazine and Electric Autonomy.
- “Victorian Britain was known for its innovations in trans-Atlantic shipping, nationwide rail expansions and urban electrification. One hundred and fifty years later, the democratized colony of Canada needs to exceed the engineering and transportation prowess of its former colonizer. In a post-pandemic world, Canada must lead humanity with resilient green investments that create job growth and improved mobility for all Canadians.” – Josipa Petrunic, President & CEO of CUTRIC & Walter Kinio, VP Research and Innovation of Thales Canada “Post-pandemic, Canadians will need rail to get moving” (Corporate Knights)
- What does golf, entrepreneurship and tech have in common? Tune in to the ModGolf Podcast, hosted by Colin Weston to learn more. The series Season 7 recap was featured this month on The Golf Wire.
- “I am both impressed but not surprised that the Canadian business community and industry writ large has come forward to identify ways we can help Canada get through this.” Sue Paish on the launch of the Digital Technology Supercluster’s $60 million COVID-19 Program in April, Vancouver’s tech supercluster commits $60m to COVID-19 fight (BIV)
- “Our supercluster has been going at a very fast pace from the outset,” said Paish. “COVID has really just accelerated everything.” – Sue Paish, CEO of the Digital Technology Supercluster, Digital Technology Supercluster unveils eight new projects as part of COVID-19 response (The Logic)
We expect to build on some of the skills and experiences we’ve accumulated in Q3 that will continue to serve us as we head into fall, like masked communication and communicating effectively in virtual environments. We know that continuing to build on these skills will be critical for our clients to get their messages across over the next few months.
If your organization is still wondering how to get your story out there during all that 2020 has thrown at us, send us a note and we’ll be happy to book a virtual coffee to discuss how we can help.