Member Spotlight: Digital Extremes | December 2013

The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight Mike Schmalz, from Digital Extremes. Learn more about Digital Extremes in our member directory. Name: Mike Schmalz Title: President Company: Digital Extremes Digital Extremes is a developer and publisher of digitally distributed…

Blog: 23andMe vs. the FDA part 1: analyzing the arguments

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Early last week, the FDA sent Google-backed genetics testing company 23andMe a letter ordering them to halt sales and marketing of their Personal Genome Service (PGS). As part of this service, a customer sends the company a saliva sample from which 900,000 base…

12 TechAlliance members nominated for Business Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the many TechAlliance member companies that have been recognized for a London Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Achievement Award. The following 12 companies represent the technology sector strongly across a total of five categories.  Awards will be given in the categories of Business of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Excellence in…

Big Viking Games recognized as one of Canada’s top employers

Big Viking Games, one of the fastest growing mobile games startups, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers, in just its second year of operations. Big Viking Games recognized that in order to build world-class innovations and games it had to attract the best and the brightest. The company has worked…

Blog: Celebrate the holiday season tech-style

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. Here at the TechAlliance office, the holiday spirit is buzzing. Between our lunch-time tree-trimming and cocoa, Jen’s Elf on the Shelf stories, and overall excitement for our Holiday Mixer next week, our staff team are definitely getting into the festive spirit. As we…

Weather – we’re stuck with it, whether you like it or not

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. London has already had its fair share of wintery weather this season and I thought I’d take the time to highlight some of the technology that helps us track and predict weather. Actual weather tracking is quite expensive. A sophisticated weather satellite can…

Execulink office in Woodstock now open

Execulink Telecom has opened the doors to their new corporate office in Woodstock. The new 20,000 square foot office is located off the 401 at 1127 Ridgeway Road, in the Pattullo Ridge Business Park. In addition to a new office space, Execulink has also built a 2800 square foot state-of-the-art data centre beside their main…

Hacking Health launches in London

Last week, the newly launched Hacking Health London initiative hosted its very first Café event. More than 70 health care professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, patients and other stakeholders gathered at the networking event to discuss their ideas for improving health care in London. The event featured Guest “Inspirer” Dr. Chris Mackie the Chief Medical Officer of…

Bringing your parents to Work

For Grant Thomas, describing his job at Voices.com to his family was never an easy task. Grant is a Senior Project Manager at the growing London company and he relies on cutting-edge software to search, audition and connect voice talent to clients. His mom Linda always believed he spent his days listening to audition tapes.…

TechAlliance staff member receives Pillar Community Innovation Award

The Pillar Community Innovation Awards brought together over 750 members of the community on Tuesday night to celebrate the local leaders who are driving innovation and change in London. Four awards are given every year in the categories of Community Innovation, Community Leadership, Community Impact and Community Collaboration. Each award recognizes the non-profits, charities, and…