Cybera Newsletter – Summer 2021

By Admin | July 29, 2021

This past 2020-21 fiscal year was a record-breaking one for Cybera, both in terms of the number of services we now offer to our expanding member community, and also the savings achieved by those services. But those savings go beyond dollars and cents. Keep reading ShareIT facilitates over $27 million in savings This past quarter (April …

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Growing our value to the community

By Barb Carra, President & CEO | July 26, 2021

This past 2020-21 fiscal year was a record-breaking one for Cybera, both in terms of the number of services we now offer to our expanding member community, but also the savings achieved by those services.  Between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, Cybera’s combined services achieved over $16 million in gross savings for its …

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New report takes a comprehensive look at Alberta’s internet gaps and opportunities

By Admin | July 22, 2021

After a year of researching, Cybera (Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator) has unveiled a comprehensive update to its State of Alberta Digital Infrastructure Report. This timely analysis comes as internet connectivity and access to high-speed broadband have taken on heightened levels of importance in the province, due to COVID-19. The updated report, first published in 2014, …

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2021 Data Science Industry Fellowships help Albertans gain real-world experience and encourage local companies to adopt data science tools

By Graham Sucha | July 19, 2021

Cybera’s Data Science Industry Fellowship 2021 cohort has commenced, with 19 budding data scientists paired with five Alberta-based organizations to work on an internal data project. Over the next six weeks, the emerging data scientists (Fellows) will develop a proof-of-concept tool that can be used by their industry partner to improve operations or support the …

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Industry Hackathon helps solve “digital divide” while supporting professional development

By Graham Sucha | June 29, 2021

On June 4, 2021, participants from across Alberta presented unique solutions and tactics to the issue of rural internet access gaps following the month-long Bridging the Connectivity Challenge Hackathon. This event, which was spearheaded by Cybera and ISAIC, brought together more than 100 registrants to address the following objectives: Use available data to assess the …

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Federal committee suggests new ways to improve telecoms competition (and offers slight rebuke of CRTC)

By Imran Mohiuddin | June 25, 2021

On June 22, 2021, the federal Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology released its study Affordability and Accessibility of Telecommunications Services in Canada: Encouraging Competition to (Finally) Bridge the Digital Divide. The study offered recommendations for improving competition in Canada’s telecommunications industry, and also provided a rebuke for recent CRTC decisions that have caused …

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The Cyber Summit is a gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The conference features workshops and discussions around the latest digital issues and solutions, and how they impact Canadians.

Cyber Summit 2021 will be held November 8-10.

September 23, 2021

Message from the Cyber Summit organizing committee:

In light of the alarming COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations in Alberta, the Cyber Summit organizers have made the difficult decision to remove the in-person portion of our November event. The event will now continue on as an entirely virtual conference, running over the same dates.

We will be exchanging all existing in-person tickets to online tickets, and the Banff Park Lodge will cancel all hotel rooms booked under the Cyber Summit block. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at summit@cybera.ca

We have also reduced the cost of online tickets, to reflect the reduced expense of running an entirely virtual conference, and will reimburse those who have already bought an online ticket at the higher rate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to hosting you at our online event!

The Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum is an annual gathering of community and government representatives to have a solutions-based conversation surrounding the province’s “digital divide".

We are matching small-to-medium sized businesses and startups who are looking to adopt data science practices with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience.

Cybera hosts data science hackathons that are open to those that want to gain experience and test their skills.

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