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 …
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, …
2021 Data Science Industry Fellowships help Albertans gain real-world experience and encourage local companies to adopt data science tools
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 …
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 …
Federal committee suggests new ways to improve telecoms competition (and offers slight rebuke of CRTC)
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 …
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 16, 2021
Message from the Cyber Summit organizing committee:
In light of recent Government of Alberta regulations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Cyber Summit organizing committee is assessing the new rules and their impact on in-person events. We expect to provide an update to our community on Thursday, September 23. The health of our attendees, speakers and staff remain our top priority, and we are committed to hosting an in-person option for the Summit *only if* we feel it is safe to do so. We are prepared to pivot to a virtual-only event should the situation demand it.
Please stay tuned for further information.
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.
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