MARCH 31st - THANK YOU For an Amazing Year

UBC BizTech Executives attending the CUS Gala. Many other executives are missing as they were busy hosting our closing event: the Networking Night, which was a huge success!

UBC BizTech Executives attending the CUS Gala. Many other executives are missing as they were busy hosting our closing event: the Networking Night, which was a huge success!

Wow. In just a year, BizTech has hosted over 15 events including a case competition with Deloitte, a huge career fair with Riipen, and UBC's first business and technology conference, grew membership over 600% rocketing from a small club of under 50 members to over 300, and managed to win the CUS Large Club of the Year.

We just wanted to take this time to thank every single member, sponsor company, and the many people in the Sauder Business Career Centre and MIS division who supported us tirelessly. It's been a fantastic year, and we couldn't have done any of it without you.


March 31st - BizTech Networking Night

Finally, a chance for students to network with the tech crowd! If you’re curious about Vancouver’s tech industry, aspire to be a part of it in the future, or are trying to lock down that summer job, you don’t want to miss this!

To wrap up our stellar year of events, UBC BizTech is proud to present our Annual Networking Night. Join us on March 31st for a night of conversation, food, and the opportunity to connect with UBC alumni and tech industry professionals.

1:3 professional to student ratio will be maintained. Delegates in business & tech will be present, representing firms including, but not limited to: SAP, HSBC, Telus, Procurify, Riipen, UBC faculty, WorksafeBC


March 21st - UBC BizTech + Lighthouse Labs: Coding for Noobs

Learn how to create and edit modern web pages! Web developers are the most demanded profession right now! Improve your resume and skills by adding HTML and CSS to it! How? Come join our Coding for Noobs event March 21st in the Birmingham room in Sauder.

Lighthouse Labs head instructor Don Burks will be leading a 2 hour workshop on beginner HTML and CSS, the language used for web development.

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/aD77WBlqVO


March 18th - techTALK: Cognitive Business with IBM Watson

Do you know how cognitive “thinking” computing systems like IBM Watson and data analytics have transformed the way companies make data-driven business decisions? Want to find out how this change in the business and technology industry will impact YOUR future career?

BizTech is partnering with IBM to provide YOU with an exclusive Business Perspective on the rapidly-growing field of Cognitive Business + IBM Watson. Featuring a number of key leaders in business and technology from IBM, we will be discussing:

➢ What is Cognitive Business? http://tinyurl.com/p2lrddk
➢ What is IBM Watson? http://tinyurl.com/ps38y54
➢ How does this impact businesses today?
➢ What does it mean for my future career in business and technology?
➢ What steps can I take to develop my skills in this area and become competitive in the future job market?

Our exciting speaker will be Carol Wong. Carol is the Big Data & Analytics Leader for IBM Global Business Services in Canada. She leads a team of sales and delivery practitioners in the area of Advanced Analytics, Technology & Data, Finance Risk and Fraud, Reporting, Data Strategy & Governance. Additionally, she leads the cognitive team in Canada.

We only have 60 tickets available
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/UwcOmhSHom
Confirmed attendees will be notified by Wednesday, March 16th.


March 14th - An evening with Lighthouse Labs, Launch Academy and Stanley Park Ventures

Looking to start your own company? Want the technical skills needed to websites and apps? Interested in Vancouver’s fast-growing startup community?

UBC BizTech will be hosting an intimate office tour and Q&A in the heart of Vancouver’s startup community - the home to Lighthouse Labs, Launch Academy & Stanley Park Ventures. Featuring a triple-threat of Community Managers from each of the companies and Launch Academy’s Managing Director Hussein Hallak, this night is limited to just 20 UBC BizTech members.


February 25th - Tech Showcase @ UBC

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Ever wondered what the Vancouver tech scene has to offer? Looking to land internships/co-op/full-time jobs at top tech companies? Like awesome prizes?

BizTech, in partnership with Riipen and the Sauder Business Career Centre, are excited to present this year's MOST ENGAGING BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CAREER FAIR at UBC featuring:

1) Over 8 of Vancouver's HOTTEST tech companies all in one room
2) Student Challenges with exclusive prizes (see below for more details)
3) Recruiters with information on the various internship/co-op/job opportunities available for YOU

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
✦Second Round Interviews✦
✦One on One Sit Downs with Vancouver’s Top Business/Tech Leaders✦
✦Private Office Tours of Vancouver’s Coolest Tech Workplaces✦

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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Prior to the showcase, we will be hosting exclusive student challenges called "Riipen Projects" featured on riipen.com testing your business and/or tech. skills. Submit your completed challenges to be judged by our participating companies for the chance to win major prizes!

***Stay tuned on our event page for new Riipen Projects that will be launched and availabe for you***

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HOW DO I SIGN UP?
It’s simple. All you have do is:
1) Register and Complete a Riipen Project
2) Purchase a ticket (check below for details)
3) Come out to the Tech Showcase on Friday, February 26th!

WHEN IS IT?
February 26th from 2 PM - 8 PM at the David Lam Learning Labs.
A FREE catered meal will be provided to all attendees.

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HOW CAN YOU GET TICKETS?

There are only 60 TICKETS AVAILABLE:
50 Regular*: FREE for BizTech members, $10 for non-members
10 VIP Tickets**: $10 for BizTech members

*30 Regular tickets are reserved for 3rd+ year students
**A VIP ticket gives you 1 hour exclusive access to the showcase prior to the event. Network 1-on-1 with tech company delegates + recruiters before everyone else!

Purchase your tickets here: https://goo.gl/3PgW0e

NOTE: In order to attend, YOU MUST be participating in one of our partner’s Riipen projects. The Riipen projects will be released over the coming weeks.


February 11th - TechTALK: IT Security featuring ISACA

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If you are a student interested in learning more about information security & how business and technology comes together, UBC BizTech has the perfect event for you!

UBC BizTech has partnered up with ISACA (www.isaca.org) and Sauder MIS Division to bring you the first techTALK ever! techTALK is a speaker series where industry professionals come to talk about their expertise.

Our first techTALK will feature two highly-regarded experts:
Robert Slade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Slade) and Ian Naumenko (https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannaumenko).

ONLY 60 TICKETS AVAILABLE
**FREE FOR BIZTECH MEMBERS**
**$10 FOR NON-MEMBERS** (Pay at the event)

REGISTER HERE: (Secure your spot!)
http://goo.gl/forms/jMJkEj9hEX
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Date: February 11th, Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 8:00PM
Location: Sauder School of Business - Big 4 Conference Room (9th Floor)
Food Included!
Dress Code: Business Casual

— Event Schedule —
5:30 - 6:10 Registration | Network Time
6:10 - 6:15 Introduction from BizTech
6:15 - 6:35 Speaker # 1: Robert Slade
6:35 - 6:55 Speaker # 2: Ian Naumenko
6:55 - 7:05 Q&A Session
7:05 - 8:00 Closing Remarks | Network Time


January 24th - Thanks For Making BitCon a Success

Love, the UBC BizTech Team. Photo Credits: CUS Visual Media (Gracia Chua)

Love, the UBC BizTech Team. Photo Credits: CUS Visual Media (Gracia Chua)

A huge thanks to everybody who made our first ever BitCon a huge success! We had an amazing time and we hope that our keynote speakers and workshops were helpful.

Special thanks to Qlik, Red Academy, and Procurify for leading our awesome workshops, Thomas Sun and Blake Hanna for their amazing keynote speeches, and our wonderful sponsors Istuary, the Commerce Undergraduate Society, Lighthouse Labs, the UBC Alma Matter Society, KIND, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Red Bull, The Honest Co., and Ethical Bean Coffee.


January 15th - Fitbit Charge Giveaway!

HEY UBC! In celebration of BitCon, BizTech is giving away a Fitbit Charge!

BitCon, which is happening on January 23rd at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, is a day-long tech conference with a primary focus on providing our community with the best practices, tips, and insight to driving one’s career in the field of business and technology. Come learn from startups like Procurify, Qlik, Red Academy, and more.

Tickets are $10 for BizTech members, $20 for non-members.

More BitCon details here: http://ow.ly/X8kdm
Buy tickets online here: http://ow.ly/X8kgN

The Fitbit Charge giveaway will run from Friday January 15th at 4 PM until Wednesday January 20th at 11 PM. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen at random from all those who qualify. The winner will be notified via Facebook message on Thursday January 21st.

To qualify for the giveaway you have to:

  1. Share this picture,
  2. Like our Facebook page (which can be found here: http://ow.ly/X8mUU)
  3. Leave a comment on the above picture telling us what the next big thing to revolutionize our lives will be.

January 23rd - UBC BizTech Presents: BitCon

  Welcome to the official launch of UBC BizTech’s very first tech conference - BitCon. BitCon is a day-long tech conference with a primary focus on providing our BizTech community with the best practices, tips, and insight to driving one’s career in the field of business and technology. Our aim is to emphasize the endless opportunities from the BTM/BUCS Program and how tech can be integrated into anything you are studying. Learn about the diversity and the impact of today's technology and consider how it can be applied to your career at BitCon. All faculties and majors are welcome. BitCon's mission is to help you answer the question, "Where does tech fit?" The event will be held on January 23rd from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the new UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Ticket prices are only $10 for BizTech members and $20 for non-members (Ticket+Membership). Attendees will get to experience THREE workshops hosted by Qlik Database Technologies, Red Academy, and Procurify to learn practical hands on skills to advance your professional application. We will be serving coffee in the morning as well as lunch. Swag bags are also included. BONUS: Prizes such as free/discounted tech courses (and more) will be handed out!!! Ticket sales will be on Wednesday, January 13th AND 14th in the CPA Hall at SAUDER, and on January 15th at KAISER. ONLY 90 tickets are available! First come, first serve.

 

Welcome to the official launch of UBC BizTech’s very first tech conference - BitCon.

BitCon is a day-long tech conference with a primary focus on providing our BizTech community with the best practices, tips, and insight to driving one’s career in the field of business and technology. Our aim is to emphasize the endless opportunities from the BTM/BUCS Program and how tech can be integrated into anything you are studying.

Learn about the diversity and the impact of today's technology and consider how it can be applied to your career at BitCon. All faculties and majors are welcome.

BitCon's mission is to help you answer the question, "Where does tech fit?"

The event will be held on January 23rd from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the new UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Ticket prices are only $10 for BizTech members and $20 for non-members (Ticket+Membership).

Attendees will get to experience THREE workshops hosted by Qlik Database Technologies, Red Academy, and Procurify to learn practical hands on skills to advance your professional application.

We will be serving coffee in the morning as well as lunch. Swag bags are also included. BONUS: Prizes such as free/discounted tech courses (and more) will be handed out!!!

Ticket sales will be on Wednesday, January 13th AND 14th in the CPA Hall at SAUDER, and on January 15th at KAISER.

ONLY 90 tickets are available! First come, first serve.


November 24th - UBCMA X UBC BizTech PRESENT: RED(EFINE)

On November 24th, let's RED[EFINE] marketing. 

For the first time ever, UBC Marketing Association and UBC BizTech is coming together with RED Academy to invite our club members into the Digital Marketing age.

The event will be held at RED Academy's office on November 24th. Attendees will be able to choose one out of two workshops provided - "What Digital Marketing Can Do" and "A Day in the Life of a UX Designer". This event is offered EXCLUSIVELY to UBCMA and BizTech members ONLY. Purchasing memberships are also an option and we do encourage non-members to complete this step ASAP. It is completely FREE and participants are selected on a first-come-first-serve basis so RSVP in the link provided below on November 18 at 8:00pm!

Light refreshments will be provided.
Sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VjaMAxqbJv4jnNyeE9gfV8ZC30L0IKangNu7WDHZtE8/viewform

SEPTEMBER 15TH-25th - EXECUTIVE TEAM HIRING ROUND 2

Business and technology enthusiasts, the moment you have all been waiting for... BizTech is looking to hire its second round of execs!

We are looking for driven, dedicated student leaders who are passionate about making a positive impact in the business and technology community here at UBC.

Positions to be hired:
- Corporate Relations Officer
- Logistics Officer
- Events Intern
- Promotions Officer
- Mentorship Program Assistant
- First Year Representative(s)


Position Details
https://goo.gl/dqFYiX

How to Apply
1) Fill out this application form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uxDz_I2zary7GM1N10sFsWIy95EmFgaKoLFVCuv4ZeI/viewform?usp=send_form
2) Submit your resume & timetable to cgc.chu@gmail.com
Application deadline will be on SEPTEMBER 25th @11:59PM

SEPTEMBER 16th - TRIVIA KICKOFF EVENT

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Calling all Sauder, BUCS and Comp Sci techies! Think you're up to date with the latest tech. gadgets? Or maybe you're just interested in learning more about today's business/tech industry developments... but with a little competition? ;)

BizTech, UBC's premium club for Business Technology is kicking off the new year with an intense trivia night battle followed by a networking session with BizTech's exec team and MIS alumni. Featuring a student leader of the business technology community, our Keynote Speaker Graeme Nixon will also be sharing his experiences with business and technology and how his passion has guided his career.

Location: Big 4 Conference Centre, Henry Angus Building
Dress Code: Tech. Startup
Cost: FREE

AUGUST 24th - BIZTECH IS HIRING!

Biztech is looking to hire a mentorship program coordinator! Revamping the mentorship program this year into what will become one of Sauder's top notch programs, we are looking for an ambitious, independent, and knowledgeable addition to the team to manage the entirety of the program alongside the MIS Department and the Biztech President. Not only will you have the opportunity to network with Sauder Alumni and other industry professionals, but you will also have the chance to partake in the program as well.

What are you waiting for? Apply now! Fill out the application form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Do3-dyRLPKcxFDlo9KSxoqmatc-piFN9mMQkI1eEPWE/viewform?usp=send_form. Make sure to send Clara Chu your resume and school timetable at cgc.chu(at)gmail(dot)com by Friday, September 4th at 11:59 pm.

Qualifying applicants will be emailed for an interview that will be held on September 7-11.

Position Description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By7z1cG5oehNUGU2aTRoXzNSeVU/view?usp=sharing

Mentorship Program Outline: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B--V7Ei68zzaRmhVQVBHOFgxajA/view?usp=sharing


August 22nd - WELCOME TO A NEW BIZTECH

Welcome, Biztech members of 2015-2016! We've got a lot of exciting stuff on its way, so be sure to check out website and Facebook page frequently, or sign up for our mailing list!