Only one week until digital strategy conference

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Digital Strategy Conference Vancouver – May 12-14 is just around the corner. Join us for three exciting days of case studies, best practices and candid discussion. Is your organization ready with the insight, capabilities and resources necessary to meet its customers’ needs?Digital Strategy Conference brings it all together: content, social, data, channels, people & technology.

Become better prepared, better informed and ready to meet your customers’ needs. See the full line-up of over 40 speakers and the agenda overview for session details.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Leading the charge: Sport Chek commits to a multi-year initiative to digitize.
  • Going digital and transforming from service provider to solution partner: Verify enables data-centric strategy.
  • Adobe warns and encourages quality over quantity as audiences say no to “content pushers”.
  • Measure what’s critical: Success, failure, disaster, Cisco measures tasks.
  • Not a mission impossible: CP overhauls their lead-generation site in 90 days (and live to tell us the tale).
  • Leapfrog competitors: Mediative shows us how to align local and social audiences.
  • And Score! Canucks deliver more value with content creation and curation.

Why attend the Digital Strategy Conference?

This is your opportunity to take three days and really focus on how-to improve the way your organization approaches, integrates and manages its digital initiatives. Attend and get:

    • Context and perspective on the digital landscape and what it means to be strategic in light of so much opportunity.
    • Best practices and examples of how others are succeeding with digital.
    • Access to over 40 experts who want to share their ability with you.
    • Insights and updates from leading media and technology vendors.
    • Better connected and better informed.

Who Should Attend?

Senior directors and managers from across the organization responsible for planning, managing or integrating digital initiatives, along with the digital team.

Successful digital initiatives are due to the effort of high functioning teams, therefore, we urge a team approach to your conference education.

Participate, Learn and Share:

Join us for three exciting days of insights, case studies and discussions.

 

Vancouver Gadgets on The Bill Good Show

CKNW 980 Bill Good Show
CKNW 980 Bill Good Show
CKNW 980 Bill Good Show

UPDATE: Listen to the CKNW broadcast here.

Ben Abel of Vancouver Gadgets will be on The Bill Good Show on CKNW 980. Please tune in to hear Ben talk about a number of great gadgets we’ve reviewed over the course of 2013.

Tech and Gadgets will include the iPad Mini 2/iPad Air, Apple TV and iPhone 5s/5C from Apple, Samsung’s  Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S4, Blackberry’s Z30, Q5, Q10, and z10 as well as products such as Roam Mobility’s SIM Card, the Ballistic iPhone Case, Belkin iPad Case, Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, Sonos Play Bar, Net Talk Duo Wifi, Dell XPS 10, and the Jabra Solemate.

You can also listen to the Black Friday podcast that we did that we did last Thursday for information on these products as well. It is called Week Fifteen 131128.

 

Gadgets Podcast Episode 7

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Vancouver Gadgets is pleased to present Gadgets Podcast Episode 7 recorded on May 16, 2013. Your host Ben Abel takes you through some interesting tech news from the last week. It is best listened to using iTunes. The file name is Gadgets Podcast Episode 7Week Seven 130516.

Gadgets Podcast Episode 7

This week’s podcast is jammed packed with info from the last week. We talked about the latest info from our friends at SkyMotion, a great short term weather app that we reviewed back in Dec 2012. It’s become a go to app for Ben’s iPhone. We also talk about the Sutton Place Hotels Mobile Apps as well as the upcoming SID Week in Vancouver.

What can I expect each week?

Each week we’ll talk about the top consumer electronics, social media and business news from the last week with a Vancouver, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest and Canadian focus!

Vancouver Gadgets is a Canadian Technology Blog focused on consumer electronics, social media and business featuring bloggers Jay Kenobi and Ben Abel. Follow us on Twitter at @vancouvergadget

Gadgets Podcast Episode 1

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Vancouver Gadgets is pleased to present its first weekly podcast recorded on March 12th, 2013. Your host Ben Abel takes you through some key events that we attended last week. Click on this link to listen to the Vancouver Gadgets Podcast Week one. It is best listened to using iTunes.

March 12 Podcast Details

Podcast

We met with Samsung Canada’s Philippe Lozier, Director of its Business Solution Group and Steven Cull, Alliance Manager, Business Solution Group to talk about the latest developments from Samsung regarding bring your own device (BYOD) in the enterprise for Android devices. We also visit CinCin restaurant on Robson for the BC Business Magazine Relaunch and then finally the HIFI Centre on Seymour St. to look at the Sonos Playbar.

What can I expect each week?

Each week we’ll talk about the top consumer electronics, social media and business news from the last week with a Vancouver, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest and Canadian focus!

Vancouver Gadgets is a Canadian Technology Blog focused on consumer electronics, social media and business featuring bloggers Jay Kenobi and Ben Abel. Follow us on Twitter at @vancouvergadget

“Have yourself a techy little Christmas!” Vancouver Gadgets on The Bill Good Show.

CKNW 980 Bill Good Show

On Monday, December 3rd Jay Kenobi and Ben Abel of Vancouver Gadgets were featured on The Bill Good Show on CKNW 980. Here’s the feature description courtesy of CKNW 980. “Are you planning on purchasing a tablet for that special someone this Christmas? What’s the best one to get? Is the new iPad mini worth it? What are the best gadgets to buy as presents?”

You can listen to the talk right here.

Please be patient as the file is large and can take a couple of minutes to load. Note this is an audio file and should work with Microsoft Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime browser plug-ins. Fast forward to about the 17:00 minute mark in the file to listen to our feature.

Organizations and technologies discussed include:

  • Future Shop
  • Kobo Arc eReader
  • Android
  • Instagram
  • Globe and Mail app
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • New Mario Bros U
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • RIM
  • BlackBerry 10 Developers Conference
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Concepts Touch Screen Gloves
  • BlackBerry Playbook
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Apple iPad
  • YouTube
  • Laptops vs. Tablets
  • iPhone

The Apple iPad Mini, the Amazon Kindle and Pirate Bay on CTV News Channel

Listen to Vancouver Gadgets Co-founder Ben Abel discuss the Apple iPad Mini, the Amazon Kindle and Pirate Bay on today’s Tech with Todd on CTV News Channel.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=786086&playlistId=1.999768&binId=1.811536

 

Image courtesy of CTV News Channel http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=786086&playlistId=1.999768&binId=1.811536

Vancouver Gadgets featured on AM650: The Dotto Tech Show

Steve Dotto Tech AM650

Last week, Ben Abel, co-founder of Vancouvergadgets.ca appeared on The Dotto Tech show on AM650. Ben discussed the RIM BlackBerry World tour and presented his take on the present and future of RIM. Ben also spoke about Gadget ideas for the back-to-school season.

Listen to the broadcast here

 

Ben’s discussion starts just after the midway point. What do you think of RIM are they doomed to failure or can they stage a comeback?