Premier's Technology Council
The Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) is a volunteer council which provides advice to the Premier on technology-related issues facing British Columbia and its citizens. The Council was created in August 2001 and consists of business leaders and academics representing various sub sectors of the technology industry. The PTC offers guidance on the following core areas of interest:
- People and Skills: The future of a knowledge-based economy is highly dependent on ensuring the growth and attraction of skilled and experienced technical and business professionals.
- Broadband: The PTC continues to work with the BC government to improve broadband internet access across the province.
- Risk Capital: Access to risk capital of all kinds is crucial for the development of BC’s tech sector and the growth of technology companies.
- Commercialization: The PTC has a longstanding interest in commercialization and provincial government procurement opportunities.
- Emerging Technologies and Innovation: The PTC has an interest in new opportunities provided by innovative technologies and processes that can be developed in the province
Over its tenure, the Premier’s Technology Council has provided strategic direction and recommendations intended to grow the technology sector as well as improve citizen services provided by government. Past recommendations have touched on areas of government services in e-learning, telehealth and education programs that provide the skills required by BC’s tech sector. The PTC was at the forefront of BC’s broadband strategy to provide Internet access across the province. Other recommendations have influenced tax credits, venture capital programs, cleantech development and supported education and commercialization activities.
The Premier’s Technology Council supports the #BCTECH Strategy and is focused on ensuring technology benefits all of BC’s citizens and supports industries throughout BC.
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