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Mind the Gap: Technologies of Optimization – Data infrastructure, software, and services

March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In the fifth panel in the series, learn about on-premise versus cloud and how to use digital tools to transform insights into actions.

About this Event:

According to Gartner, by 2022 more than $1.3 TRILLION in IT spending will be affected by the shift to cloud-based storage. In addition, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is expected to grow to $141 billion that same year. Data has become critical to management and operations, however, there remain considerable options and complexities in the design, development, and operations as companies look to unlock the potential of their data.

The fifth panel in this series will explore data infrastructure, software, and services relevant to growing your business operations (e.g. sensors, IoT, operational data). Learn about on-premise versus cloud storage, how to use digital tools to transform insights into actions, and key considerations to make when scaling operations.

About the Series:

The emergence of digital technologies has catalyzed a shift to a digital economy. This digital revolution has seen sweeping changes in how work is done across industries, including Canada’s marine industries. A recent study found that industry members communicated a growing awareness of a skill gap, particularly among tenured workers. Regional marine employers have also expressed some concern that this gap, coupled with a gap in awareness of new technologies, could cause further lags in the adoption of new technology and digital skill development – which in turn could shift our role from leading the blue economy, to lagging it.

COVE brings you a six-part discussion series designed to inform and support SMEs as they expand their ability to use data effectively and advance their digital maturity. Led by a technical expert in the ocean industry, panelists will share their first-hand experiences with recognizing the technology gaps as they related to their business, the sore points of adoption, and the benefits of adoption to their own business optimization. Our moderator and guests will provide an overview of examples of existing technologies that support the topic of focus, describe how the technologies can further support businesses, and provide an overview of adoption considerations.

Starting January 26th, join us every second Wednesday for six weeks to learn what’s new and relevant to your business, and consider how a technology awareness strategy can help you mind the gap.

Missed the first four sessions? Click HERE to watch them on our YouTube channel or click on the titles below:


March 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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