Vancouver’s technology sector has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade and today stands toe-to-toe with legendary centers of innovation like Silicon Valley and Seattle. In short, we’re on the cusp of a VR/AR explosion, and Vancouver is a major player.
Amazon got Canadians excited by announcing it’s opening a second corporate office in Vancouver — and planning to double its staff headcount in the city, adding 1,000 additional jobs by 2020. In fact, BC is Canada’s leading tech hub with the fastest growing technology sector in the country, which employs upwards of 150,000 people. This development is thanks in large part to the rise of VR and AR. So far, VR/AR enterprise has created 17,000 jobs and driven more than $2.3-billion in revenue for the province.
So, in addition to Amazon's growing presence in Vancouver, here are more reasons why come to the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver: