VIATEC launched in 1989 after a community of technologists and entrepreneurs got together to share information and ideas on how to build companies and support the local tech industry.
VIATEC serves as the primary promoter and trusted source of information on the local technology sector. The organization of over 350 members brings in over $4 billion in annual revenue.
The tech sector played an important role during the pandemic lockdown and in pandemic recovery, supporting businesses in moving online and launching software and tools to support business pivots, adaptation and innovation.
But recently we’ve seen several tech giants laying off employees (Shopify, Unbounce, Article), affecting thousands of employees. This leads us to ask – how has the Island tech community fared through the pandemic? What are their challenges, how are they thriving, and how are they supporting our economic growth now and in the future?
In this segment, Gunn talks about the challenges tech businesses are facing, how they are working to overcome them, and how they plan to continue to grow in the future.