Post Tagged with: "OpEd"

OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

Yung Wu OpEd Fortune Magazine June 29, 2020 5:00 PM EDT Strictly speaking, America, we Canadians should be quietly thanking you for your self-destructive immigration policies. They benefit Canada immensely. But friends tell you when you make a mistake. And you’re making a giant one by hardening your borders and your hearts to talented newcomers. Last week, President Trump issued a sweeping […]

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OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

Yung Wu OpEd VentureBeat Big Tech has generally done well in this pandemic. Zoom, Slack, Netflix, Amazon – these are the COVID economy’s big winners. But the experience for startup tech companies, on the other hand, has been altogether different. Venture capital is drying up. Silicon Valley companies have laid off thousands of workers in a reckoning The New York […]

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My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why […]

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Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Yung Wu is CEO at MaRS Discovery District. Under his leadership, the companies MaRS supports are advancing prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Located in Toronto, Canada, MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub. Q1. When you reflect upon your career path, is there a defining moment that influenced where you are today?  I have been fortunate to have had more […]

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OpEd: It’s time for industry to step up and embrace fixing climate change | FastCompany

OpEd: It’s time for industry to step up and embrace fixing climate change | FastCompany

The technology is there, why not the will? Yung Wu OpEd – FastCompany Nov 26 2018 Confirmation of a rapid rise in renewable energy and a decline in coal use should be cause for celebration. Instead, the upbeat forecast issued by the International Energy Agency in its annual report also came with a negative outlook on climate change. While renewable power […]

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To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up | TechCrunch

Yung Wu OpEd TechCrunch 4:00 pm EDT•October 30, 2018 Image Credits: Yuri_Arcurs “Fierce competitor” is one of the biggest, and most culturally ingrained, compliments that exists in sports. The same is true in the technology world. However, as competitors originating from outside of Silicon Valley rise, so do the stakes for previously unchallenged tech firms, like Uber,Facebook and Google, to enter new […]

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OpEd: Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs | VentureBeat

OpEd: Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs | VentureBeat

Image Credit: Shutterstock Yung Wu OpEd VentureBeat August 29 2018 For years, Silicon Valley wasn’t the main place many venture capitalists looked for deals — it was the only place. But the Bay Area is beginning to lose its once vice-like grip on talented workers, and its startup investment market is looking dangerously overheated. Now VCs are lifting their gaze from California and […]

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