VivaScoop - July 2022
Updated: Aug 9
Welcome to Viva Scoop, your monthly overview of everything Vivacity Technologies. We hope everyone who benefited from the long weekend in Canada had a great time.
Vivacity started some exciting new projects in July, including the digital infrastructure assessment of the $140 million Kelson City Gardens development, as well as an IT Assessment for the Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. In addition, our work under NRC IRAP continues to ramp up as we grow the Vivacity Public Key Infrastructure solution.
For a deeper dive on all our projects, herewith Viva Scoop July.
Becoming a Certificate Authority
Vivacity is making a big push into the Certificate Authority (CA) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) space. This is spurred on by our multi year contract with Redline Communications (now Aviat Networks) to deliver a hosted CAaaS, as well as our recent funding from NRC IRAP.
In July we kicked off market research in the PKI space with the end goal of selecting various sectors where we can develop something new and innovative. The NRC IRAP project allows us to expand the team, whereby we’re in the final stages of hiring for a new Software Analyst.
We’re very excited about PKI and CAaaS and what this can offer organizations given the current and growing threat of cyber crime.
Simpcw Resources Group Project Wrap-up
In early July the Vivacity Team wrapped up our IT Assessment for Simpcw Resources Group (SRG). For those not familiar, SRG is the economic development arm of Simpcw First Nation, a division of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap Nation.
Simpcw First Nations' territory covers approximately 5,000,000 Ha of land, stretching from Barrière BC all the way up to Jasper. Amongst other things SRG have been busy helping with the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline through their traditional territory. This has led to massive growth for their organization including an increase of employees from 20 to 160 in just over three years.
We were delighted to be working with SRG on their IT Assessment, and our final report highlighted some great opportunities to accelerate their digital transformation through a number of IT initiatives.
Kelson City Gardens Digital Infrastructure
In July we kicked off our project with the Kelson Group supporting the digital footprint of their new $140 million development project in downtown Kamloops. Kelson City Gardens should dramatically alter the downtown core of Kamloops, offering 525 new residential units.
Vivacity will support the design of the digital infrastructure including a potential micro data centre, networking equipment and fibre runs. Furthermore, we’re looking at digital infrastructure that could support a more sustainable build, with energy conservation and monitoring, while future proofing the building for new and innovative technology.
This is a great development project for Kamloops, and we’re delighted to be part of it.
Entrepreneurship Operating System
At the beginning of every quarter, the Viva Team takes the opportunity to reflect on our yearly goals, previous quarter objectives and create new ‘Rocks’ for the next quarter. This framework is a small part of the Entrepreneurship Operating System (EOS) that was developed by Gino Wickman. In this edition of Viva Scoop we’re highlighting the amazing structure this has provided our team, not only in setting targets but also how we monitor our progress and develop a clear path for success.
I highly recommend any team pickup a copy of ‘Get a Grip’ and try to apply some of the EOS framework. In addition, a big thank you to Shane Jensen at New Quest Coaching and Consulting for nudging us in this direction and being a continued coach and mentor for the Vivacity team.
Thank you so much for tuning in and don't hesitate to reach out to the Viva team with any questions.
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