Chris Bursey on the Technical Solution for Better Beer Management

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with Chris Bursey, CEO of Direct Communication Solutions, Inc. (CSE:DCSI), to reflect on the company’s innovations in the IoT space and recent public listing on the CSE.

In this discussion, Chris shares the motivating factors behind choosing public capital over venture capital (1:36), DCSI’s plans to revolutionize the bar and restaurant industry through better beer monitoring (2:57), and how he transitioned into entrepreneurship after serving on aircraft carriers as an air traffic controller (7:34).

Listen until the end to hear about Chris’s “Grizzly Bear Theory” and the burden (and honour) of being the head of an organization.

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Direct Communication Solutions Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome Direct Communication Solutions Inc. (CSE:DCSI) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on January 14th, 2020.

Established in 2008 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Direct Communication Solutions Inc. (DCS) is a leading provider of information technology solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The company is aimed at creating IT solutions that complement a business’s focus and strategy direction, helping to improve business efficiencies, productivity, reliability, and profitability. Currently, DCS develops SaaS-based business solutions that assist with machine-to-machine device management, fleet and asset management, remote sensor monitoring, and other related activities.

“Opening the market on the CSE is an awesome experience for us. We came up from San Diego, looking forward to this being a great chapter in the next verse of our career and our company. Couldn’t be happier, awesome experience,” said Chris Bursey, Founder and CEO at DCS.

“2020 is going to be an exciting year for us,” he added. “From an investment standpoint, we’re heavily invested in the IoT space. So, we have nothing but green skies in front of us – tons of opportunities – and we’re going to take advantage of those opportunities with our experience and our time in the space.”

Joining Bursey at the Market Open were other key members of the company’s executive management team, including CFO Rich Gomberg and COO Dave Scowby.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Chris Bursey here.

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Andrew Jappy on How Trading Technology is Impacting Today’s Investor

Andrew Jappy, Managing Director of Canada for Iress, recently joined James Black to chat about his recent appointment with the company and to discuss the challenges of deploying order routing solutions for Canada’s multi-market environment.

In this discussion, Andrews shares his theory as to why Canada has 16(!) trading venues (3:15), the basics behind “dark pools” and how they operate (5:38), his observations from the “Flash Boys” phenomena (8:30), and whether he thinks retail investors still stand a chance against pro traders (10:03).

Listen until the end to learn about Andrew’s globe-spanning career in financial IT, as well as his thoughts on the exciting changes and opportunities he sees in a rapidly-evolving financial technology sector.

Iress Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was excited to welcome Iress to the CSE Media Centre for the first Market Open of the new year on January 9th, 2020.

Iress is a technology company that provides software to the financial services industry, with a focus on financial advice, trading and market data, financial advice, investment management, mortgages, superannuation, life and pensions, and data intelligence. Iress’s solutions are used by more than 9,000 businesses and 500,000 users globally, and the company has a team of 1,950 people based in Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa, and Europe.

“It means a great deal for Iress to open the market here at the CSE. We’ve been vendor partners with the CSE for more than fifteen years,” said Andrew Jappy, Managing Director at Iress.

“Iress essentially is a software technology firm. We deliver solutions – trading solutions, routing solutions, best market router [solutions], smart order router solutions – to Canadian brokerage firms primarily. We’ve done that for many years. We were here as the multiple markets initiated in 2007,” he remarked. “So in Canada, within Iress, we would certainly be viewed as a centre of knowledge and excellence for multi-markets and trading. And we also have some wealth and quotation work stations, and those are some more recent offerings to the street in Canada.”

Joining Andrew at the Market Open were Group Executive Simon New and other key members of the Iress team.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Andrew Jappy here.

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Mo Lidsky on How to Find Conflict-Free Financial Advice (and Avoid Snake Oil!)

CSE’s Phillip Shum recently sat down with Mo Lidsky, CEO of Prime Quadrant, to discuss the market perspectives he has earned through advising 120 ultra-high net-worth families comprising $15 billion in assets under management.

In this discussion, Mo shares how his own challenge in obtaining unbiased, conflict-free investment advice led him to start Prime Quadrant (0:57), why his firm is applying a “super protective” mindset during these rising markets (5:09), his common principles and best practices for investing (10:39), and why it is potentially dangerous to apply recency bias when investing in fixed income products (14:42).

Listen until the end to hear how Mo’s own encounter with a fraudster led him to research and write his new book, “Selling Snake Oil” (19:03), and how he has leveraged his family office network to support his philanthropic efforts every year at the Prime Quadrant Conference (24:14).

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Ian Tennant on How to Earn Investor Attention with Your Next Press Release

CSE’s Phillip Shum recently caught up with Ian Tennant, Co-Founder and Director of Newsfile Corp., to reflect on the company’s origins starting 20 years ago.

In this chat, Ian shares how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act presented an opportunity for a new, national newswire service (1:04), his tips to maximize the most important real estate of a press release (4:00), and the key ingredients to reaching both Canadian and US investors (8:09).

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Helen Bilhete on How to Build Courage in Sales and Stand Out on Bay Street

CSE’s Grace Pedota recently caught up with Helen Bilhete, Head of Corporate Development at Newsfile, to discuss her recent experience at the “boutique” newswire service and her other career endeavors, including acting.

During this chat, Helen shares her perspective on how newswire services work a lot like courier systems (3:10), the journey she underwent to build courage and success in sales (8:55), and the distinct benefits of not being afraid to “stand out” on Bay Street (12:34).

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The 2019 CSE Year in Review with James, Barrington, and Phil

CSE’s James Black recently joined his colleagues Barrington Miller and Phillip Shum to reflect on another eventful year at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs.

This special episode includes a wide-ranging discussion on the many highlights from 2019. The team discusses the numerous global destinations that the CSE covered throughout the year (1:53), the fascinating intersection between public cannabis companies and famous athletes (7:11), and the memorable events that left a lasting impression (11:25).

Listen until the end to hear James, Barrington, and Phil’s insights from interviewing over 80 entrepreneurs on the #HashtagFinance podcast, and the inspiration generated by the newly launched Market Open at the CSE Media Centre in Toronto (27:53).

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Happy Holidays Market Open at the CSE Media Centre

On December 19th, the Canadian Securities Exchange team gathered at the CSE Media Centre to participate in the final Market Open of 2019.

After breakfast, team members had a chance to jingle the opening bell, show off some of the finest festive styles of the season, reflect on the many milestones the CSE has achieved in 2019, and look to all of the incredible adventures in store for 2020.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listed companies, partners, and supporters for helping us make achievement, innovation, and entrepreneurship some of the hallmarks of the year. We’re incredibly proud of everything the CSE has accomplished, and are excited to debut even more fantastic initiatives in the new year. Stay tuned!

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John Clarke on the Final Mile Delivery Solution – Just in Time for the Holidays

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with John Clarke, VP of Sales and Marketing at PUDO Inc. (CSE:PDO), to discuss the challenges presented by eCommerce through the “final mile” of fulfillment (1:46), the environmental impact of limiting missed deliveries (5:43), and the unique challenges of urban versus suburban delivery (8:03).

Listen until the end to hear about John’s experience at Google, what it means to bring a “scrappy” mentality to sales, and how big etailers like Amazon and Walmart stand to benefit from a final mile solution like PUDO Point.

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