CSE’s James Black recently sat down with Anthony Brown, CEO at AMPD Ventures Inc., to discuss how they are “AMPing” up the internet with a high-performance cloud that deals with latency sensitive applications like eSports and virtual reality (1:11), the realities of competing with the “big guys” like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft (3:40), and the importance of ecologically sustainable computation (5:49).
Listen until the end to hear about Anthony’s experience as an entrepreneur, including the success he had at Infinite Game Publishing with the award-winning game MechWarrior Online. Finally, learn how AMPD’s technology is being utilized to bring popular characters to life, including Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty.
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer Co. to discuss the role his firm plays in facilitating orderly markets and providing liquidity for listed securities as a market maker.
In this discussion, Josh talks about how market makers can soften the volatility of major market events such as flash crashes (1:43), the distinct differences between Canadian and US market making (3:11), W.D. Latimer’s long-standing history and experience with the CSE since 2003 (5:27), and the important distinctions between exchange designated market making and paid-for marketing making (10:35).
Listen until the end to learn more about how market markers “clean up” odd and mixed lot orders and the obligation of providing a guaranteed minimum fill (GMF).
Johnson Joseph, President and CEO at Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK), recently joined Barrington Miller to discuss his company’s history, recent developments, and overall mission to make commercial lending more efficient in China.
In this conversation, Johnson shares how a major of component of his business operates essentially like a financial “dating app” for lenders and borrowers (1:41), the key factors that he assess when scouting an acquisition (9:22), and the truth about Canada-China relations and the current climate for doing business in China (10:50).
Listen until the end to lean more about Johnson’s efforts to learn Mandarin as well as what food he always orders when he visits China!
Cannabis industry pioneer, and Founder of 420 Investor, Alan Brochstein, recently joined Barrington Miller for a Skype chat to discuss recent developments in the cannabis market.
In this conversation, Alan share’s his opinions on Drake’s recent deal with Canopy Growth and their challenge to repurpose assets from the Bruce Linton era (1:58), Vireo Health’s recent high profile edition to their board of directors (5:42), and what his cannabis indices are telling him about a potential market bottom in the sector (9:29). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on the role of the cannabis black market and the impact of illicit vaping products as well as Alan’s recent exposure to CBD oxygen!
George Tsiolis, Founder of AGORACOM, joined James Black to share his thoughts on how public companies are losing the attention war with investors (2:10), the trouble with relying on one-way digital communications (6:40), and how the crypto space provides some useful examples of how to engage investor audiences online (9:36). George further outlines the four issues that are holding companies back from deploying an effective and engaging digital strategy (10:34). Listen until the end to hear George’s pro tip for “lighting up” your investor audience and the importance of building a loyal, long-term shareholder base.
Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports Corp. (CSE:NWES), joined James Black at the CSE Media Centre (couch) to play some retro SNES video games and share his origins as a gamer (0:46), the evolution of the competitive gaming scene since the 1990’s (3:31) and why the competitive gaming market has gravitated towards first person shooters (6:36). Dan also discloses the size of the gaming and eSports industries (9:22), as well as the four eSports ecosystem verticals that New Wave focuses and invests in (10:49). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on competitive player health and development (14:17), and the overwhelming demand for content from professional streamers (17:28).
Duane Nelson, CEO and President at Enviroleach Technologies Inc. (CSE:ETI), joined Phillip Shum in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on how his company’s environmental mining technology is replacing the harmful application of cyanide and mercury in mineral extraction (1:10), the 100 million tonne (a year) opportunity in the e-waste sector (3:10), and the challenge of meeting demand for Enviroleach’s technology globally (9:25). Listen until the end to hear how the company just recently poured its first 95 ounce gold bar from minerals extracted using its technology!
Alain Ghiai, Founder and CEO at GlobeX Data Ltd. (CSE:SWIS), joined Phillip Shum in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on how his company works to outperform Dropbox, Gmail and WhatsApp in the arenas of cyber security and privacy (2:37), how data has surpassed oil and gas as the world’s most valuable asset (5:00), and why Switzerland is the ideal home for cyber security infrastructure (9:40). Listen until the end to hear how GlobeX is establishing major partnerships with global companies like América Móvil, and the 12 specific verticals they focus their business on.
Sarah Tahor, Founder & CEO at Can Innovations, joined James Black in the podcast studio to share how her company is bringing international cannabis innovation to Canada (1:50), a brief history of cannabis research from the legendary Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (4:29), and how Canada and Israel’s markets complement each other (6:49). Listen until the end to learn more about the current status of cannabis licensing in the country and the groundbreaking work that is happening at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Cameron Chell, Founder and Chairman at Draganfly Inc., joined Grace Pedota in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on delivering drone systems innovation to the public markets (1:02), the opportunities emerging as a result of US government security concerns around foreign drone systems control (2:23), and the future of unmanned vehicles beyond aerial drones (4:11). Listen until the end to hear how Cameron envisions Draganfly punching above its “weight class.”