CanCon Podcast Ep. 112: Keeping pace with innovation in Toronto

Ensemble Volume 4

Keeping with our experimental 2018, this week’s CanCon podcast is split into two distinct halves.

First up, the CanCon crew – Patrick O’Rourke, Managing Editor of MobileSyrup; Rob Kenedi, General Manager of TWG New York; and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor-in-Chief – takes a look a the recent swath of mobile app updates (and rollbacks) to ask a simple questsion: why is it so hard to change? There are technical and design challenges to be sure, but maybe the problem lies in the tension between what users want from their favorite apps and what businesses want from their users. Thankfully, the newest generation of ‘digital natives’ knows how to mount a resistence.

The back half of the podcast features a panel conversation from the new Ensemble series of events titled ‘Keeping Pace with innovation in Toronto’. In it, panel moderator (and friend of the pod) Amber Mac poses the question: Toronto is the next _____. While my response on the panel won’t be unfamiliar to regular CanCon listeners, I was thankfully joined by a bundle of other smart people to provide smart answers, including Alison Gibbins (RBC), Matt Di Paola (Sid Lee), Richard Wong (#paid). Enjoy!

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CanCon Podcast Episode 111 (04/24/18)

Is it too late now to say sorry?
Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash
Spotify’s redesigned interface is rolling out now to some users
Snapchat’s New Update Triggers Revolt by Millions of Teens

Darkest Timeline Douglas (in panel form)

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Sorry” by Justin
Ad music: “Dreams” by Joakim Karud

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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