CommunitySang MahSpecial Projects Consultant, AMPD Technologies
"AMPD is pleased to support several broader industry initiatives through our membership and sponsorship of industry associations and non-profit groups. Our own HQ on Great Northern Way in Vancouver includes a co-working space that helps develop new companies as a joint initiative between AMPD and the Centre for Digital Media."
AMPD COMMUNITY INITIATIVES & SUPPORT
The team at AMPD has always been keen to support community and industry initiatives. Chief Strategy Officer, James Hursthouse, was formerly Executive Director of DigiBC - The Interactive and Digital Media Industry Association of BC, where he continues to serve as a board member. AMPD is also a founding sponsor of the Animation and Visual Effects Alliance of BC, an annual sponsor of the Spark Computer Graphics Society, and a proud sponsor of the Telus Whistler Classic, that raises proceeds for hundreds of local charities in the Sea to Sky corridor, among others. AMPD's headquarters on Great Northern Way are host to the CDM Studios initiative, a collaboration between AMPD and the Centre for Digital Media that incubates and mentors startups that emerge from the Centre of Digital Media's Master in Digital Media program. AMPD is proud to support the following groups and initiatives:
Capilano University Creative Technology Community
AMPD is working with Capilano University, Hynes Developments, and Greenstone Initiatives on plans to build a Creative Tech Community (CTC) on Capilano University's North Shore Campus. The CTC is intended to be one of Canada's largest on-campus collaborations between education and industry. The collaboration is a joint effort to develop future generations of digital storytellers in technology-related areas such as animation, film, games, visual effects and emerging platforms. The vision of the CTC is to be an on-campus centre for students, faculty and BC's creative tech industry professionals where they can collaborate on specialized work-integrated learning, research and intellectual property (IP) development.
The 2020 TELUS Winter Classic was a great success and AMPD Technologies was pleased to be the 2020 Race Classic Sponsor, helping the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation raise proceeds for hundreds of local charities in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The theme this year was “IMAGINE 2120” which sparked many discussions around how technology will play an increasingly ubiquitous role in our future lives. Current cloud infrastructure has many shortcomings when it comes to ‘always on’, low-latency applications such as multi-user augmented and virtual reality, cloud-based video games, and next-gen digital media production.