High Tech Warfare – This Is Not Your Fathers Military

The philosophy and basic strategies are still the same but the days of Sun Tzu and Carl von Clausewitz are out the window as the modern battlespace takes shape. Sure there are still tactics such as use of decoys, deception and the element of surprise, but today the SAM sites, mobile missile launchers and anti-aircraft systems are some of the most sophisticated technologies on the planet. But then again so are our stealth fighters.

Indeed, all this maybe new to you, but it is all too familiar with me due to my upbringing as the son of a US Naval Aviator, Captain, Commanding Officer of a Squadron. Thus I should thank my father for his many stories about his 250 combat missions in an A-4 in Vietnam, while I was growing up. My father also taught me how to fly in our family private aircraft propelling my fascination in aeronautics and thus my interest in all aircraft, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs.

Today, it is fascinating how things have changed in that short 3-decade period. And it has changed quite a bit since my Grandfather (DK Winslow) made his contributions in research working with on the cutting edge technologies of his day: Radar, Ultrasound, Infrared, Microwave, Acoustic Transducers, etc. with more than 70 research papers in all.

Currently my brother is a Pilot in Command of a C-130 in the USMC and thus my thoughts on his safety and our Nations Security are constant. The future of robotic warfare comes next and it is coming fast too. Robots killing robots and unmanned vehicles seeking out enemy combatants and killing them – high tech war is every bit as serious as it has ever been, its just now the high-tech capabilities are out of this world.

Canadian Immigration Statistics Are Increasingly in Favor of Tech Professionals

We recently heard of Canada’s big and better immigration plans for 2018. From a strong desire to allow a million newcomers by 2020 to a promise of huge funding in immigration, Canada elaborated on its exciting initiatives. It also did tell about the growing opportunities it has in store for various professions. But, with so many professions from various nations in the rate race of Canada immigration, don’t you think there has to be a profession which has “the best chance” for Canada? A particular sector to whom immigration can be easy as abc! Certainly, there is. It’s the IT Profession.

Canada is home to a vibrant and diverse tech sector and often a nation ranked in top numbers of countries with best IT and technical scope. Unfortunately, with all good tech scope and ever-green job market, the nation falls behind in justifying the vacancies with right IT skills. “New applications are creating jobs that were unimaginable just years ago. Ten years ago, there were no smartphone app developers, or cloud computing engineers or social media managers” said the Governor of Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz in a speech at the Queen University in Kingston-Ontario. “Immigrants have a key role to play in helping grow the Canadian economy and off-setting the country’s growing shortage of skilled labour“, he added, signifying the crucial role of immigration today in bringing right talent to the desks of Canadian tech companies.

Growing numbers in Canadian IT hub come as good news to Tech professionals

Biggest sector: The Information Technology sector of Canada is by far the biggest sector, employing nearly 900,000 professionals annually, for all its domains. The country in the recent years invested over $9.1 billion on innovation and technological growth. Having grown faster than any other sector on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) since 2013, the Tech sector of Canada is now valued at a $250 billion.

Increasing firms: Since many tech companies in Canada are relatively new startups, there is potential for significant revenue growth within Canada’s tech industry. On a rough estimate, there are nearly 71,000 firms in Canada solely in its Tech sector. This accounts to nearly 6.1% of all Canadian businesses.

Employment prospects: Of the total employment in Canada, 5.6% comes from its Tech sector. While there are over 488,000 professionals already employed in IT jobs, majorly in fields of project management, software development, data analysis, information security, etc. the shortage is still huge. By 2020, a vacancy of over 216,000 tech professionals is to be filled in all its domains. This means that till 2020, Tech professionals will remain a guaranteed favorite of Canada immigration.

Average income: Immigrants in the Tech sector earn more than any of the professionals that work in Canada. Tech professionals earn a salary as high as $66950 on an average, whereas the national average of other sectors is approximately $48,000.

Looking through this lens, Canada’s tech sector is much bigger than our current definitions are able to capture.

Stumbling blocks of Canada become stepping stones to ITians worldwide

One of the biggest hurdles of Canada’s IT sector is a soon-to-retire staff. Of the total employees in Canada, nearly 5,000,000 Canadians will soon retire. A large proportion of this number represents the IT sector. While the Canadian government has introduced several programs and courses to train the younger generation for its sector, the success seems a long journey. With an unprepared youth and an increasing skills gap, Canada needs more ITians through immigration.

LMIA has been an equal hurdle for employers in hiring new talent for their high-tech companies. With increasing constraints and restrictions of LMIA, work permits have become an old-fashion now for employers, and instead, they choose PR visas. As neither a job offer nor LMIA is mandatory in the processing of PR visas, this option has gained more preference than any other pathways to Canada.

From Indian to Canada ITian-in 6 to 12 months

While IT is a favorite profession of Canada, India is marked as a favorite nation. In 2016 and again in 2017, the highest numbers of Canada PR visas were issued to Indian nationals. Canada believes that India has talent and skills that rightly justify the requirements of Canada’s economy. Among the many-many initiatives taken by the Canadian government to invite a large number of Indians and professionals from worldwide in the least span of time, a reducing CRS, tech specific provincial nominations and Global Skills Strategy are prominent ones.

Top Tech Influencers on YouTube

YouTube has extensively evolved beyond being a website for videos and audios. Now, it is a place where people share moments of their lives. Below is a list of identified Top Tech Influencers on YouTube. Majority of these YouTube Influencers are more on PC Hardware components and mobile gadgets.

Unbox Therapy

Lewis Hilsenteger, a technology reviewer showcases some cool Tech products we could experience through his successful YouTube Channel. Lewis’ portfolio of brands is one of the most impressive which includes Intel, Microsoft, XFINITY, and Canon, these brands are just some which are in his portfolio. UnboxTherapy is one of the most popular Tech channels on YouTube, with over 300,000 subscribers. You could watch the unboxing of new gadgets, reviews and some though all sorts of gadgets.

Marques Brownlee

One of the biggest names in the Tech Influencer field. He is notorious in the Tech industry for being selective about the brands that he works with. Marques talks about a lot of mobile hardware such as smartphones and tablets, giving his own perception regarding the products and talks about good points related to the latest updates of such tech gadgets. His videos aim to explain and help the viewers to understand better about certain apps and services.

Austin Evans

Produces extinct entertaining reviews from smartphones, to gaming PCs and VR headsets. His personality can be seen through his videos. His sponsors are Mattel, VideoBlocks, and At&T.

TysiPhoneHelp

Ty’s iPhone Help is about Apple’s range of products, from iPhone to MacBook Pro. He also reviews some similar products on the market that are competitors of Apple.

DetroitBorg

It is hosted by Michael Kukielka, it’s an impressive channel which features anything from iPhone to drones. He has also worked with some huge Technology Brands like LG.

iCrackUriDevice

This YouTube influencer calls himself ICU. He features a lot of news and rumors mostly about any Apple-related information including the latest iPhone models to MacBooks. He also does comparison videos between other similar products and is competitors of Apple.

Jonathan Morrison

Campaigned a $80 robot named “mip” against a “real life giant robot”, and charging an iPhone with fire is truly an admirable and amazing discovery. Jonathan Morrison is conceivably one of the most creative Tech Influencers in the industry. He also has extensive experience on working with leading brands such as XFINITY and AT&T.

CNETTV

Another tech news website that has YouTube channel where they implement and show product reviews, tutorials, exclusive reviews and lots of technology news.

UrAvgConsumer

Self proclaimed “Average guy who loves tech,” Judner Aura has over 685K subscribers on YouTube. He is able to reach tech consumers in a great and extensive distance. Sony and LG are some of his brand sponsors.

LinusTechTips

Mainly unboxes computer hardware like PC Casings, motherboards, keyboards, mouse’s and earphones. While doing the unboxing, he will talk about other helpful information that is related to the product he’s unboxing.

TechnoBuffalo

One of the most prominent Technology Vloggers on YouTube. Founder Jon Rettinger a Californian Native has partnered with leading brands such as Lenovo and Qualcomm.

LockerGnome

Famous knowledgeable person, Chris Pirillo shares about the life of a geek with him in his daily videos. Some of his videos includes a small review about the latest smartphones and tablets. He voice out his experiences openly, which makes his videos genuine.

Techsource

A famous YouTube channel for its gaming PC reviews and some facts for the viewers to know the best tech deals of the week. Edgar Oganesyan has worked with big brands like LG and tech startups like Soylent.