Kelowna’s Raghwa Gopal has been named to a new B.C. government task force.
Gopal, who is Accelerate Okanagan’s chief executive officer, is one of 14 members of the Emerging Economy Task Force, whose goal is to ensure those in B.C. will benefit from innovation and technology advances.
“The task force will gather input from industry leaders to assess and determine the changing nature of business and the economy in the years ahead, and recommend how our government can best anticipate change,” Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston said in a press release.
The task force is holding its first meeting today at MineSense Technologies in Vancouver, and it will provide an interim report to the minister this fall.
Gopal, who is a certified business and executive coach, has been starting, growing and selling businesses for 30 years. He is recognized as a technology innovator and sits on several business and non-profit boards.
The government is anticipating 917,000 job openings in the province by 2027, including 11 per cent in the trades and nine per cent in science and technology.
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