Award Winning Technology Journalist & Podcaster
The multi-talented Takara Small helps audiences understand the technology reshaping our world. From AI and advanced robotics, to data and digital health, she offers a glimpse into the future balanced with what organizations can do today to drive growth. Her work as a journalist, podcaster, and consultant has taken her across the globe.
Small is a technology columnist for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, where she discusses the latest in tech trends and news. She was the host of the Globe and Mail’s podcast I’ll Go First, which was Canada’s #1 tech podcast in 2018, and a CBC investigative podcast series called A Death in Cryptoland, about the rise and fall of a failed cryptocurrency exchange. Small is also a tech contributor for CBC’s Canada Tonight, BBC’s World News Service, and etalk, and her writing has appeared in several publications including Fortune, Canadian Business, and Chatelaine.
A long-time advocate for equality and access to technology, Small is also the founder of VentureKids Canada. This award-winning non-profit provides supplies and support in the form of entrepreneurship and coding classes to young people living in low-income or underserved communities.
As a collaborator with brands, Small has produced original work, competitive analysis, and market research. For her work, she’s received multiple awards and accolades including being named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women, a Young Leader of America, and an Asian Pacific Foundation of Canada Fellow.