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 is also a tech contributor for CBC’s Canada Tonight, BBC’s World News Service, and Etalk, and the host of the new podcast, They Did That: History Lost and Found. In addition, her writing has appeared in several publications including Fortune, Canadian Business, and Chatelaine.
Previously, Small was the host of the Globe and Mail’s podcast I’ll Go First, which was Canada’s #1 tech podcast in 2018. She also hosted CBC’s investigative podcast series, A Death in Cryptoland, which explored the rise and fall of a failed cryptocurrency exchange.
A long-time advocate for equality and access to technology, Small is the founder of VentureKids Canada. This award-winning non-profit offers entrepreneurship and coding classes for young people living in low-income or underserved communities. In recognition of her work, Small has received multiple awards and accolades including being named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women, a Young Leader of America, and a Fellow of the Asian Pacific Foundation of Canada.