Takara Small

Award-Winning Technology Journalist and 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 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.


Digital Transformation: Accelerating Growth Through Technology

An acclaimed expert in all things tech-related, Takara Small provides insight and advice on the latest trends and topics 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. Tap into the knowledge of one of the tech world’s foremost commentators and consultants.

Small Town Innovation: A Practical Guide

Takara Small can help regional leaders see around corners and understand how innovation and technology can fuel growth and happiness in their communities. As the founder of VentureKids Canada, a non-profit working to equip underserved youth with the skills and resources they need to succeed in tech, she’s directly worked with rural organizations to ensure their young people have the tools to create, innovate, and achieve.

Education: Teaching Tech

As the founder of VentureKids Canada, education and development of youth is vital to Takara Small. She brings a fresh perspective to help educators understand, at a practical level, the tech changes that are taking place in our society, the mindsets of youth in their interactions with technology, and the opportunities that we can tap into to leverage technology as a resource when it comes to education.