Those who attended Safe Software’s Dec. 10 open house include (from left) Steven Pettigrew (City of Surrey Councillor), Elizabeth Model (CEO of Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association), Dale Lutz (co-founder and VP of Safe Software), Don Murray (co-founder and president of Safe Software) and Jill Tipping (CEO of BC Tech Association). (Submitted photo)

TECHNOLOGY

Tech networking, workshops coming to Surrey’s Safe Software HQ

Now, ‘Surrey and Fraser Valley residents have access to them without needing to commute to Vancouver’

Surrey’s Safe Software company celebrated an anniversary by announcing a series of tech programs and workshops that will be held at its Health and Technology District headquarters next year.

An open house was held Tuesday (Dec. 10) at the company’s City Centre 2 space (9639 137A St.), where Safe Software has been located for one year.

That night, a new partnership with BC Tech Association was made public to bring the organization’s “innovative programs and workshops” to the Safe Software space, “so that Surrey and Fraser Valley residents have access to them without needing to commute to Vancouver.”

Beginning in 2020, the Surrey Series will include tech leadership roundtables, panel discussions and workshops.

“As one of Surrey’s largest technology company, we are a made-in-Surrey success story, and we grew from humble beginnings in a basement office to an internationally renowned company with more than 170 employees,” Don Murray, co-founder and president of Safe Software, said in a news release posted to safe.com.

Dale Lutz, company co-founder VP of development, added: “Surrey has always been our home and we are proud to continue to support the city and the communities where we live and work. We are excited to embark on a new era of Safe Software at our new HQ at the Health and Technology District, and this partnership with BC Tech will not only enable us to continue our commitment to help Surrey grow but also to help businesses in Surrey flourish.”

• RELATED STORY: Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield speaks at conference hosted by Surrey-based Safe Software Inc.

Jill Tipping, BC Tech president and CEO, said the organization is “excited to partner with Safe Software (to) provide tech networking opportunities and resources to this region’s innovation industry.”

Safe Software moved into the City Centre 2 building in 2018, after spending 20 years at its original Surrey location, in order to accommodate growth. The 57,000-square-foot space, which occupies the top five floors of the building, boasts 360-degree views, 6,000-square-foot green rooftop terrace and 196 individual offices.

• RELATED STORY: Surrey-based business donates $1M to hospital’s children centre improvements.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Whistleblower says Iranian-Americans questioned at Peace Arch crossing were targeted

Immigration lawyer says response from Customs Border Protection is a ‘total cover up’

Surrey bylaw’s tactics with Uber drivers deemed ‘entrapment’ and ‘completely wrong’

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke and Linda Annis had to say Monday about city staff hailing Uber drivers then issuing them warnings

Two men charged with first-degree murder in 2019 Surrey case

Two men charged with first-degree murder in killing of Andrew Baldwin, 30, in Surrey

‘Our Surrey Vision’ report to be made public Thursday

Community-engagement project launched by Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association last year

Indecent act reported in North Delta

Police received a report of a man touching himself in the park next to the Mackie library on Jan. 23

VIDEO: Canada’s first presumptive case of coronavirus officially confirmed

Both patient and wife arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Police search for man who went missing from Vernon hotel

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen Friday

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

After four sex assaults linked, RCMP ask women not to walk alone in Coquitlam park

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

BC Place lights up in purple and yellow to honour Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash

‘Big money’ funding B.C. politics now mostly from taxpayers

Campaign targets $16 million and counting in ‘politician welfare’

Most Read

l -->