Ruby Industries launched Cityviz – data platform for economic development and planning and welcomed Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission as their first client.
Cityviz solves challenges local governments face by providing 1 point of data access and always up to date, in one single safe location. What is more, it preprocesses and visualizes data in an engaging way, helping users make easier informed decisions.
The user-friendly data platform makes information, research and analysis instantly accessible to community stakeholders and businesses seeking data to make decisions relevant for business development and economic growth.
Ruby Industries Inc. is based in West Kelowna, incorporated in 2013. The company is the qualified supplier of data science and data visualization services for B.C. government. They worked on projects with BC Stats, Innovate BC, and won the BC Housing Market Visualization Challenge. Ruby Industries developed a number of other data visualization applications.
“We are very excited about the possibilities of modern technologies together with the wealth of data available to create solutions for the good of our communities. We are very grateful to work with COEDC and hope to help decision makers further develop our district. Listening to the challenges municipalities face and adapting our solutions to their specific needs is our priority and we are looking forward to helping many more communities throughout Canada.” – Izabela Bogdanovic, Ruby Industries Inc.
“In light of current COVID-19 restrictions and physical distancing, it has never been more important that we enhance the COEDC digital profile. We’re very excited to launch this pilot program for the next 12 months and will continue to add features and datasets as we go. We are actually the first customer for this platform so we anticipate adjustments and improvements that will continue to support the Region’s economic recovery and business intelligence needs.” – Krista Mallory, Manager Economic Development