Tacit Edge receives 2023 Digital Talent Champion Award

On October 11, 2023, Tacit Edge was recognized with the Digital Talent Champion Award as part of the 2023 Start Alberta Tech Awards. The Digital Talent Champion Award recognizes a company, program or individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in developing the talent ecosystem, growing the digital talent pool and accelerating innovation and diversification in Alberta. 

Tacit Edge wins 2023 Digital Talent Champion

Tacit Edge is working to make Alberta a center for Product Management excellence. Product Managers are at the heart of tech innovation and growth but no formal education program or pathway exists. 

“We do coaching, education and certification for product management because it doesn’t exist. The pathway into product management is completely unclear, very ambiguous, and that leads to a lot of inequity,” explains Renee Matsalla, Co-Founder. “We want to be the people to bring that pathway to the world, to make it more clear and to break down barriers for more people to get to product management.”

In 2021, the Tacit Edge team launched the only Equity, Diversity and Inclusion-based (EDI) Product Management education programs globally, in partnership with SAIT and Alberta Innovates. Tacit Edge also offers free online programming that anyone can access to adopt digital Product Management practices in their companies. Through its programs, Tacit Edge has helped over 1,600 people progress in their product manager careers and over 120 companies in Alberta and around the world to date. 

“Alberta is unlike anywhere in the world. We can impact product development around the world from here because Alberta is incredible. The growth and innovation mindset is unlike anywhere else.” added Christa Hill, Co-Founder. “The company was started on the question of how to become a product manager. Now, it’s how to evolve the practice or product of the future, which includes everyone.” 

The Digital Talent Champion Award is sponsored by Profound Talent. ProFound Talent is a full-service agency providing executive and professional recruitment, career transition, executive and leadership coaching for employers across all industries. 

Start Alberta is committed to helping the businesses and communities within our province’s tech sector thrive and grow. Since 2018, the Start Alberta Tech Awards have recognized individuals and organizations for their contributions to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and those significantly impacting the province’s tech sector. The Start Alberta Platform connects our province’s innovation and tech ecosystem with data to help investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers with the insights needed to make their next, big move. 

View the full list of 2023 Tech Award winners.

Thank you to the 2023 Tech Awards sponsors