Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Don’t assume AI will automatically destroy jobs, Singularity University chair says

TORONTO - Outside of tech circles, responses to the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence are often filled with more trepidation than anticipation, with many statistics emphasizing AI's ability to eliminate jobs rather than

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inside Indeed’s diversely decorated Toronto digs

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

ITWC president Fawn Annan wins MISA/ASIM Canada’s Dennis Steen Award

ITBusiness.ca is proud to announce that parent company ITWC's president and CMO, Fawn Annan, is this year's recipient of the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)/ASIM Canada's Dennis Steen Award. Named for a longtime

Published on: September 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Canada is facing an AI brain drain – and what’s being done about it

TORONTO - When Tomi Poutanen co-founded the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in March, it wasn't merely to support Canada's efforts to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) - it was

Published on: September 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t let ‘diversity’ be an empty buzzword, Toronto mayor’s strategic initiatives director says

TORONTO - Before becoming Toronto Mayor John Tory's director of strategic initiatives, Siri Agrell served as an urban affairs reporter with the Globe and Mail, and her presentation calling out the tech industry's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Diversity is Canada’s strength, Elevate Toronto cofounder says

TORONTO - Like the vast majority of attendees at Elevate Toronto, Achievers Corp. founder Razor Suleman was born the child of foreigners. Before giving the new tech conference's first-ever keynote, he asked the

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Holes in Equifax’s security practices and get ready for the iPhone X

New video presentation software that lets you turn yourself into an animated GIF. Equifax won’t reveal the cause of its record-breaking security breach. And don’t tell anyone, but a new iPhone is coming

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New from ITWC: the September 2017 issue of Municipal Interface

ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC is proud to reveal its newest publication: Municipal Interface, the official magazine of MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association)/ASIM Canada. Though aimed at the many IT workers who toil behind

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Canada’s Kinross Gold uses SAP to coordinate its HR operations across four continents

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Larry Duong arrived at Kinross Gold Corp. knowing the benefits of digital transformation first-hand. As a workforce and human resources information system (HRIS) manager for document destruction firm Shred-it

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Equifax breach affects 143 million consumers, including some Canadians

The Atlanta, Ga.-based office of consumer credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a cybersecurity breach that may affect approximately 143 million consumers, including some Canadians. The

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – IBM funding new AI lab, Toronto wants Amazon’s second headquarters

IBM is committing hundreds of millions to a new AI lab. Jaguar has become the latest car company to abandon the internal combustion engine. And Toronto wants Amazon to build its next headquarters

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

LinkedIn launches native advertising network

LinkedIn is expanding its sponsored content offering. The professional social network announced today that it would be augmenting its Sponsored Content services, already widely used by B2B marketers to reach its valuable audience

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood