Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Marissa Mayer officially leaves Yahoo, looks forward to using Gmail again

Marissa Mayer is officially the former CEO of Yahoo Inc. after submitting her resignation Tuesday. She also looks forward to no longer being tethered to the search engine icon's Yahoo Mail service, multiple

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Collaboration with fintechs key to CIBC’s digital success, VP says

A fruitful relationship between the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto fintech startup Borrowell Inc. highlights the benefits that startups and enterprises stand to gain by collaborating with each other. During a

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Latest Ericsson report predicts video will push monthly mobile data traffic to 26 GB by 2022

If you think mobile subscribers complain about data limits now, you ain't seen nothing yet. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, a mix of online video, broadband-intensive communications, and new applications including

Published on: June 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sweeping changes announced for Uber HQ – including CEO’s extended leave

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. has chosen to unanimously adopt a series of 47 recommendations aimed at repairing its tarnished public image - including an extended leave for controversial CEO Travis Kalanick, the

Published on: June 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter highlights 40 Canadian execs who stand out on social media – and how you can too

Social media can be a valuable tool for executives looking to boost their company's public profile - and Twitter Canada managing director Rory Capern has a list that proves it. In a June

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Joy is bad for business, and other insights from Unbounce’s deep dive into consumer emotions

Joy might be the ideal emotion to spread in real life, but when it comes to advertising it can actually be a detriment, according to a report by Vancouver-based Unbounce. Back in March,

Published on: June 9th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Smartphones the next big machine learning platform, Deloitte says

Usually machine learning is discussed in terms of its impact on marketing or enterprise data, but its next frontier could be considerably more mobile, according to a research director with consulting firm Deloitte

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Unbounce is on a quest to rehabilitate the pop-up

Oli Gardner knows what you’re thinking. Hear him out. The co-founder of Vancouver-based marketing service provider Unbounce believes that when used properly, the much-maligned pop-up can be of equal or greater benefit to

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New MISA Ontario president wants to help lead municipalities on the road to digital transformation

WINDSOR, ON. - Connie McCutcheon is a firm believer in the value of collaboration. It's the first subject the newly-appointed Municipal Information Systems Association of Ontario (MISA) president brings up when asked what

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Avaya ready to help municipalities with all of their unified communication needs

WINDSOR, ON. - It's best known for providing unified communications (UC) services to enterprises, but Avaya Inc. wants Canadian municipalities to know it has plenty to offer local governments too. In fact, the

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Futurist warns municipalities to adapt to the 21st century – or be left behind

WINDSOR, ON. - Facing a room full of municipal IT staff, futurist Jim Carroll warned that too many of Canada’s towns and cities are falling behind when it comes to entering the 21st

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Gartner believes cities need to pursue digital transformation

WINDSOR, ON. - Digital transformation has not laid an easy path for municipalities, but it's one they must follow if they wish to grow, according to a lead researcher with consulting firm Gartner

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s biggest banks can learn a few lessons from CIBC’s mobile app

CIBC’s mobile efforts have been given an A by Forrester Research. When the Cambridge, Mass.-based market research firm recently evaluated the mobile apps released by the “Big Five” Canadian banks (CIBC, Bank of

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Literal printed electronics: How Voltera helps component manufacturers quickly test new products

TORONTO - Voltera Inc. CEO Alroy Almeida knows how frustrating it can be for manufacturers to build and test new components. It's what led him and three friends to found their company in

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Adhesive manufacturer 3M’s tech footprint is larger than you might think

TORONTO - By Randy Frank's own admission, Minnesota-based 3M Co. is best known as the company behind Scotch tape and Post-It notes. But as Frank, the executive director of research and development with

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood