Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Using artificial intelligence to disrupt financial institutions

First it was the mobile revolution that disrupted the banking system, now artificial intelligence (AI) is looking to make its mark. Finn.ai, a Vancouver, BC-based fintech company, is looking to digitally transform financial

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada in top 20 most fit countries, Fitbit data reveals

If you thought it was hard to reach your step count goals every day, Fitbit may be giving you some extra motivation. The US-based connected wearable fitness device company has identified its list of

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Transforming the paint industry with a digital brush

Like many industrial sectors, the paint industry is bogged down by manual systems, spreadsheets and thousands of emails every year. Dealing with these restrictions amidst rising demand and a need to stay competitive,

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian telecom sector competitive in world market, IoT will help it be more efficient: new report

Most Canadians believe the country’s telecommunication (telecom) industry is uncompetitively expensive and compares poorly to those in other regions, but that’s not entirely accurate, according to a new report by the Montreal Economic

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Cirque du Soleil experiments with mixed reality to test creative show ideas

In a world of rapid digital transformation, the entertainment industry is constantly looking for ways to revolutionize and stand out, and Montreal's iconic Cirque du Soleil is no exception. The 33-year-old circus arts

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How Dropbox relies on partners to expand its reach

When Thomas Hansen first started in the technology sector 25 years ago selling computer hardware in Denmark, he was strongly encouraged to use a software system that was flawed and hated throughout the

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber launches new Toronto-based autonomous vehicle research hub

Uber Technologies, Inc. is investing in Canada and Canadian talent with its latest venture. The company announced this week that it will be launching a new research hub in Toronto focused on developing

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

David takes on Goliath with online life insurance purchasing platform

To survive amongst industry giants, mutual insurance company Humania Assurance Inc. has upped its digital strategy and placed client experience at its heart. The Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.-based business developed a business rule engine (BRE)

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The modern milk man goes technical to solve recycling woes

Milk jugs are made of high-density polyethylene plastic, one of the most versatile plastic resins for recycling and reuse. Because of its value, a new industry-government partnership in New Brunswick is trying to

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian fintech sector not reaching full potential: Competition Bureau of Canada

Canada’s financial technology (fintech) sector has yet to reach its full potential, and for it to do so, regulators and industry leaders need to work together, according to Competition Bureau Canada. The organization

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

#ITWCchats recap: The worst job you’ve ever had

If I asked you what the worst job you’ve ever had was, it probably wouldn’t take you long to come up with an answer, and maybe even a funny anecdote or two. While

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Lazaridis Institute launches data platform to help Canadian tech companies grow

Canada will soon have its own data platform for technology companies looking to track their growth metrics. The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy in Waterloo, Ont.,

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

“A mental wizard hat” – the verdict is still out on Elon Musk’s proposed brain implants

Desktop computers and personal laptops are yesterday’s news – the latest hot topic around the technology industry is computers for the brain. Yes, you read that correctly. Computers for the human brain. At

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Prepare to disrupt yourself: Netflix cofounder on starting a successful business

When Marc Randolph started Netflix Inc. with cofounder Reed Hastings in 1997, he couldn’t have possibly imagined what the company would become in just 20 years. Speaking at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs