Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Toronto establishing itself as a global leader in AI with new research institute

Toronto is hoping to challenge Silicon Valley as one of the most prominent hotspots for artificial intelligence (AI) research. The University of Toronto (U of T) has announced the creation of its Vector

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario announces first Chief Digital Officer

The Ontario government is bolstering its digital profile with its latest hire. The province announced on Mar. 27 that it has appointed Hillary Hartley as Ontario’s first Chief Digital Office (CDO), in an

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto-Waterloo, Vancouver rank among top 20 on best startup ecosystem list

When it comes to increasing the success rate of startups across the globe, it’s all about location, location, location, according to new research from Startup Genome. The company’s 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Liberals’ Innovation budget gets seal of approval from the tech industry

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the Liberal government has kept its word. Finance minister Bill Morneau unveiled the budget

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Trucking sector investment group staying ahead of the competition through digital transformation

Staying ahead of competitors is always a top priority for any business in any field, and it has been the driving force behind the Tandet Group’s digital transformation. The Oakville, Ont.-based diversified investment

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber loses president after controversies continue to rock the ride-hailing giant

There’s no end in sight for Uber Technologies Inc.’s recent struggles, it seems. Company president and second in command Jeff Jones announced his resignation on Mar. 19, after just six months on the

Published on: March 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Professional drone operators applaud Transport Canada restrictions for hobbyists

The Canadian federal government is cracking down on recreational drone use in an effort to combat the rising number of drone and commercial aircraft altercations, which have more than tripled since 2014. Minister

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New video platform aims to improve fan experiences at live sporting events

Sports fans know how difficult it can be to capture “the moment.” You know what I’m talking about. THE goal. THE fight. THE game-changing play or epic winning celebration. But in an era

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Malware found pre-installed on nearly 2 dozen mobile devices including Galaxy 8

While people are becoming increasingly diligent about what they download on their mobile devices, they may now have to worry about their phones coming with malicious software already pre-installed. According to new research

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

HP announces new commercial desktop PCs with built-in security

HP Inc. has unveiled several new enterprise-level computers with above industry-grade security features. The company has released its HP EliteDesk 800 series, a line of new commercial desktops, and HP EliteOne 800 AiO

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Intel to acquire self-driving tech company Mobileye in $15 billion deal

Intel Corporation has announced that it will be acquiring Mobileye NV, an Israel-based company specializing in chips for vision-based autonomous vehicles, in a deal valued at approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

VR will take a backseat to AR, says 3D visual effects pioneer

TORONTO - Virtual reality (VR) has been touted as one of the top future technologies, but one expert at the Be3D: Think Forward event, held in Toronto on Mar. 9 by Think2Thing and

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Gender pay gap could close in our lifetimes, Accenture research says

News that the gender pay gap could close in the next few decades has arrived just in time for International Women’s Day. Women graduating from universities in 2020 could be the first generation to

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Women are still ‘Hidden Figures’ in many STEM careers

At first glance, award-winning film Hidden Figures seems like your typical Oscar-nominated movie: great plot, superb actors, eye-catching visuals, and an inspiring story. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Based

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs