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A journey into mobile payments: Convergence, innovation and financial inclusion

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I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at The International Payments Conference held in Toronto, which was attended by an

Lifeworking in abundance in the 21st century

If you were in a business setting and heard that a really successful person was about to enter the room, who would come to mind? Most likely you would think of a person

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

How the Cheesecake Factory trains its staff with ‘bite-sized learning’

At the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando last month, I heard many of the vendors and speakers talk about bite-sized learning. What is it? Just as its name implies, it consists of learning

Published on: April 15th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Why Michael Furdyk is using m-learning to connect with youth about Canadian identity

Recently I attended the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, where along with 500 plus attendees, I learned more about mobile learning, or m-learning. What is mobile learning? It is learning based on short

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian smartphone use on the rise, but apps in decline: report

Everyone has a smartphone. I mean, if my mother has a smartphone then everyone must have a smartphone. Or so I thought. Year-over-year smartphone penetration has increased 24 per cent! Last month Catalyst

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Karim Kanji

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The secret ingredients that make a successful board of directors

There are few experiences that can have such an extremely different outcome on the spectrum from total nightmare to self-fulfilling achievement, but sitting on a board of directors is one of those experiences.

Published on: April 6th, 2015 Gerard Buckley

What the recent announcements at F8 mean for advertisers

Facebook's annual F8 conference is typically all about developers networking and sharing code snippets with each other. But this year, the announcements coming out of F8 will have an impact on both businesses

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Karim Kanji

You should work out loud in the 21st century

If you have been engaging with my thinking on building thriving 21st century organizations, you will know that this is the best time to be alive as we live in an open and

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

Ladies, start your tech businesses! (To win $10,000 in prizes)

When you’re at the starting line of the new business race, you really need some “fuel”, i.e. some cash,  and a crew to support you.  That’s just what six women-led companies will get

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

3 secrets Jeff Hagins didn’t tell you about Smartthings

When Jeff Hagins told the Smartthings story he left out a few things. It's understandable. Hagins tells the story of what they do far more than he explains how they did it. He's

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Social media: how much time should founders spend?

Just how important is social media to startups, and how much time and resources should you devote to it? Here’s one data point, from Guy Kawasaki. He is chief evangelist for Canva and

Published on: March 20th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Can wearable computers stop the impending health care train wreck?

What does one of Canada's greatest serial entrepreneurs do after having recently sold another digital startup for hundreds of millions of dollars?  If you are Mike Serbinis  you look for an even bigger

Published on: March 12th, 2015 Jim Love

The Apple outage: What you need to know

Apple is having issues today with many of its cloud services including the App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and iCloud. If you're an Apple user, you've probably realized this already. I

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Mat Pancha

SingularityU is seeking Canadian entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers with brilliant innovations

For the second time in our country,  The Canadian Global Impact Competition  will take place next month. This is a global competition designed to find innovative methods of improving peoples' lives through the use

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Jonathon Shore