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Jeff Hagins Smartthings founder

3 secrets Jeff Hagins didn’t tell you about Smartthings

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When Jeff Hagins told the Smartthings story he left out a few things. It's understandable. Hagins tells the story of what they

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

Programmatic: More than just digital

When most think about programmatic, the first thought that comes to mind is digital display ads. It’s no coincidence that programmatic spending continues to surge as overall digital ad spending is eating up

Published on: March 10th, 2015 Joseph Vito DeLuca

Financial tech cluster could be great – If the big banks and law firms play too

The recent announcement that MaRS is forming a cluster of financial technology startups is great news. In my experience tech startups must fight through enormous inertia; to win you need all the concentration

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

6 career success tips from tech’s leading ladies

It's International Women's Day on March 8 and to celebrate, we're celebrating women business leaders in the technology space - with a little help from OpenText, the largest Canadian-based software company. The five

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Living in the post-wallet economy

There was a time when people had to carry those bulky gold and silver coins wherever they went. Paper currency made it easier and finally internet banking and credit cards almost eliminated the

Published on: March 4th, 2015 Dave Landry Jr

How to make managing a network easy with the right software

Having the right software in place can make IT jobs less expensive and time consuming. Furthermore, having software that provides real-time network inventory and asset service management can also keep you and your

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Robert Cordray

Recap of #paytech2015 Twitter chat with Zooz

Yesterday, I took part in a fast paced and engaging Twitter chat on the future of mobile payments, hosted by Zooz, a company that develops technology for the modern enterprise that wants to optimize

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

How to stop the band-aid solutions for 21st century leaders

Have you ever thought that the organization is on life support and everyone is rushing towards it with more band-aids and medicine, but the bleeding continues? It's not a very appealing image. And

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

4 hot design tips for mobile learning platforms

Why travel to a huge campus bustling with students, far from other amenities when you can simply carry a classroom in your jeans pocket? There are three key statistics that suggest to us

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Why people look down on the IT department and why they’re wrong

Anybody outside of the IT field always seems to have a very similar opinion of the people working in the IT department - IT employees are commonly looked down upon. It’s generally thought that

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Canadian VC at a crossroads: go big, go home or a third way?

Four years ago The Review of Federal Support to Research & Development reported that part of the reason for the poor success rate of early-stage tech companies is a lack of venture capital

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Geoff Foulds