Leadership Archives - Page 2

UberPitch tales of frustration, success trend on Twitter

"All investors are in meetings. Please check back soon!" That was the message I was staring at for four hours yesterday as I continually requested an UberPitch ride in Toronto. My plan was

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Wealthsimple, TD Bank among visionary finalists for PwC award

An online investment service, a retail management platform, the IT department of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and one of Canada's leading banks are among the tech-oriented nominees being recognized for

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Meet ITWC’s new CMO, all over again

We've got news here at ITWC. Recently, President of IT World Canada Fawn Annan has taken on a new role at the company as its chief marketing officer. You've seen Annan in our

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Digital marketing tips from the CMOs of McDonald’s and Comedy Central

How would you run the marketing campaign for the roll out of a new Happy Meal toy? What about selling a new host for a popular and influential late night TV show? If

Published on: April 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Mayor hopes to draw back tech talent, VC money from Silicon Valley trip

Toronto Mayor John Tory doesn't shy away from describing his upcoming visit to Silicon Valley as promotional - after all, that's exactly what the local tech community could use right now, he says.

Published on: March 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tech industry cheers as 2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada's technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars' into the country's digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support -

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft Canada and ICTC release national digital talent strategy

Sweeping changes to education, government policy, and the private sector alike will be needed if Canada's IT industry is to have a leading role in the rapidly evolving digital economy, according to a

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech giants featured on 10th annual ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ list

Many familiar tech brands are included on the 10th annual World's Most Ethical Companies list, released by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Ethisphere Institute. It only takes watching the nightly news to understand why the organization

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Facts show women making progress in the tech industry [infographic]

Just in time for International Women's Day, some good news when it comes to women working in the tech industry - it's becoming a lot more common to see women employees at some

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Yahoo, Weight Watchers, Globe and Mail sages share analytics insights in webinar

If the modern content creator feels like they’re drowning in a sea of customer data, that’s because they are – companies and their marketing departments have more opportunities to track, measure, amplify, optimize

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Christine Wong

4 ways the Liberals’ 2016 budget could help Canada’s tech industry

As Department of Finance staff toil away in Ottawa to deliver the Liberal party's first federal budget under Justin Trudeau, many in the tech industry are waiting with bated breath to see what,

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What surprises could the Liberals’ 2016 budget hold for Canada’s tech industry?

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the Liberal government’s long-awaited federal budget for 2016, there will be more than a few high-profile industries, including tech, anxiously watching to see how it might affect

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood