Leadership Archives - Page 2

Chance to guide the future of human-tech interaction drew former Under Armour exec to Thalmic

Myo armband maker Thalmic Labs is currently better known for its wearable and open-source detection technology than bridging the communication gap between humans and computers, but according to its newest executive that reputation

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Innovation culture key to Wealthsimple’s disruption of financial services industry, CEO says

"Innovation" is a favourite buzzword in the halls of both financial services and technology firms, but it's following in the latter's footsteps that's helped Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple Inc. succeed in

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver startup wants to help foreign-born Silicon Valley workers go True North

As Donald Trump signals his intent to close U.S. borders to foreign-born workers, a Vancouver-based startup wants to remind them they can always move to Canada. Targeting not only the refugees and workers

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian printable electronics industry primed for growth in 2017, CPEIA says

Canada has a golden opportunity to become a world leader in the nascent printable electronics field, but will need government support to get there, according to a new report by the sector's industry

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Governments can use big data without sacrificing privacy, Ontario commissioner says

TORONTO - Big data can benefit a wide range of government programs, but only if personal information collected is secured and employee access is limited, Ontario's privacy commissioner said on Thursday. Though Brian

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Up, Periscope: TVO advances digital transformation via Twitter video platform

TV Ontario (TVO)’s The Agenda is broadcasting on a new channel. As part of the publicly-funded education station’s digital transformation, its flagship current affairs program is now available on Twitter, via Periscope, at

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Tony Lacavera, RBC, Magna among backers of new Canada-based AI funding program

TORONTO - Tony Lacavera is putting his money where his mouth is. The former Wind Mobile CEO, who sits on the board of startup-funding charity Next Canada, and whose venture capital firm Globalive

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft CEO nominated to Starbucks board of directors

The Starbucks Corporation has announced nominations for three new board members today, including the CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, Satya Nadella. Nadella joins president and CEO of Sam's Club and executive vice president

Published on: January 25th, 2017 Alex Radu

A look at the 14 tech-related positions Donald Trump has yet to fill on his inauguration day

On the day that Donald Trump is being inaugurated as the President of the United States, a huge majority of administration positions remain unfilled, including 14 key technology roles. According to an online

Published on: January 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

South Korean prosecutors denied warrant to arrest Samsung chair

Four days after authorities announced they were seeking a warrant to arrest the de facto head of Samsung Electronics Ltd., a South Korean judge has denied their request. According to Reuters, the Seoul

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft and RBC announce new investments in Canadian AI

One of Canada's largest banks and a multinational software firm are both announcing expanded investment in artificial intelligence (AI) that will include partnerships with Canadian universities, according to announcements made Wednesday morning. Microsoft

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Half of enterprise workers think their employers’ digital efforts are falling behind, BMC says

Enterprises might be falling behind in their digital transformation efforts, but their employees aren't. That's the conclusion of a new global study by enterprise software developer BMC Software Inc., which found that only

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Why ITWC is shining a light on digital transformation

At ITWC’s recent Technicity event held with the City of Toronto, I referenced research that suggested by 2020 three-quarters of the companies listed on the S&P 500 would be names that are unfamiliar

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Fawn Annan