Leadership Archives - Page 2

Charities can use their success to market themselves with CanadaHelps’ new tool

For years, administration costs have served as a key measure that Canadians use to evaluate the charities they contribute to, but a new offering by Toronto-based online donation platform developer CanadaHelps aims to

Published on: June 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Et voilà! Montreal wins ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ award

Montreal has joined Calgary, Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto as the fourth Canadian city to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, the Intelligent Community Forum announced on Wednesday. Announced in the previous

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT can’t live up to the hype: Gartner

Is the Internet of Things dead? That’s the question Gartner analyst Peter Middleton is fielding with increasing frequency since the acrimonious shutdown of Nest’s smart home hub earlier this year. “IoT is at

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Steve Proctor

Exploit consumer bias, steal from the competition to create engaging mobile experiences: Gartner

Toronto, ON. - People have a weakness to make snap judgements and mobile developers should depend on that to better engage audiences via mobile apps, a Gartner analyst says. Michael Maoz, a research

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Don Tapscott warns businesses the future is blockchain or bust

Toronto, ON. – A new digital revolution is coming, and businesses need to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, Canadian technology author Don Tapscott told an audience during the 2016 Gartner CIO & IT

Published on: June 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Subway forms digital team to create more personalized experiences for consumers

Subway Corp. might be the planet's largest restaurant operator, with more than 44,000 locations in 112 countries and territories around the world, but its leaders fear being left behind by the digital revolution

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s innovation strategy must play to its strengths and embrace diversity

The federal government has done its diagnostic on the state of Canada’s economy and now it’s beginning the investments it believes will spark innovation going forward. That’s the message Minister of Finance Bill

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Gary Hilson

A CMO to Know: Adam Howatson, OpenText Corp.

When Adam Howatson graduated high school in 2000, his first thought was to take a year off and go backpacking - but when his friend asked him to come and work for a

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Treat disasters as opportunities, tech-savvy crisis management expert says

Nicholas Haan knows a thing or two about disaster: over the course of his 25-year career, he's supported charitable efforts in places as far-flung as the Nairobi slum of Kibera and post-2015 earthquake

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Dell highlights fiscal prudence, customer success in latest annual report

Dell Inc. has come a long way. In the company's latest annual report to customers - its second since going private in 2013 - founder and CEO Michael Dell praised staff and customers

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech guru Mary Meeker declares 2015 peak iPhone, voice as the new touchscreen in latest report

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker, a partner with Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is widely seen as something of a futurist in the tech industry: she was an early champion of

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Hacking 4Good: NetSuite supports non-profits with annual contest

On May 16, while hundreds of cloud software firm NetSuite Inc.'s employees, partners, analysts, and members of the media were preparing for the 2016 SuiteWorld conference in San Jose, more than 60 programmers

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Steve Nash and other Canadian disruptors on how to play hardball

They never saw Steve Nash coming. He grew up in Canada, not the United States. He played basketball at Santa Clara University, not at an Ivy League athletics powerhouse. He was – still is,

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Christine Wong

Enterprises, SMBs learn their best ERP tips from each other, NetSuite exec says

San Jose, Calif. - Small and medium-sized businesses often use enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help their companies act like enterprises, but the reverse is arguably more important, Jason Maynard, executive vice

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson says Salesforce is ‘completely misnamed’ as CRM

San Jose, Calif. – Ask NetSuite Inc. CEO Zach Nelson if he plans to integrate his products with Salesforce and you'll get an earful. That's what one member of a Q&A session discovered

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood