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Google AI subsidiary opens new office in Alberta

One of the U.K.'s leading artificial intelligence (AI) firms has announced that it will be opening its first research facility outside Europe - at the University of Alberta. Led by professors Michael Bowling,

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian businesses failing to invest in mobile technology, SOTI warns

Nearly a third of Canadian businesses are failing to invest in mobile technology to improve their operations, a new study has found. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Mississauga, Ont.-based Internet

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Women are seriously under-represented in the Canadian tech sector and it’s not improving: new report

Gender parity in the technology sector still has a way to go, according to a new report from Women in Communications and Technology’s (WCT) Up The Numbers campaign. The study, “Where are the

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tech CEO says consumerization of experiences coming to the workforce

TORONTO - As work becomes ever more mobile, how can businesses find the right balance between working remotely or in a physical space? As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception in 2000,

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Alex Radu

Volvo charging up for an all-electric future

Volvo is the first major car manufacturer to commit to phasing out the internal combustion engine (ICE) and embrace electrification. The Swedish company has announced that every automobile it launches from 2019 onward

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

York Region is a little north and a little nicer for startups

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Who’s the most altruistic leader in Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you [infographic]

Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates might be the world's richest man, and both he and Facebook Inc. co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to give away more than half their fortunes, but

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The Business Leadership Podcast: Stefan Grambart, VR Creative Director

Today's guest on The Business Leadership Podcast is Stefan Grambart, an Emmy® award-winning creative director pushing at the boundaries of collaborative storytelling, helping to shape the future of Virtual Reality (VR), gaming, and

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Dell EMC updates commitment to environment after merger

Dell EMC is reaffirming its commitment to the planet and the people who live on it with an update to Dell's longtime 2020 Legacy of Good report. This is the first update since

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hiring more Indigenous ICT workers paramount in Canada: ICTC report

It's time for the ICT sector to take a look at the growing Indigenous population in Canada. According to Information and Communications Technology Council's (ICTC) National Digital Talent Strategy, Digital Talent - Road

Published on: June 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Avanade CEO on how businesses can tackle the skills gap and accrue talent

TORONTO - Every business dipping its toe into the digital age is worrying about the skills gap. So what can they do to tackle that gap and accrue talent? As a senior leader  of

Published on: June 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

The New York Times is reporting that the controversial CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., Travis Kalanick, has resigned. According to the publication, which broke the news late Tuesday, Kalanick's exit was the result

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

AARP names Halifax firm as grand prize winner of inaugural innovation award

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Inc. has named a little-known Halifax home security startup as the winner of its first-ever Innovation Champion award. The well-known Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit announced Wednesday that Halifax-based

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech dominates list of Toronto’s most likeable CEOs

Tech has long enjoyed a reputation as an employee-friendly industry, and as a new report illustrates, that impression reaches all the way to the top. San Mateo, Calif.-based Owler Inc., which is building

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood