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BC and Alberta firms top this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 list

Consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.'s technology arm has released its annual list of Canada's fastest-growing tech companies, and the names at the top are more diverse - in both location and workforce

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Antoine Azar’s Thirdshelf unlocks the power of marketing automation for independent retailers

One of Antoine Azar’s favourite moments comes when he sees the light bulb click on in the head of his customer, usually some time around when the co-founder and chief technology officer of

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Charity turns Salesforce1 app into ‘Furniture Bank’ for the needy

When Furniture Bank executive director Dan Kershaw says he didn't expect to win a 2016 Ingenious Award from the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), it's easy to believe him - after all,

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter finally addressing its online abuse problem

You may have heard of Twitter abuse. Between a divisive US election that saw nearly 20,000 overtly anti-semitic tweets aimed at 800 journalists, and a wave of racist comments directed at SNL and

Published on: November 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

CIX names this year’s 20 most innovative Canadian tech companies

Industry organization the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its picks for this year's 20 most innovative publicly traded Canadian tech companies on Tuesday. CEOs and Founders from each of the 20 will be

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Canada’s tech sector

In watching Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect after a long and divisive campaign that was full of vitriol and thin on substance, Canada's tech sector is holding its breath as it enters

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian offices not adapting quickly enough to new technology, Dell finds

Over 40 per cent of Canadian employees feel their workplace technology is further away from the edge than they would like, and more than a third report having a smarter home than office,

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Future Adobe products could let you put words into someone’s mouth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Do you have a 20-minute file of someone talking? If so, you could use a future Adobe product to put words into their mouth, literally, if this year’s Adobe

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 digital transformation lessons businesses can learn from creatives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - An acclaimed photojournalist, an up-and-coming fashion designer, a sculptor of elaborately-shaped colourful nets that stretch between buildings, and an iconic U.S. filmmaker might not sound like typical digital transformation

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mining CIOs agree credibility is key to leading digital transformation

Martin Palacios used to be the CIO at Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp., but lately he's been going by a new title after his recent promotion - chief transformation officer. Now responsible for

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Adobe isn’t just for creatives, CEO says

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - You don't have to be Creative to benefit from Adobe's Cloud. The audiences for products such as Adobe Spark and Project Nimbus extend well beyond what popular opinion assumes

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s what to expect from this week’s CRTC hearings

This week might decide the future of how - and which - Internet companies conduct their business in Canada. From Monday Oct. 31 to Friday Nov. 4, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: November 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is Toronto a better startup environment than Silicon Valley? Google’s engineering head thinks so

When it comes to tech startups, Steve Woods knows what he's talking about. Before he became Google Canada's senior engineering director, Woods founded and ran three Silicon Valley startups, including early voice portal

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood