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An exit interview with ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman: Part 1

Early on in Bernadette Wightman’s tenure as the president of Cisco Canada she had a coffee date with non-other than Rola Dagher, who was at the time networking sales director for Dell Canada. Little did

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Futurist warns municipalities to adapt to the 21st century – or be left behind

WINDSOR, ON. - Facing a room full of municipal IT staff, futurist Jim Carroll warned that too many of Canada’s towns and cities are falling behind when it comes to entering the 21st

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Gartner believes cities need to pursue digital transformation

WINDSOR, ON. - Digital transformation has not laid an easy path for municipalities, but it's one they must follow if they wish to grow, according to a lead researcher with consulting firm Gartner

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

This brick-and-mortar print shop embraced digital transformation to survive

It may seem like embracing digital transformation is obvious now, but tell that to the brick and mortar shops who have faded away. Founded in 1999 in Markham, ON., SinaLite came into being

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Alex Radu

Infographic: Canada’s most dense ICT hubs

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 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Enercare mobilizing a legacy industry

It’s difficult to disrupt and transform an industry with set-in-stone, legacy business processes, but that’s exactly what Enercare Inc. has done with the HVAC sector. The Toronto-based heating, cooling, water heating and sub-metering

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Business Leadership Podcast: Chris Zacharias, CEO at Imgix

My guest on this episode is Chris Zacharias, the founder and CEO of Imgix. He founded imgix, a real-time image processing service that enables businesses of all sizes to deliver rich visual content

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Most IT professionals expect automation technologies to take over by 2020: new survey

IT professionals are bracing themselves for increased automation in the workplace, according to a new global study by enterprise IT services provider BMC. The study found that 94 per cent of the 650

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Adhesive manufacturer 3M’s tech footprint is larger than you might think

TORONTO - By Randy Frank's own admission, Minnesota-based 3M Co. is best known as the company behind Scotch tape and Post-It notes. But as Frank, the executive director of research and development with

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

B.C.-based Coast Capital building the ‘credit union of the future’

Digital transformation is paying off, literally, for Surrey, British Columbia-based Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. After a 2016 vote in which 80 per cent of the provincial credit union's members voted in favour

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa unveils plans for $950 million spending on innovation ‘superclusters’

If the Liberal government's plan to fund innovation "superclusters" with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this year's federal budget, then some answers are being made clear today. Minister of

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ford abruptly replaces CEO to target digital transformation

As the automaker's stock price continues to drop, Ford Motor Company announced that Jim Hackett will be taking over as CEO, abruptly ending Mark Field's tenure at just under three years. The change comes

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

How devs can build both an app and mobile-friendly website for your business [infographic]

Businesses that haven't yet joined the mobile revolution because they aren't sure whether a mobile app, mobile-friendly website, or combination of the two will best serve their needs without breaking their budget have

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Annan, Gordon capture national innovation award

Two leading women technology executives were recognized May 17  for their roles in expanding the frontiers of Canada’s technology industry. Fawn Annan, president of IT World Canada and Cindy Gordon, CEO and founder

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Steve Proctor