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How social intelligence can help you develop better marketing strategies

When it comes to advertising in the Internet age, it's not the size of your audience that counts, but how well you connect with them - and social intelligence is one of the

Published on: February 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Industry associations join forces to create intelligent packaging council

Two Canadian industry associations, one representing printable electronics, the other representing packaging companies, have joined forces to create the Intellipack Leadership Council, a group of 11 executives who will collaborate on strategies to

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Compass shares lessons learned from Hong Kong’s startup eco-system

Hong Kong holds great potential to become a hotbed for startups in the FinTech and Internet of Things space, but a lack of technical talent and a culture of negativity towards entrepreneurialism is

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New survey highlights the reasons that women stay out of the tech industry

That women represent a minority of executives, business owners, and employees in the tech industry is a reality that's become so ingrained it barely needs citing - and an ongoing Stanford University-led study

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Square Canada appoints Silicon Valley veteran as new head

Square Canada has a new head after announcing the appointment of Cathy Vigrass, a veteran of Silicon Valley and most recently being based at Sosh, an online activity concierge. Vigrass has also worked

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a virtual reality tour of Parliament Hill, playing video games,

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Companies aren’t tapping into 80 per cent of digital opportunities: Cisco

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems Inc. has released a new report that it's hoping will serve as a call to action for complacent companies that believe they're harnessing digital technology to the best

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IoT in the city: Backstage interviews at Technicity 2015

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Deloitte gives itself an ‘A’ for 2015 predictions

Like its peers IDC, Gartner, and Forrester, London-founded, New York City-based consultation firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. produced a report early last year outlining its predictions for the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sector

Published on: January 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

A CMO to Know: Adrienne Weissman, G2 Crowd

If you haven't come across G2 Crowd yet, it's one site you might want to bookmark if you're responsible for buying software for your company. The company is seeking to be the go-to

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Wattpad CEO: Sell Canada as one startup market, not separate ‘silos’

Canada should view and present itself as one startup ecosystem rather than separate hubs like Toronto and Waterloo, Wattpad CEO Allen Lau said Monday as Startup Canada's national tour wrapped up in Toronto. Following

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Christine Wong

Microsoft president announces new philanthropic arm

Microsoft Philanthropies is a new organization within the company that will be dedicated to helping people around the world meet challenges with, contribute to, and take advantage of, technological innovation, Microsoft Corp. president and chief

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Tech firms the least likely to appoint a Chief Digital Officer, PwC study finds

Only six per cent of the world’s top 1,500 companies have appointed a CDO (Chief Digital Officer), according to a new study conducted by Strategy&, a strategic research firm with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton