Leadership Archives - Page 4

CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a “cutting edge” non-profit used VR to help Syrian refugees

When you think about how residents from Canada and other countries have helped Syrian refugees, virtual reality (VR) technology probably isn't the first method that leaps to mind. Yet VR turned out to

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

PwC Canada recognizes Celestica, Farmers Edge with innovation awards

A tech-driven farming startup and an industry-hopping supply-chain management firm are among the winners of this year's Vision to Reality (V2R): Innovator of the Year Awards, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada announced this evening.

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Priv’s poor reception pushes BlackBerry back to mid-range smartphone market

It may have become a beloved fixture in the IT World Canada offices, but first-quarter sales were soft for BlackBerry's latest high-end device, the Android-powered Priv, with CEO John Chen saying in a

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why your firm should host a hackathon – and 5 ways to ensure its success

Hackathons have become de rigueur in the tech world - Facebook, Inc. held its 50th in February - but it's not just tech companies that can benefit from scheduling an all-day brainstorming and

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

UberPitch tales of frustration, success trend on Twitter

"All investors are in meetings. Please check back soon!" That was the message I was staring at for four hours yesterday as I continually requested an UberPitch ride in Toronto. My plan was

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Wealthsimple, TD Bank among visionary finalists for PwC award

An online investment service, a retail management platform, the IT department of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and one of Canada's leading banks are among the tech-oriented nominees being recognized for

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Meet ITWC’s new CMO, all over again

We've got news here at ITWC. Recently, President of IT World Canada Fawn Annan has taken on a new role at the company as its chief marketing officer. You've seen Annan in our

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Digital marketing tips from the CMOs of McDonald’s and Comedy Central

How would you run the marketing campaign for the roll out of a new Happy Meal toy? What about selling a new host for a popular and influential late night TV show? If

Published on: April 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Mayor hopes to draw back tech talent, VC money from Silicon Valley trip

Toronto Mayor John Tory doesn't shy away from describing his upcoming visit to Silicon Valley as promotional - after all, that's exactly what the local tech community could use right now, he says.

Published on: March 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tech industry cheers as 2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada's technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars' into the country's digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support -

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft Canada and ICTC release national digital talent strategy

Sweeping changes to education, government policy, and the private sector alike will be needed if Canada's IT industry is to have a leading role in the rapidly evolving digital economy, according to a

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood