IT World Canada’s Annan, Jonah among 38 Diamond Jubilee medal winners

Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada's technology industry.Annan was one of

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Crowdfunding letter campaign targets politicians in five provinces

A national group lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is sending its message directly to provincially elected politicians across the country. Starting this week, the Ontario wing of Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC)is

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Study to probe how Canada’s emergency responders use technology

They're the first people we call in an emergency. But how is technology changing the way Canada's first responders answer our calls for help?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is tackling thatquestion by

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sweeping study looks at open data and Canadian municipalities

A new study will soon put the open data practices of Canadian municipalities under the microscope.The study, to be officially launched on Oct. 21 at the i–Canada Summitin Montreal, will be the first

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

IT World Canada president Annan joins new CanWIT advisory council

Canadian Women in Technology has named 17 new members to its advisory council, including Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada. CanWIT, a division of the Canadian

Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA seeks candidates for its governing body

Canadians who think their technology and innovation leadership skills are on par with those as serial entrepreneur Terence Matthews or the Motorola Solutions country manager George Krausz should consider throwing their name in

Published on: August 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA pressures government to provide broadband Internet for all

Canadians love to complain about their various services that they must pay for on a monthly subscription basis, Internet being just one of those items. But when compared to the rest of the

Published on: July 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Fireside chat with crowdfunding architect Sherwood Neiss

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24044144","window","height=300,width=480")}It's so often the case these days that startup businesses just don't know where to turn for money. Venture capital can be hard to find, institutions aren't likely to take the risk

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Women entrepreneurs to be thrown in Dolphin Tank

Canada's flagship IT business organization is hoping to launch a series of Dragons' Den style pitch events for women tech entrepreneurs modeled on a similar initiative in the U.S. The Dolphin Tank events

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

Push to legalize crowdfunding gains political steam in New Brunswick

The move to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is gaining steam in New Brunswick, with a push on to introduce some form of legislation in that province by this fall. Fredericton-based entrepreneurGary Stairs

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA starts online petition to legalize crowdfunding

A day after releasing an open letter urging the federal government to provide a support framework for crowdfunding, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has started a petition to bolster the case for

Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff