From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.
From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.

Published: November 30th, 2016


ITAC wants the enterprise to help make Canada a leader in IoT

TORONTO - The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is looking towards the future. Though it will continue serving its diverse membership base regardless of sector, for now the organization plans to help

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Driving into the future hands free – Are we there yet?

HONK. HONK. Sounds like rush hour, doesn't it? But what if you could use that extra time spent in traffic during work or school commutes to eat breakfast or get in some last-minute

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Beedie School of Business BTM Competition Team

A bump in the road: Can autonomous vehicles do more harm than good?

Autonomous vehicles (AVs): Good or bad? Truth be told, it’s not that simple. If we unanimously claim AVs are good, we fail to consider the risks they pose to society. Alternatively, if we

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Ryerson University BTM Competition Team

Building Smart Cities requires collaboration and new mindsets, ITAC says

Are you ready for the Smart Cities challenge? As part of its fall economic update, the federal government said it’s looking to launch a new Smart Cities Challenge initiative next year. It’s a

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

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

ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s top business technology management students to compete in competition hosted by ITAC, ITWC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to partner with IT World Canada to host the first National Business Technology Management (BTM) Student Competition between Schools represented by teams of two to

Published on: September 27th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Tangerine, Moneris among 18 finalists vying for ITAC’s 2016 Ingenious Awards

A new line of biometric banking services, a cloud-based payment API, and a project by one of Canada's largest cities to integrate its transit card system are among the nominees for 2016 Ingenious

Published on: September 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

ITAC welcomes Ontario’s commitment to investing in talent, infrastructure after throne speech

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) welcomes many of the goals outlined by Ontario's lieutenant governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, in her Sept. 12 throne speech, and looks forward to helping the provincial government

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New data breach notification standards should be flexible, adaptive, ITAC says

As Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) prepares to release a second version of the country’s new data breach notification standards this fall, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) hopes the

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s why such few Canadian tech companies received 2016 Randstad awards for HR

Tech enjoys a reputation as an employee-friendly sector - so why did this year's Randstad Awards give the impression that such few Canadians want to work in it? To be clear, both Canadian

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Former head of SaskTel appointed as new ITAC CEO

Former SaskTel CEO Robert Watson has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), effective April 18, the organization announced today. He'll be replacing longtime

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

4 ways the Liberals’ 2016 budget could help Canada’s tech industry

As Department of Finance staff toil away in Ottawa to deliver the Liberal party's first federal budget under Justin Trudeau, many in the tech industry are waiting with bated breath to see what,

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood