Avanade CEO on how businesses can tackle the skills gap and accrue talent

TORONTO - Every business dipping its toe into the digital age is worrying about the skills gap. So what can they do to tackle that gap and accrue talent? As a senior leader  of

Published on: June 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Canadian AI company raises historic amount of funding

Canada has developed into an artificial intelligence (AI) research powerhouse, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon if new reports are any indication. Element AI, a Montreal-based AI company focused on enterprise

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

Canadian fintech sector not reaching full potential: Competition Bureau of Canada

Canada’s financial technology (fintech) sector has yet to reach its full potential, and for it to do so, regulators and industry leaders need to work together, according to Competition Bureau Canada. The organization

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CBC investigation discovers cellphone spying activity near Parliament Hill

An investigation by CBC's Ottawa bureau has discovered a network of cellphone hacking devices in the nation's capital - and it's not clear whether the equipment is foreign or domestic. The devices, known

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s drone industry poised for takeoff, but needs government support, experts say

The burgeoning drone-based services industry may have been cheering the federal government’s recently-updated recreational drone regulations for limiting hobbyists, but the rules don’t exactly make developing a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Liberals’ Innovation budget gets seal of approval from the tech industry

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the Liberal government has kept its word. Finance minister Bill Morneau unveiled the budget

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

“Internet vulnerability” behind weekend’s CRA website shutdown

Canadians looking to get a head start on filing their taxes by going online experienced a setback this weekend. After "becoming aware of an Internet vulnerability that affects some computer servers used by

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Stop talking about change and lead: ITWC CIO Jim Love

Just because someone owns an expensive wrench doesn’t mean you should let them try and fix your washing machine. It’s no different in business. A company can employ any number of talented technologists,

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 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

Cloud technology, enterprise thinking drive Canadian government’s new IT plan

The Canadian government is borrowing a page from the private sector with the new Information Technology Strategic Plan it revealed on June 29. In what Government of Canada CIO John Messina acknowledges is

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood