Alexa heralds the consumerization of artificial intelligence

Is that an AI in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? The consumerization of IT describes the reversal of traditional enterprise technology adoption. What was once a centralized top-down

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Why ITWC is shining a light on digital transformation

At ITWC’s recent Technicity event held with the City of Toronto, I referenced research that suggested by 2020 three-quarters of the companies listed on the S&P 500 would be names that are unfamiliar

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Fawn Annan

Discussing open data with Equinix’s Andrew Eppich [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Digital transformation pays off, VMware report finds [infographic]

A growing number of business leaders are making digital transformation a priority, and those who do so are reaping significant operational and financial benefits, according to a new report by Palo Alto, Calif.-based

Published on: January 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Life feels ready for oncoming “insurtech”

There may be a generational divide when it comes to embracing online services for banking and insurance, but for Sun Life, that generational divide is shrinking. “Everyone is touching a digital channel today,” Cynthia

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Preparation will be key to digital transformation in 2017, Constellation Research says

Preparing for the technological changes ahead will be the biggest hurdle for leaders and businesses in 2017, according to Constellation Research. Digital transformation became a hot topic in 2016, and companies soon learned

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

‘Fourth revolution’ driving Thomson Reuters’ upcoming tech centre, VP says

Thomson Reuters earned a lot of buzz two months ago after announcing that it would create 1,500 jobs as part of a new technology centre in Toronto. But while that initiative is still taking

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

CinemaTech: Prep & Landing and Arthur Christmas turn the North Pole into an old-fashioned tech hub

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I often wonder if, or how, today's parents are able to keep their children in the dark

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce’s Vala Afshar predicts AI will drive marketing in 2017 – with Canada playing a lead role

Vala Afshar has only formally been associated with Salesforce.com since September 2015, but as a customer of the popular CRM provider since 2003, he's proven himself to be the perfect "digital evangelist" for

Published on: December 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Globalive CEO Tony Lacavera on 3 ways Canada can foster a culture of innovation

To the general public, Tony Lacavera is probably still best known as the former CEO of Wind Mobile (now rebranded as Freedom Mobile), a role he stepped away from in 2014, though he

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

4 ways cities can avoid potholes and sinkholes on the road to digital transformation

If Canada's urban centres want to become leaders in digital transformation, they need to agree on a set of data standards, according to a leading University of Toronto engineer, while making a concerted

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Weekly Update – AWS Canadian data centres, Dell EMC, Toronto Mayor

IT World Canada's Paolo Del Nibletto and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. AWS Canada region open for business Dell EMC goes West for new Canadian channel

Published on: December 9th, 2016 Alex Radu