From rut to cloud: Kinark’s digital transformation

Before its digital transformation Kinark Child and Family Services, a Markham, Ont.-based child mental health services provider, was not just behind the pack technologically — it was nowhere to be seen. “They were

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Transforming the paint industry with a digital brush

Like many industrial sectors, the paint industry is bogged down by manual systems, spreadsheets and thousands of emails every year. Dealing with these restrictions amidst rising demand and a need to stay competitive,

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New research shows a digital gender divide between small and medium sized enterprises

A new study released by Startup Canada reveals a gender divide among Canadian small business owners (SBOs) when it comes to digital adoption. The report found that women SBOs are 20 per cent

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Lindsay Bright

City of Toronto announces first-ever Chief Transformation Officer

Canada's largest city has officially appointed its first-ever CTO - Chief Transformation Officer. After an extensive search, the city of Toronto has announced that veteran digital transformation consultant Michael Kolm will join the

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Barrick goes for the gold with its digital transformation

The mining industry isn't noted for its openness to change and technological innovation. However, Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold producer, saw this tech gap as an opportunity instead of an obstacle -

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Do you know where your workers are? How AI-driven mobile apps are reshaping corporate travel

Among all the photos of cheese sandwiches and disaster relief tents that lit up Twitter a few weeks ago, one tweet sublimely illustrated the power and prevalence of mobile travel apps today. “@patricksurry

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Christine Wong

Cirque du Soleil experiments with mixed reality to test creative show ideas

In a world of rapid digital transformation, the entertainment industry is constantly looking for ways to revolutionize and stand out, and Montreal's iconic Cirque du Soleil is no exception. The 33-year-old circus arts

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How CAPREIT brought property rental management into the 21st century

A property rental management company might not be the first example that comes to mind when you think of digital transformation, but as the Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT)'s tenants

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Live Labs illustrates CIBC’s commitment to digital transformation

Running a 150-year-old company that remains one of Canada's most financially successful as if it's a startup might seem counterintuitive, but it's become integral to the way CIBC conducts business. The Canadian Imperial

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bringing digital transformation to the kitchen

Food Profit Group is helping restaurants in Canada optimize their food costs by finding the true cost of manufacturing for every single dish on the menu. The Moncton, New Brunswick-based organization is focused on

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Alex Radu

David takes on Goliath with online life insurance purchasing platform

To survive amongst industry giants, mutual insurance company Humania Assurance Inc. has upped its digital strategy and placed client experience at its heart. The Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.-based business developed a business rule engine (BRE)

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Trump’s executive order mandates digital transformation at federal level

Digital transformation has become such a compelling trend that even Donald Trump is jumping on the bandwagon. The U.S. President, who hasn't been shy about signing a series of executive orders since taking

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How many customers expect a ‘premium’ retail experience? The answer may surprise you

That the majority of retail purchases are driven by impulse decisions is nothing new, but as a new infographic from Cisco Systems Inc. demonstrates, the degree to which delivering an omni-channel experience across

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mississauga places digital transformation front and centre with IT Master Plan

Digital transformation isn't achieved overnight, or without including every stakeholder along the way, a truism the City of Mississauga knows very well. Since 2015 the city, located southwest of Toronto and currently home

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood