AARP names Halifax firm as grand prize winner of inaugural innovation award

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Inc. has named a little-known Halifax home security startup as the winner of its first-ever Innovation Champion award. The well-known Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit announced Wednesday that Halifax-based

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Give your meetings a digital touch with ViewSonic’s latest touchscreen devices

Brea, Calif.-based display manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. is on a mission to revolutionize board meetings, and its latest product represents a powerful salvo. Last week the company announced the global release of the IFP50

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

At Igloo Software, SaaS now stands for “Solutions as a Service”

Igloo Software wants its clients to know they're getting more than just a program when signing up for one of its SaaS offerings. The Kitchener, Ont.-based business software developer announced Tuesday that moving

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How five governments pursued digital transformation – and what you can learn from them

If Cathy Simpson, public sector vice president of digital consulting firm T4G Ltd. had a message for the government workers at ITWC's Digital Transformation Awards on June 14, it was this: Act as

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Digital transformation is changing the relationship between businesses and customers

Customers are increasingly expecting businesses to have digital features, such as a website that’s also mobile-friendly, and a digital way to pay for products or services on any platform. But possibly more importantly,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Digital technologies transforming the healthcare industry

New technology inspires both optimism and trepidation in the healthcare industry, but it is an important way to improve the delivery of care, an expert panel tells the audience at ITWC’s Digital Transformation

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inside CIBC’s award-winning digital transformation strategy

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) undertook a long journey to become the winner of the Large Private Sector category of the IT World Canada Digital Transformation Awards announced on Wednesday. Three years ago,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Collaboration with fintechs key to CIBC’s digital success, VP says

A fruitful relationship between the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto fintech startup Borrowell Inc. highlights the benefits that startups and enterprises stand to gain by collaborating with each other. During a

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Education program bringing indigenous schools together nabs top honor at 2017 Digital Transformation Awards

The ambitious vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network seems to be bearing fruit. Connected North is this year's public sector small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) winner of

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Small but mighty insurance company beats the competition at the 2017 Digital Transformation Awards

It may be small, but Humania Assurance should not be overlooked. The Saint Hyacinthe, Que.-based insurance company is this year’s small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) private winner of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Awards, which recognizes companies

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation now part of CIO’s day-to-day

No matter the organization, digital transformation has a bigger impact on the day-to-day work of Canadian CIOs than previously thought, according to the 2017 CanadianCIO Census. Digital transformation is without question on the

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Canadian Tire’s digital transformation revolutionizes the customer experience

It's not your father's Canadian Tire Catalogue. His catalogue - much thumbed, printed on newsprint and frequently stained with axle grease - was a fixture on garage and basement work benches.  But Canadian

Published on: June 12th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

Kinduct Technologies now playing in the big leagues

Kinduct Technologies is a digital enterprise that has learned to leverage its strengths, embrace change and adapt to solve real-world challenges. The Halifax-based software-as-a-service company, whose performance tracking and enhancement software are used by some of

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Glenn Weir