Innovating government: Silicon Valley’s CIO on open data and community building

Jonathan Reichental designed, developed and sold his first software program, an ABCs learning tool, at the early age of 11. The tech maven’s early foray into the world of software innovation launched a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past number of years, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

Guardly provides Toronto with Neighbourhood Watch app

Toronto-based Guardly Corp.'s mobile safety solution is to be adopted by the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) in a bid to bring a modern technology aspect to the city-wide neighbourhood watch program,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Crowdfunding fever spreads to Canadian city halls seeking relief from budget pressures

You could call the Statue of Liberty the first successfully crowdfunded municipal project. Not the construction of the actual copper icon by Paris-based Gaget, Gauthier and Cie Workshop in 1881, but the funding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Minister endorses Bitmaker Labs, backpedals on regulatory requirement

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid visited the offices of Toronto-based coding bootcamp Bitmaker Labs today to signal a truce has been reached following a dispute that saw the firm cease

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tax man improves online access for SMBs

They say there are two sure things in life - death and taxes. Canadian small to mid-sized businesses can now do one of those things more easily online thanks to some changes at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

News flash: National security through obscurity doesn’t work

How did secrecy become ubiquitous in the Information Age? It looked good on paper. Pervasive surveillance would be needed to protect the populace, and technology could facilitate the enormous challenge of inspecting global

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels like he's a perfect fit. "The experience and skills

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Investment regulators latest in long line of high-profile data breaches

It seems lately that major security breaches involving the loss of thousands or millions of pieces of identifiable information are a daily occurrence. The Investment Regulatory Organization of Canada is the latest to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government searches for spectrum to fuel wireless competition

The federal government released more details about how it plans to ensure a fourth wireless carrier in each region across Canada to compete with the wireless incumbent triad of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Is Marc Garneau’s idea to boost startups just a tax cut for the rich?

It’s not often that someone asks for their taxes to be raised, but that’s exactly what Warren Buffett did late last year. In response to the Occupy movement and amidst a heated debate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government-backed monopoly may be needed for broadband networks, ITU says

Ever wonder what the industry leaders of the telecommunications industry think the future holds for the future of ICT? Well a 35-page report on the outcomes of discussions like that can be downloaded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson