Left to Right - Mississauga-Streetsville MP Gagan Sikand, Minister Navdeep Bains, Nick Green, Minister John McCallum, Ben Bergen
Left to Right - Mississauga-Streetsville MP Gagan Sikand, Minister Navdeep Bains, Nick Green, Minister John McCallum, Ben Bergen

Published: November 30th, 2016


The Internet of Taps? Rogers, Ericsson piloting “connected water” project for Ottawa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already improved clothing, packaging, advertising, and agriculture - so why not utilities? Rogers Communications Inc. and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson plan to answer that question by running

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Building Smart Cities requires collaboration and new mindsets, ITAC says

Are you ready for the Smart Cities challenge? As part of its fall economic update, the federal government said it’s looking to launch a new Smart Cities Challenge initiative next year. It’s a

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

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

Canada lags behind other G20 nations in fostering digital platform innovation: Accenture

Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world's biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada's government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How small enterprises can leverage open-source to build for the enterprise

A few years ago I was told by someone at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that they were looking for companies to do business with that were as big as they were, or

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Mike Gifford

Could you be Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer? Province taking applications

Ontario is going global with its next open position. Like a multinational tech giant, the province is casting the widest net possible in its search for the right person to serve as Ontario's

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Regulation? Bring it on, says Uber Canada

Just hours after Toronto averted a cab strike of Kobe Bryant-sized proportions, a top Uber Canada executive said the company actually welcomes calls to regulate ride sharing. Following a panel discussion at Ryerson

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

Wattpad CEO: Sell Canada as one startup market, not separate ‘silos’

Canada should view and present itself as one startup ecosystem rather than separate hubs like Toronto and Waterloo, Wattpad CEO Allen Lau said Monday as Startup Canada's national tour wrapped up in Toronto. Following

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Christine Wong

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

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

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

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette