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

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,

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

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

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

Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson