Hashtag Trending – IBM funding new AI lab, Toronto wants Amazon’s second headquarters

IBM is committing hundreds of millions to a new AI lab. Jaguar has become the latest car company to abandon the internal combustion engine. And Toronto wants Amazon to build its next headquarters

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk wants to ban killer robots, Google Assistant-powered headphones

Elon Musk continues to lead the charge against potential killer robots, is Google planning on releasing Google Assistant-powered headphones? And IBM teams up with a large group of grocers to bring blockchain to

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Panasonic ToughBook hits a milestone

Back in 1997 when Panasonic launched the ToughBook it entered a very crowded marketplace. There were more than 25 brands of hardware at the time. Do you remember these names: Compaq, DEC, Gateway,

Published on: August 15th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Great HR practices cross sectors, Indeed Canada head says

Given tech's reputation as an employee-friendly industry, we'll admit to being surprised that only one entry on Indeed.com's list of Canada's top 25 employers was a bona fide tech company. (IBM Corp., which

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CEOs believe cognitive computing is the future: IBM report

If you’re tired of hearing about topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing, you may be out of luck, according to a new report from IBM. IBM Institute for Business Value’s

Published on: July 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tech CEO says consumerization of experiences coming to the workforce

TORONTO - As work becomes ever more mobile, how can businesses find the right balance between working remotely or in a physical space? As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception in 2000,

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Alex Radu


Who’s the most altruistic leader in Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you [infographic]

Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates might be the world's richest man, and both he and Facebook Inc. co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to give away more than half their fortunes, but

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

C-suite’s digital goals increasingly driven by competition, not disruption, IBM finds

While digital disruption gets the lion's share of credit for digital transformation in publications such as ITBusiness.ca, a new study by IBM Corp. indicates that executives are more likely to be wary of

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM Watson’s new capabilities to help marketing teams

IBM is putting its flagship artificial intelligence (AI)-powered supercomputer in the hands of marketers. The company has announced new cognitive abilities for Watson that will allow it to continuously examine customer behaviours and

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Women are still ‘Hidden Figures’ in many STEM careers

At first glance, award-winning film Hidden Figures seems like your typical Oscar-nominated movie: great plot, superb actors, eye-catching visuals, and an inspiring story. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Based

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Salesforce integrates Einstein across platforms, announces IBM partnership

Salesforce.com is bringing AI to customer relationship management (CRM) in a big way. On Tuesday the company announced that it would be incorporating its artificial intelligence software, Einstein, into its signature platform, giving

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood