Canadian technology awards celebrate ‘Made in Canada’

After Scott Vanstone’s wife, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, received a posthumous award in her husband’s honour, she mentioned his dedication to teaching and to furthering the Canadian tech scene through his students. Vanstone, a former

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

New York Times CIO: ‘spot trends’ to drive innovation

Data-driven innovation challenges organizations to build not only technical architectures that leverage technologies to gain previously impossible insights into their business and customers, but also to build “trust” of the data to improve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Contest gives chance to collaborate with world’s brightest innovators in Silicon Valley

If you've ever sat around with your friends and had late-night conversations about how to solve all of the world's problems, now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Toronto repeats on intelligent community shortlist alongside Winnipeg, Kingston

Toronto is on the shortlist for the Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) top prize for the second year running, alongside two other Canadian cities giving Canada good odds in a list that totals seven

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Google Glass while driving court case illustrates legal challenges for innovative tech

A traffic case out of California highlighted for many the concerns around whether the current "hands free legislation" - no texting while driving - should be extended to wearable technology. Cecilia Abadie was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2014 Monica Goyal

Mark Organ’s guide to creating Tesla-style $1 billion market category

This is an edited transcript of an interview between ITBusiness.ca Editor Brian Jackson and Influtive CEO Mark Organ, taking place Nov. 18 in San Francisco at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference. ITBusiness.ca: What do

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

What does it mean to be a Chief Innovation Officer?

We caught up with Terry Stuart, chief innovation officer at Deloitte, at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference last month, and interviewed him in front of the world's largest inflatable structure. The topics coming up at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government showcases startup support to entrepreneurs on Parliament Hill

Guest post by Véronique Hynes When the largest contingent ever of entrepreneurs met on Parliament Hill, government officials were quick to re-assure businesses they are on their side. Canada has opened its fourth

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

American CMOs recognized for innovation in marketing

Earlier this month, New York-based association The CMO Club announced the first ever winners in its new CMO Awards that include categories for leadership, officers, rising star, programmatic marketing, president's circle, and marketing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Working Group CEO to speak on community building as business plan

For Dominic Bortolussi, CEO of The Working Group, community building is built on getting people together to drink wine. When the entrepreneur started his Web development and design firm in Toronto 11 years

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Speaker event: Fostering innovation’s connection to gardening

My apartment in downtown Toronto is in the midst of dense commercial buildings and I never imagined it'd be a suitable place to do any gardening. My only outdoor space is a small

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Russia is kicking our butts at problem solving and that’s a shame

The goal Paul Henderson scored in 1972 Summit Series to claim victory over the USSR will forever be a part of the Canadian cultural memory. In the midst of the Cold War when

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson