Toronto’s Amazon Echo hackathon makes its voice-controlled assistant ‘Alexa’ more helpful

Over the weekend, more than a dozen programming teams came to Connected Lab's head office in downtown Toronto to extend the capabilities of “Alexa”, the voice-based interface behind Amazon Echo. The Echo is a

Published on: March 14th, 2016 David Hamilton

Four sectors that will drive tech growth for the next five years [infographic]

Nestled inside a new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a fascinating breakdown of just which sectors in Canada's rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) industry are expected

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Four ways the pharmaceutical industry benefits from intelligent packaging

As the director of technology and innovation with Jones Packaging, James Lee has seen firsthand the benefits technology can bring to a seemingly unrelated industry - in his case, pharmaceutical packaging. During the

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Several problems stand in the way of marketers and IoT utopia

Businesses must move beyond using the Internet of Things for mass marketing to harness it for targeted personalization, an industry panel concluded Wednesday. But they may have to overcome pricing, privacy, and platform

Published on: March 3rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Unilever’s intelligent packaging lead on how printable electronics can boost sales

In her position with the R&D customer packaging department of consumer goods giant Unilever plc's innovating retail division, Christina Cvetan is more than happy to offer advice to brands that might be thinking

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How IBM’s Watson is about to make an impact on IoT

A look at some of the applications that developers are creating with IBM's Watson Internet of Things API set. From a smart blinds system that can predict the weather, to a wearable headset,

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Healthcare and recent technology developments

The conduct of clinical trial will witness significant changes over the coming few years. The emergence of new technologies and continued exponential growth of data and information generated daily in the clinic and

Published on: February 10th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

Industry associations join forces to create intelligent packaging council

Two Canadian industry associations, one representing printable electronics, the other representing packaging companies, have joined forces to create the Intellipack Leadership Council, a group of 11 executives who will collaborate on strategies to

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Will these 5 CES gadgets still exist in a year?

I'd like to highlight some of the startups I saw at CES 2016 and the products they had on display. As there were hundreds of startup gadgets present, the items I chose were the

Published on: January 27th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Backstage with Rob Meikle, CIO for the City of Toronto [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Alano Medonte, director of channel sales, Equinix [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Gabriel Woo, VP of innovation at RBC [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the City of Toronto [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT in the city: Backstage interviews at Technicity 2015

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson