Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Mobility central to future of healthcare: panelists

On Jan. 29 at the Toronto Mobile Healthcare Summit, John Mattison and Edward Brown introduced attendees to the idea that we are living through a revolution in the way we take care of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2014 Tony Drake

Cisco’s Ontario jobs deal will hurt Canadian startups: expert

With notes from Candice So Debate over whether the 10-year, $190 million agreement between Ontario and Cisco Canada add 1,700 jobs will be an economic boon or bust has been rowing since the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Duguid says Bitmaker Labs must register as private college

A Toronto-based firm that offers a nine-week computer programming training course must be licenced as a private college, according to a statement from Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Earlier this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitmaker Labs fiasco indicative of wider friction between startups and government

We're turning our digital innovators into paper pushers. Bitmaker Labs is used to crunching code in excess of eight hours a day and churning out Web applications in a classroom environment. But thanks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

ventureLAB’s BUILD ‘bootcamp’ free, but not a free pass

ventureLAB's entrepreneurial education program might be free of charge and it won't turn anyone away, but CEO Jeremy Laurin wants to make it clear that it's no cake walk. ventureLAB is one of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Technicity: Innovating investment with crowdfunding

You've probably participated in some form of crowdfunding before. Chipping in to a friend's fundraising drive before they run that marathon, pooling money at the office to help a colleague bankroll a newborn

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Operationalizing privacy by design: From rhetoric to reality

Information management and its protection is imperative to any organization’s success, regardless of its size. Privacy breaches can have profound and long-term adverse consequences, including significant financial impact and damage to the reputation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge 2012 winners pitch for gold

Five teams of MBA Students and healthcare and biotechnology innovators will  pitch their business commercialization plans live on stage to a panel of experts for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jonathon Shore

Ontario government commits to pursuing crowdfunding

Speaking at Technicity, the Toronto-based event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto, Duguid said Ontario needed to adopt crowdfunding so it wouldn't lose entrepreneurs to south of the border.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson