From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.
From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.

Published: November 30th, 2016


Building Smart Cities requires collaboration and new mindsets, ITAC says

Are you ready for the Smart Cities challenge? As part of its fall economic update, the federal government said it’s looking to launch a new Smart Cities Challenge initiative next year. It’s a

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Et voilà! Montreal wins ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ award

Montreal has joined Calgary, Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto as the fourth Canadian city to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, the Intelligent Community Forum announced on Wednesday. Announced in the previous

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto declared ‘future ready’ by Dell-backed survey [infographic]

Toronto has been recognized as "future ready," placing 11th on a list of the world's 50 most tech-friendly cities in a global study conducted by Dell Inc., the Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Backstage with Ritesh Kotak, Toronto Police Services [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 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

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 Lan Nguyen, deputy 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 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Scott Bradley, VP of corporate and government affairs, Huawei Canada [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 14th, 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

Backstage with Gary Semplonius, VP of business mobility at Bell [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 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Will technology help revive Canada’s health care?

Health care is an area where the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide innovative solutions for everlasting problems. I recently attended Technicity 2015 where the role of IoT was highlighted as solving old problems and transforming

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

Gigabit fibre could be the key enabler for the Internet of Things in Canada

In June, Bell Canada announced a $1.1 billion plan to install high-speed "Gigabit Fibe" throughout Toronto as part of its $20 billion plan to connect individuals and businesses in Canadian cities to gigabit-speed internet by 2020.

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton