A CIO at CES: the Weird and the Wonderful

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that opened today to 160,000 attendees, 3500 vendors and 6000 media. Let me state at the start of this blog, I like technology gadgets

Published on: January 8th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: 5 most intriguing products from CES Unveiled

Hello from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where I attended the CES Unveiled event set out solely for the press. There were about 100 vendors exhibiting their products for about

Published on: January 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie


Daniel Debow tapping Canadian startups to drive Salesforce’s wearables future

If you walked in to the Salesforce Wear keynote at Dreamforce, the annual mega-conference hosted by cloud software vendor Salesforce.com, you might think that you were in Toronto instead of host city San

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

How Bionym just avoided the problem that took BlackBerry years to fix

Toronto-based wearables maker Bionym announced today it is changing its name to match its product and will henceforth be known as Nymi Inc. The maker of the Nymi Band, a wrist band that

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tablets, phablets, and wearables, oh my! These are the must-watch trends for mobile marketing in 2015

It’s no secret that mobile is a big part of any digital marketing play nowadays. But as gadget makers crank out new types of smartphones and tablets, marketers are going to need to

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 most popular blogs of 2014

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but 2014's days are numbered and we're already looking ahead to 2015 for our coverage. So much happens in the technology world in

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

The Moto Hint is a Bluetooth-enabled wearable that’s sleek and subtle

For better or worse, a lot of wearable devices don’t seem to have hit the mainstream as of yet, with some consumers citing their conspicuousness as a reason for not adopting them. So

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

How do the CEOs of wearables startups expect to disrupt the marketing world?

Some of Toronto's hottest startups are in the business of creating tech products that people will actually wear to improve their lives. But how will that impact the world of advertising and marketing?

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Here’s a new virtual reality device – but this one isn’t for gaming

Nov. 24, 9:47 a.m. EST: This story has been updated to reflect Cordon Media's decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo instead of Kickstarter.  Milan Baic taps and swipes through the air,

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

A CMO to Know: Shawn Chance, Bionym

As a new feature on ITBusiness.ca for our special CMO Digital section, we’re featuring profiles of Canadian chief marketing officers and marketing executives. If you’re a CMO and you’d like to be included,

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Multitasking, wearables could be in your workplace’s future

We’ve heard it before – young people are the future of work. Coming into workplaces with their high comfort level with tech and mobile devices, and armed with their demands to work whenever,

Published on: November 5th, 2014 Candice So

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wearables at work show gap between mature and emerging markets

Wearables don't have to be relegated to consumer tech – instead, employees may be considering wearables as handy tools in the workplace, according to a new survey. In an online survey of 9,100

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So