Articles By Brian Jackson

OpenText should tap Canadian talent for its AI strategy

Even though he's an American, the most surprising thing that OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said last week wasn't that he prides himself for having "a Canadian soul" after spending the past eight years

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon Prime Day; Microsoft Inspire; Dr. Alexa gives bad advice

Thanks to Amazon, today is like Boxing Day in July. Microsoft is hosting its annual partner conference this week. And Alexa turns out to not be a very good doctor. Today is Amazon

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – New MacBook Pro, Walmart patents spy tech; Twitter bio tips

Apple upgrades the MacBook Pro to include Siri, Walmart patents technology for employee surveillance, and tips on improving your Twitter bio (well, sort of). Trending on Google, the Apple MacBook Pro gets an

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple updates MacBook Pro to include Siri for first time

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro will be able to say "Hey Siri" to their laptop for the first time, as Apple is updating its famous laptop line with its Apple T2 chips

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

The Business Leadership Podcast with Edwin Frondozo, Chief Product Officer at Slingshot VoIP

On today’s episode, Edwin Frondozo, the Chief Product Officer at Slingshot VoIP and host of the podcast, takes the opportunity to describe how he finds balance when he continually adds new things to

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Liferay leaps into digital customer experience market, seeks growth in Canada

Los Angeles-based open source software firm Liferay Inc. released a new version of its digital experience platform and launched a new analytics service on Tuesday. The software firm's new products, Liferay Digital Experience

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Sonos shoots for IPO backed by premium hardware and broad content ecosystem

In a tiny living room in the west-end of Toronto, Sonos head of global product marketing Michael Papish says "Alexa, play Man in the High Castle." The Sonos Beam he's demoing blinks its

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Millennials to blame for data breaches too, Shred-it claims

Millennials have been blamed for killing many fine and decent things - ranging from products to hobbies to entire industries - and now you can add data protection to the list of casualties

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

GDPR 40 days later: How do you hire a data protection officer, and what do they actually do?

Forty days after the E.U.'s Global Data Protection Regulation came into effect, there are 60 data protection officers to be found in Canada on LinkedIn and another 15 job postings mentioning the position. Required

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Diane Bryant departs Google Cloud; Uganda taxes social media; make Mac OS X great again

Could Diane Bryant be throwing her hat in the ring for the CEO job at Intel? There’s a new daily tax for social media users… in Uganda. And a new product promises to

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Deadline for Ingenious, CanadianCIO of the Year award nominations is July 9

Canadian enterprises looking to be recognized for their innovative efforts in 2018 have just until July 9 to submit a nomination for the 2018 ITAC Ingenious Awards and the CanadianCIO of the Year

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon acquires Pill Pack; German smartphone protection; SD cards to soon store 128 TB

Amazon will soon ship you drugs, a German guy invents an airbag for your smartphone, and SD memory cards will soon be able to store 64 times their current maximum size. Trending on

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI startup lists Toronto’s ‘Top 100 Most Connected Tech Companies’

In the tech startup world, the network effect is used in part to explain the incredible success of Silicon Valley over other geographies where startups flourish. The basic concept is that a network's value

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AI tackles e-Sports; Facehub; TrumpHotels.org taken down

Artificial intelligence is going to own you at Dota 2, why a new iPhone app will have you making ridiculous faces at your phone, and the website TrumpHotels.org isn’t what you think it

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson