Articles By Brian Jackson

Got a booth at Dreamforce? You might be doing it wrong, veterans advise

When G2 Crowd's executive chairman Godard Abel attended his first Dreamforce conference in the mid-aughts, it was only 400 enthusiastic Salesforce.com customers. Now some describe it as the Super Bowl of the cloud

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech sector growth map of Canada – Updated for top VC deals in Q3 2017

Canada's tech startups saw more access to venture capital dollars in the third quarter of 2017 with a 110 per cent increase to $858 million USD across 81 deals, according to PwC's MoneyTree

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Element AI, NextAI research leads on AI challenges and opportunities for businesses

Graham Taylor from the University of Guelph and Nicolas Chapados, the chief science officer at Element AI are two of Canada's leading minds on artificial intelligence.  We sat down at the CanadianCIO Summit

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Siri’s secrets, new Google Calendar, robot defeated by giant chainsaw

Apple’s telling secrets about the machine learning behind Siri. Google Calendar gets updated, maybe the first since 2005. And giant robot battles are apparently a real thing now. New: Review Hashtag Trending on

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Workplace leadership lessons from High Liner Foods’ CIO

Learn about the DICE acronym that helps Peter Burns, CIO, at High Liner Foods, identify the four key skills that lead to hiring success. Plus, find out why every employee at High Liner

Published on: October 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to turn your podcast into an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

Podcast producers often refer to the podcast industry as divided into two distinct eras - pre-Serial and post-Serial. Published in 2014, Serial is a podcast produced by some This American Life alumni that is the

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – Essential smartphone review

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone offers a unique accessory dock and a sleek design. But does its performance and added features make it a real competitor against the likes of Apple and Google? We

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Workday snags Canadian financial services customer with AWS assist

CHICAGO -- A partnership with Amazon Web Services is not only allowing Workday Inc. to do a test run on operating its software as a service on public cloud infrastructure, it's opening the

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Workday brings AI and analytics to cloud software

CHICAGO -- Software as a Service vendor Workday announced new machine learning capabilities and a new analytics solution for its human capital management (HCM) and financial products at its Workday Rising conference on

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Killing the headphone jack shows Apple, Google willing to anger users for sake of design

I’ve just finished tying up my running shoes and I just need one more thing before I head out the door for my jog - a pair of wired earbuds. I find a

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – ZTE Blade Z Max, battery science breakthrough, Pictogon

A new smartphone that respects your wallet. The secret to a long life is discovered – long battery life that is. And an easy way to make image maps. Rice University adds a

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sonos One to launch in Canada with no promises for Alexa support

Sonos Inc. will launch its new "voice-controlled speaker" in Canada without any promise for support from Amazon Alexa, according to the connected speaker maker. The Sonos One will be available in Canada on

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pixel 2, fake comments, Amazon faces EU tax penalty

Google unveils the Pixel 2, a debate on net neutrality is flooded by bots, and Amazon faces a hefty bill in Europe. Trending on Twitter, Google unveiled its Pixel 2 smartphone. Just like

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

TD Bank taps Stanford spin-off to power AI platform

TD Bank Group is working with New York-based Stanford Research Institute spinoff Kasisto to provide the AI platform that will power its mobile chatbots and eventually smart assistants, the bank announced on Wednesday.

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson