Articles By Buckley Smith

Microsoft announces $500,000 investment in Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation at Collision

Microsoft Corp. is furthering its efforts to combat environmental issues in partnership with the Leonard DiCaprio Foundation, as it announced a $500,000 USD investment to allow for additional grants to be issued through

Published on: May 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Interac and Mastercard announce international e-transfers at Collision

Canadians will now be able to transfer money to Europe through the Interac Corp.'s e-Transfer platform, thanks to a collaboration with Mastercard Inc., as was announced today at Collision in Toronto. Leveraging the

Published on: May 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Collision 2019: TD calls for banks to collaborate more with fintech startups on AI solutions

AI and machine learning have become a large part of the financial industry, and some within the industry are calling for banks to be more open to collaboration with AI startups to accelerate

Published on: May 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Lyft teams up with police in Toronto and Ottawa to reward sober drivers

With the long weekend upon us, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has teamed up with Lyft Inc. to encourage sober driving. Starting on May 13, uniformed officers in Toronto and Ottawa

Published on: May 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify opens its third office in Toronto

Shopify Inc. is expanding its presence in Toronto, opening up a new office today at 620 King Street West as part of its plan to double its workforce in the city. This will

Published on: May 16th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Everledger trying to eliminate blood diamonds with blockchain technology

Leanne Kemp remembers the first time she saw the 2006 film Blood Diamond and wondered how human rights issues like the illegal diamond trade could still exist in her lifetime. The mining of illegal

Published on: May 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Why Bombardier must always be working smarter to keep up with the competition

Most of us have heard the myth of David vs. Goliath. And if you take the time to look around, this is a narrative that you can see play out in the business

Published on: May 14th, 2019 Buckley Smith

How SAP Canada is approaching the evolving Canadian business eco-system

ORLANDO - As it marks its 30th anniversary in Canda, SAP Canada Inc. has created quite a strong presence in the country. Over the years, it has established offices in Calgary, Montreal, and

Published on: May 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

NHL putting stats and analytics at its coach’s fingertips

ORLANDO - Moneyball may have made a statistical approach to baseball a part of pop culture, but hockey is no different. Statistics and advanced analytics can be found throughout the sport; whether it

Published on: May 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

New OpenText content services to be integrated into SAP platforms

ORLANDO -- Users of SAP SE's platforms can expect to see Waterloo, Ont.-based OpenText Corp.'s content services integrated into the platform for the foreseeable future, as the two companies announced on Tuesday that

Published on: May 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

SAPPHIRE NOW: Combining O-Data and X-Data is “next frontier” in business

ORLANDO - Many of the newest and fastest growing companies in the world today - like Uber Technologies Inc. and WeWork - are highly focused on the experience for its customers, and this

Published on: May 7th, 2019 Buckley Smith

City of Markham continues its digital strategy with Your Voice Markham

The City of Markham is continuing to innovate its digital strategy with Your Voice Markham, an online engagement portal for citizens. The platform is a new avenue for the city to unveil project

Published on: May 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ericsson announces new AI innovation hub in Montreal

Ericsson has joined the growing AI technology hub in Montreal, as it announced its new Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) innovation hub in Montréal. The hub will specialize in the research and development

Published on: May 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

CIHI using analytics to improve Canadian healthcare system

Canada boasts a free healthcare system; something that many countries in the world cannot say. However, it is not a system without its own flaws or shortcomings. The Canadian Institute for Health Information

Published on: May 2nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Education through gamification the goal of new analytics game from SAS and HEC Montreal

DALLAS - Gamification is a means of driving engagement. Whether it be in the workplace or in education,  it can be used as a tool of motivation. This is exactly what SAS Institute

Published on: April 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith