Articles By Buckley Smith

Digital Nova Scotia announces winners of 4th annual Digital Diversity Awards

Digital Nova Scotia celebrated diversity in tech with its 4th annual Digital Diversity Awards earlier this week. The Digital Diversity Awards, which were hosted in partnership with the Centre for Women in Business,

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

School board in Alberta leans on Cisco and WiFi 6 to improve connectivity for students

Providing sufficient internet to rural areas is difficult. The Wild Rose District School Board (WRSD) is trying to solve this problem with WiFi 6 as part of a pilot project with Cisco Systems.

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

CIRA announces $1.25M in funding for Canadian internet projects

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that will be receiving funding from its Community Investment Program; totaling $1.25 million in funding. CIRA, a not-for-profit whose mission is to manage

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Salesforce announces CRM blockchain platform

Salesforce.com is buying into the blockchain trend, announcing plans to release a CRM blockchain platform called Salesforce Blockchain to the general public in 2020. Debuted at TrailheaDX - Salesforce's annual developers conference -

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

PocketPills providing free healthcare advice to remote communities in Canada

In a country as vast as Canada - with many remote communities in the less populated areas - access to healthcare is a major issue for many regions. Harj Samra, who graduated as

Published on: May 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hong Kong delegates make strong pitch to businesses at Collision, point to greener pastures overseas

Nestled within the sprawling Hong Kong metropolis is the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp. (HKSTP); almost a city unto itself devoted to the development and advancement of technological innovation. The complex,

Published on: May 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government investments in AI research doesn’t lead to strong adoption, says Accenture’s managing director of AI

Canada has made huge waves in the research of artificial intelligence in recent years, but some in the industry are saying that this is not enough and that we must now take the

Published on: May 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Apple to warn customers of update slowdowns; Huawei loses ties with two major standards organizations; Facebook refuses to remove fake Pelosi video

Apple has agreed to warn its users when an update will slow down their phones. Huawei is dealt another blow as two major standards organizations cut ties with them. Facebook refuses to remove

Published on: May 27th, 2019 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