Articles By Eric Emin Wood

How Toronto’s University Health Network digitized its patient discharge reports

As anyone who's spent time in a hospital can tell you, the rehabilitation period doesn't end when you're discharged. And as the administrators behind the University Health Network (UHN), which represents Toronto's Princess

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why TE Connectivity’s Sam Alesio thinks printed electronics have a future in component manufacturing

Tyco Electronics (TE) Connectivity might not be a household name, but the Switzerland-based company's products - connectors and sensors designed for harsh environments - are inescapable, used worldwide by the automotive, industrial, telecommunications,

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

South Ontario’s Guelph, London, and Barrie bringing private sector into municipal planning

The southern Ontario cities of Guelph, London, and Barrie want to make it easier for businesses to contribute to municipal planning. On Thursday, the municipalities announced the three-year Municipal Innovation Exchange (MIX) project,

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Startup Genome to release 2018 report; Toronto mayor’s Silicon Valley tour; Backpage shut down

A prominent think tank is releasing the latest edition of its annual startup report; Toronto Mayor John Tory is embarking on a streaming-centric tour of Silicon Valley; and the U.S. government has forced

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Isle of Dogs proves there’s a limit to what technology can replace

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Isle of Dogs, writer-director Wes Anderson's latest exercise in fastidious world-building, isn't explicitly about technology, but that

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cisco Canada collaborating with the University of Waterloo to advance 5G technology

Cisco Canada is making a big investment in the future of wireless technology. The enterprise networking giant announced this week that it was providing $1 million over the next five years to the

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

Following in the footsteps of the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta, the University of Waterloo has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) research institute of its own. Officially opened on April

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

User trust in Facebook had plummeted before Cambridge Analytica scandal

It might have more than 18 million users in Canada, but Facebook has some work to do if it wants to regain their trust. According to the third annual CanTrust Index released Tuesday

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

App users value security over convenience – and biometrics over passwords, IBM finds

A recent IBM survey indicates that when logging into mobile apps, the majority of users prefer security over convenience, though millennials especially prefer the more convenient security of biometrics over passwords. According to

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Telecom complaints went up 73% last year, and Bell received one third of them

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) received a record number of complaints last year, but also recorded fewer breaches of its Wireless Code, according to the organization's 2018-mid-year report. Released today,

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

LinkedIn’s 5 pillars for building digital trust

"Building digital trust is crucial in driving success for companies," says Diana Luu, and as LinkedIn Canada's head of marketing solutions, she would know - over the years, her company has helped "thousands"

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How Toronto-based Tap Report is transforming workplace inspections

Tap Report co-founder and CEO Paul Amendola had been managing fire and life safety inspections in Toronto's financial district for six years when he started looking for digital solutions that would help him

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Adobe wants to help customers meet data privacy standards – but are they doing enough?

LAS VEGAS - When asked to articulate his company's approach to data privacy, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said he believes the software maker has "a responsibility and an obligation" to not just encourage

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Here are the most common Ad Standards complaints that companies received in 2017

Marketers who want to avoid having complaints lodged against them should ensure their ads include all relevant information, clearly state all pertinent details of an offer, avoid unsubstantiated claims - and rethink how

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood