Articles By Eric Emin Wood

How former tech exec Robert Buren is digitally transforming mentorship

Ten years ago, Robert Buren's career was taking off. He had started multiple ventures, including IT security education conference SecTor, enjoyed a five-year run with CMS Consulting Inc. (now known as New Signature),

Published on: October 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Procure some digital transformation tips from the September 2018 Municipal Interface

Municipal Interface is celebrating a milestone, and would love for you to join in. The September 2018 issue, released Thursday, marks the first anniversary of the municipal government IT journal's ITWC-led digital revival,

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How the Esri platform helps the City of Cambridge reduce drug waste

The City of Cambridge had a crisis on its hands last September. It started with a toddler pricking his hand on a used needle, an emergency that required the child to be treated

Published on: September 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s next iPhone event; Huawei dropped from benchmarking tool; 58% of tech employees are faking it

Apple is scheduled to reveal its next iPhone on Sept. 12. Huawei has been dropped from benchmarking tool 3DMark after it was caught cheating on tests. And an informal test of Silicon Valley’s

Published on: September 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Shopify’s R&D head on how research can help retain talent

As Shopify Inc.’s senior vice-president of engineering, Jean-Michel Lemieux is responsible for developing the Ottawa tech darling’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and platform. He’s also become an advocate for the role research and development

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech – Mass Effect argued AI was a new life form better than an actual AI developer

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. With all due respect to the new Star Wars movies, rebooted Star Trek series, Guardians of the

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – EU approves Apple/Shazam deal; alleged Sony hacker charged; Did IBM spy on New Yorkers?

The European Union has approved Apple’s bid to buy music identification service Shazam. An alleged participant in the 2014 Sony hack has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice. And a report

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

I will never understand how you heathens survive without physical keyboards

I’d like to think my time with ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC, which comes to a close on Sept. 7, has made me a more tech-savvy person. For example, I now know that “cloud” refers

Published on: August 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s Digital Main Street program expanded across Ontario

The Ontario government is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the province a leg up in their digital transformation efforts. Last Friday the Ontario Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association announced that the

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

5 ways Canadian retailers can thrive in a digitally transforming world

Small and medium-sized retailers need to innovate if they want to not only survive, but thrive in the 21st century, according to a new report by the Canadian arm of accounting firm Binder

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want to solve a complex problem? Build a multi-disciplinary team

Companies using digital transformation to solve a complex operational problem should consider building a multi-disciplinary team if they want their solution to work, the leader of a Halifax-based enterprise software development firm said

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Eighth Grade depicts how thoroughly tech has embedded itself into kids’ lives

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. SPOILER WARNING: An informal poll of the ITWC editorial team tells me there's a good chance you

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase at checkout, Payments Canada finds

A new survey by Payments Canada has discovered that just over half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase just before checking out. To be specific the survey, conducted on behalf of the Ottawa-based

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood