Articles By Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook glitch briefly made private posts public. And new copyright legislation proposed by the

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Washington sues Google and Facebook; ZTE strikes deal with U.S.; Sonos’ new Alexa-enabled speaker

The state of Washington has sued Google and Facebook for allegedly not disclosing who purchased election ads. Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE’s U.S. operations officially get to stay in business. And users appear very

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lots of award-winning mobility strategies in the June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The latest Municipal Interface might be our most informative yet, and I'm not just typing that because I wrote most of it. Released Thursday, the June 2018 issue of the Municipal Information Systems

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver, Montreal, Waterloo among 20 finalists for Smart Cities Challenge

Two of Canada's three largest cities are among the finalists for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge - and they aren't alone. Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the Challenge's 20 finalists, five

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cities of Toronto, Mississauga among MISA Ontario’s 2018 award winners

HAMILTON, ONT. - The Cities of Toronto, Mississauga, and Cambridge, along with the Town of Innisfil, were among the big winners at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario chapter's annual conference Monday

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Chemical’s manufacturing services cover more than just ink

TORONTO - You would be forgiven for associating Sun Chemical with only one part of the manufacturing process - after all, the Parsippany, New Jersey-based company, which has roots in a Paris business

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CPES 2018 award winners include interactive retail display unit, NFC-enabled cartons

TORONTO - An interactive retail display unit for the cosmetic industry, a mass-produced near-field communication (NFC)-enabled carton, and a Sheridan College administrator were among the recipients of industry association Intelliflex’s 2018 Canadian Printable/Flexible

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Stat-sensing sports wearable developer declared Intelliflex’s 2018 Startup of the Year

TORONTO - The developer and manufacturer behind a wearable device designed to collect the physical stats of four-, eight-, 12-, or even 16-player sports teams has won industry association Intelliflex’s 2018 Startup of

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The question IBM Watson’s global lead says AI companies need to ask, and soon

TORONTO - With artificial intelligence playing an ever-greater role in steering digital transformation, the global lead behind one of the world's best-known AI systems wants both developers and the companies adopting their work

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute launches 15-city tour to help Canadian startups scale

It's a common refrain in Canada's tech industry that we excel at producing startups, but falter at scaling them. The Lazaridis Institute wants to help companies change that narrative. The Waterloo, Ont.-based institute,

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CATA’s winning women of 2018 on the value of mentorship

When Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG) founder, president, and CEO Suzanne Simpson accepted the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)'s Sara Kirke award for entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the facts she was proudest

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon should be ashamed of its opposition to Seattle’s homeless initiative

Tech has a reputation as a progressive industry, but this week Amazon.com Inc. betrayed that reputation in a big way. The Seattle-based giant has famously opposed a payroll tax approved Monday by its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood