Articles By Karim Kanji

The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

9 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2014

As we rapidly near the end of 2013, people’s thoughts naturally tend to look back at the year that was, or the upcoming 12 months. While 2013 has been anything but boring (think

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Why coffee farmers need tablets: What we can learn from Colombia’s digital economy strategy

Canadians have been watching and waiting for a digital economy strategy from the federal government since former Industry Minister Christian Paradis promised one in 2010. Three years later and with a new Industry

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Should Social Media Group, Syncapse restructuring cause alarm for social agencies?

At its high point of staffing during its seven-years of operation the Social Media Group (SMG) counted just under 20 employees, says CEO Maggie Fox. Now the agency is paring back big time,

Published on: July 30th, 2013 Karim Kanji

From human tissue to leather and meat: The future of 3D Printing is here today at IdeaCity

Next week IdeaCity comes back to Toronto for another three days of "smart people talking about big ideas." Every year the audience listens as the world's most renowned thinkers and personalities present on

Published on: June 13th, 2013 Karim Kanji

6 startups launch as part of JOLT Demo Fest

From wearable technology products to reimagining advertising flyers, tech-driven entrepreneurs gave their best pitch last night  at the Jolt Demo Fest in Toronto as the accelerator showcased its most recent cohort of early stage

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Entrepreneur designs 3D printing business with low costs in mind

A number of articles have previously been written here on ITBusiness.ca about 3D printing. Today we take an in-depth view of 3D printing from an inside perspective. Nestled in a non-descript building near

Published on: May 31st, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry Messenger: On iOS, Android and social networking

On Tuesday, BlackBerry CEO and President Thorsten Heins announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be made available on iOS and Android devices later this summer. The popular messaging app was seen by many to be

Published on: May 15th, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry takes leadership role in supporting Women in STEM

BlackBerry's new approach to staying relevant and important in the world of technology just received a new boost with the unveiling of their new BlackBerry Scholars Program. Announced earlier today at BlackBerry Live in

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry Live 2013 begins with launch of new NHL GameCenter

Make no mistake, BlackBerry, through all its ups and downs, is still Canada's tech darling. So maybe it comes as no surprise that during the Welcome Reception the "star" of the evening was

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry announces Q5 for emerging markets

One of the key takeaways from this morning’s Opening Keynote in Orlando is that BlackBerry is intending to fire on all cylinders moving forward. BlackBerry is not just a smartphone company. They are

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Social media reaction to BlackBerry Q10 launch

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Published on: May 1st, 2013 Karim Kanji

Facebook Home offers hyper-targeted access to mobile channel

It seems that whenever a new social media tool comes out, brands and agencies look at ways they can use it to sell more of their wares. The same can be said when

Published on: April 26th, 2013 Karim Kanji