Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Volvo charging up for an all-electric future

Volvo is the first major car manufacturer to commit to phasing out the internal combustion engine (ICE) and embrace electrification. The Swedish company has announced that every automobile it launches from 2019 onward

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

York Region is a little north and a little nicer for startups

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

2018 BMW 5 Series pushing towards automated future

Self-driving tech is permeating every category of the auto industry, and BMW has designed and developed autonomous features in house for a number of years. Those features are readily available in the BMW

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Future Looks podcast: the future of transportation

It’s no secret that technology is changing the world. From smart cars and mobile phones, to connected devices and virtual workspaces, technology is and will continue to disrupt every facet of our lives

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Cyber insurance is necessary for businesses

In a world where security breaches and cyber attacks have increased in recent years, businesses are looking for new ways to defend themselves. As a result, cyber insurance has become a popular method

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto hires its first Chief Resilience Officer

After months of searching, Toronto has finally appointed its first Chief Resilience Officer. The city has tapped Elliott Cappell for the position, which will involve developing and leading a city-wide resilience strategy to

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation is changing the relationship between businesses and customers

Customers are increasingly expecting businesses to have digital features, such as a website that’s also mobile-friendly, and a digital way to pay for products or services on any platform. But possibly more importantly,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Digital technologies transforming the healthcare industry

New technology inspires both optimism and trepidation in the healthcare industry, but it is an important way to improve the delivery of care, an expert panel tells the audience at ITWC’s Digital Transformation

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Small but mighty insurance company beats the competition at the 2017 Digital Transformation Awards

It may be small, but Humania Assurance should not be overlooked. The Saint Hyacinthe, Que.-based insurance company is this year’s small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) private winner of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Awards, which recognizes companies

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian AI company raises historic amount of funding

Canada has developed into an artificial intelligence (AI) research powerhouse, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon if new reports are any indication. Element AI, a Montreal-based AI company focused on enterprise

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

U.S. firm releases a tablet system for healthcare professionals

The healthcare industry relies on a lot of technology to function, so it makes sense that it would eventually inspire the creation of a medical-oriented tablet device. DT Research, a US-based purpose-built computing

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Enercare mobilizing a legacy industry

It’s difficult to disrupt and transform an industry with set-in-stone, legacy business processes, but that’s exactly what Enercare Inc. has done with the HVAC sector. The Toronto-based heating, cooling, water heating and sub-metering

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June

After months of watching our southern neighbours enjoy the virtual company of Google Home, the wait for Canadians is almost over. Google Home will officially be coming to Canada on June 26 and

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs