Articles By Meagan Simpson

IBM expands Salesforce, AI partnerships in Montreal, creating 100 jobs

IBM Corp. is expanding its Client Innovation Centre (CIC) in Montreal with plans to increase its work in artificial intelligence (AI) and grow its partnership with Salesforce. The company announced today that it plans

Published on: November 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Gap Inc. partners with Microsoft for digital transformation strategy

Earlier this month Gap Inc. announced that it is migrating its data platform, stores, online sites and more to the cloud, choosing Microsoft Azure to help move forward in its digital transformation. "As

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Black Friday bargain hunters turn to social media for shopping

Social media is drawing a lot of attention this year for holiday shoppers, with a major increase in Canadian consumers using Instagram and other social media platforms to make purchasing decisions, according to a

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian companies to contribute artificial intelligence to international space robots

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced that it is working with companies in British Columbia and Quebec to equip future space robots with artificial intelligence. The CSA is working with MDA, a

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to create new technologies around robotics, law enforcement, and aerospace manufacturing. The Innovative Solutions Canada

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Tips for protecting your customers from Black Friday cyber threats

With Black Friday ramping up and Cyber Monday right around the corner online shopping is in for a big week, but with that comes security concerns and cyber threats. If we've learned anything

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

30 per cent of women fear automation will take jobs within the decade

Despite industry leaders arguing that automation will not take over the majority of human jobs, 30 per cent of Canadian women still fear they will lose their jobs within the next decade thanks

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Stocard, mobile wallet for loyalty cards expanding Canadian operations

There's a loyalty program for everything these days, and sometimes it can be hard for consumers to keep track of all their cards for each program, but mobile wallets are making that easier

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Vector ‘the Good Robot’ announces integration with Amazon Alexa

Vector 'the Good Robot' made a bit of a splash when it was first launched in October, and now the four-inch robot will be integrating with Amazon's Alexa. The creators of Vector, Anki, announced

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Waterloo cloud management company wins Emmy Award for Tech and Engineering

Waterloo cloud management company Dejero has been given the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for 'excellence in engineering creativity.' Dejero, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, announced that it received the

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Trudeau attends Element AI announcement expanding AI collaboration in Singapore

Artificial intelligence provider Element AI, today announced new partnerships with innovation groups in Singapore to expand its footprint in Asia and further develop the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in the region. Montreal-based Element

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Logojoy raises $6 million in funding to expand AI design platform

Toronto-based logo designer startup Logojoy has raised $6 million in a series A funding round top help it expand its platform. Logojoy plans to use the funding to expand its artificial intelligence (AI)

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Irish software company wants to clean up Canada’s water

An Irish company is on a mission to clean up water, well to clean up water data that is; recently opening an office in Toronto, Klir is looking to move water compliance to

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

North receives $24 million investment from Government of Canada

North, (formally Thalmic Labs), creator of Focals smartglasses has received a multi-million dollar investment from the Government of Canada, the same day it announced the opening of its first retail stores. Navdeep Bains, minister

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson