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SAS Hackathon 2022 winners decode real-world problems using data

This week, SAS announced the winners of its 2022 SAS Hackathon. From 70 qualifying teams from around the world and 50 business case submissions, SAS...

Coffee Briefing June 21 , 2022 – SAS’s Batting Lab; Sage rolls out new platforms; Telus acquires LifeWorks; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

Newfoundland and Labrador to strengthen its research and innovation with a new $18-million investment

IBM Canada, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced an investment of more than C$18 million to strengthen...

Kitchener biotech company acquires U of T lab-in-a-box startup LSK Technologies

Nicoya Lifesciences acquires LSK Technologies, a U of T startup decentralizing laboratory testing with its high-throughput lab-in-a-box platform.

Toronto to get Walmart Tech Hub and hundreds of tech jobs 

Toronto to become home to a larger Walmart Global Tech hub which will generate hundreds of jobs for Canada's local tech talent

Big data vendors have satisfying features and capabilities, but fall short on training and intuitiveness

SoftwareReviews recently released a list of the most satisfying big data software vendors, based on user reviews, and Amazon Web Services Big Data, IBM...

How SAQ and CAMH are driving results with data analytics

Analytics is a broad term, encompassing everything from basic statistics to the complex algorithms used in artificial intelligence. Yet organizations of all types can...

New ITAC report encourages government to promote a ‘data marketplace’

The Information Technology Association of Canada is encouraging the federal government to promote a "data marketplace" in which data is treated as a commodity that consumers have a degree of control over and that companies can use in their pursuit of data-driven innovation.

Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online...

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And...

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry...

AI can be as as fallible as the humans that make it, Microsoft panel concludes

TORONTO - Artificial intelligence (AI) might be a boon for businesses, collecting, analyzing, and making recommendations based on greater quantities of data than humans...

IBM launches Watson Data Kits to help travel and food service businesses harness big data

IBM Corp. wants to help businesses across the spectrum reap the benefits of digital transformation, and it's supporting the transportation and food service industries...

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government...

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson...

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