Digital Transformation Archives - Page 11

Q&A: Indeed’s global HR head on retaining the human element amid digital transformation

As Indeed.com’s global senior vice president of human resources, Paul Wolfe oversees the job search giant’s worldwide talent acquisition, employee retention, compensation, benefits, and employee development operations. Based in New York City, Wolfe

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry and Samsung team up on new IoT solutions

Former mobile device giant BlackBerry Ltd. is extending its partnership with present mobile device giant Samsung Electronics Ltd. on a series of what the companies are calling "Enterprise of Things" solutions. According to

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Social network for couch potatoes, robot-building subscription service win big at Startup Weekend

Early last Friday evening, the winners of Techstars Startup Weekend Toronto hadn't even met. Fifty-four hours later, Robert Stanica, Lula Fukur, and Danish Quereshi had fleshed out an idea for a business, conducted

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Hashtag Trending – Instagram takes a swipe at YouTube, Intel CEO resigns, Microsoft launches blockchain project

Instagram will let users post longer videos, Intel's CEO resigns, and Microsoft launches an ambitious blockchain project. First up, on LinkedIn. In an apparent swipe at YouTube, Instagram has announced that it will

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

What can indoor data tell you about your business? Quite a lot, actually

It might come as a surprise, but there’s a lot of data to be obtained from indoor spaces. “Indoor location is not new, but despite projections that the industry will reach $41 billion

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

L-Spark branches into IoT, cyber security for its fifth accelerator program

L-Spark is looking for a few good startups - and setting its sights beyond its base. The Ottawa-based accelerator, known for supporting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firms, announced Wednesday that its fifth mentorship program would

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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 activities was being collected and used - and the

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Western Union’s B2B marketing lead on why legacy brands should embrace digital transformation

As the head of customer and marketing for Western Union’s B2B division, Nicole Zimmermann has seen the impact of digital transformation on many a legacy company first-hand – including her own. A veteran

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Snapchat opens up to 3rd party developers, World Cup a testbed for new tech, Tesla announces full autopilot

Snapchat opens its platform up to third party developers, the 2018 World Cup is a testbed for new tech, and Tesla announces full autopilot. First up from LinkedIn, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s new security feature, Microsoft and Walmart want in on cashier-less stores, Elon Musk and Chicago team up

Apple is working on a new security feature that would make it harder for investigators to get data off iPhones, Microsoft wants to make Walmart cashier-less, and Chicago is teaming up with Elon

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Cisco launches DevNet Ecosystem Exchange as dev community surpasses 500,000

ORLANDO --- Cisco System's developer program DevNet - which has surpassed 500,000 registered members - received a lot of attention at its flagship event this week, and its new DevNet Ecosystem Exchange program, available

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cisco opens up DNA Center, brings intent-based networking to third parties

ORLANDO --- Many of the world’s aging networks are expensive, fragmented, and sometimes vulnerable to attacks, but Cisco Systems is hoping its latest decision to make its intent-based network platforms open, allowing for

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

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

Customer expectations at all-time high, Salesforce report finds

Customer expectations are at an all-time high, according to the Salesforce State of the Connected Customer report, released this week. A whopping 80 percent of customers said that the experience a company provides

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Lynn Greiner