Digital Transformation Archives - Page 29

Meet the smart waste management devs who won NextAI’s Top Venture award

TORONTO - It already takes a special kind of intelligence to design a waste disposal bin that automatically recognizes whether someone has thrown away a recyclable or trash, but Hassan Murad and Vivek

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NextAI’s first cohort shows how far Canada’s AI scene has come in past 12 months, co-chair says

TORONTO - The 15 companies that presented at startup-boosting non-profit Next Canada's inaugural NextAI Venture Day provide an excellent snapshot of how far Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem has progressed in the past

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PointClickCare aims to digitally transform the senior care sector

The senior care sector may not be known as an early adopter of the latest technologies, but with Canadians over the age of 65 outnumbering children under 15 for the first time in

Published on: September 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Jump on AI bandwagon before it starts writing poetry, experts advise CIOs

Montebello, Que. - Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and your business in general, two of Canada's leading machine learning researchers

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Life’s digital coach ‘Ella’ a chatbot for voice-first devices, mobile

It seems that every tech brand is launching its own smart digital assistant these days, but now Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is jumping on the trend with the announcement of "Ella."

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How HP is preparing for a disrupted future

HP Inc. split from Hewlett-Packard in 2016, and in the year and a half since, the company has focused on having the heart and spirit of a startup, but with the brains and

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New from ITWC: the September 2017 issue of Municipal Interface

ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC is proud to reveal its newest publication: Municipal Interface, the official magazine of MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association)/ASIM Canada. Though aimed at the many IT workers who toil behind

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PEI startup using 3D printing to reduce risks of body piercing, pet and livestock tagging

The human body piercing industry is estimated to be worth around $722 million, but many people experience complications ranging from localized infections and skin reactions, to more serious bacterial infections, traumatic tears, and

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Why Canada’s Kinross Gold uses SAP to coordinate its HR operations across four continents

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Larry Duong arrived at Kinross Gold Corp. knowing the benefits of digital transformation first-hand. As a workforce and human resources information system (HRIS) manager for document destruction firm Shred-it

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Think of generations in terms of digital savvy, not age, Silicon Valley analyst says

LAS VEGAS, NV. – If you’ve read a business-facing publication over the past two years or so, you’ve likely come across the observation that enterprises should adjust their digital transformation efforts to the

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How the makers of Gorilla Glass used SuccessFactors to modernize their HR operations

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Chances are you haven't heard of Corning Inc. But you're definitely familiar with their products. The Corning, N.Y.-based industrial glass and ceramic manufacturer's best-known product, Gorilla Glass, is incorporated

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer on tackling provincial problems through a digital lens

It’s a commonly-held belief that governments move at a glacial pace when it comes to making decisions and adopting new technology, but the province of Ontario is hoping to change that with its

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs