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Could blockchain have prevented the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?

The recent recall of romaine lettuce due to E. coli has been in effect across Canada and the U.S. since Nov. 26th, but the problem started long before that, likely in a California

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Scale AI supercluster officially receives $290 million in funding

The Scale AI supercluster, part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initaitve has received its $230 million in funding from the federal government. Announced Thursday at the G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Food and Beverage industry should take a note from Amazon, report insists

Technology is changing the way the food and beverage (F&B) industry runs, but F&B operators are failing to use data and digital platforms to engage with consumers, losing out on revenue opportunities, a

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ontario suffers wide disparities in school’s IT resources: Auditor General

Ontario's Ministry of Education is failing to provide students with consistent access to computers and lacks proper security training and practices to protect the personal information of students, according to the Auditor General

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AT&T pulls a Netflix; Instagram launches text for the blind; Blockchain success hard to find

AT&T is pulling a Netflix, Instagram launches text for the blind, and a new study says blockchain is hard. Trending on LinkedIn - Another giant has entered the streaming scene. AT&T has announced

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Bringing immunization records into the digital age

Keeping track of immunizations throughout a lifetime can be difficult, it's easy to forget to write down each shot in that little yellow records booklet, but now there's an app for that; CANImmunize wants

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 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

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

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

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

Capital One’s Gift the Code hackathon helps close technology gap for charities

I've worked at summer camps as a young adult, so I know just how difficult it is to organize a group of children to embark on a week of fun and educational outdoor experiences.

Published on: November 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Property technology focused Alate Partners launches with $40 million in seed funding

Today a new business launched in Toronto with the focus of funding, developing and adopting technology to help improve the property and real estate market. Alate Partners launched its property technology or proptech business

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Lenovo introduces virtual reality classroom to Canadian education

Lenovo is introducing its Mirage Solo VR headset into Canadian classrooms for a more immersive learning experience. ITWC had the chance to attend its a virtual safari showcasing the experience Nov. 8 at

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Tom Li