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City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds chatbots to Service Cloud Einstein

Salesforce has added chatbots to its customer service platform. On Wednesday the company announced that its newest update to Service Cloud Einstein would include a full rollout of what it calls "Bots for

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Chatbots to deliver $11B USD in annual savings for retail, banking, and healthcare sectors by 2023: Juniper

A recent study by Juniper Research has concluded that chatbots are one digital transformation investment that really pays off. According to the Hampshire, U.K.-based firm's July 3 research paper, "How chatbots will transform

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Liferay leaps into digital customer experience market, seeks growth in Canada

Los Angeles-based open source software firm Liferay Inc. released a new version of its digital experience platform and launched a new analytics service on Tuesday. The software firm's new products, Liferay Digital Experience

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – 3D printing and asteroids; Uber invests in Lime; FedEx Institute plans blockchain project

A California-based company plans to use 3D printing to create asteroid spacecrafts, Uber slides into the scooter business, and the FedEx Institute of Technology wants to create a blockchain platform for cancer medicine

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

RBC launches startup accelerator program

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is following in the footsteps of IBM Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. by launching a startup accelerator of its very own. Last week the bank announced RBC Reach,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These nine companies have acquired the most AI startups

Tech is a concentrated industry, and a recent study by CB Insights illustrates the extent to which this is the case. According to the New York City-based machine intelligence-supported research firm's latest research

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Digital transformation should be customer-first, Simplii and Adobe execs say

Corby Fine asked twelve people within his company who makes the decision on what appears on their organization's home page, and, he said, he got fifteen answers. "The most common were marketing, legal,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

ViewSonic president says flashy sports complex in Guelph a strong example of an open, collaborative work space

Conversations in a boardroom are undoubtedly different from a team huddle in a locker room, but the president of ViewSonic Corp. says a sports pavilion in Guelph, that has the company's technology written

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Deadline for Ingenious, CanadianCIO of the Year award nominations is July 9

Canadian enterprises looking to be recognized for their innovative efforts in 2018 have just until July 9 to submit a nomination for the 2018 ITAC Ingenious Awards and the CanadianCIO of the Year

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Schneider Electric Canada execs talk company’s digital transformation

When people think of Schneider Electric, they think of hardware: power distribution and circuit breakers and all of those other hidden devices that keep our electricity flowing. That's something the company would like

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

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