Digital Transformation Archives - Page 8

Consumers want technology that puts their health and values first, report finds

People around the world are trying to find value - in the data that they are being asked to give up and in the products and services they use, companies will win by

Published on: December 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

The Avon lady gets a digital makeover for the Instagram era

You may remember the Avon lady knocking on your door selling her makeup products, now that Avon lady is getting a makeover of her own - and it's a digital one. Avon Canada

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Blockchain – Will it be the connective tissue between municipal and provincial jurisdictions?

Distributed ledger technology will likely find a home in the city’s back-office, review and consultation processes, before any citizen-facing platform, says Tina Scott, one of Toronto’s IT business application services managers. “That’s where

Published on: December 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

City of Toronto closer to launching driverless shuttles on public roads

Imagine a shuttle bus that gets you to that transit stop that's just too far away to walk to - now imagine that shuttle has no driver. Well, that's exactly what the City of

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto takes grassroots, open approach to collecting data

While the saga on Toronto’s waterfront continues, Matthew Tenney quietly solders sensor wires in his apartment. He's focused on a separate project that's gathering data for the city, one which he says will

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Drones, digital twins, and connected sensor grids: How Toronto Water keeps the pipes flowing today and in the future

Managing the City of Toronto's plumbing takes a lot more than a few wrenches and plungers these days. Toronto Water is using drones, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart maps

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry announces new Security Credential Management System for smart cities

BlackBerry has announced a new Security Credential Management System (SCMS) to secure vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Developed as a turnkey certificate-based authentication system, the BlackBerry SCMS is a hosted Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Tom Li

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