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New chief digital officer will help the ROM transform itself ‘from the inside out’ says museum CEO

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has hired Shyam Oberoi as its new Chief Digital Officer to oversee its technology strategy. Oberoi is something of a cultural veteran, having built up experience at the

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tech sector still Canada’s most trusted – but that trust is slowly degrading

The tech industry continues to be Canada's most trusted, but that trust is slowly declining, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report. Since 2014, Canadians' trust in the tech sector has dropped

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

ICTC to spend $3 M of CanCode funding to ‘bring business challenges into the classroom’

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) will spend its portion of $50 million in federal funding for coding and digital skills education to bring business challenges into the classroom, according to the

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Leaders in Davos acknowledge AI’s potential for good, but point to unanswered questions

Global leaders discussed the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence during the second-last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But it came with a grain of salt. During a panel about rogue

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple partners with Malala Fund

The Malala Fund is expecting to double the number of grants awarded by its partners after Apple Inc. announced it's teaming up with the organization. Apple will help the Malala Fund, which supports

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian government announces recipients of $50 million CanCode initiative

More than one million teachers and students, across 21 organizations in Canada, will receive training in digital literacy, the Canadian government announced this morning. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development,

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

HP’s new Chromebooks are specifically designed for the education market

HP Inc. is expanding its Chrome OS offerings with three new Chromebook devices designed specifically for the education ecosystem. The new devices - the sixth generation of the HP Chromebook 11, the fifth

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Deloitte: Machine learning will reach ‘prime time’ status by 2020

A lower barrier to entry and a spike in the number of pilot projects involving machine learning will lead to various industries doubling its implementation this year and again in 2020, according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Mayor Fred Eisenberger takes over helm as chair of ICF Canada

Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger is the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Canada’s new chair. Eisenberger will lead the non-profit board of 16 public, private and institutional sector board members from across Canada starting Jan.

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Young Canadians lead the way in attending online courses

Young Canadians aren't shying away from online courses. According to the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard for Canada, more than 77 per cent of

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Coop

Boy’s first word is ‘Google’

Thanks to Google Home and few farm animal sounds, a baby’s first word is “Google.” The 19-month-old boy from California was filmed by his mother repeating the word Google to help trigger the

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Alex Coop

Ladies Learning Code evolves to bring coding to more Canadians

By Elizabeth Keith Ladies Learning Code is no more. On Oct. 27, the non-profit formerly known as Ladies Learning Code officially rebranded as Canada Learning Code, in an effort to reach more Canadians

Published on: October 31st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick leading the way towards digital literacy and cyber security in Canada

Blue Spurs knew it had something special even before it won the Partners in Innovation category at the 2017 Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge in June, which recognizes

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Obama’s former CTO on the importance of STEM

Washington D.C. -  When Megan Smith took the stage for her keynote at the SAS Analytics Experience 2017 conference, she opened with a quote from the first President of the United States, George

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Alex Radu