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The Business Leadership Podcast: Sheetal Jaitly, CEO at TribalScale

Sheetal Jaitly is the founder and CEO at TribalScale, a software design and development company in Toronto. Sheetal is a 13 year veteran of the tech industry. In the late '90s Sheetal worked

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Apple HomePod release date announced; Canada still waiting

Apple Inc.'s long-awaited wireless speaker, the HomePod, will be available for online orders this Friday - but not in Canada. Consumers from the U.S., U.K. and Australia will have the first chance to

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Will newly unveiled Google Daydream hardware create the VR scale marketers want?

LAS VEGAS - Early last year, a Forrester Research report declared that virtual reality wasn't yet a worthy target for marketing budgets, but two new pieces of consumer hardware supporting Google's Daydream platform

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Storify is no more, but a few alternatives exist

As Storify prepares to close its doors permanently in May, and existing users export their content, one might wonder what other social curation services are available. The simple drag-and-drop method of online storytelling

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian companies spread holiday joy through video Christmas greetings

Digital season’s greetings can be a fun alternative to the nice picture accompanied by some writing. While there’s certainly still a place for traditional holiday cards in our lives, videos have the potential

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Coop

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Takedown of U.S. net neutrality laws may embolden Canadian telecoms to follow suit, says CIRA CEO

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to roll back net neutrality laws won’t impact Canadians in the short-term, but they might feel the pinch down the road, says the CEO of the Canadian

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Alex Coop

AI won’t lead to ‘jobpacalypse’ overnight, panel agrees

You probably won't be replaced in the office by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tomorrow, but get ready to pick up some new skills to make yourself useful as more human tasks become

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

AI will infiltrate every industry and businesses need to be prepared, experts say

If you think the disruptive nature of artificial intelligence (AI) will spare your particular industry, you’re wrong, according to the AI panel at ITWC’s seventh annual Technicity event held in Toronto on Dec.

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

ITWC co-launches AI Directory to help businesses plug into one of Canada’s leading tech sectors

A new directory launched this month will help pave the way for businesses across Canada to participate more easily in one of the country's fastest-growing industries. Developed by ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC, industry

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton’s innovation lead on building a ‘world renowned’ tech ecosystem

The city of Brampton is dedicated to making innovation and technology central to its economy – and has the municipal government department to prove it. Since August 2017, the city’s innovation and tech

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inside Carproof’s product lab

A company known for supplying Canadians with automotive information is getting into the product development game. Last week London, On.-based Carproof Corp. officially announced the launch of its new Product Lab, located at

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood