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Accenture launches innovation hub in Toronto, creating 800 jobs

Accenture has officially launched its new Canadian Innovation Hub in Toronto, with plans to create 800 new high skill jobs by the end of 2020. Mayor John Tory, and Todd Smith, Ontario Minister

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Small business telecom complaints hit low despite sharp increase overall: CCTS

According to this year's annual report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) the number of complaints from small businesses dropped dramatically from 841 last year to 494 this year, despite

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 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

Canadian companies to contribute artificial intelligence to international space robots

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced that it is working with companies in British Columbia and Quebec to equip future space robots with artificial intelligence. The CSA is working with MDA, a

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

Trudeau attends Element AI announcement expanding AI collaboration in Singapore

Artificial intelligence provider Element AI, today announced new partnerships with innovation groups in Singapore to expand its footprint in Asia and further develop the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in the region. Montreal-based Element

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Connected makes series of appointments and new changes in the company

Product development firm Connected has made a series of appointments throughout its organization, a Nov. 14 press release said. Connected said in the release the appointments were made “in an effort to bring

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Big tech companies talk best practices for more diverse and inclusive workplace at #MoveTheDial

Toronto- Senior executives from several major tech companies spoke about the importance of how allyship, including everyone in the conversation, and outlining values can help move the dial for more women and people

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

‘Girls Who Code’ empowering young girls in tech brings free coding clubs to Canada

A U.S.-based non-profit focused on closing the gender gap in technology has announced it is expanding into Canada, opening clubs helping young girls learn to code. Girls Who Code made the announcement Wednesday

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Veeam Software announces CEO shakeup; co-founder makes the cut, McKay does not

A restructuring of its executive team and a new CEO is in the works for Veaam Software, with the company recently announcing that it's promoted the company's co-founder Andrei Baronov to CEO and

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Accenture appoints Jeffrey Russel as Accenture Canada president

Accenture has appointed Jeffrey Russell as president of Accenture Canada as of Dec.1 and will replace Bill Morris who plans to retire at the end of February 2019. Russell, a native Torontonian, has

Published on: November 1st, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

The Business Leadership Podcast: Dr. Brynn Winegard Business-Brain Expert

In this episode, Edwin sat down with Dr. Brynn Winegard is an award-winning professor, speaker, and expert. Brynn completed her formal education in Neuroscience, Psychology, Marketing, and Strategy (HSBc, MBA, Ph.D.), coupled with over a decade

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

League appoints ex-Deloitte exec Kim Tabac as chief people officer

League Inc., a digital employee health benefits platform, appointed ex-Deloitte executive Kim Tabac as its chief people officer. An Oct. 18 press release said Tabac will draw on her 20 years of experience

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Shruti Shekar