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Canadian companies must train employees in new tech or get left behind: PwC Canada report

According to the latest Digital IQ report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) released yesterday, Canadian executives are falling behind globally when in comes to proactively advancing the digital transformation of their companies. While the

Published on: March 7th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Workstyle personas are key to employee and business success: Microsoft workplace study

Whether you work best in a collaborative group or prefer a quiet space in the office or at home, everyone has a specific way they like to get the job done. With the

Published on: February 14th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hashtag Trending – Lost password locks out millions in crypto; Suicide prevention on Instagram must improve, says CEO; New York best place for tech

A lost password results in $190 million in cryptocurrency being locked, the head of Instagram says more has to be done to protect users from content promoting suicide, and a new study says

Published on: February 6th, 2019 Alex Coop

Helpful.com founder Daniel Debow and team join Shopify

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify has been making headlines recently, with the announcement, last week, of its new TV and video production house Shopify Studios. Then yesterday the hits kept coming with the news that former

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

World Economic Forum 2019: Canada solidifies deals with Nokia and Seimens, and makes AI security a priority

The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland, today, with Canada making some significant announcements over the course of the week. More than 65 Canadians descended on

Published on: January 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Instacart Toronto taps former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li as VP of Engineering

Same-day grocery delivery service Instacart has announced that former Wealthsimple CTO Karney Li has joined the Instacart team as VP of Engineering, based in the Toronto offices and reporting to CTO Mark Schaaf.

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says business world ‘demanding’ secure IoT

Major business opportunities are on the horizon for organizations interested in securing the internet of things for customers, and BlackBerry Ltd. is actively looking to benefit from the boom. While he’s unsure how much

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Automotive technology manufacturuer Denso opens Montreal innovation lab

Japan-based Denso announced today that it is opening a new satellite research and development (R&D) lab in Montreal that will focus on developing artificial intelligence technology for the automotive industry. Denso is a $48.1 billion

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

‘Culture-first’: how Box Inc.’s HR strategy drives business success

Culture isn't just something that Box Inc. talks about, its entire strategy is built on the idea of "culture-first," says its chief people officer Christy Lake who has helped the cloud content management

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Blackberry, L-Spark announce first cohort for new tech accelerator program

Blackberry and L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, have officially announced the seven finalists for the first cohort of the new accelerator program set to help small to medium-sized technology businesses. The new accelerator

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada updated for 2018 – Focus on Toronto

In many ways, Canada's tech sector growth is Toronto's tech sector growth. The largest city in Canada is also recognized for having the hottest tech sector in the country on just about every

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

CIFAR names first cohort of Artificial Intelligence Chairs, part of Pan-Canadian AI strategy

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) announced today the first group of artificial intelligence (AI) chairs at its first annual meeting of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. The Canada CIFAR AI chairs one

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Box appoints Canadian leader whose focus will be government and enterprise

Box Inc.’s ongoing international expansion continues with the addition of former Salesforce executive Adam Drew, who is now the cloud content management firm’s new vice-president for Canada. With an emphasis on enterprise and

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Alex Coop