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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

Why Amazon HQ2 would be bad for Toronto

One of the shiniest gems dangled by Amazon’s HQ2 is the prospect of bringing 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs along with it. Critics of the idea of setting up Amazon’s new headquarters in

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre to act as company’s software hub

MARKHAM, ONT. - A new Greater Toronto Area (GTA) facility opened by General Motors on Friday will play a crucial role in the company's digital transformation efforts, a company executive has told ITBusiness.ca.

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon reveals shortlist for HQ2 – and it includes Toronto

It looks like Toronto's collaborative, incentive-free strategy for courting Amazon.com Inc. paid off. The Seattle-based tech giant, which announced that it would be soliciting bids for a second headquarters to equal its home

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto asks public for input on Smart Cities Challenge ideas

The City of Toronto is asking for the public’s input on how technology and innovation can address some of its biggest challenges. Toronto is participating in the federal Smart Cities Challenge, a competition

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Moneris CMO Jeff Guthrie believes AI won’t replace human salespeople

Jeff Guthrie knows technology is changing how sales are conducted - he just doesn't believe it can replace human salespeople entirely, or even more than a small fraction. As CMO of Canada's largest

Published on: January 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs can rely on IRAP funding, contrary to Brian Cookson’s recent blog, NRC exec says

By Andrew McNaughton The following was sent to IT World Canada editorial director Brian Jackson as a letter to the editor. I would like to clarify a number of statements that were made

Published on: January 16th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

The Business Leadership Podcast: Peter Retiano, CEO at Abacus

Over the last 10 years, Peter Reitano, CEO of Abacus, a performance Facebook ad tech/agency, has worked directly with some of the worlds largest blue-chip / Fortune 500 brands and award-winning agencies in Europe,

Published on: January 12th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Why Tony Lacavera is investing in the blockchain

Venture capitalist and Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera thinks Canada has a bright future in blockchain, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. A year after supporting the launch of artificial

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

SAP Canada appoints new country manager

SAP Canada has named a new managing director. Andy Canham will assume the role after previously serving less than a year as SAP Canada’s chief operating officer. He will replace John Graham, who

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation disproportionately felt by millennials, high income earners, OVH finds

Digital transformation strategies aren't being distributed equally, and thus far have been disproportionately felt by millennials and high-income earners, according to a recent survey of Canadians conducted by French cloud computing firm OVH.

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Adding AI to your line of business? Consider these 7 factors

Fearful of disruption and looking for a competitive advantage, boardrooms and CXOs alike have rushed to artificial intelligence (AI) as the next big thing, but before adding intelligent agents, business rules management, machine

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood