Leadership Archives - Page 3

Lazaridis Institute launches 15-city tour to help Canadian startups scale

It's a common refrain in Canada's tech industry that we excel at producing startups, but falter at scaling them. The Lazaridis Institute wants to help companies change that narrative. The Waterloo, Ont.-based institute,

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Companies struggling with GDPR deadline, according to report

More than 85 per cent of companies in a recent survey say it will take them at least three months to come into compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that

Published on: May 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

CATA’s winning women of 2018 on the value of mentorship

When Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG) founder, president, and CEO Suzanne Simpson accepted the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)'s Sara Kirke award for entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the facts she was proudest

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Government, enterprise interest in Red Hat and open source skyrocketing

A popular quote from Mohandas Gandhi graces most of the Red Hat Canada offices across the country: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Lenovo’s women in tech panel opens up about industry gaps, offers actionable insight

LAS VEGAS - The gender gap within the technology sector is no secret, but the number of events focused on women that have sprung up in recent months indicate that the industry is

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Machine learning systems that discriminate violate human rights, Toronto-based declaration says

Machine learning software has been touted as the next wave of innovation, promising to help governments and businesses make faster and more accurate decisions. But human rights activists and technology groups warned Wednesday

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Amazon should be ashamed of its opposition to Seattle’s homeless initiative

Tech has a reputation as a progressive industry, but this week Amazon.com Inc. betrayed that reputation in a big way. The Seattle-based giant has famously opposed a payroll tax approved Monday by its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon moves into blockchain; Uber finally gets rid of harmful tactic; LG giving out free TVs

Amazon is making a play into the world of blockchain, Uber is getting rid of harmful tactics that silence sexual assault victims, and LG is giving out 4K TV’s with pre-orders of its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Maximizing player safety with technology – Tech in Sports Ep. 43

All the latest sports technology news including drama in Australian soccer over video replay, the NBA and Intel's new partnership, Silicon Valley area sports teams put on a tech summit, and more! Plus,

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Largest PC case ever made; Lyft launches subscription plan to some; RIP net neutrality

Does size matter? If we’re talking about PC gaming rigs, the answer is yes. Lyft opens up a subscription option to its power users. And the death of net neutrality in the U.S.

Published on: May 11th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Don’t relax just because some EU regulators aren’t ready for GDPR: Cavoukian

In 16 days -- May 25th -- the European Union's tough privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, with some experts predicting turmoil because many businesses in and outside

Published on: May 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

How the City of Lethbridge prepared its Smart Cities Challenge application

RED DEER, Alta. - Public feedback played a central role in Lethbridge’s application for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, the city’s IT general manager explained during a recent presentation. During the 2018 Municipal

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood