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Data privacy issues contributing to eight-week sales delays, says new report

Data privacy concerns are clogging up sales cycles for 65 per cent of businesses worldwide, according to a recent report from Cisco. Cisco's 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study, which surveyed nearly 3000 global

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

ITAC Announces Lisa Carroll as New Co-Chair for Diversity Committee

Mississauga, ON (February 16, 2018) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce CGI’s Senior Vice-President, Lisa Carroll, as the new Co-Chair of ITAC’s Diversity Committee. This Committee designs

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Jeff Radecki

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s superclusters, VW Arteon, Facebook Onava

Canada’s government announces where almost $1 billion in innovation funding will be invested. A new car from Volkswagen impresses at the Canadian International Auto Show. And Facebook’s VPN might be more than meets

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Winners and losers: Liberal government’s picks for $950 million in supercluster funding

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Navdeep Bains announced the winners of the $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative on Thursday morning. There were nine consortia of businesses, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech sector still Canada’s most trusted – but that trust is slowly degrading

The tech industry continues to be Canada's most trusted, but that trust is slowly declining, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report. Since 2014, Canadians' trust in the tech sector has dropped

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Doctor-turned-app developer presents “A Hippocratic Oath for tech”

As both a critical care specialist and the co-founder and chief medical officer of mobile health startup Figure 1, Joshua Landy is in a uniquely qualified position to propose a Hippocratic Oath for

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog frightens humans; Netflix scores major talent; Alexa upgraded

A robot dog is freaking everybody out, Netflix is making some major producer hires, and Alexa gets an upgrade in Canada. Trending on Youtube, is a new Boston Dynamics video featuring a modified

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

OpenText buys Hightail

OpenText Corp. has purchased Hightail Inc., a U.S company that specializes in cloud-based file sharing, the Waterloo software firm announced this morning. Hightail, formerly known as YouSendIt, has approximately 5.5 million customers globally,

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians love to spend money online on Valentines, says Mastercard

When love is in the air, Canadians do a lot of shopping online, according to Mastercard’s annual Love Index. E-commerce transactions jumped by 216 per cent in Canada on Valentine’s over the past three

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Youtube business insights; SnapChat’s new competition; Amazon layoffs

Youtube finally talks about the Logan Paul controversy - on Youtube. Google launches a SnapChat competitor, but SnapChat is totally not worried. And Amazon announces corporate layoffs. Popular on Youtube, an interview the

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Emotional vulnerability is a leader’s greatest strength, Vena Solutions CEO says

TORONTO - Outside of work, Vena Solutions co-founder and CEO Don Mal likes to focus on what he calls his “three Gs” – his girls (two daughters), his guitar (he quit university to

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want to reach a younger audience? Advertise outside of Facebook, expert says

Facebook is still the king of social media, but different platforms are grabbing the attention of its younger generations, and advertisers have taken notice. “Advertisers are concerned about fishing where the fish are,

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Touring Top Hat’s new Toronto headquarters

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

The Business Leadership Podcast: Heather Shantora, CEO at InnoCare

As the CEO of PT Healthcare and InnoCare, Heather oversees a $50+ million national healthcare company and under her leadership, both organizations have solidified their position as Canadian healthcare leaders focused on the

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

GM’s Maven chooses Toronto for first international city

GM is making its first international expansion to Toronto for its car-sharing service Maven, adding another competitor to the streets of Canada's largest city. Maven will compete with Zipcar, Car2Go, and Enterprise CarShare

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – eMagin’s wild ride; Millennials bored with Facebook; Robinhood trades crypto

The ‘Apple effect’ causes a stock to soar, then come falling back down to earth all too quickly. Facebook might have a problem keeping millennials engaged. And a stocks trading app is promising

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

NFL giving concussion & injury tech startups a platform – Tech in Sports Ep. 30

Concussions are the number one issue plaguing sports, so we decided to add a weekly concussion prevention technology update to the Tech in Sports podcast. This week, we look at the winners of

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Alex Radu

Ontario chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales

Ontario has chosen Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for in-store and online cannabis sales. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), announced this morning that

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government grants – are they right for you?

Many people are surprised to learn that Canada gives out more grants to businesses, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, than most other countries. When we compare grant funding for businesses in

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Brian Cookson

SAP Canada names new COO

SAP Canada is getting a new chief operating officer. The German enterprise software company has appointed Sam Masri as COO, a role that will see him lead the development and execution of SAP

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Exploring Nuance’s voice-first AI – All Hands on Tech

While you might know Nuance for its dictation software, the voice-assistant creator is now working towards helping brands create voice experiences, whether that be in the smart home or smart car. This time

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial settled; Amazon’s new delivery service; Facebook testing downvote button

The Uber and Waymo trial ends with a settlement. Amazon goes after FedEx and UPS with its new delivery service. And Facebook is finally testing a dislike button - sort of. From LinkedIn:

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood