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

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

PM Trudeau pitches Canadian cities for second Amazon HQ, dissenting voices speak up

Amazon announced its intentions to build a second headquarters location just a few weeks ago, and the sweepstakes are heating up as the deadline to submit bids ends at midnight on Oct. 19.

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tony Lacavera doesn’t think Canada should be pursuing a deal with Amazon

TORONTO - One of Canada's best-known and most successful tech entrepreneurs is frowning at the nationwide push to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters north of the 49th parallel. During NextAI Venture Day 2017,

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NextAI’s first cohort shows how far Canada’s AI scene has come in past 12 months, co-chair says

TORONTO - The 15 companies that presented at startup-boosting non-profit Next Canada's inaugural NextAI Venture Day provide an excellent snapshot of how far Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem has progressed in the past

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Silicon Valley North: How Canada plans to become a leader in AI

In this pilot episode of ITWC podcast Silicon Valley North, associate editor Eric Emin Wood discusses a few of Canada's efforts to become a leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. Give it

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tony Lacavera, RBC, Magna among backers of new Canada-based AI funding program

TORONTO - Tony Lacavera is putting his money where his mouth is. The former Wind Mobile CEO, who sits on the board of startup-funding charity Next Canada, and whose venture capital firm Globalive

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Globalive CEO Tony Lacavera on 3 ways Canada can foster a culture of innovation

To the general public, Tony Lacavera is probably still best known as the former CEO of Wind Mobile (now rebranded as Freedom Mobile), a role he stepped away from in 2014, though he

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood