Moderator Andrée Gagnon, assistant general counsel with Microsoft Canada's corporate external and legal affairs department (right) speaks with, from left, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat advisor Michael Karlin, Thomson Reuters vice president of research and development Khalid Al-Kofahi, Integrate.ai vice president of product and strategy Kathryn Hume, and Microsoft Research Montreal (formerly Maluuba) head of product Mohamed Musbah during the Microsoft Future Now conference in Toronto on March 22, 2018.

Published: March 23rd, 2018


IBM launches Watson Data Kits to help travel and food service businesses harness big data

IBM Corp. wants to help businesses across the spectrum reap the benefits of digital transformation, and it's supporting the transportation and food service industries with its latest release. Announced Tuesday, Watson Data Kits

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: John Ellis on the “Zero Dollar Car”

In the very near future, the data collected from people during an online or offline activity may be more important than the the activity itself. John Ellis is an expert in Big Data

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Karim Kanji

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson Reuters Technology Centre a year ago, and has

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

NFL to use RFID embedded footballs this season

The last time fans cared about the actual pigskin it was all about deflated footballs. The NFL is trying to change the narrative somewhat with the announcement it will use RFID embedded footballs

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Thyssenkrupp Canada starts rolling out smart elevator platform with country’s largest airport

When you're rushing to catch a flight, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the elevator before you're even out of the parking garage. A pilot project that includes the

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

3 reasons why Canadian businesses should invest in big data

Big data is a big deal. Whether you know it or not, it’s a huge part of your life. Did you use a GPS on your way to work today? How many tweets

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Ellie Martin

Big data never forgets!

Remember when a small mistake you made early in your life could be forgotten with the passage of time? No longer! Big data remembers it all. Time was if you had a minor

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Bracketology for business

March Madness has tipped off and many basketball fans have put in their bracket. The NCAA Tournament usually means productivity drops significantly in offices across Canada and the U.S. as fans keep one

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Salesforce integrates Einstein across platforms, announces IBM partnership

Salesforce.com is bringing AI to customer relationship management (CRM) in a big way. On Tuesday the company announced that it would be incorporating its artificial intelligence software, Einstein, into its signature platform, giving

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Automatically send messages when your consumers are listening with Act-On’s newest release

Customers are probably more likely to consider a hotel discount if they're looking up attractions in another city, or be tempted by a dinner coupon when searching for nearby restaurants - so why

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Governments can use big data without sacrificing privacy, Ontario commissioner says

TORONTO - Big data can benefit a wide range of government programs, but only if personal information collected is secured and employee access is limited, Ontario's privacy commissioner said on Thursday. Though Brian

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian Olympians to get a big data edge from SAS Canada

TORONTO – Canadian Olympic hero Mark Tewksbury, who won a historic Gold medal for Canada in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1992 Barcelona games, told Tech In Sports he more than likely missed

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto