CinemaTech: The Circle knows that an evil Google would be welcomed with open arms

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. It often surprises me how, in an era where a surveillance state is not only possible but

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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

Canada will need 216,000 tech positions filled in these 5 key sectors by 2021

As the Canadian business landscape rapidly digitizes, a shortage of skilled labourers continues to hinder its growth potential. A new report published on Apr. 12 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Blockchain: The killer app that will stretch far beyond banking

There’s a technology that could one day prevent voter fraud, track stolen artworks, process a home sale within 24 hours and eliminate the need to ever file another tax return. It’s blockchain, and

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Christine Wong

IBM and FDA testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure, efficient, and effective medical service. The company announced recently that its IBM Watson

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Juniper predicts more chatbots and fintech in 2017

Ashley Madison users have already unwittingly encountered a great deal of bots, but in 2017 they are going to become more prevalent – and more transparent to the user, according to U.K.-based Juniper

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Now the Royal Canadian Mint is on the blockchain, thanks to Goldmoney

Toronto fintech startup Goldmoney Inc. (formerly BitGold), which essentially uses blockchain technology to power a bitcoin-like exchange service based on physical gold, has added gold from the Royal Canadian Mint to its bullion

Published on: December 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Even California’s adult entertainment companies are investing in the blockchain

We've covered, at great length and in explicit detail, the many benefits that businesses from banks to manufacturers to retailers have to gain by investing in the blockchain - but let's be honest,

Published on: October 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Watch Don Tapscott deliver a TED Talk about the blockchain [video]

"The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the next few decades has arrived," Canadian technology author Don Tapscott says at the beginning of his Aug. 25 TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design)

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Recap of Bracing for blockchain: What it means for business [#ITWCchats]

Update: Thanks to all of our guest experts and other participants for joining the chat today! There was some great discussion and even some debate. Please scroll down to find a quick summary

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Don Tapscott warns businesses the future is blockchain or bust

Toronto, ON. – A new digital revolution is coming, and businesses need to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, Canadian technology author Don Tapscott told an audience during the 2016 Gartner CIO & IT

Published on: June 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson