Vancouver’s chief technology officer keeping the city ahead of the digital curve

Jessie Adcock is in the midst of preparing Vancouver’s application for the Canadian Smart City Challenge, which is yet another step for one of Canada’s first municipal chief technology officers (CTO) in digitally

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

British Columbia startups are “ready to rocket”

Rocket Builders, a market strategy and consulting firm based in Vancouver, has released its 11th annual “Ready to Rocket” lists of British Columbia technology companies posited to capitalize on current technology sector trends

Published on: March 12th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Published on: July 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

B.C. privacy chief wants compulsory security breach reporting

British Columbia's privacy chief wants companies to be forced to report security breaches. B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the province needs to amend its Personal Information Protection Act, according to

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

$350,000 up for grabs for BC tech startups

Looking for cash to help your tech venture get off the ground or reach the next level?There’s a total of $325,000 in cash prizes to be had in the New Ventures BC Society’s

Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Getting university IP to market: Who needs to step up?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently aired a laundry list of challenges that hinder the commercialization of university IP in Canada. Several of our readers weighed in with their thoughts on Canada’s

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerate Okanagan builds tech community in Canada’s

Accelerate Okanagan Programs Director Jeff Keen is enthusiastic about the growth of the tech industry in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, citing the rapidly increasing number of startups joining the Accelerate Okanagan's programs as

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Martin Studzinski