Meet Sun Life Financial’s new senior vice president of digital transformation

Between its mobile app, innovation-friendly headquarters, and steady development of new features such as an AI-powered digital assistant, Sun Life Financial can hardly be accused of missing the digital transformation train. But in

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inaugural Startup World Cup will crown its first Canadian winner at this week’s CIX

Twenty of Canada's most innovative startups are getting a boost this year from the World Cup of venture capital - literally. The inaugural Startup World Cup, organized by San Jose, Calif.-based Fenox Venture

Published on: October 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Check out Shutterstock’s new AI-powered image search engine

Shutterstock Inc. is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help its customers find that perfect picture. On Thursday the New York City-based stock photo giant announced the beta release of what it calls

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Brunswick leading the way towards digital literacy and cyber security in Canada

Blue Spurs knew it had something special even before it won the Partners in Innovation category at the 2017 Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge in June, which recognizes

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Government begins national tour unveiling supercluster short list

The Canadian government has selected nine consortiums for its supercluster program shortlist. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is currently on a cross-country tour to announce successful applications. His first

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

IBM, Ontario government team up for new Ottawa incubator

Ottawa startups have a new helping hand to support their efforts to scale up. In a joint conference on Friday, the Ontario government, IBM Corp., and economic development agency Invest Ottawa announced the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How Canada’s 73-year-old radio and TV audience data service is adopting analytics

Washington D.C. - Canada's audience measurement organization for TV and radio, Numeris, is embracing what analytics can do for its internal organization. The company, which was founded in 1944 as a division of

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Alex Radu


Sunwing travel store implements multi-touch display

Have you ever gone to a travel store? Not many people do anymore. According to a TrekkSoft research report, mobile bookings in travel have grown by a whopping 1,700 per cent between 2011

Published on: September 25th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

NextAI People’s Choice winner is using machine learning to reduce food waste at grocery stores

TORONTO - For Krista Caldwell, the most shocking part of university was grocery shopping for the first time. "I couldn’t believe that apples cost more than chocolate bars,” the cofounder of Vancouver-based Deepnify,

Published on: September 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Meet the smart waste management devs who won NextAI’s Top Venture award

TORONTO - It already takes a special kind of intelligence to design a waste disposal bin that automatically recognizes whether someone has thrown away a recyclable or trash, but Hassan Murad and Vivek

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

PointClickCare aims to digitally transform the senior care sector

The senior care sector may not be known as an early adopter of the latest technologies, but with Canadians over the age of 65 outnumbering children under 15 for the first time in

Published on: September 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs