PayPal Canada general manager Paul Parisi, shown here at the company's Toronto headquarters on Feb. 23, thinks Canada is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the ecommerce industry.

Published: February 24th, 2017


Toronto manages to crack top 10 digitally innovative cities list

In Canada’s quest to become internationally known as a digitally innovative country, its largest city Toronto placed 8th in the annual list of best digital innovative cities index produced by the Australian-firm 2thinknow.

Published on: February 24th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ottawa firm aims to bring mobile-first tech to first responders

On an average fall day, Ottawa Professional Firefighter's Association Captain Vic Dillabaugh found himself racing towards the University of Ottawa alongside 10 other members of a hazardous materials team, responding to an ammonia

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mississauga builds up smart city credentials with new automated traffic system

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The Greater Toronto Area's largest suburb - or its traffic department, at least - is moving ahead in the digital transformation game. While its larger, more well-known neighbour organizes a

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Innovation culture key to Wealthsimple’s disruption of financial services industry, CEO says

"Innovation" is a favourite buzzword in the halls of both financial services and technology firms, but it's following in the latter's footsteps that's helped Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple Inc. succeed in

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

West coast skin care company leverages cloud to support U.S. expansion

Expanding into new markets is a challenge in and of itself, but when it’s a complex business and your financial management software can’t keep up, it’s time to make some changes. Vancouver-based Skoah

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Uber throws big cities a bone with its Movement product

To say that major cities across North America have mixed feelings on Uber Technologies Inc. is an understatement. Uber has totally disrupted the entire taxicab industry and market across major cities in Canada

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Up, Periscope: TVO advances digital transformation via Twitter video platform

TV Ontario (TVO)’s The Agenda is broadcasting on a new channel. As part of the publicly-funded education station’s digital transformation, its flagship current affairs program is now available on Twitter, via Periscope, at

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Gary Hilson

BMO reflects on digital transformation to mark 200th anniversary with unique ‘fountain’

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) kicked off its 200th anniversary year by revealing a unique fountain with a digital twist at the location of its first-ever branch, in Toronto on Tuesday. Like many

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

B2B firms’ commerce goals outpacing their digital capabilities, study finds

Those pesky legacy systems could be costing you a big business deal. CloudCraze’s recently released 2017 B2B Digital Commerce Imperative Report found that for many B2B brands, legacy commerce systems are proving to be

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Half of enterprise workers think their employers’ digital efforts are falling behind, BMC says

Enterprises might be falling behind in their digital transformation efforts, but their employees aren't. That's the conclusion of a new global study by enterprise software developer BMC Software Inc., which found that only

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Alexa heralds the consumerization of artificial intelligence

Is that an AI in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? The consumerization of IT describes the reversal of traditional enterprise technology adoption. What was once a centralized top-down

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Why ITWC is shining a light on digital transformation

At ITWC’s recent Technicity event held with the City of Toronto, I referenced research that suggested by 2020 three-quarters of the companies listed on the S&P 500 would be names that are unfamiliar

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Fawn Annan

Discussing open data with Equinix’s Andrew Eppich [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Steve Proctor