City staff think Toronto can save $1.2B, create 19,000 jobs with tech

Note: An earlier version of this article, referenced in the link, incorrectly stated that digital transformation could save the city of Toronto $1.2 billion annually rather than over 10 years. ITbusiness.ca regrets the

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Deloitte: Canadian retailers are losing the omnichannel war against U.S. rivals

Canadian retail’s slow adoption of mobile and analytics technology is magnifying the growing threat it already faces from U.S. competitors, new research suggests. According to the 2016 Omnichannel Customer Experience Index just released by

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Christine Wong

The Internet of Taps? Rogers, Ericsson piloting “connected water” project for Ottawa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already improved clothing, packaging, advertising, and agriculture - so why not utilities? Rogers Communications Inc. and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson plan to answer that question by running

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Building Smart Cities requires collaboration and new mindsets, ITAC says

Are you ready for the Smart Cities challenge? As part of its fall economic update, the federal government said it’s looking to launch a new Smart Cities Challenge initiative next year. It’s a

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Canadian offices not adapting quickly enough to new technology, Dell finds

Over 40 per cent of Canadian employees feel their workplace technology is further away from the edge than they would like, and more than a third report having a smarter home than office,

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 digital transformation lessons businesses can learn from creatives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - An acclaimed photojournalist, an up-and-coming fashion designer, a sculptor of elaborately-shaped colourful nets that stretch between buildings, and an iconic U.S. filmmaker might not sound like typical digital transformation

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mining CIOs agree credibility is key to leading digital transformation

Martin Palacios used to be the CIO at Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp., but lately he's been going by a new title after his recent promotion - chief transformation officer. Now responsible for

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

‘The time to act is now’ for digital transformation: Dell CMO

Dell Technologies has collaborated with Vanson Bourne in order to conduct research on digital transformation and whether or not businesses are ready for what is being called the fourth Industrial Revolution: the digital

Published on: October 13th, 2016 Alex Radu

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 trends the head of HP Labs believes will define the next 30 years of tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Whenever Shane Wall is asked what he believes the next big thing in tech will be - and as HP Inc.'s CTO and global head of HP Labs, he's

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Waterloo’s Mappedin helps Cadillac Fairview visitors find their way around

Shopping centres might present a united face to the public, but running them can be a more complicated experience than visitors think, with multiple parties including retailers, leasing managers, building managers, and owners

Published on: September 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Black Code TIFF premiere tells cautionary tale of digital transformation’s dark side

Who will watch the watchers? Well, all of us. That's the message to be decrypted - albeit easily enough - from Black Code, a film by documentary maker Nicholas de Pencier based on

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson