Q&A: Smart Cities Challenge director on building a better application

If you’re interested in submitting, supporting, or contributing to an application for the Smart Cities Challenge, you’ll want to read this. As Director General of the Smart Cities Challenge team at Infrastructure Canada,

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How one of the oldest brands in the world reinvented its workplace

After 160 years in business, clothing manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is ready for digital disruption. The company has prepared for the new economy by modernizing its workplace to become highly mobile, collaborative

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Microsoft Canada

Hyundai Canada bringing online shopping tool to local dealers across Canada

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. wants to make what is perhaps a person’s second biggest purchase in life much easier across Canada. The car company is piloting its existing Hyundai Express Shopping platform -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

CinemaTech: Black Panther asks what innovators owe the world

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. There are many elements to love about Black Panther, the latest action extravaganza from Marvel Studios -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: How IBM Watson is impacting influencer marketing

Adam Rivietz illustrates the evolution of influencer marketing firm, #paid. Today, #paid uses an algorithm using IBM Watson technology to match brands with 13,000 influencers across 105 countries.

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Karim Kanji

Winners and losers: Liberal government’s picks for $950 million in supercluster funding

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Navdeep Bains announced the winners of the $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative on Thursday morning. There were nine consortia of businesses, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadian companies will invest in AI between now and 2020

Artificial intelligence is knocking on the front door, but not all companies are welcoming it in with open arms. In its latest IT Trends in Large and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses report, Montreal-based IT

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Business leaders split down the middle when it comes to how tech will impact them, says new report

Business leaders are torn about how new technologies are going to impact them in the near future, but agree that sweeping changes are on the horizon, according to a new report from Dell

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Vancouver and its neighbour Surrey are collaborating on a joint application for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge. Like the City of Toronto, both municipalities are seeking input from residents, entrepreneurs,

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Take a tour of GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: Samsung heir leaves jail; Intel’s new smart eyewear; tech makes a splash at the Superbowl

Former Samsung head Jay Y. Lee has been released from jail, five months after being convicted of bribery charges. Intel has designed new smart eyewear that projects images onto your retina and looks

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Few private Canadian companies expect their businesses to be disrupted, Deloitte finds

A new Deloitte survey suggests that fewer than half of Canada's private companies expect emerging technologies to impact their business, and even fewer are planning to digitally transform themselves to accelerate their growth.

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop