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

Tour Sun Life’s new innovation lab and HQ in Toronto

Sun Life Financial Inc. officially opened its new global headquarters in Toronto on Sept. 13, setting the stage for its push into the FinTech space and work with an agile methodology. One of

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Jump on AI bandwagon before it starts writing poetry, experts advise CIOs

Montebello, Que. - Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and your business in general, two of Canada's leading machine learning researchers

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Life’s digital coach ‘Ella’ a chatbot for voice-first devices, mobile

It seems that every tech brand is launching its own smart digital assistant these days, but now Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is jumping on the trend with the announcement of "Ella."

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson