Hashtag Trending – EU approves Apple/Shazam deal; alleged Sony hacker charged; Did IBM spy on New Yorkers?

The European Union has approved Apple’s bid to buy music identification service Shazam. An alleged participant in the 2014 Sony hack has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice. And a report

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the U.S. government might impose on social media companies in the wake of increasing

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Toronto’s Digital Main Street program expanded across Ontario

The Ontario government is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the province a leg up in their digital transformation efforts. Last Friday the Ontario Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association announced that the

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Treasury Board to search for a new pay system to replace Phoenix

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced it will be moving away from the current Phoenix pay system and will be taking steps to develop a new pay system. An Aug. 23 press release from

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook, Twitter axe hundreds of accounts, allege groups in Iran, Russia manipulated content

Allegations that Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated by non-U.S. groups have now been extended against Iran after the two social media giants separately announced Tuesday night they have taken down hundreds of accounts,

Published on: August 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Smart cities need ‘heightened awareness’ of privacy, Ontario assistant privacy commissioner says

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a reality that cities across the world are waking up to, and the proliferation of smart city projects means that more municipalities than ever are moving forward

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Shruti Shekar


Learn from the best with the 2018 ITWC Digital Transformation Awards hub

With the conclusion of ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's 2018 Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony on Aug. 14, we're gathering all of the wit and wisdom amassed before, during, and after the conference into

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Inside the development of Telefilm Canada’s award-winning digital admin platform

The winner in the Public Sector SME Transformation category at ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's 2018 Digital Transformation Awards, Telefilm Canada had a mammoth problem to solve. The crown corporation, which is dedicated to the

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Ottawa CEO Francoise Gagnon on leadership, scaling up, and women in STEM

Working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries without having any type of formal training in those fields can’t be easy, but ADGA Group chief executive officer Françoise Gagnon didn’t let

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Google sister company moves forward with smart neighbourhood project

Toronto’s smart city project with Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is set to move forward after signing a new agreement with Waterfront Toronto. Waterfront Toronto announced Tuesday that its board voted to move

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon HQ2 frontrunners

Editor's Note: Mandy Kovacs is no longer with ITWC, but before leaving she was able to record one more episode of Hashtag Trending for us. Enjoy! Amazon caused a frenzy when it announced

Published on: July 30th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal bias. And Facebook and its founder had a really bad Thursday. First up:

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood