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

BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game changing for self-driving cars. The bill in question is

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Nokia brings GE’s smart city platform to Canada

Finland-based telecommunications firm and digital solutions provider Nokia is bringing General Electric (GE)'s smart city platform, CityIQ, to Canada. An Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by GE's Current startup division, CityIQ allows

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto a top 10 city for entrepreneurs and other highlights from Dell women’s summit

TORONTO - Toronto is number nine in a list of fifty cities around the world evaluated for their friendliness to women entrepreneurs by the 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities) study conducted

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

New Zealand company violated rights of Canadians, says privacy commissioner

How far can companies go using personal information of people copied from a publicly-available website? Not far at all if it involves Canadians who don't give their consent, according to a decision released

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canada’s ICT sector falling behind: government report

Canada's ICT sector is the smallest in the G7 and is continuing to fall behind other developed nations, according to a government report obtained by The Logic. The report was prepared in advance

Published on: July 19th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online activities was being collected and used - and the

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood