Canada’s densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Robot Olympics, banana DNA and other fun at tech camp for girls

Twenty-six girls from around the Toronto area will be designing running shoes, extracting DNA from bananas, and competing in a mock robot Olympics this week during IBM's tech camp for girls.For over a

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup Canada tour passes through York Region

The Regional Municipality of York got to experience its own eagerly anticipated Startup Canada town hall event today in Markham, at the Markham Convergence Centre (MCC). “We are very pleased to be hosting

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Jonathon Shore

Elections Canada misses social media boat as politicians jump on board

It's being labeled as Canada's Twitter election, as candidates from opposing parties flood the social media space with their virtual presence in preparation for the upcoming May 2 voting day.Strangely enough, while the

Published on: April 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian innovation hothouse showcases cool new media products

Telematics, Tentacles, and Augmented Reality. Attendees at 'A New Media Gathering' got to experience all that and much more. The event hosted by Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham (ISCM), a non-profit outfit that

Published on: October 15th, 2009 Andrew Brooks

Ontario city clicks with e-Democracy

Frank Scarpitti is the only mayor in Canada to be elected, in part, by votes cast over the Web, so perhaps it's no surprise he wanted to find more ways to engage citizens

Published on: November 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Energy-saving software earns startup top spot in contest

A software company that managed to put the Rogers Centre on an energy diet, cutting the latter's power consumption around 33 per cent, won the top prize in a contest recently held in

Published on: November 27th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Markham to give e-voting another try

The City of Markham is willing to give electronic voting a second chance, but one of the companies behind its effort is wondering why Toronto has failed to show any interest.Delvinia Interactive on

Published on: October 16th, 2006 Shane Schick