How Canadian businesses are using AI – Elevate day two

Elevate Tech Fest day two was a whirlwind event, with more than a dozen different ‘tracks’ spread out across Toronto that focused on everything from fintech to health, smart cities and more. ITBusiness.ca

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

A summer of growth: Venture Day 2018

By Next Canada Staff On Aug. 14, the culminating day of 2018’s Next Founders and Next 36 program took place at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. Twelve Next Canada ventures pitched

Published on: August 23rd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Interac has kept up with the digital transformation-driven times

In a sense, Interac has always been a digital brand - after all, it began as a non-profit collaboration between four of Canada's big five banks designed to facilitate technology-based payments, and unlike

Published on: August 8th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

MaRS, Google announce Employment Pathways Program and launch of Google job search feature in Canada

TORONTO - Canada's job market is getting significant support from Google after a $1 million investment into MaRS and the launch of Google's job search feature, a tool that's been available in the U.S.

Published on: April 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Don’t assume AI will automatically destroy jobs, Singularity University chair says

TORONTO - Outside of tech circles, responses to the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence are often filled with more trepidation than anticipation, with many statistics emphasizing AI's ability to eliminate jobs rather than

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Diversity is Canada’s strength, Elevate Toronto cofounder says

TORONTO - Like the vast majority of attendees at Elevate Toronto, Achievers Corp. founder Razor Suleman was born the child of foreigners. Before giving the new tech conference's first-ever keynote, he asked the

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CIBC gives Toronto startups a place of their own with Live Lounge

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has long served as a hub for its many tenants from the city’s startup community. Now the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has ensured that non-tenants have a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inside CIBC’s award-winning digital transformation strategy

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) undertook a long journey to become the winner of the Large Private Sector category of the IT World Canada Digital Transformation Awards announced on Wednesday. Three years ago,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Why we created a Startup of the Year Award in printable/flexible electronics

Last week, on a new Day 3 agenda for the Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017), we handed out the first award of its kind in Canada – a Startup of the Year award.

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Peter Kallai

Regulating Uber led City of Toronto to save $3.4 million

What began as a discussion about how to regulate Uber led to the City of Toronto implementing a new, digital Vehicle for Hire solution that created new revenue streams and saved $3.4 million

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

CIX names this year’s 20 most innovative Canadian tech companies

Industry organization the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its picks for this year's 20 most innovative publicly traded Canadian tech companies on Tuesday. CEOs and Founders from each of the 20 will be

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

MaRS report uses investment in startups to identify 7 trends shaping tech’s future

Consumers can look forward to a future increasingly defined by a global voice, and dominated by robots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual and augmented reality (the last of which has become

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood