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

Lots of award-winning mobility strategies in the June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The latest Municipal Interface might be our most informative yet, and I'm not just typing that because I wrote most of it. Released Thursday, the June 2018 issue of the Municipal Information Systems

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver, Montreal, Waterloo among 20 finalists for Smart Cities Challenge

Two of Canada's three largest cities are among the finalists for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge - and they aren't alone. Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the Challenge's 20 finalists, five

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

South Ontario’s Guelph, London, and Barrie bringing private sector into municipal planning

The southern Ontario cities of Guelph, London, and Barrie want to make it easier for businesses to contribute to municipal planning. On Thursday, the municipalities announced the three-year Municipal Innovation Exchange (MIX) project,

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Smart Cities Challenge director on building a better application

If you’re interested in submitting, supporting, or contributing to an application for the Smart Cities Challenge, you’ll want to read this. As Director General of the Smart Cities Challenge team at Infrastructure Canada,

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Vancouver and its neighbour Surrey are collaborating on a joint application for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge. Like the City of Toronto, both municipalities are seeking input from residents, entrepreneurs,

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton’s innovation lead on building a ‘world renowned’ tech ecosystem

The city of Brampton is dedicated to making innovation and technology central to its economy – and has the municipal government department to prove it. Since August 2017, the city’s innovation and tech

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How York Region became a larger tech hub than Kitchener-Waterloo

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 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CIRA makes its pitch to operate .Toronto, .Montreal, and .Calgary

To date, Canadians best know the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the operator of the dot-ca domain. But now the non-profit organization is hoping to operate many other top level domains (TLDs)

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson