Shift7 CEO and former U.S. CTO Megan Smith speaks to attendees at the OCE Discovery Conference on May 1, 2018.

Published: May 2nd, 2018


Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

Young Ontario entrepreneurs to get a $1 million funding boost

Young entrepreneurs in Ontario may soon get a jump start in building their own companies, as $1 million will be going into programs geared towards their success. On Tuesday, the Ontario Centres of

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

SMBs have growing need for high performance computing, big data

In many ways, high performance computing is still more of an industry concept than a real strategy among Canadian SMBs. Yet high performance computing (HPC), data mining and big data are only going

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

Businesses should embrace change or prepare to fail

Canadian businesses must be prepared to embrace innovation and changes in technology - or run the risk of becoming obsolete. That was the focus of keynote speaker Peter Diamandis' talk on Monday at

Published on: May 27th, 2013 Candice So