Canada has strong showing during IBM Think 2018 keynotes

LAS VEGAS - Canadian companies were in the spotlight this week as IBM touted its various AI, cloud and blockchain platforms at Think 2018. The week-long event is combining IBM’s two separate business

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

How Shopify, Hootsuite and others topped LinkedIn’s first Canadian Top Companies list

LinkedIn has released the first Canadian edition of its Top Companies list, and while tech and tech-adjacent firms are unsurprisingly dominant, the reasons cited are decidedly old-fashioned. "The companies at the top are

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want more women on your workforce? Ignore ‘fit,’ panel says

Companies that find themselves with a dearth of female applicants, high turnover among women employees, or low estrogen in their boardrooms should consider embracing quotas, ignoring what their instincts say "good" employees look

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The Business Leadership Podcast: Alexander Peh, Vice President, Innovation at RBC

A passionate technology focused FinTech leader, with international experience in the payments, digital commerce, software development and media industries. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, educated in Melbourne, Australia and with stints

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

AI will infiltrate every industry and businesses need to be prepared, experts say

If you think the disruptive nature of artificial intelligence (AI) will spare your particular industry, you’re wrong, according to the AI panel at ITWC’s seventh annual Technicity event held in Toronto on Dec.

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs


Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit Ionic smart watch to launch new mobile payments service

Fitbit is entering the mobile payments market with a branded feature called Fitbit Pay on its new Fitbit Ionic device hitting retail shelves this October, the firm announced on Monday. Similar to other

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Canada’s banks keeping mobile customers happy at other channels’ expense: J.D. Power

Inverting what you would normally read on this site, J.D. Power and Associates' latest retail banking satisfaction study warns that while Canada's banks are world leaders when it comes to keeping mobile customers

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter highlights 40 Canadian execs who stand out on social media – and how you can too

Social media can be a valuable tool for executives looking to boost their company's public profile - and Twitter Canada managing director Rory Capern has a list that proves it. In a June

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s biggest banks can learn a few lessons from CIBC’s mobile app

CIBC’s mobile efforts have been given an A by Forrester Research. When the Cambridge, Mass.-based market research firm recently evaluated the mobile apps released by the “Big Five” Canadian banks (CIBC, Bank of

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Intuit, Autodesk, Microsoft illustrate tech’s dominance of Canada’s best places to work

Turns out Intuit Canada, Autodesk Canada Co. and Microsoft Corp. aren't just well-known tech brands - they're leaders among Canadian workplaces too. All four companies, along with Mississauga, Ont.-based workforce management (WFM) and

Published on: May 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood