Canada’s payments modernization effort chugs towards ‘real time rail’ by end of 2019

Do you remember what making payments was like in the year 2000? At a restaurant, you'd either be counting out your pennies and calculating the tip percentage in your head. Or if you

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s top 10 most desirable brands for tech workers

Have you ever wondered what your employees think about your company? Well Hired, a U.S.-based job search website has released its annual report of the top employer brands as decided by tech workers.

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Learn from the best with the 2018 ITWC Digital Transformation Awards hub

With the conclusion of ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's 2018 Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony on Aug. 14, we're gathering all of the wit and wisdom amassed before, during, and after the conference into

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

RBC transforms its intranet portal team into a customer-facing self-service task force

Most companies could get by maintaining their intranet portal with some homebrew software, but the Royal Bank of Canada felt it needed a bit more to cater to its 80,000 employees around the

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Telus helps Kobo founder’s health benefits platform raise $62M in funding

We don't usually cover funding news on ITBusiness.ca, but health benefits platform League Inc.'s latest round is led by an unexpected backer: Telus Corp. The telecom's venture capital arm, Telus Ventures, has joined

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

RBC launches startup accelerator program

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is following in the footsteps of IBM Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. by launching a startup accelerator of its very own. Last week the bank announced RBC Reach,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Now RBC customers can use Samsung Pay too

The list of banks whose customers can use their Samsung device instead of a credit card to make a purchase just became a bit longer. On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. announced that

Published on: April 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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