City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

AI won’t lead to ‘jobpacalypse’ overnight, panel agrees

You probably won't be replaced in the office by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tomorrow, but get ready to pick up some new skills to make yourself useful as more human tasks become

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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

DeepPixel, ShinyDocs founders on why Canada should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley

Canada has developed a thriving ecosystem for technology startups and should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley, an entrepreneur with eight years of experience in the San Francisco Bay area told the audience

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Artificial intelligence doing wonders behind the scenes for Toronto fire

Artificial intelligence played a critical role during one of the biggest fire responses of Matthew Pegg’s career. Nearly 50 per cent of Toronto Fire Services’ (TFS) on-duty staff were committed to fighting the

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Alex Coop

Toronto’s Airbnb regulation approach snubbed by consumer critic

Toronto’s decision to block short-term rental operators from listing secondary suites on platforms like Airbnb has spurred strong reactions from all angles of the conversation. Council voted 27-17 in favour of blocking secondary

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Alex Coop

Discussing open data with Equinix’s Andrew Eppich [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

4 ways cities can avoid potholes and sinkholes on the road to digital transformation

If Canada's urban centres want to become leaders in digital transformation, they need to agree on a set of data standards, according to a leading University of Toronto engineer, while making a concerted

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Integrating tech into city infrastructure poses challenges, Toronto execs tell Technicity

Technology can offer municipal governments a multitude of opportunities to improve city services, but expectations around integrating it into existing infrastructure on current budgets poses numerous challenges. Speaking at Technicity on Dec. 7

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation vital for the future of Canada’s cities, Toronto mayor tells Technicity

TORONTO - Creating a digital working group was just the beginning. If Toronto - and other Canadian cities, including Calgary and Vancouver, both of which joined Ontario's capital on this year's list of

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Focus on customer experience is key to city’s success too: panel

Both public and private organizations may face some costs and challenges in putting the customer experience at the centre of their efforts, but not doing so is likely an even greater risk, a

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson