Backstage with Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the City of Toronto [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT in the city: Backstage interviews at Technicity 2015

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Gary Semplonius, VP of business mobility at Bell [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Will technology help revive Canada’s health care?

Health care is an area where the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide innovative solutions for everlasting problems. I recently attended Technicity 2015 where the role of IoT was highlighted as solving old problems and transforming

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

Gigabit fibre could be the key enabler for the Internet of Things in Canada

In June, Bell Canada announced a $1.1 billion plan to install high-speed "Gigabit Fibe" throughout Toronto as part of its $20 billion plan to connect individuals and businesses in Canadian cities to gigabit-speed internet by 2020.

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

CBC program Spark asks: Who owns the smart city?

If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage relating to smart cities and found yourself wondering just who, exactly, owns all that citizen data being collected, you might just want to check out a recent CBC

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 Bryan Dearsley


Mississauga’s city council rubber stamps new IT master plan

The city council for Mississauga has greenlighted a new plan to improve city services through the implementation of Smart City technology and big data best practices. The Greater Toronto Area city has put forward

Published on: November 27th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Ring plus Kevo provides video peephole and smart lock for your front door

A new partnership between two smart home technology providers now enables homeowners to see and speak with whoever is at their front door, and let them in - all from a smartphone app. This Internet-of-Things door system combines the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 David Hamilton

Autodesk’s tenancy good news for MaRS

The pressure to find tenants to fill the void of the new MaRS real estate has been greatly alleviated after Autodesk's announcement that it's moving in. "With today's announcement (November 18, 2015) the

Published on: November 24th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

How does Canada’s ICT growth compare to the world? [infographic]

If you were to guess whether Canada's ICT economy was better or worse today than it was in 2011, which one would you pick? Better right? It seems like a safe bet, after

Published on: November 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

IoT? “Never heard of it,” say over half of Canadian businesses

Almost nine out of 10 Canadian businesses admit they aren’t fully utilizing digital technology and their own lack of knowledge may be partly to blame, a new Microsoft Canada survey reveals. Although half

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Christine Wong