Global Leaders

Closed by Default: Why is Prime Minister Trudeau Using Restrictive Terms for Flickr Image Use?

Yesterday’s post on the Canada, the TPP and intellectual property raised a concern unrelated to the content of the piece. Since updating my site several years ago, I use a Creative Commons licensed or public domain image for virtually every post, celebrating the remarkable creativity of people an ...

Looking into the face of Canada’s new face of technology leadership

When I started my first interview for this series, I sat down with Corey Cox and Karim Ramji in the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, constructed in 1930. Talking about cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things solutions, and other ‘fourth platform’ technologies in the cozy confines of the expansi ...

ITWC content golden at Canadian Online Publish Awards

IT World Canada’s team enjoyed an exciting night at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) Nov. 15, winning three gold awards and two silvers in the B2B category. Produced by Masthead magazine, the COPAs is in its ninth year of celebrating the online publishing industry in Canada. ITWC has ...

Canada punching well above its weight in AI, report reveals

Artificial intelligence may not have reached its world domination moment just yet but the economic impact of AI is now being realized globally, with countries like China and the United States putting more and more efforts into research and applications. But Canada is also poised to be a player in ...

Interest rate outlook: Bank of Canada to pause

After raising the target overnight rate 0.25 percentage points at each of the previous two meetings, the Bank of Canada (BoC) kept the rate unchanged at its meeting on October 25, 2017. While growth has remained strong, it has slowed from the second quarter and the BoC appears ready to give its two ...

Why is the Canada Pension Plan investing in coal?

When it comes to coal, Canada may not be the environmental angel it makes itself out to be, as investments by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board show holdings in a number of coal companies around the world —and more are to come, if a proposed billion-dollar deal with Australian coal giant R ...

No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal: Why Canada Won the TPP By Standing Up for Balanced IP, Culture, and the Auto Sector

The end-game in trade negotiations always generates more than its fair share of drama and last week’s effort to re-work the Trans Pacific Partnership without the United States was no different. Canada was squarely in the spotlight with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a no-show at a ministerial meet ...

Sensibill wins Ingenious Spark Award for helping banking app users track their spending habits

A Toronto-based FinTech firm has been named the first-ever recipient of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)’s Ingenious Spark award for helping banks across North America – and beyond – fill a critical gap in their mobile services. Co-founded by a former lawyer all too fam ...

Discussing the future of AI in Canada at North 60

Author Jane Jacobs believed new ideas needed old buildings. So it was not surprising that Google hosted its second North 60 extravaganza, highlighting the brave new world of artificial intelligence, at the roughly 100-year-old Toronto brick works, where kilns once turned out 25 million bricks a yea ...

Nine things to watch in November

Despite October’s reputation as a precarious month for stocks, the equity markets made it through the month without so much as a hiccup, let alone a correction. Last month commemorated the 30th anniversary of the 1987 market drop, but investors did not get spooked by the supposed “October effec ...