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Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now?

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. For part one and to read disclaimers click here. Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now? AI ...

Episode 58: Integrating AI into Your Business Strategy

Artificial intelligence is on the mind of entrepreneurs and business executives all over the world. And while everyone is talking about it, understanding how and where to actually apply it to your business is quite a different matter. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Bradford Cross, a founding ...

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Canadian Enterprise Software Vendors

Editors note: The following special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. In various forms, Artificial Intelligence has been around for decades, but as a sub-sector of ...

BlackIce Enterprise Risk Management is undervalued, says Fundamental Research

BlackIce CEO Judy Kalyan BlackIce Enterprise Risk Management (CSE:BIS), a junior provider of provider of risk management solutions to financial institutions, is undervalued, says Fundamental Research analyst Siddharth Rajeev. In a research report to clients recently, Rajeev initiated coverage of ...

Takeaways from our first V1 Data Team Hangout

George Psiharis (the awesome VP of Business Operations at Clio) reached out with a great suggestion: connect the data teams across our portfolio companies with the goal of building a peer network to share best practices, and together push the bar on data science innovation. A few weeks ago, we had ...

Hang in there with Espial, PI Financial says

Espial CEO Jaison Dolvane Investor patience will be rewarded on the “range bound” Espial (TSX:ESP) says PI Financial analyst David Kwan. On Tuesday, Espial reported its Q2, 2017 results. The company lost $3.8-million on revenue of $7.8-million, a topline that was up 72 per cent over the same ...

What’s the Big Deal When it Comes to Hiring Marketers?

Apparently, it’s a huge challenge hiring marketers. Georgiana Laudi says SaaS companies have difficulty finding senior marketing talent, while junior marketers lack mentorship and resources. Benji Hyam contends that marketers are hard to hire because they’re good bull shitters Neil Patel argue ...

Kinaxis is fully valued, says Industrial Alliance

Kinaxis CEO John Sicard Ahead of the company’s second quarter results, Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Blair Abernethy thinks the spectacular run of Kinaxis (TSX:KXS) shares should be on pause mode. On August 3, after market close, Kinaxis will report its Q2, 2017 results. Abernethy thin ...

Announcing our investment in Ada Support – the AI support platform that’s answering 2 million questions a month

As Ada Support launches its automated chat platform from stealth and announces an impressive $2.5 million seed round, we’re looking back at our journey with founders Mike Murchison and David Hariri. The story underscores the importance of perseverance and having the right founding team. Just afte ...

There’s still a little upside left in Shopify, says Industrial Alliance

Ahead of Shopify’s (TSX, NYSE:SHOP) second quarter results, Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Blair Abernethy thinks there’s still a little upside left in the stellar performer. On Tuesday, August 1, Shopify will report its Q2, 2017 results. Abernethy thinks the company will lose $0.08 a ...