Technology

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 ...

Tech sector growth map of Canada – Updated for top VC deals in Q3 2017

Canada’s tech startups saw more access to venture capital dollars in the third quarter of 2017 with a 110 per cent increase to $858 million USD across 81 deals, according to PwC’s MoneyTree Canada report released on Wednesday. Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic in the tech industry, a ...

Conference: “Connecting AI Innovation to Opportunity”

As recently as 2001, with the Steven Spielberg film “AI,” artificial intelligence was largely seen as “left field” science: interesting and not without potential, but futuristic. This is no longer the case. AI is no longer abstract and abstruse. It is here and now, and its impact is being ...

The evolving role of CIOs and how the board can spark transformation

By Betsy S. Atkins The past few decades have seen an explosion in the number of C-level roles at the top of global corporations.  Many of these are company specific, trendy or just confusing (how is a Chief Information Officer different from a Chief Knowledge Officer?).  But the overall trend sho ...

3 megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade

By Mike Walker, Gartner Inc. Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potent ...

Canadian tech market growth slows due to uncertainty in economy, Trump, says Forrester report

Canadian tech spending as a whole is up, but that hasn't translated to growth of the Canadian tech market, according to Forrester's 'The Canadian Tech Market Outlook for 2017 To 2018' report.  ...

Difference Capital has 137% upside, says Mackie Research

Difference Capital’s Tom Astle and Tom Liston. The potential for M&A driven exits and the monetization of real estate assets in the U.S. have Mackie Research Capital analyst Nikhil Thadani feeling bullish about Difference Capital Financial (TSX:DCF). On Friday, Difference Capital reported its Q1 ...

Industrial Alliance previews Kinaxis’s first quarter results

The stock has burned through his price target, but Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Blair Abernethy says Kinaxis’s (TSX:KXS) first quarter results may send him back to the drawing board. On Monday, May 3, Kinaxis will report its Q1, 2017 results. Abernethy thinks the company will post EBIT ...

Kinaxis has multiple potential catalysts, says Industrial Alliance

A quarter that he regards as a neutral event isn’t detracting from the potential Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Blair Aberbethy sees in Kinaxis (TSX:KXS). Yesterday, Kinaxis reported its Q4 and fiscal 2016 results. In the fourth quarter, the company posted Adjusted EBITDA of $6.4-million ...

Resources to Help You Understand Applied Artificial Intelligence

An Overview of Applied Artificial Intelligence Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making their way out of the research lab and into day-to-day business, resulting in the most significant technology-driven disruption of our lifetimes. In fact, we believe that AI will fundamentally ...