Articles By David Crane

Scaling skills holding back start-ups

OPINION BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis is passionate about building up Canadian tech companies, which is why in September 2015  he...

May 3rd, 2018 David Crane

Innovation momentum can help shore up jobs lost to automation

OPINION The new tech revolution promises to bring potentially big gains in productivity and prosperity. Driverless vehicles, blockchain, artificial intelligence...

March 29th, 2018 David Crane
Kuka Robotics robot arm machine learning

Budget 2018: IRAP growing bigger, but will it be better?

OPINION For finance ministers, the annual budget is the big chance to play Santa Claus, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau...

March 5th, 2018 David Crane

Is Canada selling out its AI future?

OPINION Is Canada on the right track on artificial intelligence? We have some great talent. We have three dynamic AI...

February 6th, 2018 David Crane

Balancing opportunity and the public interest in the age of Big Tech

OPINION We are at a turning point in our relationship with Big Tech. Once seen as liberators and champions of...

January 20th, 2018 David Crane

Action trumps hype: A case for more credible technology policy

Canada is in the game when it comes to the digital revolution – but we should stop calling ourselves a...

December 5th, 2017 David Crane

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...

November 9th, 2017 David Crane
Huawei Canada HQ

China will be increasingly important in Canada’s economic future

OPINION Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Amazon and other Big Tech U.S. companies all have a major presence in Canada, employing...

October 10th, 2017 David Crane

Let’s not sell digital short in NAFTA talks

Much of the negotiation over the future of NAFTA is about automobiles, softwood lumber or milk. But a key part...

September 3rd, 2017 David Crane

It’s time for the Competition Bureau to turn its eye on Big Tech

This is an opinion piece from ITWC columnist David Crane. Do we really want to live in a world where...

July 27th, 2017 David Crane