Articles By 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

Is the next Mike Lazaridis still waiting for high speed Internet?

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it’s worth reminding ourselves what it means to be a Canadian. Which brings me...

June 27th, 2017 David Crane
IMD Competitiveness 2017 feature

Canada’s ‘silver’ in world competitiveness needs to turn into gold

Canada ranks 9th in the world in digital competitiveness. At least that’s the conclusion of the IMD World Competitiveness Centre...

June 1st, 2017 David Crane
smart city and wireless communication network, internet of things

Toronto smart city revolution requires partnerships

Toronto’s “smart city” ambitions are taking big steps forward in bringing tech companies into the loop. City officials, starting with...

May 16th, 2017 David Crane

Stratford takes the wheel for autonomous vehicle training

STRATFORD – We are in Mayor Don Mathieson’s office to talk about how this community of 32,000 people will play...

April 26th, 2017 David Crane

Budget 2017 – A big miss on innovation opportunity

Action speaks louder than words, but the problem with Budget 2017 is that it’s longer on words than action –...

March 24th, 2017 David Crane

Will Canada’s AI moment slip away?

The artificial intelligence revolution represents “the biggest opportunity since the advent of the Internet,” Jean-Francois Gagne proclaimed when he announced...

March 3rd, 2017 David Crane

In a troubled economy, an ICT strategy can be a positive force

Canada faces big challenges as the Trump administration pursues an America First policy, with renegotiation of NAFTA, radical changes in...

February 3rd, 2017 David Crane