Sunday, August 1, 2021


Ontario’s Kanata North Business Association launches new platform to grow local tech cluster

Kanata North Business Association (KNBA), representing The Kanata North Technology Park, today launched Discover Technata 2.0 platform, which aims to attract 28,000 thousand tech professionals from around the world to the international tech cluster. 

Scaling up in rural Canada: BC tech firm’s success a blueprint for growth outside of big tech’s shadow

One of North America’s largest Salesforce consulting and app development firms is betting big on rural Canada, a move its chief executive officer thinks other small enterprises should mimic to help Canada accelerate its overdue transition to a knowledge economy.

BCIT and other academic institutions join Fortinet’s Security Academy Program

Fortinet’s Security Academy Program is adding to its list of academic institutions that form the program’s backbone.

CIO Association of Canada expands its footprint with new Montreal chapter

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), which represents CIOs, CISOs and IT executives across the country, is launching a new chapter in Montreal. This initiative follows...

Robots may replace managers in several industries, according to new study

A new Statistics Canada study suggests that since the mid-90s, manager headcounts have decreased more often than not, while non-managerial employee headcounts have increased during the adoption of robots.

Parliamentary budget officer says Ottawa’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative will miss job creation targets

Ottawa’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) isn’t receiving enough federal money and is likely to miss its job creation and GDP growth targets, according to...

Amazon says its Canadian tech hub expansion in Vancouver and Toronto will create 3,500 new jobs by 2023

Amazon is expanding its Canadian tech hubs, which it says will generate 3,000 jobs in Vancouver and 500 new roles in Toronto by 2023. 

Plan your career, analyst urges CISOs

Some CISOs just fell into the job. But a Forrester Research analyst says that is about to change. Read why

ITWC Morning Briefing, September 24, 2020 – Microsoft Ignite recap, MaRS attacks Alberta (in a good way), plus more

To keep up with the firehose of news, we’ve decided to deliver some extra news to you on the side every Monday and Thursday...

Digital skills and responsible cloud spending part of Microsoft’s Canada Skills Program curriculum

Microsoft Canada recently announced the launch of its Canada Skills Program in 12 post-secondary institutions this fall in hopes of enhancing data and AI skills and employability for more than 4,500 Canadian students.

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