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Technicity West: A full recap in case you missed it

If you weren’t able to catch our Technicity West event, worry not: You can watch the entire event on-demand here, or read our play-by-play with links to other coverage.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: Using tech to ‘make people’s lives better’ every day

Speaking at Technicity West, a digital conference that brought together some of the brightest technology leaders in Western Canada on February 9, 2021, Mayor Nenshi reminded his audience just how quickly COVID-19 overturned our world.

Prepared to pivot – tips from Surrey, B.C.

Speaking at Technicity West, Surrey Mayor McCallum stressed the importance of Surrey’s commitment to citizen experience, technology adoption, and partnerships – especially during a global pandemic.

Taking advantage of data in a changing economy: Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton is using data to determine how much greenhouse gas it avoids emitting by having staff work remotely every day.

Harnessing open data and IoT keys for growth, says Winnipeg mayor

Addressing a virtual audience at Technicity West, Winnipeg Mayor Bowman highlighted some of the city's projects around the use of open data

Cyberattack on Florida water treatment plant raises alarms in Canada

A Canadian expert wasn't surprised to hear about the attack through a remote desktop application

Technicity West panel dives deep into effective digital enablement

The challenges of remote work have been amplified for every industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the public sector is no different. At Technicity West, a panel of experts discussed these issues and how they've changed the way people work.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association says facial recognition tech in Canada should be suspended

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released two reports examining the state of facial recognition technology (FRT) in Canada and globally, and is calling for a moratorium on the controversial technology.

Cyber Security Today Week in Review for Friday December 11, 2020

In this podcast Dinah Davis of Arctic Fox and I discuss seven significant data breaches in 2020 and the lessons to be learned

Technicity GTA 2020: Stop worrying if remote workers are working and focus on creating a healthier experience, says Microsoft

Jason Brommet, head of modern workplace and security for Microsoft Canada, says that heading into 2021, the mental well-being of employees, most of whom are working extended hours from home, is a critical issue that must be addressed.

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