2019 Tech Digest

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Week of Aug 11

Facial Recognition Is Already Here: These Are The 30+ US Companies Testing The Technology | CB Insights
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mnubo: Behind The Exit With White Star Capital and McRock Capital| Jon Jackson, CVCA Central
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Week of Aug 4

Las Vegas to get ‘first-of-its-kind’ high-tech $7.5 billion mini smart city | SmartCitiesWorld
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Sidewalk Labs’ project in Toronto could be dead by October if disagreements persist | David Rider, Toronto Star
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Week of July 28

The Internet of Things Needs a Business Model. Here It Is | Michael Blanding, Harvard Business School
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Do Consumers Trust Advice Generated by Artificial Intelligence? | Invoca, MarketingCharts
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Twitter Rises After Adding 5 Million Users, Beating Estimates | Kurt Wagner, Bloomberg
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Week of July 21

McLaren and Deloitte: bringing F1 technology to airport operations | AIR, Airport Industry Review
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Week of July 14

Podcast: How to overcome smart city funding challenges, with Barbara Kreissler, Signify | Sara Wray, SmartCitiesWorld
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U.S. software firm Aspen Technology buys Montreal startup Mnubo for $102-million | Sean Silcoff, Globe and Mail
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Intellectual property experts call Sidewalk Labs’ plan to share some profits with Canada ‘unfair’ | Josh O’Kane, The Globe and Mail
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The 25 best IoT Platforms 2019 – based on customer reviews | Knud Lasse Lueth, IoT Analytics
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Week of June 30

Accelerator Hopping: Who Benefits From Boston’s Incubator Programs? | Rowan Walrath, BOSTINNO
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In industrial IoT, M&A is your exit strategy | Stacey Higginbotham, Stacey on IoT
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Week of June 23

Telecoms press Ottawa to intervene in construction disputes over 5G | Christine Dobby, Globe and Mail
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Ottawa strikes $40M research deal on 5G technology with Huawei rival Nokia | Nanaimo News Now (Jan 2019)
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The Rules Governing AI Are Being Shaped by Tech Firms – Here’s How | aitrends
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Week of June 16

4 Reasons why EY’s Nightfall Privacy Toolset for Ethereum is a big Thing | Jean-Pierre Buntinx, Null TX
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Blockchain For Smart Cities: 12 Possible Use Cases | Sam Mire, Disruptor Daily
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IoT Applications in Eyewear | Shahrzad Darafsheh, IoT for All
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Week of June 9

NViewpoint: What Kinds of Jobs Will Humans Be Left with Once AI Reaches Its Potential? | Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London School Business School, SHRM
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No single company should have a monopoly on building smart cities, tech entrepreneur says | Nora Young, Spark CBC
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Industrial Companies are Ready for 5G, says Capgemini | Sally Eves, LinkedIn
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Week of June 2

How GM Cruise uses its Dashride acquisition to build a robo-taxi company | Sasha Lekach, Mashable
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CIO of the Future: The Skills Government Tech Chiefs Need | Tod Newcombe, Government Technology

Week of May 26

Bridging the rural connectivity gap in Ireland | Ciarán Conlon, Microsoft
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How AI Is Redefining The Workforce Of The Future | Nita Navaneethan, CMO.com
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Week of May 19

Don’t Make These Big Data Mistakes | Paul Fabbroni, Geotab
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A ‘made in Canada’ approach is the best way forward to an open banking system | Rizwan Khalfan, Chief Digital and Payments Officer for TD Bank Group, Globe and Mail
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Week of May 12

Every Canadian organization should be leveraging public cloud, says Onica’s new VP of customer strategy | Alex Coop, Channel Daily News
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How SAP Canada is approaching the evolving Canadian business eco-system | Buckley Smith, ITBusiness.ca
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Week of May 5

Canadian AI leaders win Turing Award for computer science | Ivan Semeniuk, Globe and Mail
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Animals, algorithms, and obstacle courses: Welcome to the A.I. Olympics | Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends
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Singapore to issue diplomas based on blockchain | Kyt Dotson, Silicon Angle
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Aser Group Bets on Human Data with Sports Data Labs | Aser
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Week of Apr 28

5G and LoRaWAN Co-Exist to Serve the Internet of Things | Ryan Hickey, COO of eleven-x, Semtech Blog
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Ten Canadian Tech Companies Join First Cohort Of Women In Tech Silicon Valley Program | Sara Wong, Betakit
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Week of Apr 21

Extra £200 million backing for British business | Robert Jenrick MP/HM Treasury, GOV.UK
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The Microsoft/BMW IoT Open Manufacturing Platform might not be so open | Fredric Paul, Network World
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Yes, Canada, open banking is working in Britain | Christine Day and Steve Boms , Globe and Mail
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Week of Apr 14

Fusing data and design to supercharge innovation—in products and processes | Akshay Chhabra, McKinsey & Company
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Signs of a rural renaissance as Canadian cities overheat | Don Pittis, CBC News
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Week of Apr 7

Fintech innovation – an imperative for the success of Canada’s financial sector | Jennifer Reynolds, Globe and Mail
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Innovation Nation: How Canada’s banks are holding back the knowledge economy | Kevin Carmichael, Financial Post
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Week of Mar 31

Why people remain at the heart of the factory of the future | Peter Herweck, IIoT World
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Week of Mar 24

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’ | Brian Jackson, ITBusiness
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Week of Mar 17

Tomorrow’s Customer Experience: Why Cisco Invested in Whatfix | Pankaj Mitra, Cisco Investments
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Thomas L. Friedman: Technology moves in steps | James Manyika, McKinsey
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Geotab Announces Launch of New GO9 Device | Geotab
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Week of Mar 10

Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation | Kate Clark, TechCrunch
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Dell EMC Canada names Paul Katigbak as Connolly’s replacement | Alex Coop, Channel Daily News
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Week of Mar 3

Silicon Valley Bank to set up shop in Canada | James Bradshaw, Globe and Mail
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Positive outlook: Canadian startups say business conditions will improve this year | Barbara Dirks, LinkedIn
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You shouldn’t need to be a man to get venture capital funding in Canada | Arlene Dickinson, Globe and Mail
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Week of Feb 24

Thank you from Canadian Dream Summit 2019 | Claudio Rojas, LinkedIn
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Open banking will benefit Canadians if government leads on regulation | Andrew Moor, CEO and President of Equitable Bank, Globe and Mail
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Cogeco Peer 1 sold to Miami-based investment firm for $720 million | Brian Jackson, IT World Canada
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IBM sheds old school partner strategy, unleashes wave of partner program enhancements | Alex Coop, Channel Daily News
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Week of Feb 17

Corporate Venture Capital (Europe vs. US) | Emily Chang, Bloomberg News; Nazim Cetin, Allianz CEO; Shruti Sha, Silicon Valley Bank Entrepreneur in Residence
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Apple to combine apps (iPhone, iPad and MAC) | Emily Chang & Paul Sweeney, Bloomberg News ——– Apple Exec Leadership changes | Emily Chang & Paul Sweeney, Bloomberg News
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Interview with Meg Whitman, Quibo CEO | Emily Chang, Bloomberg News
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Acquisition of Questica by GTY Technology Holdings Inc. is Complete | Wendy McLean-Cobban, Questica
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Why Canada Is a Leading Market for Artificial Intelligence | Paul Briggs, Senior Analyst, eMarketer