Pick up the pace: federal agencies form new body aimed at collaborating on issues related to tech innovations

Three Canadian federal agencies are combining forces in order to collaborate on issues related to digital markets and platforms such as artificial intelligence and data portability. Established on June 8, The Canadian Digital Regulators Forum brings together the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of […]

Competition for talent intensifying in the Ontario creative tech sector: ICTC study

Ontario’s creative tech sector is booming, with talent demand on the rise despite economic headwinds, new findings from a ICTC (The Information and Communications Technology Council) survey revealed. The creative tech sector  brings together elements of computer science, design, art, entertainment, and social sciences, and has particularly seen notable growth in areas like video games, […]

Canadian government funds media literacy research project to combat disinformation

The Canadian government is providing a C$5.5 million investment to create the Canadian Digital Media Research Network (CDMRN). Announced on Jun. 7 by Dominic LeBlanc, minister of intergovernmental affairs, infrastructure and communities, the CDMRN aims to “further strengthen Canadians’ information resilience by researching how quality of information, including disinformation narratives, impacts Canadians’ attitudes and behaviours […]

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, June 9, 2023

(The following transcript is an edited version of the start of this edition’s discussion. To hear the full conversation play the podcast.) Jim Love: Welcome to Cyber Security Today on the weekend. I’m Jim Love CIO of of IT World Canada and the host of our daily news podcast, Hashtag Trending. Howard is off today […]

Digital twin technology will change life as we know it by 2035: TCS

Digital twin technology will transform business and society by 2035, with widespread adoption coming first in life sciences and retail, to be followed by smart cities/homes in the coming years, a new report released this week by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) predicts. The research, known as the Digital Twindex, found that “one of the most […]

Three tech companies hiring remote workers in Canada

After companies were forced to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of remote work became clear to companies and workers alike. Teleworking can foster flexibility, independence, and reduced costs. While some companies are now encouraging a transition back to the traditional office environment, here are some firms hiring workers in a variety of […]

H|T: The Healthtech Times – Pharma giant Bayer moves deeper into digital health

The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to H|T using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important healthtech news every week! FemTherapeutics raises $2.5 million CAD to address pelvic floor disorders with custom vaginal […]

Cyber Security Today, June 9, 2023 – The annual Data Breach Investigations Report is here

The annual Data Breach Investigations Report is here. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, June 9th, 2023. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. I’m away for a few days so this episode doesn’t have the usual news briefs. Instead, today’s show focuses on Verizon’s annual Data […]

Hashtag Trending Jun.9- Will layoffs lead to unionization in tech; Google’s DeepMind creates algorithms 70 per cent faster than human generated code; TikTok faces dismissal suit from ex-employee

We have a great weekend planned for you as we move into the summer months. We have our regular Hashtag Trending the Weekend Edition which goes to air Saturday morning.  This week’s guest is Steve Astorino from IBM to give us some insight into IBM’s recent work on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.  And for […]