Articles By Brian Jackson

AI will play crucial role in creating future mobile value: GSMA report

BARCELONA -- As Mobile World Congress is dominated by a slew of smartphone announcements packed with manufacturers hyping up their new artificial intelligence-powered features, mobile network operators are opening their eyes to how

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How SmartOne Solutions is adapting South Korean smart home tech for Canada

We have bad news for you Canada, South Korea is much more advanced than we are in the smart home space. But don't fret! Commax is working towards adapting its tech for Canada.

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #17 Newsmaker of the Year – John Graham

Another return to the Top Newsmaker list is John Graham, president of SAP Canada. A 17-year veteran of the enterprise software firm, Graham came up through the channel side of the organization. In

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #20 Newsmaker of the Year – Brent Allen

At its San Francisco-based Accelerate conference this past June, Pure Storage was clear about its commitment to Canada - that it should be run by people based in Canada - and there’s a

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Retailers and restaurants turn to Apple hardware to improve in-store sales

If you had to bet on the next move of an entrepreneur that's coming fresh off building up a successful e-commerce business, you probably wouldn't put money on building a startup that wants

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #21 Newsmaker of the Year – Mary Peterson

Returning to the list, Mary Peterson recently told CDN during our CES 2018 coverage that Samsung Canada has plans for focus on more outreach in Canada in this year. So expect to hear a lot

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Winners and losers: Liberal government’s picks for $950 million in supercluster funding

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Navdeep Bains announced the winners of the $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative on Thursday morning. There were nine consortia of businesses, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s superclusters, VW Arteon, Facebook Onava

Canada’s government announces where almost $1 billion in innovation funding will be invested. A new car from Volkswagen impresses at the Canadian International Auto Show. And Facebook’s VPN might be more than meets

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog frightens humans; Netflix scores major talent; Alexa upgraded

A robot dog is freaking everybody out, Netflix is making some major producer hires, and Alexa gets an upgrade in Canada. Trending on Youtube, is a new Boston Dynamics video featuring a modified

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Youtube business insights; SnapChat’s new competition; Amazon layoffs

Youtube finally talks about the Logan Paul controversy - on Youtube. Google launches a SnapChat competitor, but SnapChat is totally not worried. And Amazon announces corporate layoffs. Popular on Youtube, an interview the

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – eMagin’s wild ride; Millennials bored with Facebook; Robinhood trades crypto

The ‘Apple effect’ causes a stock to soar, then come falling back down to earth all too quickly. Facebook might have a problem keeping millennials engaged. And a stocks trading app is promising

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Exploring Nuance’s voice-first AI – All Hands on Tech

While you might know Nuance for its dictation software, the voice-assistant creator is now working towards helping brands create voice experiences, whether that be in the smart home or smart car. This time

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Exploring Intel’s autonomous car – All Hands on Tech

At CES 2018, Intel revealed its self-driving car strategy through its acquisition of Mobileye and partnership with BMW, and we got a first look. This time on All Hands on Tech, we explore

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Park Place brings AI data centre maintenance to the masses

Add data centre maintenance and monitoring to the list of jobs that artificial intelligence (AI) can perform. It's constantly said by AI experts that to succeed in applying AI, you need to have a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

First look at LG’s Cloi robots of the future – All Hands on Tech

LG imagines a future where you interact with its artificial intelligence-infused robots at every turn, and at CES 2018 it revealed three new robots that takes us one step closer to that reality.

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson