Articles By Brian Jackson

CDN’s #11 Newsmaker of the Year – Luc Villeneuve

Returning to the Top Newsmaker list is open source champion Luc Villeneuve, the country leader for Canada at Red Hat. Villeneuve contributed an article to The Globe and Mail this past July, for its

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google grasps quantum supremacy; nanobots kill cancer; Uber’s wages

Google takes one step closer to achieving quantum supremacy. Scientists use nanobots to kill cancer in mice. And Uber fires back on a study about how much its drivers are paid. Trending on

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Go for a ride in a self-driving BMW i3 at Mobile World Congress 2018

When BMW said it would be doing demos with its Level 5 self-driving car at Mobile World Congress, IT World Canada editor Brian Jackson had to go for a ride. This BMW i3

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ First Look – All Hands on Tech

For the next iteration of its Galaxy flagship smartphone, Samsung didn't choose to reinvent the wheel. Instead, its focusing on improving the aspects of the S8 that made it so great. This time

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based FinTech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Tour Samsung’s Mobile World Congress booth in this 360 video

Samsung's big focus this year at Mobile World Congress is its just-launched Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones, and its booth at the show reflects that. Join IT World Canada Editor Brian Jackson as

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 Series smartphones at Mobile Word Congress

Barcelona - Asus took its opportunity on the Mobile World Congress stage to announce its new smartphone lineup with the ZenFone 5 Series, which it says will showcase new AI-powered CPUs. Asus and

Published on: February 27th, 2018 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