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Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s #1 Newsmaker of the Year – Deanna Thomson

Deanna Thomson describes 2017 as an epic year by every measurement, and we can’t help but agree. The national director for Canadian channel sales at Dell EMC moved into her role at the

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #2 Newsmaker of the Year – John Chen

BlackBerry turned the corner of a historic comeback in 2017 after many people wrote off the company for selling its mobile device brand to Chinese phone manufacturer TCL at the end of 2016. Leading the

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google makes it easier to build the next Pokémon Go; iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy; Tesla producing flawed parts?

Google has opened its Maps app to developers hoping to create the next Pokémon Go. iHeartRadio owner iHeartMedia has filed for bankruptcy. And a CNBC report indicates that Tesla has been producing a

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s #3 Newsmaker of the Year – Kevin Peesker

Kevin Peesker began 2017 as the head of Dell EMC Canada, but stepped down from the position in the summer. His downtime didn’t last long, however; by September, he was the first Canadian-born

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #5 Newsmaker of the Year – Ed Galasso

2017 was a year of change for Tech Data Canada. The distributor saw an entirely new leadership team named after long-time Canada president Rick Reid announced his impending retirement, while globally the whole

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #6 Newsmaker of the Year – Eric Gales

Eric Gales and Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a busy 2017, filled with partnerships, revamped channel partner programs, and of course, their persistent goal of growing in Canada. After establishing itself in the

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #7 Newsmaker of the Year – Rola Dagher & Bernadette Wightman

After three years at the helm of Cisco Canada, Bernadette Wightman passed the torch to Rola Dagher. But before she left, she carried Cisco Canada into 2017 off the momentum that made her

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #8 Newsmaker of the Year – Mitchell Martin

One of 2017’s more prominent tech acquisitions was distributor Synnex’ acquisition of Westcon-Comstor for $600 million. The significant implications to the Canadian channel made Synnex Canada president Mitchell Martin the most improved on

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #9 Newsmaker of the Year – David Robertson

Avaya started the year off by announcing it filed for Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and while the Canadian subsidiary was not part of the move, it too had a

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #10 Newsmaker of the Year – Bill Brandel

Rounding out our top 10 is a 20-year veteran of the IT sector. Bill Brandel completed his first full year at the helm of Ingram Micro’s Canadian subsidiary in 2017 after taking over

Published on: March 6th, 2018 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

CDN’s #12 Newsmaker of the Year – Mary Ann Yule

In last year’s Top 25 Newsmakers, HP Canada’s president and CEO was tied with (now former) HPE Enterprise Canada’s managing director, Charlie Atkinson, but Mary Ann Yule really came into her own in

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #13 Newsmaker of the Year – Minister Navdeep Bains

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), Navdeep Bains, has been one of the most notable Canadian politicians this year thanks to the federal Innovation Supercluster Initiative announced in the 2017

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs