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L-SPARK, TELUS, BlackBerry and Solace Launch Accelerator for Emerging Canadian IoT Ventures

L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) accelerator, and TELUS have partnered to launch the Secure IoT Accelerator program in collaboration with BlackBerry Limited and Solace The Secure IoT Accelerator program is intended to enable Canadian Internet of Things (IoT) ventures by providing them with global market reach capability with a Secure by Design technology. With the…

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Crowdsourcing Being Used to Improve Mobile Internet

Tutela collects data from millions of devices worldwide to power business decisions As seen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, mobile smart phone usage continues to grow at incredible speed. But at what rate? A recent report predicts that “mobile Internet traffic will reach nearly a Zettabyte of data annually by 2022”. That…

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Artificial Intelligence Enables Lightning Fast People Screening

As investors focused on technology companies, we are often asked about the more human side of the business. This includes how to find and retain talent, motivate the right behaviour, and occasionally advise on the more sensitive tasks. The common thread is ‘people’, which – across our portfolio – consists of thousands of individuals working…

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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Holiday Retail Season

Some insights on the year’s biggest shopping days The benefit of being an investor in many B2B SaaS companies is that we have access to industry data from a variety of sources. As a result, we can create insights that are otherwise difficult to formulate. This time of year, we are always interested in the…

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Could You Watch 150 Movies in a Minute?

Artificial intelligence puts an end to manual video search Security Cameras are ubiquitous in businesses, however it is still a daunting task for many business owners to comb through hours of video to identify an event of interest. Often those events coincide with transactional moments from a POS or other system. For CCTV to be…

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KRP Properties receives BOMA Pinnacle Award for Innovation

Congratulations, KRP Properties, on receiving the BOMA Pinnacle Award for Innovation, in recognition of custom upgrades that are being implemented throughout the Kanata North business park. “There are multiple systems within each building overlaid by AI, allowing these independent systems to speak to each other much more fluidly. While many of the features mirror those…

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Accelerating Innovation

“We expect L-Spark will soon be telling stories about its own billion dollar mentee companies. It’s happened several times in and around Ottawa, and with the help of L-Spark, it will likely be happening again soon.  Our advice is to track the L-Spark cohort.” Todd Coupland & Amy Dyck, CIBC, on Accelerating Innovation on today’s Technology…

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Canada’s first Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Innovator Directory

In celebration of #NationalAutonomousVehicleDay, the Kanata North Business Association has established a first of its kind resource that will capture a comprehensive listing of the growing number of contributors to the AV ecosystem across the country. This will include innovators, companies, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations with AV technologies, solutions, and knowhow. The launch of the…

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GDPR is here. What now?

By Pratteek Bathula, Product Director at Hut Six What is GDPR? Everyone’s favourite acronym. If you are a business owner, work in IT or handle customer or employee data, these four letters present a massive shake-up to data protection laws that you need to be aware of or risk unprecedented fines. The General Data Protection…

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GDPR Help: a summary of Europe's new privacy laws and how they may affect your business

The following article is a guest post by Paul Bailey, Marketing & Design Director for Wesley Clover. —- Recently Wales’ technology sector monthly networking event, Digital Tuesday, held an interesting event about Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This article dives into the questions and concerns that were raised at the event, and hopefully addresses people’s…

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