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Elaine Mah is the Director for Canada at Intel Corporation and a seven year veteran with the company. Among her many achievements at Intel, Elaine is especially proud of her work fostering innovation and growth with small businesses through her Canadian small business advisory board.

She is a frequent speaker at industry and government conferences on the importance of technology to the Canadian economy, as well as on emerging trends. Elaine currently sits on the National Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada.

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At This Point Is Wearable Tech More About Fashion or Function?

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 8:15 AM

Taking calls on a wrist watch. Socks that monitor foot strike patterns to improve running performance. Biometric feedback and activity sensors that help wearers make healthier lifestyle choices. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it's not; it's a reality today. At WEST: Wearable Entertainment and...

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The True Cost of Your Company's Website Going Down

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 12:23 PM

I recently returned home from grocery shopping with a new loyalty card. All I needed to do was go online and register the card I was given in store. Sounds easy, right?

You may think I'm about to start talking about how stores are leveraging technology to track purchasing decisions...

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Should We Get Our Heads Out of the Cloud?

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 6:41 PM

When news first broke that the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) was "operating a covert program, called Prism, which obtains email and other electronic data records from Internet companies," a furor erupted over the violated privacy of information once it enters the cloud. It shocked a nation...

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The Third Industrial Revolution Is Here - Think Bigger

(11) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 1:09 PM

I recently had the unique experience of seeing both ends of the innovation spectrum come together. On the one side, I was watching Team Canada-ISEF 2013 head to Phoenix, to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF...

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Canadian Retailers Must Get Online or Perish

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:16 PM

"Can I help you?"

"No thanks ... I'm not really here ..."

I was recently reminded of those opening lines from a 2011 Yellow Pages Group commercial of a small business that was losing customers because it wasn't online. I had just finished speaking with Kingi Carpenter, owner...

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Can We Control Company Privacy on Personal Devices?

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Despite the fact there have been two entire generations of people who have grown up in the Internet era, I remain amazed by the proliferation of personal devices in today's homes. We've moved well beyond having a PC only for work to having multiple home computers, media servers for our...

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Canada welcomes the IT world

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 4:16 PM

Next week, the who's who of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry around the world will arrive in Montreal, Canada, for the biannual World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT). With all the economic upheaval making business headlines, why does this specialized gathering matter?

The IT industry...

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Is Big Data Really Such a Big Deal?

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 1:00 AM

I haven't been able to pick up a paper or surf online recently without getting bombarded with news, research or expert opinions featuring Big Data and its value to the future of business.

Earlier this year the Obama administration announced a $200 million investment to "extract knowledge and...

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Let's Do More for the Bright Minds of Tomorrow, Today

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 3:11 PM

The knowledge economy is alive and well, not to mention thriving, in our country's high schools!

This May, I'll have the opportunity to watch 18 of Canada's best and brightest high school students compete against more than 1500 students from over 65 countries for more than $4 millon in prizes...

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Social Media: Good, Bad, or Ugly for Your Company?

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Social media is pervasive in society today. But as an increasingly important tool to reach their prime audience, corporations are struggling to adapt and often lack the policies to properly address the role of social media within the organization.

There is no doubt that social media presents numerous challenges for...

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Why Is Open Data Still Guarded?

(3) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 5:30 PM

I recently took part in a panel discussion called Open for Business: The City of Toronto's Open Data Initiative at Dx3 Canada.

As the session summary explains: "The heart of the digital revolution is the access to and utilization of good data. The City of Toronto has such...

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What's Your Data Worth?

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 3:41 PM

In today's electronic era, businesses rely on technology to communicate and run their operations. Losing that data -- or even simply losing access to files and information for a short period of time -- can be devastating.

Symantec's 2011 Disaster Preparedness Survey finds the median cost of downtime...

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Does Gov't Funding Help or Hurt Tech Innovation?

(7) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 12:08 AM

I was recently travelling in Western Canada and was amazed to see first-hand some of Canada's hotbeds of innovation -- technology clusters and centres of excellence gaining world-recognition, yet I'd argue few Canadians know they exist. I didn't know about many of these collaborative ventures driving advances in technology, manufacturing,...

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