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Let's take a closer look at the circumstances that have helped Toronto become a serious player in the tech industry.
We need to understand that representation matters, and girls of any shape, size, and personality can be successful in STEM fields.
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We are living in a digital era with increasing opportunities for women as the evolution of technology rapidly impacts the global economy.
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The goals of Canada's New Infrastructure Plan are not just to grow our infrastructure, but at the same time to harness new and emerging technologies to make it cleaner, greener and smarter. For the government's hallmark policy to date -- the Innovation Agenda -- we hear the consistent message that we need to support the people that innovate.
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Growing up, I was a precarious, hourly paid shift worker. Many times in my early-to-mid 20s, I was faced with too much month at the end of the money. The gig economy model of work did not yet exist, and with rigid shift scheduling and strict employment processes, I had to rely on loans to make ends meet. Since then, my belief has not changed: This is not the way new entrants to the labour market should start their careers.
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Thanks to the unprecedented pace of change in the market, we are now at a moment where anything is possible. To seize this opportunity, it's important to recognize that the power base is shifting. The new technology buyers of today have extremely high expectations, and increasingly, only want to do business with companies that mirror their own diversity.
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British Columbia is at risk of being left behind as the global economy shifts and the costs of a changing climate begin to mount. Building a strong, clean growth economy is imperative to ensure Canada's westernmost province remains competitive.
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While we've witnessed the rise of the Internet, smart phones, and a variety of consumer services like content streaming and online banking, most companies haven't yet embraced methodologies like lean startup, design thinking, agile engineering, or technologies like cloud architectures, IoT or machine learning.
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As a black female robotics researcher, I know that I am different than most of my colleagues. I joined a robotics class in elementary school and the world of technology opened up for me. After making my first project, I saw myself as a super heroine -- I had discovered my superpower -- and felt that I was beginning to acquire the tools and skills to broaden my horizons and change my life's path.
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Global networks formed through technology are powerful tools for girls and women to make their voices heard. In this era of connectivity, young women are using social media to step to the forefront of important societal moments, support one another and capture the attention of global leaders.
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To cope with technology's impact, those in the skilled trades are adopting models of life-long learning that merge the technical, the technological and the mechanical; the toolbox of today is brimming with technology and so too are the classrooms in which apprentices train.
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In an increasingly automated world, it is the qualities that make us most human that will be valued highest in the workplace of the future. And the liberal arts - also known as humanities - may well offer the clearest path to success.
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Let’s be real -- there’s nothing better than finding out a restaurant, café, or clothing store offers free Wi-Fi. Getting online quickly, easily and for free is a simple way to feel connected to our friends, coworkers, and our favourite brands. It’s the little things that make us feel valued.
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It's hard to imagine life without the Internet. Browsing the web has become so second nature to us that we share sensitive information through our e-mails and social media accounts each day without se...
The world runs on data. Businesses are inundated by it. From information received from mobile phones, sensor networks and Internet of Things-enabled devices, industries have a world of information at their fingertips. But making sense of all this data is no easy endeavour.
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Nothing is harder than being an entrepreneur: self-sacrifice, countless hours, true diligence and undying commitment. I interviewed the following accomplished entrepreneurs, who excel at what they do and have been handpicked by the media as ones to watch. Here, they reflect on their past mistakes and share some of their insights with their B2B counterparts when it comes to e-commerce, IT, funding, delegation, sales and scaling too fast.
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Despite their efficiency and cost, fossil fuels aren't better energy sources than solar, wind and tide, even though renewables require separate storage for large-scale deployment. Fossil fuels pollute the environment, cause illness and death, accelerate global warming and damage or destroy ecosystems. They'll also eventually run out.
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Online learning (also referred to as distance or remote learning) has become a hot topic in the education industry in the last decade, with its proponents touting it as a great way to leverage technology to offer students an accessible learning environment.
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"Autonomous Vehicles" (AV') - recall a futuristic scene with robots delivering your mail and drones dropping the latest smartphone to your front step. In fact, the future is now and autonomous vehicle...
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The district of Squamish in British Columbia is widely known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. But this all-season destination for climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, kite surfers, and birdwatchers is also developing a reputation as a nucleus for clean innovation.
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The world's largest educational publisher, UK-based Pearson PLC, is in crisis. Last month, the company, whose 2015 revenues totalled nearly £4.5 billion, revealed that net revenues for the fourth quar...
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As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?
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Current advertising and media trading platforms are designed to allow buyers ultimate flexibility. While this sounds like an effective strategy, users run into issues when these platforms inevitably fail to understand the brand's business model and therefore fail to provide true value. In the attempts to accommodate everyone, they accommodate no one, and audience discovery methods remain primitive at best.
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Every day, more and more companies are relying on the IoT to bump up efficiency, productivity, and quality on the factory floor. From real-time quality assurance on the assembly line to speeding up inventory procedures, here are just a few ways companies are making the IoT work to their advantage.
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Four pivotal moments that have changed the way we make things. From the AOL Partner Studio
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With a new year well underway, we are all becoming more comfortable dating our paperwork "2017." Last year was a wild one and to many people's dismay it brought about some changes that will continue t...
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If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." Whethe...
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Businesses of all sizes are adjusting their business models to find success. As cost-competition and accessibility are forcing prices down, margins are decreasing. The result of this is that businesses must now sell to larger markets to see the returns they had historically experienced.
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It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outlet. Which way does their news slant? Left? Right? H...
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Whether it's a full scale legacy system overhaul, or simply moving to social media channels to better engage with audiences, companies don't have the luxury of time on their side to pursue digital transformation as late adopters.
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A new year brings new opportunity, growth and challenges especially for industries such as technology that are well-known for constant evolution. Technology companies are often heavy in their data-driven decision making, which results in improvements and changes. These evolving companies are becoming one of the largest companies in the world.
Several high-level corruption cases in 2016 have brought corruption to the public's attention. Last month, the South Korean Parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye for extorting millions f...