With a population under 70,000, Moncton, New Brunswick was originally known for its wine and food festivals as a tourist destination, and its location just a few miles from the beaches. But geographic positioning smack in the center of Canada’s Maritime Provinces and close to the Northumberland Strait, made it a strategic center for Internet traffic across the Atlantic Ocean.Read more
Swedish capital Stockholm has been ranked among the finest cities in Europe for digital entrepreneurs in a new study, beating 58 other cities and trailing only one.
The European Digital City Index (EDCI) placed Stockholm second in Europe behind only London when it comes to supporting digital entrepreneurs. It was followed by Amsterdam in third, Helsinki in fourth, and Paris in fifth.Read more
GOOGLE IS BUILDING a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players.
Hugo Larochelle will run the new lab after joining Google from the Twitter, where he was part of the company’s central AI team. It’s a homecoming for Larochelle, who earned a PhD in machine learning from the University of Montreal and remains a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. Yoshua Bengio, one of the founding fathers of the movement, calls him “one of the rising stars of deep learning.”Read more
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the government agency that manages alcohol sales across the province, is tapping into Kitchener-Waterloo’s startup community as it seeks to modernize the way it interacts with customers at its retail stores.
Even though the LCBO already has an innovation lab at its downtown Toronto headquarters, the scope of development there has been limited because of what the LCBO admits is a lagging approach to problem-solving.Read more
Stockholm is already one of the greenest cities in the world - but it won't stop there. Find out how the city's tech scene is transforming the energy sector.Read more
A job fair held in Stratford at the Rotary Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 1 laid bare the truth of the job market in Stratford these days.
The reality is, there are lots of jobs. So many, in fact, that employers are scrambling to see them filled.
Coupled with that is a high rate of unemployment amongst young people; but shouldn’t both of these cancel each other out?Read more
Eindhoven University of Technology and Celonis announce a strategic alliance and join forces in several working groups on different key topics in the field of Process Mining. The aim is to leverage the optimal combination of world class academic and practical experience in order to work on the Process Mining of tomorrow.Read more
WATERLOO REGION — A new report on Canada's 10 leading tech markets says Waterloo Region is the fastest-growing, with the largest increase in new tech jobs over the past five years.
The 2016 Scoring Tech Talent Report, issued Monday by commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE Canada, found that Waterloo Region recorded an increase of 74.4 per cent in new tech jobs, followed by Winnipeg at 58.5 per cent and Halifax at 50 per cent.Read more
TALLINN, Estonia (CNN) -- In a red brick building on a 19th-century Russian czarist military compound in Tallinn, Estonia, a team of cyber experts is analyzing the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and how a Western democracy can legally respond.
Inside, the building is cutting-edge high-tech. These military officers, lawyers and cyber techies are part of NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, carrying out research, training and exercises. One of their biggest challenges: When it comes to cyber -- so far -- there is no agreed-upon international law of war.Read more
Startups are doing their part to make sure children know how to code - not just to prevent a shortage in the labour market, but for the sake of democracy.
Sweden's tech sector keeps expanding, and Stockholm is drawing in the lion's share of talent from abroad to work at its innumerable startups.Read more