ITAC Blog

Blogs by ITAC Board members, ITAC staff, and valued partners and members.

Happiness: A Secret Weapon in the Workplace?

By Lynda Leonard Senior Vice-President, ITAC Thursday was a pretty good day for me. It started off with a visit to AMD to hear virtual reality expert Mike Macedonia speak about next generation virtual worlds. Mike is an industry veteran …

Canada’s Free Cloud Computing Resources for Entrepreneurs

Canada’s Free Cloud Computing Resources for Entrepreneurs

Canada’s economy and standard of living is built on the export of natural resources and agriculture business. However, there is a growing shift from these traditional sectors to the internet and data-driven innovation. The internet economy now makes up three …

Why I Struggle to Innovate in Healthcare in Canada

Why I Struggle to Innovate in Healthcare in Canada

By Eric Gombrich ITAC Health Membership & Program Development Committee Canada is an incredible country.  We maintain one of the most sought-after standards of living, and an exceptional quality of life.  We even have a pretty good healthcare system, regardless …

The Accidental Learner

The Accidental Learner

By John Breakey, CEO Fivel Ever notice how we’re interacting with more and more technology in our business and personal daily activity? In fact we touch about 10 tech tools in a typical workday. Some examples would include our smartphone, …

Adam Chowaniec – An Appreciation

Adam Chowaniec - An Appreciation

By Lynda Leonard Adam Chowaniec was a Director of ITAC from 2001 until his death last Friday. He served as ITAC’s Chair in 2003/2004 and even briefly served as our President and CEO. Adam played an immense role in the …

mHealth: It’s all about the ‘P,’ not the ‘M.’

mHealth: It’s all about the ‘P,’ not the ‘M.’

By Eric Gombrich ITAC Health Membership & Program Development Committee One of the hottest topics in healthcare for the past several years has been ‘mHealth,’ or ‘mobile technology in healthcare.’ Given the proliferation of ‘mobile devices’ in our daily lives, …