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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, …

We MUST Celebrate Our ICT Successes

We MUST Celebrate Our ICT Successes

When Warren Roy took to the stage at the recent ITAC Ingenious Awards the audience was bewitched. Industry veterans and start-up CEO’s alike were transfixed by the profoundly gracious way the youthful founder and CEO of Global Relay detailed his …

Three Simple Steps To Build a Patent Strategy

Three Simple Steps To Build a Patent Strategy

By  Andrew Currier, P.Eng., BSEE, LLB Canadians demonstrate excellence at many things. There are the obvious clichés like maple syrup, hockey, politeness and modesty.  However, our excellence at politeness hides some of our other impressive strengths, like innovation and technology.  …

New Takeover Recommendations Give Business More Room to Manoeuvre

New Takeover Recommendations Give Business More Room to Manoeuvre

Facing a hostile takeover is not an uncommon experience for Canadian technology executives. In fact, ITAC has argues that the attractiveness of Canadian firms as acquisition targets combined with Canada’s regulatory regime regarding takeovers has contributed to the high number …