Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief
Jun18

Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief

In 2010, I was building components for large camouflage netting and shelter systems for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Dominican Republic. We also had an active partnership with a French company called Musthane, which made collapsible water bladders to contain clean water, primarily sold for global defence requirements. At 16:53 on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010, neighbouring Haiti...

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Surveillance Tech
Mar26

Surveillance Tech

When I first started OMX and created our first corporate pitch video, we started it with a 20 second fade in of the infamous Canada Arm. It was absolutely the first thing that came to mind when we went to display Canadian technology in a reel to pitch companies to source more local at the time, all Canadian tech....

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NAFTA re-negotiations
Nov10

NAFTA re-negotiations

It has been hard to ignore what is happening in the United States right now, as Trudeau senior once said, it is “the elephant sleeping next to us, a small Canadian flea, that feels everything.” Furthermore, now the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations are starting with comments in the media every day, including threats from President Trump...

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Innovation and superclusters
Oct18

Innovation and superclusters

I recently read a great book called “How to Fly a Horse”, written by the inventor of the “Internet of Things”, Kevin Ashton. Opening with an anecdote about the Wright brothers trying to figure out how to essentially “fly a horse”, it debunks our common beliefs about creativity and innovation. When reviewing some of the world’s greatest innovative breakthroughs,...

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech
Aug23

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech

It feels like every year some new wave in technology goes into vogue. When we started OMX, it was all about niche marketplaces – usually the “eBay of something obscure and specific”. When I was on CBC’s Next Gen Dragon’s Den, it felt like every startup that pitched was the “Uber of something” such as food delivery, at home...

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