Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre
Mar27

Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre

On March 28, Indigenous entrepreneurs of six start-ups and small businesses from New Brunswick will faceoff in a business pitch competition at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre. The program is organized by the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), to promote economic and workforce development for Indigenous people in the eastern province. This competition comes at the end of a...

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Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance
Mar20

Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance

Strong, Secure, Engaged, the new Canadian defence policy, clearly specifies that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are required to “achieve excellence” across a wide spectrum of military duties, from protecting Canada and North America, to engaging in peacekeeping, peacemaking, counter-terrorism, cyber, and humanitarian assistance operations, in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. To achieve this mission, the CAF rely...

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Game Changer: Tim Van Holst, President, HCL Logistics Inc.
Dec19

Game Changer: Tim Van Holst, President, HCL Logistics Inc.

As the President of HCL Logistics Inc., Tim Van Holst is responsible for being “innovator, contract compliance, security compliance, and head employee cheerleader.” He said that his daily activities revolve around ensuring their staff think with a mindset that supports the vision of an engaged, empowered, loyal and motivated workforce. “Supporting this culture of individual and company continuous improvement...

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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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Using electronic signatures to improve service in government
Aug24

Using electronic signatures to improve service in government

Canadian government agencies and departments are modernizing the way they do business with staff, suppliers, and citizens. Going digital – eliminating paper-based processes – is an important strategy towards improving costs, accountability, security, efficiency, and productivity. For this reason, government employees and military personnel have been using electronic signatures to sign forms, task orders, requisitions and other documents for...

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Do you know where your suppliers are?
Jun30

Do you know where your suppliers are?

Trump’s Trade war will force country of origin tracking in supply chains. I wrote an article in the Toronto SUN newspaper a few months ago titled, “How America won the chicken war and why Trump will try it again”. The crux of the article was about a tax that the Germans imposed on American chicken after the Second World...

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