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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Threats in the Hyper-Connected World
Jun26

Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

By Valarie Findlay For as much as “white-hat” technologists (the good guys) have made advancements, it has become abundantly clear that the risks remain and go beyond technological vulnerabilities and remedies. In other words, cyber-threats have become much more than surreptitious, malicious software that attack our assets; likewise fighting cyber-threats doesn’t always require a technical safeguard. Formed decades ago, the...

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Marine and defence industries to benefit from new 3D printing centre
May29

Marine and defence industries to benefit from new 3D printing centre

Last Thursday, May 25th marked a momentous day for the marine and defence industries in Canada. It was on this day that Canada’s first research centre for 3D printing for these industries was launched. Named the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, this new centre is located on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and...

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EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas
May25

EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas

Tax exemption for those serving on overseas missions, the military exercise Maple Resolve and the announcement of defence deals with Saudi Arabia that has caused shares to jump for some defence giants. All this in this episode of Vanguard Radio. This show is brought to you by Gap Wireless. Gap Wireless provides UAV hardware and software solutions for inspection, survey...

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