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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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC
Sep18

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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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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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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Game Changer: Garry Warren, VP – Industrial Development at J.D. Irving Ltd
Jul28

Game Changer: Garry Warren, VP – Industrial Development at J.D. Irving Ltd

Garry Warren joined the Construction & Equipment Division at J.D. Irving Limited a year ago and since then he has been instrumental in “leveraging the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) program into developing other opportunities for Atlantic Canadian institutions and industries.” He has also spent a portion of that time championing the recently launched Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence...

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Game Changer: Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless
Jul24

Game Changer: Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless

Here at Vanguard, we are excited to announce that we have selected the Game Changers for the August/September 2017 issue. The first Game Changer for this issue is Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless.  In his role, Bouvrette is responsible for supporting and managing the sales team, manage vendor relationships and contracts, and he also serves on the Board...

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