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Innovation and superclusters

Innovation and superclusters

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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

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

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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

Using electronic signatures to improve service in government

on 6:20 pm in Defense, Development, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

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

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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

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

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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

Game Changer: Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless

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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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Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

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By Nicholas Scheurkogel This powerful statement is often repeated across the defence industry, and within the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF); so often over the past few years that many have come to believe that it is true. Why would it not be true? Computer hackers and foreign states can manipulate vulnerabilities in the...

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Forget everything you know about HF

Forget everything you know about HF

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By Thaddeus Zeglen It’s ancient, hard to use, has limited bandwidth and requires huge black boxes. Its reliability and throughput issues make it greatly inferior to SATCOM for data communications. When you’re talking about high-frequency (HF) communications, you’re also talking about low expectations. These are typical associations with HF technology in the age of SATCOM – so it might...

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Gap Wireless expands to Western Canada

Gap Wireless expands to Western Canada

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Gap Wireless announced earlier today that it is expanding its business by opening an 8,000 square foot warehouse in Calgary, Alberta. This new centre will support the company’s distribution business in Western Canada. As a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, Gap Wireless’ new facility, which is located in close proximity to...

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MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

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Last week, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company announced that it has signed a contract with Scanex, a leader in the field of satellite monitoring. This will allow Scanex to continue serving and distributing RADARSAT-2 data products and information services to its clients. The RADARSAT-2 satellite gathers data in any light or weather...

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