B2B News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Dog DNA, the Gig Economy, Social Good Platforms

Let’s not kid ourselves. Between pet supply production, logistics and marketing alone, dogs represent a huge business opportunity. Puppy love goes well beyond acknowledging that biodegradable poop bags are much less expensive – and less environmentally devastating — than disposable diapers for human babies. Not surprisingly, everyone wants to know more about their fur babies. […]

B2B News for Friday, July 30, 2021: Canada Wins Robotics World Cup, Automotive Acquisition & the Life Insurance Industry at Pandemic’s End

Hopes for Canada’s future as an AI innovation centre are shining more brightly this week. The Dalhousie University robotics team, CYRUS, became the first Canadian team to win the international RoboCup competition. The competition is the robotics World Cup of soccer simulations. The Dalhousie team is led by research assistant Nader Zare and PhD student Mahtab Sarvmaili. The […]

B2B News for Wednesday, July 28, 2021: Psychological Safety at Work, Clean Water & Entrepreneurs Listen to Reviews

Psychological safety in the workplace means being able to talk about what isn’t working. As part of that openness, leadership has to welcome criticism as part being accountable. According to the Centre for Creative Leadership, psychological safety in the workplace helps organizations to prevent failure and fully the leverage its talents’ full strength. “People need […]

B2B News for Friday, July 16, 2021: Integrate Appointment, Commvault & SoftwareONE Partnership, ServiceNow Upgrades Support Hybrid Workplaces

Variants are for viruses. Today, we are going old school stability with no need for a booster. This news roundup is all appointments and announcements. Remember, viruses can’t mutate if they can’t spread. Ideas, though, just become trends, so just keep those video conferences in your calendar for now. Pheonix-based PDM tool Integrate, has appointed […]

B2B News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Bad Looks for the Rich, Vancouver Vegan Food & Remote-Work Proof Real Estate

Columnists seldom give advice to the ultra riche who could crush them. Still, I’m willing to risk telling the private-jet set that starving your workforce’s countries of the taxes that fund healthcare and education is a really bad look. It’s a view, new research says, that is shared beyond the sphere of the justifiably judgmental […]

B2B News for Wednesday, July 7: Ransom Ware Attack Linked to Russian Gangsters, Cyber Security Partnerships and a Design Lab for the Textile Industry

It’s a tough week for Kaseya. 1500 of its VSA customers were the subject of the largest ransom ware attack ever on July 2.  The company’s CEO Fred Voccola praised his employees’ response and support from the FBI and the White House itself in a video address on the company’s web site. Elsewhere, some experts […]

B2B News for Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Remote Tech Awards, the Justice League, Use of Indigenous Intellectual Property

What if this is the coolest summer – in terms of temperature — of the rest of our lives? It’s really the only important question to ask while waiting for billionaires to stop racing to space and start investing in healing our poor planet. The 2021 Remote Tech Breakthrough Award winners have been announced. Victoria-based […]

B2B New for Friday, June 25, 2021: Procurement & Supply, Component Miniaturization, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

The news comes from all B2B sectors this Friday. We’re seeing a commitment to business ethics, investments in miniaturization of electronics applications, and new categories for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has awarded the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation the CIPS corporate ethics mark. The company’s Global […]

B2B News for Wednesday, June 23, 2021: FinTech Acquisition, FinTech Expansion, Construction Software Marketing

Just when it looked like mergers and acquisitions had gone on vacation, there’s some FinTech news to report in the B2B sphere. Repay Holdings Corporation, a provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, announced it has acquired Kontrol Payables. The deal is worth up to $11 million US, of which $8 million was paid at closing. Repay […]

B2B News Headlines for Friday, June 18, 2021: Former Deloitte CFO joins Integrate, Wix Acquisition & Connected Coaching as a B2B Service

Going into the weekend, you need to know about expert advisors moving into demand-generation, more capabilities for small business sites and connected coaching as a B2B service for the sports and fitness industry. Integrate has appointed Kristy Pipes to its Board of Directors. Best known for its demand generation platform, Integrate brought the former Managing […]

B2B Headlines for Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Umlaut Acquisition, the Power of Purpose & ACE Awards

Präzision, or precision in English, is the watchword in today’s release. We’re starting with German engineering. Accenture is acquiring umlaut, an engineering consulting and services firm with its HQ in Aachen, Germany. The move will scale up Accenture’s deep engineering capabilities as it works with companies using the cloud, AI, and 5G to transform how they […]

The Digital Transformation of Air Cargo: In Conversation with Thomas Gerstner, President of CODEX by Virtual Control

Thomas Gerstner started tracking the movement of vaccines before the pandemic. “The WHO estimated in 2019 that up to 50% of all vaccines go to waste because of lack of temperature control during the shipping process,” Gerstner said during a recent video conference conversation. Gerstner’s company, Virtual Control, has launched CODEX, an AI-powered logistics solution […]

Seeing Remote Healthcare: In Conversation with Terrence Tormey, CEO of Xenon-VR Inc

B2B and SaaS models aren’t terms that typically come into global healthcare discussions. The unique nature of American-style healthcare lays those businesses processes bare from research to commercialization through the start-up eco system, from to regulatory approvals to sales and marketing. Terrence O’Brien Tormey has more than 45 years of sales, marketing, and executive experience […]