B2B News: Business to Business Payments Report (Canada) 2020 Now Available

The Business to Business Payments report Canada 2020, now available from Research and Markets, is a comprehensive review of the business expense payment and acceptance preferences of over 1,400 businesses in Canada. Looking at key drivers, barriers to payment types and opportunities for financial service providers, this report provides financial institutions with unique data driven […]

AppDynamics Appoints Rebecca Leach as Country Manager for Canada

AppDynamics, part of Cisco, the world’s #1 Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution and full-stack, business centric observability platform, has appointed Rebecca Leach as Country Manager for Canada. AppDynamics has been vocal about its interest in the Canadian market and sees this as an exciting opportunity to help Canadian enterprises with their digital transformation journey. With […]

Finbold: Sovereign Wealth Funds investment in SPACs skyrockets by 2,500% in 2020

Data acquired by Finbold.com indicates that direct investments in Special Purpose Companies by Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) have spiked by 2,532.35% YOY. As of November 24, 2020, the investment stood at $1.79 billion. In 2019, the figure was $68 million, an increase of 240% from the 2018 investment of $20 million. In 2017, the investment […]

Goodlawyer Launches New $49/mo Legal Services Subscription

SERVICE TO SUPPORT SPECIFIC LEGAL NEEDS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ACROSS CANADA   Goodlawyer, an online platform that provides affordable, on-demand legal solutions for individuals and small businesses, announced the launch of Goodlawyer Pro, a new subscription service offering entrepreneurs legal services, unlimited access to legal advice and customizable legal documents, for a flat rate […]

“Oh, it’s a total Slack attack”: Chris Schermer’s Post-Covid Tech Reality

Chris Schermer was recently elected the 2021 chair of MAGNET and runs Minnesota’s SCHERMER. This is the third in our post pandemic tech questionnaire series; read April Dunford’s and Kal Irani’s. Name: Chris Schermer Website: www.schermer.co (not .com) What you did before the pandemic: Founder + President, SCHERMER, a Minnesota-based, globally-focused B2B Marketing agency. What you […]

Gatik Deploys Canada’s First Autonomous Delivery Fleet with Loblaw; Announces $25 million raise

Gatik, an autonomous technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul middle-mile logistics, today announced a multi-year partnership with Loblaw Companies to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto, Ontario. The autonomous vehicle company also announces $25 million in VC funding. Beginning in January, Gatik will provide Loblaw with a safe, reliable, contactless delivery solution for transporting […]

Public Safety Canada launches new program, website to address mistaken no-fly issues

An online portal for travellers mistakenly placed on the Canadian no-fly list officially launched today. Inclusion on the no-fly list by error has been an ongoing problem for business and leisure travellers in Canada for years and the redress system is intended to make these headaches go away. To address issues of similar names and […]

Bynder Announces Salesforce Cloud Integration

Note: we’ll have an interview with Brad Kofoed, Bynder VP, about this integration, in the next ten days.  Bynder announced today its Connector for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, currently live on the Salesforce AppExchange. The integration is intended to empower customers to bring their marketing campaigns to market faster, with ready-to-use content marketing assets directly available […]

Schneider Electric Appoints New CEO, Adrian Thomas

Adrian Thomas is promoted to succeed Susan Uthayakumar, who will be taking the global leadership of Sustainability Business Division Schneider Electric announced today the promotion of Adrian Thomas to country president, Canada, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Thomas succeeds Susan Uthayakumar, who held the role of country president for the past three years. Mr. Thomas […]

Procore research: 70% of Canadian construction firms more productive than pre-pandemic

How We Build Now Canada explores the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today revealed the results of its inaugural How We Build Now Canada survey, which showed that more than 70 per cent of Canadian construction companies responding had as many or more […]

Abacus Data research: Young Canadians’ Lives “Fundamentally Altered” by Pandemic

In September 2020, Abacus Data completed a nationally representative survey with 1,000 Canadian youth aged 15 to 30. Read the full report. The purpose of this research was two-fold: 1. To understand the impacts and perspectives of the pandemic thus far for Canadian youth. 2. To explore their ideas for recovery from the pandemic. Youth […]

Web Summit is Coming: Dec 2-4!

Mark and Gwyneth are going. Are you? Dec 2-4 online.   Latest Updates: – Check the schedule and make your picks! https://websummit.com/schedule – For live updates, follow on Twitter and keep an eye on the #WebSummit hashtag. Check out the blog for more news and updates.     In less than a decade, Web Summit has grown […]

Finbold.com: US accounts for 73% of all live Shopify websites

Finbold.com announced new research showing US stores account for 73% of all live Shopify eCommerce websites worldwide at 1.09 million Data acquired by Finbold.com indicates that the United States accounts for the highest number of live Shopify eCommerce websites at 1.09 million. The number represents about 73.24% of all Shopify eCommerce live websites globally. Health […]

PayPal study: Pandemic accelerated digital transformation in Canadian SMBs

A new study by PayPal Canada, Business of Change: PayPal Canada Small Business Study, shows how dramatically the pandemic has accelerated digital commerce for Canadian small businesses. Two in three small businesses (67%) accept payments online and half (47%) of them only started doing so this year. Of all small businesses selling online, one third […]

Restaurants Canada is calling on Premier Ford to set up an industry survival taskforce

Restaurants Canada is calling on Premier Ford to set up an industry survival taskforce As Ontario continues to respond to the second wave of COVID-19 with devastating restrictions, Restaurants Canada is urging the provincial government to set up a dedicated taskforce to help businesses survive. TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Restaurants Canada is […]

Mercedes-Benz Canada Announces Eva Wiese as first female President and CEO

Daimler AG has appointed Eva Wiese (45) as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, effective February 1, 2021. Wiese succeeds Dimitris Psillakis, who in October was appointed by the Daimler Board of Management as Head of Marketing and Sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars North America and CEO of MBUSA, effective January 1, 2021. “We are thrilled to […]