B2B News for Wednesday, May 12, 2021: The All Artificial Intelligence Edition with Executive Appointments, Investments & Your Coach is a Chat Bot

You know it’s time to start brushing up on your knowledge of emerging technologies when management teams start expanding. Artificial Intelligence enterprises are seeing exactly that kind of activity SirionLabs, an AI-powered contract management suite, has expanded its leadership team by appointing Rajeev Kumar as their new CRO. Kumar filled the same position at iCertis, […]

Supply Chain Reactivity: In Conversation with Mike McGrath of Kwayga

COVID-19 was not the first disruption of the global food supply chain. In the European Union, there was also Brexit. Kwayga, a start-up based in Cork, Ireland responded with what its CPO Mike McGrath describes as “the Tinder of supply chain technology.” The intent, though, is to maintain a relationship-focus with new partners rather than […]

B2B News for Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Aptum Sale Completes, Goody+ Launches, and Custom Content Collaboration Tools Debut

A recently-announced acquisition has been completed, it’s now easier to send employees rewards for their hard work and creatives should keep an eye out for new collaboration tools. Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, has announced the completion of the sale of its Canadian colocation business to eStruxture. The planned sale was announced earlier […]

B2B News for Monday, May 3, 2021: Working Even More for Less, She’s Next Winners, New B2B Tech & SaaS Marketing Conference, Gravvity Gets Funding

The B2B News is mixed today. We’ll start with HR, delve into some entrepreneurialism, help marketers out and then get into a wellness app. It’s a reading adventure that defies the tendency to find a theme, define a trend or make sense of where we are all going in our half-vaccinated states. The pandemic has […]

B2B News for April 28, 2021: Smart Cities, Being Scrappy in B2B Tech, Workplace Whistleblower Reluctance

Smart cities use big data. That means the morning commute should become more efficient post-pandemic. The City of Calgary announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a traffic navigation. The partnership is a two-way data share of publicly available traffic information. The Waze for Cities Data, one known as the Connected Citizens Program, is meant to safer […]

B2B News for Monday, April 26, 2021 : The Startup Edition Sees Couply Win Pitch Contest, Jobber Nabs Gail Goodman, Beam.gg Launches Early Access and Quantum Computing Gets a Specialist Incubator

The news from Monday morning ranges from federal finances to a new launches, but it all comes from the realm of tech startups. StartUp Canada, the national organization representing the country’s startups, issued a press release in response to the federal budget agreeing that entrepreneurs are “crucial to the country’s recovery.” In particular, the association […]

B2B News for Friday, April 23: The All Appointments Edition Featuring Officium Labs, Canon USA and RCG Coffee

Talent moves up, even under lockdown. We might be working from anywhere and everywhere these days, but when it comes to new executive appointments, companies are looking within. San Francisco-based Officium Labs, a decentralized customer experience startup, John Pompei as its new chief customer officer (CCO) and Scott McCabe as its chief human resource officer (CHRO). Pompei was promoted from within […]

B2B News for Wednesday, April 21, 2021: All Shaken Up at the Collision Conference, Remote Work is Socially Isolating & Marketing Has the Power to Improve Lives

Our favourite music festivals have all been cancelled this summer, but at least there is still the Collision Conference. The rock show of tech conferences is now online and started yesterday. Today, after Nicole Kidman talks about skin care products, US House Representative Ro Khanna and Paypal CEO Dan Schulman will discuss whether or not […]

B2B News for Friday, April 16: Fighting Screen Fatigue with Better Animated Videos for Business, Digital Wigs for Virtual Meetings & Gamified Sales Coaching

If there is one thing we’ve learned from the past 13 months of shutting our cameras off during virtual meetings, it’s that we all want to been seen less on and watch more cartoons. Vyond, the animation software company for business has raised $50 million US to capitalize further on the demand for its product […]

B2B News for Wednesday, April 7, 2021: Questions about Home Office Productivity, Tax Planning & Oil and Gas meet Vertical Grow Ops in Proposed Acquisition

Questions, so many questions. Like, is pandemic hiring in “equity-focused” organizations even less honest an honest proposition when they demand potentials have access to a private room with a door that closes and ergonomically-designed chairs? Does no one respect the amazing concentration of the single parent who can write columns from the comfort of her […]

OP-ED: Mohamad Fakih: Third wave in Ontario leaves us all vulnerable

(Note: This post was originally a Twitter thread on April 1.)  https://twitter.com/mohamadfakih8/status/1377740506298511361?s=21   A few thoughts on the Ford government’s latest attempt to get control of the third wave which is already worse than the first two despite what should have been learned over the last year.  The primary objective of the government, and of […]

How full-stack observability with business context can reduce IT complexity

  When the global pandemic took hold, companies had no choice but to pivot to remote work and digital-first business models to withstand the impact of COVID-19. Now, one year later, we’re seeing the unintended consequences of rapid digital transformation and focus on business continuity – the pressure on technologists has reached a boiling point […]