diversity in tech

Diver(c)ity in Tech

At BigData Toronto, a conference focused on Big Data, Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, and the like, it’s refreshing to see a panel on diversity in technology. Marianne Bulger moderated the panel that included Janice Liu, Director, Digital Solutions & Operations at Cossette Media, Emily Agard, Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University, Yaa Otchere, Toronto Chapter […]

The top B2B conferences coming in 2016

It’s a tradition here at B2B News Network: Keeping B2B professionals updated on the most intriguing and important B2B conferences, from around the world.  In the first half of 2016, a number of B2B-specific conferences are dotting the U.S., Canada, and the UK, whether it’s the widely heralded B2B Content2Conversion in Arizona or Demandbase’s Marketing Innovations Summit […]

Why Lithuania may be the next IT hotspot

Recently we have seen reports of B2B companies moving into Lithuania’s borders and setting up shop. Google is also establishing a presence in the small Baltic state. How did this country with a population of about 3 million become such a strong magnet for business and tech?  Heavy investment in STEM, creating business-friendly environment Skilled talent and investment in […]

Conference coverage: We’ll be live from Toronto’s Dx3 on March 11, 12

Dx3, one of Canada’s largest marketing and retail conference, touches down in Toronto March 11 and 12, and B2BNN will be there to report on sessions ranging from the rise of programmatic advertising to reddit’s influence on marketing campaigns. The speaker list is exhaustive: Dx3 invited executives from companies such as Microsoft, BuzzFeed, reddit, Yahoo!, IBM, Shazam, Indiegogo, […]

Infosys acquires SaaS company Panaya

Infosys announced on Monday the company is acquiring the Israel-based automation technology provider Panaya Inc. The terms include $200 million in cash with the deal being closed before March 31, 2015, once customary closing conditions are satisfied. Infosys, India’s third largest software services company by revenue, has generally been conservative with its acquisition strategies, as Financial Express […]

Microsoft acquires machine-learning startup Equivio

Microsoft announced it agreed to acquire Equivio, an Israeli-based startup that harnesses machine learning to sort large amounts of data into relevant groups. “We are making this acquisition to help our customers tackle the legal and compliance challenges inherent in managing large quantities of email and documents,” said Rajesh Jha in a blog post.  Equivio uses text analysis software […]

12 years later, is the tech from Minority Report real?

The strangest thing about fiction is it can become truth. Especially science fiction. Twelve years ago Stephen Spielberg’s version of a Philip K. Dick future rolled across movie screens, a powerfully detailed vision of a technology-dependent society where murder is eradicated, and the state and corporations are using tech to continually surveill citizens. Minority Report […]