All The News
Waterloo Region has moved on to the finals in the Smart Cities Challenge. This challenge will provide $50,000 to the winners to support their proposed plans. Waterloo Region has developed a plan to integrate technological advances to improve the lives of children and youth in the area.
The University of Waterloo joined the University Blockchain Research Initiative backed by Ripple.
BlackBerry’s former offices in Waterloo – nearly 3 million square feet – are experiencing a renaissance as new companies are moving in and giving them new life.
In an effort to support their development, MaRS DD has launched a program to facilitate and encourage startups to bring on experienced executives.
Montreal-based Real Ventures has won the Deal of the Year award in the venture capital category for its investment in Montreal-based SweetIQ, which provides businesses with location-based marketing analytics and automation solutions.
The Canadian government announced the launch of its Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) competition, committing $25M.
All The Moves
The UW Ideas Lab announced they will be welcoming former Dalhousie president, Richard Florizone, as their new leader.
Twitter Canada made some changes to their executive leadership and appointed Paul Burns as managing director
Dhivya Suryadevara was named as the new CEO of GM.
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Humans of Tech
This month we’re proud to present this interview with the incomparable Carrie MacGillivray!
Carrie is Group Vice President – IoT and Mobility Research at IDC. Carrie manages her team remotely across North America, has presented her insights across the globe, and has been recognized as a leader in her industry many times over.
The Artemis Canada Connect program is a confidential and curated introduction service aimed at connecting returning tech talent with innovative tech companies in Canada.
We’re talking to leaders from companies like Google, Microsoft, Uber, and Qualcomm, and they’re looking to come back home to Canada.
Want to see them before all that talent and experience gets scooped up by someone else?
Want to see some examples before you jump in? No problem.
There’s been a lot of discussion over the past month about the issue of burnout in the tech community. This discussion was sparked by a recent poll in the US stating that 60% of tech employees were currently experiencing burnout. Not only does burnout affect tech company employees, it also deeply affects people in leadership and is more likely to go unreported.
How do you recover from burnout? How do you maintain your mental health and build your company?
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