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Ottawa to pump $443 million into second phase of Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

The federal government announced today the investment of $443 million in the second phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Speaking at Collision 2022, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, said artificial intelligence (AI) is a” key part of Ottawa’s plan to make our economy stronger than ever. The second phase of the

Breaking News: Government files latest attempt at privacy legislation reform

The Liberal government has introduced its second attempt at overhauling the country’s privacy laws covering the business sector. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne introduced Bill C-27 in the House of Commons this morning. Details of the legislation weren’t immediately available, so it isn’t clear how it will differ from the proposed legislation the government tabled in

IdentityNORTH Summit: Fortier says pandemic has spurred need for digital credential initiative

Despite the many challenges that exist in creating digital identification processes, the pandemic has proven that when we need to, we can quickly move to develop and deploy digital services and infrastructure to better serve Canadians, Treasury Board president Mona Fortier said today. In her opening keynote at IdentityNORTH’s 2022 Annual Summit, she said, “Essential […]

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Designated Canadian firms would have to report cyber breaches under proposed law

Certain companies in four federally-regulated Canadian critical infrastructure providers — including banks, telcos, energy providers and transport companies — would have to toughen their cybersecurity and share cyber threat information with Ottawa under proposed legislation introduced today by the federal government. Specific companies would be designated after the legislation passes, although in a briefing with […]

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LockBit claims Mandiant data will be published, Mandiant says no evidence of theft

A major ransomware gang claimed today it has data from Google subsidiary Mandiant, one of the biggest names in threat intelligence and incident response. According to several news sites, the LockBit gang’s data leak site now lists Mandiant.com as one of its victims, along with the notice “All available data will be published.” Mandiant quickly […]

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Atlassian advises users to disable or limit internet access to Confluence collaboration software

Users of Atlassian’s Confluence collaboration software have been warned to either restrict internet access to the software or to disable it due to a critical vulnerability. As of midnight EDT on June 2nd, the company has no patch or fix for the issue, nor has it given a timeframe for delivery. An advisory from Atlassian […]

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New book explores post-pandemic crisis and disaster management

We will never go back to old ways in public health, policing, public protests, procurement, politics, and a wide range of other public policy issues. So say the authors of a new book being launched this week: Emergency! Quarantine, Evacuation, and Back Again. A group of academics, political leaders, emergency responders, and activists explore topics […]

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KPMG launches search for Canada’s leading tech entrepreneur

Once again this year, KPMG is looking for the best Canadian technology entrepreneur, and invites start-ups to compete for the title of Canadian Technology Innovator of the Year and have the opportunity to compete against their peers on a global scale. The competition is open to Canadian entrepreneurs who can demonstrate to a panel of […]

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Broadcom acquires VMware – it’s official

Broadcom announced in a press release earlier today that it will acquire VMware for approximately US$61 billion in cash and stock. The company touted this as a “strategy to build the world’s leading infrastructure technology company.” As announced previously, the existing Broadcom Software Group will be rebranded as VMware and merge Broadcom’s enterprise infrastructure and […]

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Huawei, ZTE to be banned from Canada’s 5G/4G networks

Canadian telecom providers will have to rip out any Huawei and ZTE equipment from their 4G and 5G networks without compensation, the federal government has announced. The long-expected announcement came from Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Innovation Minister François-Phillipe Champagne. There will be discussions with affected telcos on the timeline for taking out the […]

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Burnout in the tech sector: Why is it happening and what are the solutions?

As more organizations focus on digitally transforming their businesses, and the need for technology and its services grow, tech workers are facing burnout and seeing a strain on their mental health. A study by mental well-being tool provider Yerbo found that two in five IT workers are at high risk of burnout, due to longer […]

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SAP highlights four focus areas at Sapphire conference

Enterprise application software giant SAP chose four areas to focus on during its hybrid Sapphire customer and partner conference this week: supply chain, sustainability, business process transformation, and accelerating innovation. Chief executive officer and member of the executive board of SAP SE Christian Klein noted that the company turns 50 this year, and said that […]

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Intel Vision 2022: Habana Gaudi2 AI training processor arrives to challenge the Nvidia A100

At Intel Vision 2022, Intel unveiled the Gaudi2 AI training processor fresh from its Habana Labs, the Israel-based AI accelerator chip company Intel acquired in 2019. The two chips are purpose-built for AI deep learning applications, using Intel’s 7nm process node–a significant leap from the 16nm node used for the first generation. Gaudi2 features 24 […]

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Chris Barry named the new president of Microsoft Canada, succeeding Kevin Peesker

With files from Lynn Greiner. Chris Barry will succeed Kevin Peesker as the president of Microsoft Canada, following Peesker’s promotion to a worldwide role, Deb Cupp, president of Microsoft North America, announced in a post on LinkedIn. The transition will occur on July 1, the beginning of Microsoft’s fiscal year. Barry’s 19-year journey at Microsoft […]

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