By Jacob Serebrin, October 21, 2013 Machine-to-machine, also known as the “Internet of things,” may sound pretty esoteric. But experts say if businesses don’t get on board, they’re not only leaving money on the table, they’ll also get left behind. The terms refer to everything from smart hydro meters that automatically report usage to utility … Continued

By Cheryl Conner, October 20th 2013 I posed that question this week to my friend Dr. Phil Windley, an expert technologist, Executive Producer of IT Conversations and a serial entrepreneur. He and co-founder Stephen Fulling have launched multiple ventures together beginning with iMALL Inc., which they sold to Excite@home in 1999. Disclosure: I have no current business relationship … Continued

Businesses around the world are realizing the benefits from new era of communications; one that Canadian industry cannot afford to lag, but in which we also have a strong opportunity to lead. Just as Canada has led in wireless innovation in the past, Canadian businesses once again have an opportunity to lead, as innovators in machine-to-machine (M2M) … Continued

Vancouver-based startup Curatio is sitting pretty these days. The four-month old company, part of Wavefront’s Venture Accelerator Program, recently won $100,000 for their innovative health care mobile application at the 7th annual Health 2.0 Conference in Silicon Valley. The contest is Novartis’ global competition to create an innovative health care mobile application Curatio’s winning application, “ThaliMe”, is an innovative, personalized support and … Continued

Reflex Wireless, a Canadian company, has been developing innovative mobile solutions to help people measure and track their nutrition intake and hydration. We found that the company’s previous offering, a Bluetooth enabled smart scale named Nutricrystal, was extremely helpful for people to measure their daily nutritional intake, and its capabilities far exceeded those of conventional … Continued

The Banff Venture Forum took place last week at the Banff Springs Hotel and the presenting companies had a chance to strut their stuff in front of some of North America’s top VC and angel investors. Recognized as one of Canada’s premier company financing events, the Banff Venture Forum provides networking opportunities and showcases high technology companies … Continued

The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) today announced the appointment of Greg Caws as the organization’s new President and CEO. “We are pleased to have a seasoned technology entrepreneur take the leadership position at BCIC,” said Jill Leversage, Chair. “Greg is a strong leader who has successfully built technology businesses. We … Continued