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Making bed sheets smarter with IBM
January 25, 2018 Startup, Studio 1 Labs, based out of IBM's Innovation Space - Markham Convergence Centre, developed fabric sensors using AI to help monitor a patient's well-being and detect potential dangers, like respiratory distress.
July 25, 2017 Learn how Knockri, a member of the IBM Innovation Space at 185 Spadina, is using IBM Watson to help assess a job applicant's personality attributes based on employer feedback, industry knowledge and scientifically backed data.
IBM Canada and HHS launch new healthcare innovation hub
June 27, 2017 The new accelerator will stimulate healthcare innovation among local entrepreneurs, researchers and healthcare professionals, through a collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences and IBM.
June 20, 2017 Discover the factors that can affect an organization’s bottom line. This study explores the various cost factors of a breach across different industries in Canada and includes key findings on how a company may build a strong and resilient security posture.
IBM, VentureLAB and government invest in Markham innovation hub
May 8, 2017 The IBM Innovation Space - Markham Convergence Centre is a collaborative space at IBM Canada's headquarters to help startups, entrepreneurs and developers innovate great ideas and commercialize faster to drive economic growth in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area.
March 8, 2017 IBM and District Ventures launch The District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space – Calgary to bring together entrepreneurs and enterprises to solve some of Canada’s biggest business challenges.
NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation given to research consortium
February 7, 2017 Zhangxing (John) Chen of the University of Calgary and a research consortium from the oil and gas sector, with IBM, are using dynamic simulations to test new operations that produce more while using less.
January 16, 2017 Together with IBM, government and industry partners, the University of New Brunswick launched the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity to aid in research, training, and industry collaboration.
IBM R&D helps company place in Canada's top 100 list for 2016
November 17, 2016 Read how our commitment to building partnerships and driving innovation in Canada has helped IBM rank #7 in Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders 2016, and #5 in Canada's Top 20 Corporate R&D.
October 20, 2016 IBM and the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) launch a new platform using IBM Cloud and Watson Analytics to help researchers and patients manage, share and access data on heart rhythm disturbances and to further arrhythmia research and clinical practices.
Canadian neuroscientists tap Watson to accelerate drug discovery for Parkinson's disease
October 12, 2016 IBM Watson Health, the Ontario Brain Institute and the Movement Disorders Clinic at Toronto’s University Health Network will embark on Canada’s first ever Parkinson’s disease research project using the recently launched IBM Watson for Drug Discovery.
October 3, 2016 IBM is demonstrating its global leadership of the global Internet of Things market as validated by industry analysts IDC in their recent survey of 4,500 business decision makers around the world.
September 21, 2016 As part of a $54 million investment initiative with the Government of Ontario, OCE and SOSCIP, IBM has launched the IBM Innovation Space to help startups, developers and entrepreneurs speed up development with cloud and cognitive technologies.
May 10, 2016 Find out how Interac and Apple are making mobile transactions easier and more secure using the Interac Token Service Provider (TSP) service -- developed in collaboration with IBM, Bell and Everlink.
Three Canadian universities to help IBM Watson tackle cybercrime
May 10, 2016 IBM Security announced the start of pioneering a year-long research project to train – and make smarter – Watson for cybersecurity. In partnership with 8 leading universities in Canada and the U.S., IBM Security aims to greatly expand the quantity of security data in the system.
IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences Spearhead Homegrown Innovation
March 8, 2016 IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) announce a collaborative research initiative that will accelerate the development and commercialization of new healthcare innovations in Canada to improve healthcare outcomes.
Prime Minister announces $12M for new water tech partnership
January 14, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Government of Canada will fund $12 million to IBM partner, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), to build the next generation of water technologies.
Canadian Veterans Transition Military Skills to Data Analysis
December 4, 2015 IBM Canada launched a Veteran’s Employment Accelerator pilot program in conjunction with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Transition Services to provide Vets with free analytics training to help them become advanced data analysts.
Queen's university students compete in contest to incubate retail analytics innovations
December 1, 2015 The Queen’s School of Business in collaboration with IBM launched an annual business case competition to incubate industry specific advanced analytics business cases to drive industry adoption for business decision making.
How much does data breach cost Canadian companies?
December 1, 2015 With the ongoing rise of data security breaches, IBM Canada’s President, Dino Trevisani explains how cyber crime is acting as today’s greatest threat, and what Canadian companies need to do about it now.
December 1, 2015 Tina Traini, Right to Play International, discusses the company's participation in a two-day hackathon using IBM Bluemix in support of developing a solution to challenges faced by three locally-based community not for profit partners.
November 16, 2015 IBM's Jean-Francois Barsoum, Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities, Water and Transportation, Innovation, Research & Development, provides examples of successful congestion charging and the three lessons we could learn from them
IBM and the Ottawa Senators Revolutionize Fan Experiences
October 26, 2015 IBM's behaviour-based, predictive analytics technologies will be used by the Ottawa Senators professional hockey club to better understand fans, personalize communications, enhance in-stadium experience, and increase ticket sales.
Queen’s and IBM Analytics Competition: What can Analytics do for Canadian Retailers?
September 25, 2015 Analytics is changing the game for retailers, letting them act in the moment and fuel every interaction. To find out what can analytics do for Canadian retailers, IBM is delighted to announce the Queen's School of Business and IBM Analytics Competition which runs from September 26 - November 21 for Queen's business students.
September 22, 2015 Talent analytics and surveys enabled Toronto-based FRHI Hotels & Resorts to gain valuable insights into the underlying behaviors and practices of its top-performing teams and properties, and illuminate the link between employee engagement, enablement and customer satisfaction.
Salesforce recognizes IBM with Partner Innovation Award
Sept. 15, 2015 At Dreamforce 2015 in San Francisco, IBM's work with Telus to help the communications provider unify myriad legacy systems, gain a single customer view, transform the client experience and cut costs, was recognized as an innovative industry solution.
Sept. 2, 2015 Employees are essential to an organization's business performance; but to be successful, they require the right skills and capabilities. Discover how leading CHROs are using data-driven analytics to not only address key business issues, but also to help better understand their workforce dynamics to drive better business results.
August 25, 2015 Latest findings show the growing dangers of cyber-attacks that originate from the "Dark Web" through the use of the Tor network, in addition to new tactics criminals are using in ransomware attacks.
IBM Opens First Canadian Bluemix Garage in Toronto
August 5, 2015 IBM's first Canadian -- and third global -- Bluemix Garage helps local enterprises of all sizes rapidly design and develop applications using IBM Cloud technologies with design thinking methodology and agile development capabilities.