Tech

Accenture Opens Canada Innovation Hub in Toronto to Help Clients Reimagine Their Businesses for the Digital Economy

Inside Accenture’s first Canadian innovation hub

How the new “co-innovation” space will work with the consultancy’s other offerings to bridge the adoption gap.

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What does the new year hold for smart technology?

Deloitte’s annual TMT report delves into the forces shaping smart speakers and AI in the year ahead.

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Strategy Tech’s most read stories of 2018

From smart homes to helping meet adoption hurdles, here’s what our readers were most interested in this year.

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A framework for effective AI

Sklar Wilton’s Marina Laven digs through the research to figure out how to get consumers to welcome the new tech.

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Tech in Action: AR that shows the reality of homelessness

U.S. bank Santander’s app puts people in the shoes of the working homeless.

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Regi aims to be a personal assistant for product ownership

Former Grey and KBS CCO Patrick Scissons explains how his new venture is seizing an opportunity from a major pain point.

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Why are Canadian businesses behind on AI?

Deloitte goes deep on the hurdles holding back implementation and demand for the technology.

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Lg2 first agency partner for Keatext

A strategic partnership gives the agency’s clients access to an AI platform geared towards organizing unstructured data.

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Google builds a gingerbread smart home

How a holiday activation fits with the tech company’s broader marketing plan for the Home smart speaker.

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Tech in Action: Walmart is testing self-driving delivery

A pilot with Ford is exploring how autonomous vehicles could play a role in purchasing everyday items.

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What do the fastest-growing tech companies have in common?

Companies on Deloitte’s Fast 50 list have similar thoughts on AI and talent.

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Gadget Tracking: Assistant and Alexa get more useful

Plus, Huawei is looking to enter the AR and personal assistant spaces in North America.

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Drop acquires AI company Canopy Labs

How bringing the analytics company into the fold will help the app deliver more personalized loyalty experiences.

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Apply Digital launches incubator program

Apply Ventures is giving startups access to digital product expertise and strategy that could be vital to their growth.

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How are people using IoT devices?

A survey suggests that informational features are most popular, but many users don’t plan to get more devices any time soon.