Diversity Just Happens in a Canadian Tech Company

November 29 2016 by Jeff CrewsLeave a Comment

This blog was originally posted by Jeff Crews on Nov. 29th on LinkedIn.

Back in October, I tweeted about an article authored by @Adam_Creighton. The article highlighted a recent World Bank research study that showed Canada as being among the top 4 countries in the world that have most benefited from an influx of highly skilled immigrants. 

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Mobile Payments: Connecting the Oldest Technology to the Future

November 28 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was initially posted on Bianca's Linkedin on Nov. 28. You can follow her here.

The idea of merging or eliminating, one of the worlds oldest “technologies”, cash, to one of the worlds newest technologies, the smartphone, is super intriguing. But, beyond that, looking into the merging role of cash into any ubiquitous device is even more exhilarating.

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Tagged With: Authentication, FinTech, Cybersecurity

This Black Friday Season, Pay Attention to Mobile

November 23 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was initially posted on Bianca's Linkedin on Nov. 22. You can follow her here.

With the winter season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. If you’re thinking about heading out into those overcrowded stores, think again. Mobile shopping is trending and just might be the way to go. 

In fact, bricks and mortar spending is lower than ever – falling by over 10%, from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion in 2015, according to ShopperTrak. On the other hand, online spending is becoming increasingly popular, with $2.74 billion in online sales. 

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Tagged With: Authentication, FinTech

Building Company Innovation and Protecting Intellectual Property

November 17 2016 by Jeff CrewsLeave a Comment

This blog was originally posted by Jeff Crews on Nov. 10th on LinkedIn.

How do young tech companies create enterprise value? It happens in many ways; from winning marquee customers, to creating a repeatable growing revenue stream. Sure, those are both very important, but it seems like every company can do that. What not everyone can accomplish, is building value through innovation.

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From People, to Keys, to Cards and Back: The Evolution of Access Control

November 14 2016 by Claire ScholzLeave a Comment

Access control is nothing new. For as long as people have had doors, there has either been a person protecting that door or there have been keys to lock it. In the much more recent future, keys have evolved into pin pads, card/fob readers, electric locks and video monitoring. Depending on the level of security required, different types of access control are deployed to limit access to certain places and things to only those who are authorized.

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Teaching Grade Nine Students the World is Full of Possibilities

November 07 2016 by Pamela SlugockiLeave a Comment

On November 2nd, BioConnect had the amazing pleasure of having #FutureBioConnectors in our office for Take Our #KidsToWork Day.  

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When the Unconnected World Becomes the Next Cyber Threat

November 07 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was initially posted on Bianca's Linkedin on Nov. 7. You can follow her here

In the spirit of ending cyber security month with a bang, I have been thinking a lot about how the world will look once all these predicted devices become connected into our every day life. It’s crazy to think how much the world of IoT has changed from the smart fridge to now connecting previously dumb devices to sensors and pieces of technology that can actually collect interesting and usable data. 

I think about this all the time, when I think about how much of my data is being currently exploited by the Apple’s, Google’s and apps of this world. Let me save you the time: the amount of data they track and have access to is exponential. In today’s world everyone has access to your data, so get over the notion of privacy before you continue to read this. 

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Money, Money, Money… Vegas, Venetian & Visa

November 02 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was initially posted on Bianca's Linkedin on Nov. 1. You can follow her here

 

 

My first Money2020 in Vegas under my belt! Score!

 

I now look back at my highlights and key learnings – whether you were able to attend or not, I’m looking for thoughts and opinions to chat about what you think.

 

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Tagged With: Biometrics, FinTech, Events

Toronto Tech Tackling the Threat of Cybersecurity | Bay Street Bull (Fall 2016)

November 01 2016 by JessicaLeave a Comment

The Bay Street Bull is a Toronto-born publication dedicated to "reach[ing] the most influential, diverse and powerful market segment in Canada delivering relevant news, ideas and trends." As Editor in Chief, Lance Chung put it in his introductory letter for this Fall's issue:

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FLSA Ruling: Why Tracking Overtime Should Be Top Of Mind

October 27 2016 by Claire ScholzLeave a Comment

December 1st, 2016 - the day that approximately 4.2 million currently exempt employees will become eligible for overtime under the United States Department of Labour’s new rule. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule is being referred to as the most significant change to the economy in over a decade as it determines whether employees are non-exempt or exempt for overtime pay in the United States. For all those labelled as non-exempt employees, they must be paid time and a half for any hours worked more that 40 hours in a week and be paid an increased minimum wage. 

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Tagged With: Team Management, Time and Attendance

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