Edmonton-based startup teaching elementary students code

Local startup founded by U of A graduates teaches basics of programming in more than 30 Edmonton-area schools

Edmonton-based startup teaching elementary students codeU of A graduate students are teaching Edmonton elementary students how to write computer code for simple games and apps. The coding may be simple – just a few instructions enabling a computer to calculate whether it’s too cold for recess, for example – but the logic is the same as you find in more…

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, explains what Artificial Intelligence is

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, explains what Artificial Intelligence is. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Alberta continues to face economic challenges

Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the current state of the economy in the province

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the current state of the economy in the province. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our…

Role of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, talks about the organization and what it does

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, talks about the organization and what it does. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our…

Clean technology investment will increase, says RBC

As climate concerns mount, Canada’s challenge will be to better sell ourselves as a responsible, cleaner energy producer, says the report

Clean technology investment will increase, says RBCCanada will remain a major producer and supplier of energy to the rest of the world and that role will increase as new oil pipelines are built and LNG export capacity comes on stream, says a new report by RBC Economics. "We expect Canadian oil sands producers, already large investors in clean technology, to continue…

Alberta’s two biggest cities ranked low in tech appeal

Calgary was ranked sixth and Edmonton 10th in the 2019 Canadian Tech Talent report. Toronto was tops with 54 per cent growth in five years

Alberta’s two biggest cities ranked low in tech appealCalgary is sixth overall in a national report ranking major Canadian cities on competitive advantages and appeal to tech workers and employers. The 2019 Canadian Tech Talent report, by commercial real estate firm CBRE, placed Calgary behind Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Waterloo Region and Montreal. Edmonton was ranked 10th. The report said Calgary has 38,500 people…

SAIT digital technology school gets $30-million boost

Largest donation ever will help position SAIT as a leader in digital transformation and education

SAIT digital technology school gets $30-million boostSAIT plans to establish a a new school that will provide the latest in digital education, thanks to a $30-million donation from Calgary businessman and philanthropist David Bissett. It is the post-secondary school’s largest gift in its history. The school will help position SAIT as a leader in digital transformation and education, the school said.…

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economy

Let’s hope our government has the vision to ensure we make the most of this golden opportunity

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economyAll the hand-wringing and anger over the way the Rest Of Canada treats Alberta and its oil and gas sector obscures the fact that some very, very interesting things are developing in clean technology. It seems that cynical Canadians both to the east and west of this province are too ready to dismiss claims that…

Alberta companies to spend $18.4 billion on digital transformation

CED research says spending will take place across all the core sectors, led by agribusiness

Alberta companies to spend $18.4 billion on digital transformationResearch by Calgary Economic Development indicates that Alberta companies will spend $18.4 billion on the digital transformation across all industrial sectors by 2022 as business embraces opportunities in the new economy. In a news release on Tuesday, CED said Calgary is the first city in Canada to measure the digital spend forecast across its key…

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startups

Companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects, says non-profit

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startupsTECTERRA, a non-profit organization geospatial technology innovation support centre, has directly supported 269 startups and small and medium businesses since its inception in 2009. And those companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects. “We’re proud to have supported startups and small companies to develop and market new technology right…
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