Category Archives: Innovation

June 23: All-day Onward Conference in Calgary featuring Peter Diamandis

Onward is the name of a spectacular all-day conference in Calgary June 23 to introduce Calgary’s talented and entrepreneurial community to the importance and opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Calgary can become Canada’s Silicon Valley because the template for oil and gas success is exactly the same as it is for technological success: Entrepreneurial spirit,… Read More

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Medical Tech Transformation of Human Existence: 100 will be the new 60

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve our lives quickly. This may seem implausible, but med tech iterates as quickly as does information technology. Since the 1970s, our smart phones have become one billion times’ more powerful and swift… Read More

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US-Canada Customs Union should be priority to help tech revolution

Canada faces an economic “wall” whether protectionists like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win or whether Hillary Clinton does. The wall is a virtual one erected by Canadian governments that have not made emerging technologies a priority as well as the nature of the physical border and free trade agreement itself. Emerging technologies transform exponentially… Read More

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Singularity U conference in Medellin Colombia April 27-28

I’m travelling down to Colombia with SU’s Salim Ismail to participate, help moderate a conference in Medellin about emerging technologies and the creation of smart cities in the future. Sponsored by the Fast Track Institute, it will bring together thinkers and speakers and doers as part of a series of help developing countries leapfrog into… Read More

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Apple: Big Tech and Big Brother

It seems Americans trust their tech companies — led by Apple Inc. — to protect their privacy. They shouldn’t. This trust factor showed up in a recent poll taken following the highly publicized legal battle between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department began. Justice officials asked Apple to de-encrypt an iPhone used by a terrorist…. Read More

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