Tech Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us and hopefully you’ve started to shop for your loved ones. Looking for that special something for the gadget-lover in your life? Wavefront’s got you covered! Here’s our list of top tech gifts for all the “techies” in your life.      1) Google Home, Home Mini “Okay Google – How many days until … Read More

Driving WinTech Tour

Melanie Ewan, Program Director of Driving WinTech, drove across Canada with a team in Fall 2017 on a fact-finding mission to understand and record the experiences of women in technology.   Wavefront lent the team 30 devices from our Wireless Zone to conduct the community conversations, where they heard the struggles, opportunities and personal stories of women across the country. Melanie shares her experience from the trip, below.  When … Read More

Reimagining Retail Series: Microsoft Enabling Retail Innovation

Microsoft’s Retail Industry Lead, Dave Rodgerson sat down with Wavefront’s VP Marketing & Communications, Michelle Sklar to learn more about what is really transpiring at the intersection of retail and IoT.    What are Microsoft’s key pillars for enabling retail innovations?  Microsoft has an approach to digital transformation that is based on four pillars:   Engaging your customers, by giving them new tools like shopping bots for example.  Empowering your associates, by … Read More

Finding your runway: A guide for startup founders self-financing

Rafael Reis participated in Wavefront’s Venture Acceleration Program to jumpstart his company ChangeUP, a personal finance app that helps people build a healthy financial plan. Here he shares his knowledge on how to begin the journey as an entrepreneur while having a clear financial plan in place. At the beginning of a startup’s life, time is way more valuable than … Read More

BC-Led Digital Supercluster is Poised to Lead Canada

Canada is on its way to being a global leader in data-driven innovation. With BC home to the fastest growing technology sector in Canada, the ecosystem is positioned to take the next step in growing the economy through the digital supercluster. Wavefront is a member of the consortium leading this initiative in collaboration with a number of industry partners to identify … Read More

Make Your Shopping Dreams Come True With IoT

By Amy Nguyen Shopping is more than a hobby for me, it’s a family pastime, energy boost and major source of happiness. So, imagine my excitement about emerging technologies that will make shopping easier and even more fun.   Picture this, you are entering your favorite clothing store where all the blouses, pants and jackets are neatly organized by colours and size. It immediately becomes a space where you feel comfortable because it’s familiar. You can browse … Read More

Top 10 Travel Apps

Travelling for business isn’t always as glamorous as it seems. You’re on the go, balancing a hectic schedule, and fumbling your way around a different city. To make your life a little easier, we’ve asked our resident travel experts to compile a list of their top 10 travel apps. Brian Roberts, our VP of Global Services and Geoff Ledingham, our Manager of Global … Read More

Smart City Parking: Harnessing the Power of IoT to Make Urban Life Easier

Wavefront regularly teams up with best in class consultants and solutions integrators to drive maximum value for our clients. Sierra Wireless is one of the organizations we partner with as an expert in IoT solutions.  Remy Marcotorchino, Director of Marketing, Industrial & Infrastructure gives an update on the state of smart city parking. Read the original post on the Sierra Wireless IoT blog. Our cities are jam-packed with drivers circling downtown streets, … Read More

Reimagining the Retailer of the Future

Walk into any retail store today and you may notice a few changes. Digital screens flash the latest products as you enter. Interactive demos are propped up by cool tech, and touchscreen self-serve kiosks bid you farewell on your way out.   The trend towards digitization is rising. For customers this means something new and exciting with every visit to the store. But for retailers, it presents an ongoing challenge of keep up with the pace of change.   Gale Blank, VP IT at Holt … Read More

Everyone’s Guide to Designing Conversational Interfaces

Wavefront regularly teams up with best in class consultants and solutions integrators to drive maximum value for our clients. Connected Lab is one of the organizations we partner with when it comes to intelligent product design and development.     Ramy Nassar, digital product design consultant and member of the product strategy team at Connected Lab, shares his approach to designing conversational interfaces.  Conversational interfaces (CIs) are rapidly shifting how consumers interact with brands, and the vast range … Read More

GoLang: The Technology Behind YouTube

By Eddie Lui, Senior Agile Project Manager   We’re all familiar with YouTube. The force behind endless how-to videos, vlogger cult followings and cute cat videos. But how much do you know about the technology behind the platform, and what makes it work?  Since launching in 2005, YouTube has become the most used platform for uploading and viewing video content online. Over 1 billion people use the platform, and users watch … Read More

Do Accelerators Work?

Fair question. With government and corporate funding providing support for many accelerators, it’s good business to assess the effectiveness of these programs.  Wavefront’s Accelerator programs have provided support to hundreds of startups over the past 10 years. We frequently measure the economic impact of our programs, which third parties describe as “significant”.   We suggest 5 questions to determine whether accelerators work.  1) Are sustainable businesses being … Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor


As an entrepreneur, building your own business is both exciting and challenging. Getting your first few sales, growing a team and working towards big aspirations. But whether you’re a few months or a few years in to your business, you’ll need a mentor if you want to succeed in the long-term. No matter how much you think you know, having someone there to constantly challenge you, inspire you and develop your decision-making skills will take you further. Take it from … Read More

Get Your Books in Order: Financing Your Business

Knowing how to properly finance your business as it grows will make or break your future success as an entrepreneur. According to research by CB Insights, only 1 out of 10 startups succeed in the long term, and one of the top reasons entrepreneurs cite for this failure is a lack of cash. With this in mind, it’s important to understand what … Read More

3 Questions to Ask When Beginning Digital Transformation

When it comes to digital transformation, we know it can feel like a huge mountain to climb. Where do you begin? Between adopting new technologies for better service delivery and keeping up with disruptors in the industry, there’s a lot to consider. You’re not alone in this struggle – many organizations don’t know where to start. Here are a few … Read More