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

Congrats You’re a Startup! Now what?

By Vivian Chan – Co-Chair, Vancouver Startup Week and Manager, National Accelerator Operations at Wavefront. Originally published on Vancouver Startup Week blog. Find target market – check! Plan minimal viable product – check! Join Vancouver’s startup community – check! This is an exciting milestone in your journey. But now, the rest of your to-do list is the size of a football … Read More

Meet the Wavefront Team at TechTO Tonight

The Wavefront team will be out in full force at the TechTO event tonight at RBC Waterpark Place in Toronto. Join us for an evening of networking, learning from tech industry leaders and Demo of the Month from Skiin. Bringing the tech and business communities together is an important part of Wavefront’s role. We have expanded our activities with ongoing … Read More

Imagining Tomorrow and Tackling Today’s Challenges: Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit

How can Canadian businesses become more relevant and competitive in the Digital Era? This question was answered in many ways at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, May 1-2 in Toronto. As Canada’s leader in transforming business through mobile and IoT innovation, Wavefront works with organizations of all sizes across the country. The Wavefront Summit brought together business leaders, entrepreneurs, tech … Read More

Daunted by digital disruption? Wavefront Summit has the cure

Daunted by digital disruption? Wavefront Summit has the cure Canadian businesses that are embracing digital transformation will share their stories at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, May 1-2 in Toronto. We’re bringing together innovators and influencers to explore how leading companies are growing their business with digital technologies. Speakers include: Nitin Kawale, President, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers Jason Krause, Senior … Read More

Canadian Accelerator Summit Recap

On March 16th Wavefront and Accelerate Okanagan – with the support of CDMN and NRC-IRAP – pulled together over 100 people from nearly 60 incubators and accelerators from across Canada and around the world for the first Canadian Accelerator Summit. The objective was to unite the entire community of accelerators in Canada to learn what strategies work, what can be … Read More

What will you take away from the Wavefront Summit?

The Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit will connect you with information and connections that will help drive your company’s digital advantage. Here are a few ways you can get outstanding ROI for your time at the Summit. Ideas you can use. Listen to case studies that show how Canadian companies are growing their business with IoT solutions. From retail to transportation … Read More

Another Great Year at the #BCTECH Summit

Wavefront was excited to once again participate in the #BCTECH Summit, the largest technology event in British Columbia. The exciting two-day event kicked off with remarks from Premier Christy Clark announcing the government’s initiatives to boost the tech sector in B.C. by fostering talent in our province and welcoming educated foreign developers. As the Centre of Excellence for wireless innovation, … Read More

How do you turn connected things into smart objects?

How do you turn connected things into smart objects? If managed properly, today’s connected products enable more optimized operations and an improved user experience. For many companies, the real challenge is data analytics – harnessing the potential of IoT product data to derive actionable insights. mnubo is a Canadian company that transforms “connected things” into “smart objects.” mnubo helps manufacturers … Read More

4 Ways to Invest in Innovation

Does your business keep putting digital transformation in the “Too Difficult” pile? Sure, it’s daunting to embrace enterprise-wide change. Yes, the choices can be confusing. And chances are, you don’t have the capabilities internally to make the required changes. But none of those excuses stacks up when you consider the risks of having your business disrupted. Investing in Innovation is … Read More

Recap: What You Need to Know for Going Global

There are many uncertainties when considering expanding your business internationally. Where do you expand to first? How do you enter new markets? When is your business ready? These are questions that every growing business has to face. That’s why we decided to hold a session on Going Global. The event was held last Tuesday at VIATEC in Victoria, BC. Brian … Read More

Saas North Conference

SaaS North was a conference put on by L-Spark in Ottawa to highlight the growing ecosystem of software as a service in Canada. The event shone a spotlight on many of the new, Canadian startups who focus on building and offering cloud-based solutions. With Sir Terry Matthews opening the conference to emphasize the importance of timing, he highlighted the fact that businesses all … Read More

What is Your Plan for Mobile B2B?

Did you know that we do an average of 2.8 hours of work on our mobile devices a day? Our friends at Samsung are touring Canadian communities talking to us about enterprise mobility or mobile B2B. Samsung Technologies in Business kicked off in Vancouver earlier this week to crowd of developers and business leaders at the Deloitte Learning Centre. For … Read More

Navigating The Hiring Season: 5 Tips for a Standout LinkedIn Profile

As we approach the end of the year, minds turn to new beginnings and new opportunities. Whether you’re looking for new job or to find out what’s happening in the tech community, fairs and networking events remain in full swing this Fall across the country. Vancouver Startup Week for example, hosted their annual Recruitment Fair in September that brought together … Read More

Are You Ready for the Digital Revolution?

The Wavefront 2017 Summit will take place May 1-2 in Toronto. This year’s theme is IoT & Digital Transformation: Increasing Enterprise Competitiveness and Relevance. Over 500 people are expected to gather to hear from over 50 leading industry experts about the transformation that is the Digital Revolution. Join us as we provide actionable insights on how to adopt IoT (Internet … Read More