BC Innovation Council Appoints Shirley Vickers as President & CEO

News Release For Immediate Release Vickers set to drive innovation in all industries across the province BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia, today announced that Shirley Vickers has been appointed BCIC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mobile Ground Truth in a VR Workspace

It’s funny how a twenty year old idea can be resurrected and blast into public consciousness once again. What am I talking about? Why it’s that rusty old Virtual Reality (VR) idea of course. For those old enough to remember, we had a plethora of movies (Lawnmower Man), game accessories (Nintendo Power Glove), and many attempts to make virtual reality … Read More

Innovation at Summits: Tackling Tech and the Internet of Things

The 3rd Annual Wavefront Wireless Summits rounded out on February 6th, 2014, following a packed 3-day agenda, with delegates hearing from keynotes on the challenges and opportunities facing wireless companies. Joined by entrepreneurs from across Canada, SME’s from around the globe and business leaders from some of the largest and most reputable technology, communication and media companies, discussion around the … Read More

Wavefront’s message: The future is no longer stuff of science fiction

As published by Financial Post on February 17th, 2014 Kenya is a country with little of what we consider routine infrastructure. More specifically, outside of Nairobi, its capital, it is extremely deficient in mass electricity generation. Rural Kenyans, when they can afford it, burn expensive and highly polluting kerosene to obtain a few precious hours of electricity to power their … Read More

When it comes to mobile tech, Canada can’t afford to be complacent

Special to The Globe and Mail, Feb 13 2014 During a recent business trip to San Francisco, I wrapped-up my last meeting at 10 p.m. and walked out into a quiet street – not a cab in sight. Seeking the fastest way back to my hotel, I started searching for cab companies on my BlackBerry. I landed on Uber – an ‘on … Read More

CES 2014 – Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Devices and iBeacons Throughout

CES was loaded with incredible tech for mobile phones, tablets and bluetooth connected gadgets.  Notable Kickstarter projects from Pebble, Oculus, and so many others all took the stage front and centre.   These little startups are now multi-million dollar businesses launching rev 2 hardware with massive backing.  Kickstarter really does appear to have worked to catalyze the growth of great … Read More

M2M: The Opportunity for Canada

As written by CIO Canada Magazine, October 2013 Issue Businesses around the world are realizing the benefits from new era of communications; one that Canadian industry cannot afford to lag, but in which we also have a strong opportunity to lead. Just as Canada has led in wireless innovation in the past, Canadian businesses once again have an opportunity to lead, as … Read More

Mind the gap in mobile application testing

As written by Canadian CIO, September 2013 Issue The world has unquestionably gone mobile, creating significant opportunities for businesses—in both new and traditional industries—to evolve and create new revenue from prospects that simply didn’t exist before. In fact, phenomenal growth continues to take place in mobile-based business, and the opportunities the platform provides, according to industry watchers. Juniper Research expects the value … Read More

How Canada can lead in telecom innovation once again

As appeared in Globe and Mail, September 2013. Imagine technology solutions that could help save $400-billion in healthcare costs, reduce the average commute time by one full week annually, and cut carbon emissions by 27 million tonnes in developed and developing countries. Sound like fiction? These and many other capabilities will be powered by the next great wave of wireless innovation, and … Read More