My itbusiness.ca articles in 2014

Wearables in Best Buy

I continued to write for ITBusiness in 2014. My latest article focused on the future of marketing and the wearables industry.

I also wrote in early 2014 about the 9 Canadians in the digital space to watch in 2014. This specific article was rated the 5th most popular article in all of 2014 on ITBUSINESS.

I also wrote a follow-up piece later in the year to see how these 9 people were doing. How do you think they did in2014?

Thanks to everyone for reading my blog and also, of course, for reading my submissions on ITBUSINESS in 2014. Here’s to another great year in 2015!

Connected Life survey | We Are Wearables

Connected Life survey - Nielson Canada

The hottest start-ups and technology can be found every month at the We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto. At this past week’s meet-up, attendees were also treated to a presentation by Nielsen Canada on their soon to be released report: Connected Life.

Following is a summary of comments and photos from this presentation.

For more information on the Connected Life survey and the future of wearables and smartwatches in Canada visit Mobile Syrup’s post on this presentation.

Ottawa company launches their IndieGoGo campaign

LEO: Fitness Intelligence
LEO: Fitness Intelligence

Earlier last month I wrote about an Ottawa-based startup called GestureLogic that had just finished building a product called LEO. Now, the fine folks that built LEO are raising funds on IndieGoGo. The team is looking to raise at least $50,000 to help finish building their product:

Your contribution will go directly into building our beta units so that we can transform LEO into a final product. But crowdfunding is not only about the funding, it’s also about the crowd! Your contribution means a whole lot more than extra cash.

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If you’re interested in checking out what the campaign is all about check out their IndieGoGo campaign page at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leo-an-intelligent-wearable-fitness-device-that-actually-monitors-your-body.

LEO: Fitness Intelligence
LEO: Fitness Intelligence

The Day Prime Minister Harper visited Thalmic Labs

Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Waterloo tech startup hub Communitech which is also the home of Thalmic Labs.

Scott Greenberg, Head of Developer Relations at Thalmic Labs, and Stephen Lake, CEO and co-founder of Thalmic Labs, showcase the Myo armband flying a Parrot drone to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (left to right)
Scott Greenberg, Head of Developer Relations at Thalmic Labs, and Stephen Lake, CEO and co-founder of Thalmic Labs, showcase the Myo armband flying a Parrot drone to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (left to right)

You can read about the visit at itbusiness.

 

GestureLogic – a new wearable company from Ottawa: my latest from itbusiness

LEO from GestureLogic
LEO from GestureLogic

I had a chance to meet the founding team of GestureLogic in late May at a We Are Wearables event at MaRS in Toronto. They are a fantastic team from Ottawa (not just a place for public employees it seems!) that is looking to change the way people exercise. They’re new product is called LEO. And very soon they will be launching an IndieGoGo campaign.

Keep your eyes peeled here to stay up to date on their fundraising campaign.

To read my interview with the founder of GestureLogic and the inspiration behind LEO click here.

Bionym’s Nymi: my latest itbusiness article

The latest We Are Wearables MeetUp was held at the end of last month. Among other interesting start-ups and projects, the event featured Toronto-based Bionym and their product, Nymi. Personally, I am a huge fan of wearables.

Click HERE for my article that I wrote for itbusiness.

Bionym's Nymi
Bionym’s Nymi