Category: Technology

Rise of the Machines: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

April 27, 2017

Cognitive computing and big data are making their way into retail, medicine, data analysis, payment cards, mobile apps and even law. Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain are the hot topics in the tech world. The technology is moving quickly, but very few understand it and its potential. Please join our experts for an in-depth look at how big…

Trends That Are Changing the Business Landscape

March 23, 2017

In our series on current trends, we provide insight into those that are shaping key industries: Trends in Technology: Key Insight on Fintech and Cybersecurity Trends in Banking: Steps Towards Modernization Trends in Insurance: From the Internet of Things to InsurTech Trends in Life Sciences: From Data Protection to Drug Pricing

5 Ways to Foster Innovation in Your Business

January 11, 2017

At the Blakes Innovation Forum recently held at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, leading entrepreneurs, academics, policymakers, legal experts and business leaders came together to discuss how to bring innovation into the workplace. Here are their suggestions: 1) Adapt to Change Dean Tseretopoulos, associate vice-president of utility capabilities and digital channels at TD Bank Group, said in order to keep…

How Can Canada’s New Anti Spam Law Help Your Business?

October 3, 2014

First and foremost, I am an advocate of good, old-fashioned customer service and customer support. I think brands should interact with customers on a personal level for numerous reasons. Other businesses are starting to get the message one way or another. New Canadian regulations reduce spam and force companies to rethink effective brand to consumer communication strategies. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation…

Supreme Court of Canada Piqued by Copyright Infringement of “Curiosity”

January 8, 2014

  In Cinar Corporation v. Robinson, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed the test for determining copyright infringement and the factors for assessing compensation for infringement. The SCC effectively strengthened copyright in entertainment properties in Canada after several recent decisions in which the SCC had limited the scope of copyright protection.   BACKGROUND The decision results from four separate but…