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Soft skills and practices for tech leaders (and future leaders)

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Leadership skills are a hot topic in today’s conscientious business environment. It seems as if articles and studies are split in half; half on universal leadership skills and the other half on industry-specific leadership skills. So, the question is: Are leadership skills specific to each industry? Do industry differences drastically change the competencies managers need in order for their companies to thrive?

Machine Learning: What it is and why you need it

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Every year in tech, there’s a new kid on the block. First “Cloud”, then “AI”, then “Big Data”, and now, it’s “Machine Learning”.

The RegTech Revolution

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Modern financial institutions are facing a massive influx of data. While this is advantageous for customer and market insights, monitoring cyber-security of this data requires an amount of analysis beyond the capabilities of any single department. Not only is this a human resources issue, it is extremely costly.

Regulation Technologies use cloud computing though SaaS, and they are rising to meet these challenges. RegTech helps businesses comply with data and privacy regulations effectively and cost efficiently, in addition to protecting from fraud and cyber security risks.

IoT: Connecting to the Future

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Companies that lead in IoT are seven times more likely to see rapid growth. See how IoT is revolutionizing business, lifestyle and the future.

She-TO Boost: Chloe

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For our 10th and final internal She-TO Boost post, we’re excited to present our Marketing Intern— Chloe. As our youngest team member, Chloe brings an exciting and positive energy to our Toronto office. She’s our social media guru, and she happily and effectively tackles each challenge that comes her way. She’s never seen without an iced coffee in hand, or a stylish, J.Crew inspired outfit. Once the summer is done, Chloe will be moving back to Kingston, Ontario for her second year of Commerce at Queens University.

She-TO Boost: Victoria

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It’s our ninth instalment of She-TO Boost, and we’re excited to give you an inside look at Victoria — CTO Boost’s Project Manager. As one of the brain’s behind the conceptualization of She-TO Boost, Victoria is a clear example of what it means to be a powerful, strong woman in tech. Though Victoria comes from a small town North of Haliburton, she has big city dreams. After studying law in University, Victoria made the decision to pursue an alternative career path: Tech. Victoria is a meticulously organized Project Manager with a witty sense of humour and a team-player attitude which derives from her background in competitive sports. She’s quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, so much so that she’s the team-appointed IT support person. As a strong behind-the-scenes force at CTO Boost, we’re pleased to put Victoria in the spotlight for once!

Avoiding Death by Amazon: Big Data and AI Toronto Conference

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Last week, CTO Boost attended the Big Data and AI Toronto Conference by Corp at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The 2-day conference drew in 5,000 attendees and featured more than 150 speakers and 90 exhibiting brands — including CTO Boost. While the conference showcased a range of different use cases, industry advancements, and keynote speakers, the overarching theme of the conference focused on solving data-driven business challenges and navigating the latest Big Data tools.

She-TO Boost: Mikayla

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For our 8th installment of She-TO Boost we are pleased to present Mikayla, our Marketing Specialist! Venti iced americano in hand, Mikayla welcomes and tackles every challenge that comes her way. Her hard work is about to pay off- next week is her graduation and her birthday! Mikayla’s energy lights up the London office, and the Toronto office is always looking forward to Thursdays when she comes in!

Tech Talk: What the !#%^ does that mean?

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While “technology is changing our lifestyle” is a common phrase, it is more accurate to say that technology is our lifestyle. All of our personal records are online, we use technology for work and education, and we communicate everyday via social platforms. Digital literacy is beneficial for everyone: it helps us to understand the technology that we use every day and how to use it appropriately, it helps us to understand our privacy and security, and it helps understand the technology of the future! So, here’s the 411 on all the tech talk buzzwords and trends you will continue to see in the news.

She-TO Boost: Emily

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Emily is a quiet but deadly force in our company’s tech room, and is a subject matter expert on almost everything data related. Whether she’s working away on a technical presentation for a conference, or building out a recommendation engine, everything that Emily works on is completed with the highest degree of accuracy. When Emily isn’t running the tech room, she’s sharing her delicious treats and rose tea from China with the team, or leading a quick, mid-day stretching session.