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40 days that put Waterloo tech in the global spotlight

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 28, 2021

Less than a year ago, we highlighted a 12-month period that – at the time – we argued was a sort of “miracle year” for Waterloo’s tech ecosystem. A year that set the foundation for a future of dynamic growth.

Since that time, growth has continued to accelerate. However, the last month and a half have forced us to reevaluate whether we were looking at too long a timeframe. That’s because the...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Risk: Talent and Workforce

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 22, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

North America is in the middle of a talent shortage. It doesn’t matter whether you work in manufacturing or technology, the inability to...

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Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

New era of tech leadership begins in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 20, 2021

Change is in the air.

For 17 years, Communitech – Canada’s leading innovation hub – had Iain Klugman at the helm. For more than a decade, the president of the University of Waterloo – one of the world’s top technology schools – was Feridun Hamdullahpur. For seven years, Paul Salvini has served as the chief executive officer of Canada’s #1 private business accelerator – the Accelerator Centre.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Auvik Networks lands $250 million investment

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 15, 2021

Auvik Networks, an award-winning Waterloo-based provider of cloud-based network management software, has announced a new $250 million investment.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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