Waterloo EDC Blog

Q&A: Cognitive Systems is going to automate your world with WiFi

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 2, 2021

Is there more to WiFi than just Internet access?

Taj Manku thinks so. He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Systems, a company committed to finding new uses for WiFi – a technology that is nearly as ubiquitous as electricity.

The resulting technology – WiFi Motion – expands on WiFi’s untapped potential to include motion sensing functions. Manku believes the future of the home is a responsive...


Topics: technology, Q&A, quantum technology

Waterloo’s new leaders on revitalizing our tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2021

The best ecosystems are those that embrace change. It is understood that change is more opportunity than threat and that the best way to adapt is to seek new voices, expertise and perspectives.

Waterloo has a history of change. An industrial community for 150 years, our business ecosystem is as well-known for tech innovation as it is manufacturing these days. To become Canada’s most dynamic tech...


Topics: technology, Q&A, ecosystem

Q&A: DarwinAI brings explainable AI to manufacturing

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 27, 2021

DarwinAI is making waves in just about every industry.

First, they were helping Audi develop far more efficient autonomous driving technology. Then they started helping Lockheed Martin with their artificial intelligence applications. When COVID-19 spread across the world, they applied their Explainable AI (XAI) platform toward developing unique new ways to detect positive cases.

And now,...


Topics: manufacturing, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Q&A: NYC-based TripleLift makes a move into Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 27, 2021

In 2020, mere weeks before COVID-19 shut the world down, TripleLift landed an expansion in Waterloo.

A company that builds technology that makes advertising better for the open web, TripleLift has become a programmatic ad marketplace of buyers and sellers. They work with all 100 of AdAge’s top global advertisers and 80% of comScore’s top publishers. They’ve recently set their sights on...


Topics: technology, Q&A, expansion stories

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