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Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 20, 2019

Over the last decade, Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the last decade that have helped build...

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Topics: tech, talent, business

Q&A: Why Vidyard keeps its roots in Waterloo while expanding globally

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 18, 2019

Vidyard, creator of an innovative online video platform for business, is one of Waterloo’s most exciting scale-ups. It was one of Deloitte’s 2018 Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 Fastest Growing Companies, and when the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto studied which Canadian businesses had the best chance of becoming a “unicorn,” Vidyard made that list too.

Founded in 2010 as a video...

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Topics: tech, startup, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Three ways Waterloo helps security companies unlock innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 13, 2019

As technology becomes more powerful, security becomes more central to businesses. Whether it is cloud-based business applications, bank transfers or over-the-air updates to cars, our lives are becoming more and more hackable.

Thankfully, Waterloo’s business community is developing security solutions that make the world a safer, more secure place.

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Topics: security, technology, talent

Q&A: University of Waterloo expert talks corporate opportunities in applied AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 6, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has already permeated the world around us, with such profound implications for the economy and society it can be classified as a second digital revolution, as powerful as the first.

Unlike programming computers with a detailed set of instructions, much of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) uses “machine learning” techniques to enable the software to “learn” from the...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

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