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How Thomson Reuters drives fintech innovation in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 6, 2019

When people hear the name Thomson Reuters, many automatically think of Reuters News.

But there is so much more to this global company than its consumer-facing brand.

One of its more recent ventures is Thomson Reuters Labs: an innovation lab of data scientists who “explore the art of the possible” using big data.

To date, there are seven Thomson Reuters Labs locations distributed throughout...

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Topics: technology, financial services, business

News round-up: Five business and investment stories from July 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 1, 2019

The warm and sunny days are upon us in Waterloo and even with all this heat there are still some exciting announcements this month, including a major manufacturing expansion and additional kudos to Waterloo’s tech talent!

Here are five great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

Five astounding facts about the University of Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 30, 2019

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is the largest of our community’s three post-secondary institutions and has a well-deserved reputation for churning out some of the world’s most talented computer science and engineering graduates.

The New York Times has called it “one of the world’s top technology schools,” and The Wall Street Journal has noted that the “school’s graduates are the...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence

Why Waterloo is giving big tech hubs competition

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2019

A couple of months ago, investment advisor Conor Sen wrote a fascinating piece for Bloomberg called “The Year That Big Tech Hubs Got Some Competition” about the “confluence of forces” that have led to “secondary cities” like Columbus and Pittsburgh showing undeniable momentum in the tech industry.

In this case, the term secondary cities isn’t a slight of any sort – these communities simply...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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