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Edition Highlights | Fall 2023

Award WinnersFall 2023 Issue

WXN Unveils 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners

TORONTO, ON–WXN (Women’s Executive Network) and its partners proudly announced the 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, recognizing 103 women across Canada who make a transformational difference in their fields and actively shape a more inclusive future, especially in underrepresented areas. The 2023 winners will be celebrated …

Fall 2023 IssueIndustry TrendsLeadership

ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Workers’ Sentiment Plateaus in October

October sees levels of satisfaction remain stagnant, with the exception of a few positive indicators across regions TORONTO, ON–The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index for October remains the same as September, still measuring on par with the Index benchmark of 6.7/10 from November 2022. The only workers reporting a decrease …

Advisory & ConsultingBusiness Borrowing & LendingFall 2023 Issue

Six ways to a winning brainstorming session

How to organize a successful brainstorming session Courtesy BDC Brainstorming can be a great way to drive innovation in your business, if you prepare for it properly. A session that falls flat can be a frustrating waste of time. Brainstorming often gets a bad reputation because sessions sometimes generate humdrum …

AIData AnalyticsFall 2023 Issue

Sales increases, major customer renewal rate and reduced costs highlight fiscal year 2023 for infinitii ai

Controlled expenses while preparing for ongoing product development aimed at new vertical markets VANCOUVER, BC,–infinitii ai inc., a leader AI-driven predictive analytics software for Smart City water and Smart Industry infrastructure applications that rely on time-series data, today released its annual financial and operational highlights for its fiscal year ended …

Advisory & ConsultingFall 2023 IssueInvestment Solutions

Don’t be “finfluenced” when making investment decisions

SAINT JOHN, NB–In recognition of Investor Education Month in October and Financial Literacy Month in November, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is encouraging all Canadians to prioritize their financial well-being and verify their sources of investment information. “In our rapidly evolving financial landscape, it is easier than ever to reach …

AIFall 2023 Issue

IBM Unleashes the Potential of Data, AI with its Next-Generation System

New cloud-scale, high performance storage appliance for unstructured data to power the most demanding AI and capacity-intensive workloads ARMONK, N.Y–IBM introduced the new IBM Storage Scale System 6000, a cloud-scale global data platform designed to meet today’s data intensive and AI workload demands, and the latest offering in the IBM …

Business BankingConsumer BankingFall 2023 Issue

CIBC ranked #1 in the J.D. Power 2023 Canada Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study

TORONTO, ON–CIBC has received the highest score in customer satisfaction among the big 5 Canadian banks, according to the J.D. Power 2023 Canada Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study. The study reflects feedback from more than 2,300 Canadian small business banking customers, and measures their experience with their bank’s ability to …

Fall 2023 IssueRegulatory IssuesTrends

Finance’s Role in Making the Clean Technology Tax Credit Manifest

Creative financing can be a game-changer to accelerate return on investments from sustainable projects by Grant MacFarlane Investments in clean technology and net zero targets are being mandated across the board, at every level of government in Canada as well as within corporations. In March 2023, the Canadian government announced …

Consumer BankingFall 2023 IssueFinTechPayments

How a cashless society will offer more opportunities to Canadian businesses, consumers

By Hamed Arbabi, CEO, VoPay When speaking about the future of a cashless society, we have to acknowledge the role the COVID-19 pandemic played as a catalyst for digitization acceleration. All over the world, we have altered the way we work, travel, shop, and how businesses pay for goods and …


Edition Highlights | Summer 2023

AISummer 2023 Issue

Netstock Announces the Release of its AI-Powered Predictive Planning Suite

Netstock’s AI-powered solution will empower SMBs to adapt, flex, and accelerate supply chain planning to outpace their competitors BOSTON, MA — Netstock, a leading supply chain planning solution provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has released its AI-powered Predictive Planning Suite, a purpose-built supply chain planning and inventory management solution. …

Industry TrendsSummer 2023 Issue

DXC Technology Predicts Five Ways Software Will Accelerate Sustainability in the Next Five Years

Software-driven innovation will be an enabler for the radical transformation needed to create a climate-secure future LONDON, UK–DXC Technology, a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways software will help create a more sustainable future in the next five years. “Technology has an outsized role in …

FinTechSummer 2023 Issue

Manulife Securities continues to advance technology platform

OAKVILLE, ON–Manulife Securities, a company of Manulife Investment Management, announced enhancements to its advisor experience with Envestnet’s Unified Managed Platform. “As a leading provider of holistic wealth advice in Canada, we feel both a responsibility and a privilege to offer the most robust technology possible to our advisors and clients,” …

Industry NewsSummer 2023 Issue

Info-Tech Research Group Reveals Its LIVE 2023 IT Conference Keynote Speakers

Info-Tech LIVE provides attendees with practical insights to drive technology-led transformations, impact business outcomes, and accelerate their professional careers TORONTO, ON–Global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group has announced some of the highly anticipated keynote speakers who will be headlining its annual three-day conference, Info-Tech LIVE. The event, …

Capital MarketsFinancial InstitutionsSummer 2023 Issue

Equitable Bank continues funding diversification

TORONTO, ON–Equitable Bank has completed an offering of €300 million of legislative Covered Bonds due May 28, 2026 (the “Covered Bonds”). The bonds were issued under the Bank’s Global Legislative Covered Bond Programme, which recently increased in size from a capacity of $2 billion to $3 billion, reflecting the growth …


Edition Highlights | Spring 2023

Consumer BankingLoyaltySpring 2023 Issue

Why Customer-Centric Pricing Is Fundamental to Acquisition and Retention

By Greg Demas President at Nomis Solutions As competitive forces, the economic environment and rapidly evolving consumer expectations continue to transform the banking industry. Attracting and building customer relationships is no longer a game won by presenting low rates and fees on a visually-pleasing website. The banking industry has sunk …

FinTechSpring 2023 Issue

ILIXIUM: Seamlessness With Security

by Michael Brooke ILIXIUM was founded in 2010 in the United Kingdom. It’s part of the Payen Group Company, an intelligent cross-border payment solutions business. Their core beliefs are Collaboration, Innovation and Process Simplification. ILIXIUM works hard to remove barriers, increase player acceptance and deposits, and help its customers grow …

CybersecurityPaymentsSpring 2023 Issue

Biometric payments appeal to nearly half of Canadians but data security remains top of mind

by Kristina Logue, Chief Financial Officer, Payments Canada New technology and innovations in the payment space are transforming the way Canadian consumers and businesses make and process payments. According to data from Payments Canada’s annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends Report, Canadian businesses are writing fewer and fewer cheques while …

Industry NewsSpring 2023 Issue

Banks in Canada Support Canadians Affected by Alberta Fires

TORONTO, ON–Banks in Canada have pledged support to organizations providing on-the-ground relief and help to those affected by fires in Alberta that have devastated communities in the province. To support Albertans, several banks are collecting financial donations in bank branches for Canadian Red Cross relief efforts and making corporate donations …

AppointmentsSpring 2023 Issue

Walmart Canada announces senior executive changes to support strategic initiatives

MISSISSAUGA, ON–As the company continues to transform to help Canadians save money and live better, Walmart Canada is pleased to announce recent senior executive leadership changes. These changes will help the company deliver on priority initiatives to accelerate growth and, most importantly, to support the customer experience. (left to right) …

FinTechSpring 2023 Issue

Finastra and Plaid announce collaboration to give account holders streamlined access to fintech apps

The integration simplifies the account verification process via open APIs, creating a more secure and efficient customer experience LAKE MARY, FL–Finastra announced that Plaid, the leading open finance provider, is now integrated within Finastra’s Fusion Digital Banking platform. The partnership, delivered via Finastra’s open APIs, provides financial institutions of …

Consumer BankingGifts & RewardsSpring 2023 Issue

TD teams up with Uber to deliver valuable perks to cardholders, while saving on rides, meals and more

Eligible TD cardholders will receive a free Uber One membership for up to 12 months TORONTO, ON–TD Bank Group (TD) has teamed up with Uber to help customers unlock even more value on transportation, meals and more. Thanks to this new relationship, eligible TD cardholders will be able to enroll …

FinTechIndustry TrendsMarket ResearchSpring 2023 Issue

Canadian finance teams are under pressure to deliver accurate real-time insights, finds new Sage report

New report examines challenges finance leaders are currently facing and how they are adapting to drive growth and efficiencies ● The report found that 60 percent of financial leaders in Canada said time spent on tedious manual processes inhibits their work on strategic projects ● Financial teams are under increased …

FinTechSpring 2023 Issue

How Data-Driven Businesses Adapt to New Streams from Open Banking

By Amanda Fraga, Dana Farber and Alexis Nightingale For small business owners, today’s business is anything but usual. Markets, consumers, and realities are ever-changing, meaning that small business owners have to react quickly, sometimes changing their business models at the core. And those reactions come with a cost. Inflation, the …



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