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Halifax Startup Wins Grand Prize in Innovation from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Posted: June 21, 2017

T4G is thrilled to congratulate our client, HomeEXCEPT, who beat out hundreds of submissions to win the grand prize at the inaugural AARP Innovation Champion Awards. The Awards seek to raise awareness of the most innovative products and services in caregiving – an area where technology holds great promise.

Halifax-based HomeEXCEPT and T4G worked closely together to bring grace to aging in place, developing a solution for family members to monitor loved ones with minimal invasion to privacy. Temperature sensors and artificial intelligence track movements in a nonintrusive manner, learn patterns and flag exceptions, and send insights to users through the web, email, and instant messaging.

HomeEXCEPT CEO and co-founder, John Robertson, had this to say about his experience working with T4G on this project:

“Not every contract developer can work with a start-up. T4G was flexible and gave us the leg up we needed to kick-start our project. I look forward to working more with their team as we execute our roadmap.”

Learn more about HomeEXCEPT’s big win and all of AARP’s award winners.

HomeExcept

T4G Client HomeEXCEPT a Semifinalist for Major Innovation Award

Posted: June 7, 2017

T4G is proud to congratulate HomeEXCEPT on their nomination for the AARP Innovation Champion Awards. The Awards recognize innovation in technology that helps “to reduce the complexities, stress, and sheer hard work of the important job of caregiving” to people of all ages.

Designed to support family members and caregivers, HomeEXCEPT uses non-intrusive thermal readings to measure heat and motion in a home. Using just a simple plug-in sensor, it can alert caregivers to potential problems without the need for cameras or wearables. Through notifications on a web app, the subscriber can know if a stove has been left on and for how long, if someone is in or out of bed, or if someone has fallen.

Learn more about HomeEXCEPT and their work.

Gary Filan

T4G to Participate in Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities Program, INFINITI LAB

Posted: May 29, 2017

T4G is proud to partner with INFINITI LAB, a month-long technology accelerator program for Internet of Things (IoT) startups founded by luxury car brand, INFINITI that kicks off today in Toronto. Our own Gary Filan, Practice Area Leader – Analytics, will participate as a guest speaker and advisor.

The program was originally launched in Hong Kong in order to harness the power of innovation and entrepreneurship, and to date has produced two cohorts of startups. The Toronto-based expansion is the first international launch, and the program is open to pre-seed startups working on IoT and smart city innovation. The program will culminate in Demo Day on June 28, 2017 where each startup will pitch to a panel of venture capitalists.

Read more about this exciting program.

 

great places to work 2017

T4G Named One of Best Workplaces in Canada for 10th Year

Posted: April 27, 2017

T4G is thrilled to announce that for the tenth consecutive year, we have been named a Great Place to Work.

“We are honoured to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the tenth year in a row. At the heart of our success is our unwavering commitment to our values and the strength, talent, and passion of our exceptional employees. Our experience and team leave us well poised to take on the complex challenges of the next decade,” says T4G President Geoff Flood.

As well, earlier this year, T4G was recognized as a Great Place to Work for Women.

Read More on the official Great Places to Work site

T4G VP Named Chair of the Board of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Posted: April 26, 2017

Mark Fraser, T4G’s EVP of Digital Marketing, was sworn in as the Chair of the Board for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on April 25, 2017 .

“I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role and I’m excited to be a part of some of the good things that are happening,” Mark says. “I’m looking forward to what’s next and adding onto the progress the Chamber has made in recent years.”

Mark has served on the board since 2013.

Info4Impact Workshop at T4G Halifax

Posted: April 20, 2017

T4G Innovation Lab‘s Rickey Pannell and Brian Fanning, in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia, are offering their Design Thinking Crash Course on May 29th at our T4G Halifax office. Register today to find out more about human centered design and how prototyping that can be applied to everything from designing a better toothbrush to running better meetings.

T4G VP Keynotes PMI NB PD Conference

Posted: April 12, 2017

On May 17, Cathy Simpson, VP of Public Sector, is delivering the keynote address to the New Brunswick chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She will be speaking about how to bring innovative practices to project management for greater success. Read More

T4G Innovators Teach Design Thinking to Kids

Posted: March 17, 2017

Yesterday, three members of T4G’s Innovation Lab led a special Design Thinking Crash Course as part of Digital Nova Scotia’s March Break Digital Discovery Camp. Over an hour, they taught the principles of Design Thinking to a dozen children who were part of the camp. The challenge? Design a better dental hygiene device. The kids’ solutions? Absolutely amazing – everything from chocolate flavoured fluoride drops to a flying, teeth cleaning robot.

Special Screenings in New Brunswick: Hidden Figures

Posted: March 14, 2017

Join T4G VP Cathy Simpson and Up + Go as they celebrate and showcase the STEM fields through screening the movie Hidden Figures, followed by a discussion with some of New Brunswick’s female leaders in the STEM fields. The event is free to attend. Please RSVP.
Fredericton, March 22: https://goo.gl/cvPn3p
Saint John, March 27: https://goo.gl/eDvXhp
Moncton, March 29: https://goo.gl/JsnEGp

T4G Does Data Philanthropy

Posted: March 10, 2017

T4Gers will be assisting one of our newest accounts, Aimia, in their annual Data Philanthropy event. On March 21st and 22nd, T4G will join Aimia and other partners from across Canada in Montreal to bring the power of analytics to charitable causes.

Lindsay Brin will join a team of volunteer data scientists with strong analytical acumen, including an ability to work with a variety of different types of data sets, and leverage skills such as data visualization, data mining, statistics, web scraping, GIS, data analysis and project management. The team of Insight consultants will be joined by Ron McKay. This team will help build upon the foundational work of the Data Science team to build out a framework to provide context for the related analysis and insight and include recommendations for day-to-day application.

T4G recognized as a Great Place to Work for Women

Posted: March 8, 2017

“Technology is a great industry for women. Our focus on results means that you rise based on your abilities,” noted Executive Vice President Mary Lou Johnston, “T4G’s culture supports the education, promotion, and success of women in technology

This award comes in advance of the 2017 Great Place to Work Awards® where T4G is expected to celebrate its 10th consecutive year as one of Canada’s Great Workplaces.  Read More

Young Innovators Camp Coming to T4G

Posted: February 13, 2017

Future Design School‘s young innovators camp is happening this summer at T4G’s Saint John and Halifax offices.The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate, and develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Halifax, July 10-14: http://bit.ly/2kQGS9W
Saint John, August 14-18: http://bit.ly/2ok07Hw

EnergyDATA Workshop in Halifax

Posted: January 23, 2017

Join T4G’s Janet Forbes and Danielle Leighton at Applied Energy Research’s First EnergyDATA Workshop at the Halifax Central Library on February 3, 2017. The workshop will cover topics such as nano and micro grids, residential monitoring, and community solar initiatives. Janet will be part of a panel about sharing energy data and Danielle will be speaking about rules for energy analytics. Read More and Get Tickets

T4G and SMU Ink MOU for a Retail Imagination Lab

Posted: January 12, 2017

T4G and Saint Mary’s University signed a Memorandum Of Understanding this past week indicating intent to collaborate on the new David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services based in Halifax.

As currently envisioned, T4G’s Innovation Lab will be at the centre of this initiative – providing process and resources to help facilitate the development of disruptive new ideas for the retail industry. SMU will provide space, access to retailers through their channels, administration for funding, tools and resources as needed from across a wide span of academic disciplines.

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