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After NYC Loses Amazon’s HQ2 – Toronto Tries Again

As you probably have already heard NYC lost its Amazon HQ2 due to much publicized debate in New York City about why a city should subsidize a company with billions of dollars in profits when they can put money to better use to address issues such as shortage of housing and poverty.

Amazon decided to pull out of New York on Thursday last week due to tremendous pressure put by local government. Amazon was supposed to invest billions of dollars and hire 50,000 high-paying mainly tech jobs.

“A number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward.”

Amazon Inc.

This development might help Donald Trump to get reelected in few years as Republicans can paint Democrats as anti-business and not open for business.

Some local companies were not happy with this announcement.

“I’m really upset because I don’t think they realized what they did. And they’re proud of it? They think they did something lovely? They wanted the political gain, they should have done it in a different way. They get put into office for us, not to work for themselves.”

Gianna Cerbone, Restaurant Owner in interview with New York Times

Within hours of Amazon’s announcement that they are pulling out of the city, Toronto Mayor was quick to try to entice them to come to Toronto again.

I remain so proud of the Toronto Region's Amazon HQ2 bid and the opportunities I'm confident it has opened up for our…

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Amazon said in a statement that it did “not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time.” Even if they would even consider Toronto, some Toronto residents like John Tokatlidis were not so happy about this idea.

“Never mind Amazon. How are you improving our public transit?For one, why is Dundas West Station and the Up Express/Go Station not connected? It’s also not accessible for some citizens. We need you to prioritize and fix the issues. Homelessness on the rise. You are pushing runaway development to make this your Mega city that you have forgotten your election promises. Get to work Mr Tory, do the job you were elected to do! “

John Tokatlidis, Toronto’s resident in Facebook comment

Another big tech office opening in Toronto, to hire 800

Toronto tech scene just keeps on growing. The new company among many other companies like Microsoft, Pinterest and others, is Accenture – a leading global professional services company.

Accenture announced that they will be building a Technology Innovation Hub in the City of Toronto and will bring 800 jobs with it by 2020 (about 500 in Toronto, others spread out across Canada). This will help them compete and transform in the digital economy.

The jobs they will be hiring for will be mainly data scientists, designers, engineers, and roles in analytics.

Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Todd Smith, front left, and Toronto Mayor John Tory hold Accenture’s industrial asset inspection drone as (L-R) Accenture’s Canada President Bill Morris, incoming President Jeffrey Russell, and CMHC CEO Evan Siddall look on at the launch of Accenture’s Canada Innovation Hub in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
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Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer — North America said:

“Our experience working with global clients across more than 40 industries has shown that continuous innovation is an imperative to succeed in the fast-changing digital economy.

With our network of innovation hubs, we are bringing innovation to our clients’ doorsteps, enabling them to harness the power of emerging technologies to transform their businesses.”

This is a great addition to an already amazing city and will bring the best of innovation talent together to be the city of disrupters.

14 AI Companies Hiring Now in Toronto

Update: We have recently learned that both Amazon and Uber are hiring for AI tech jobs in Toronto such as AI Research Scientist (Self Driving), Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer/Research, and Data Scientist.

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Artificial intelligence took off like a wild fire in the last few years with Federal Government of Canada supporting the industry with millions of dollars in grants.

Not surprising Toronto has taken a lead in this AI domain, and has over 45 active artificial intelligence organizations employing over 1,500 employees and raised more than $170 million dollars.

Below we list the most prominent 14 leaders in AI space in the Greater Toronto Area as well as Waterloo.

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Top Artificial Intelligence AI Companies Hiring in Toronto

AisleLabs 

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Aislelabs’ technology transforms brick and mortar locations to smart venues, resulting in effective marketing, increased sales, and better customer satisfaction. We serve enterprise customers globally including major shopping centres, airports, transit hubs, big box retail chains and venues.

Angoss Software 

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Angoss is a global leader in delivering predictive analytics to businesses looking to improve performance across risk, marketing and sales. With a suite of big data analytics software solutions and consulting services, Angoss delivers powerful approaches that provide you with a competitive advantage by turning your information into actionable business decisions.

BenchSci

For biomedical researchers who are starting experiments, BenchSci is a reagent intelligence platform that transforms published data into experiment-specific recommendations to reduce time, money and uncertainty in planning materials and methods.

Canopy Labs

Every customer reaches a buying decision in their unique way – Canopy Labs helps businesses to track and optimize their customer journey.

Hubba

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Our goal for the Hubba Discovery Network is to be the first place buyers and influencers start every journey to learn about interesting and new brands and products. We are product people, too, and we built a site for product people like you.

PumpUp

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PumpUp is a positive community to share and achieve your health goals. The PumpUp community is a safe and supportive space to share your journey toward a healthy body and healthy mind. Share your challenges and triumphs, track your fitness, and receive unparalleled support from a global community of like-minded people. PumpUp equips you with the tools you need to live a healthy lifestyle in a positive way. With millions of inspiring people cheering you on, it’s never been easier to become the best version of you!

Rubikloud

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We believe that making intelligent decisions can be made easier with AI and today we have multi-billion-dollar clients with retail brands operating in North America, Europe, and Asia.

StackAdapt

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StackAdapt is the no. 1 performing native advertising platform helping brands accelerate customer engagement and acquisition. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ranking the highest in customer satisfaction and performance by G2 Crowd in the DSP category for the fourth time, StackAdapt is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and ranks 6th in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 ranking and 23rd in Fast 500 in North America.

Kognitive Marketing

At Kognitive Marketing we create engaging experiential marketing campaigns that consumers actually want to participate in, thus increasing customer conversions and maximizing sales and brand equity for the client.

Maropost

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Maropost is a B2C cloud-based revenue optimization suite that gives companies the ability to increase multi-channel customer engagement to maximize revenue. Through integrated marketing and sales automation, Maropost provides essential tools, strategic guidance, and support needed to create more personalized customer experiences through a 360-degree business view – from marketing automation to CRM, commerce, and customer support.

Naborly

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Naborly has reinvented how credit reports and scores work for the rental industry to help landlords know who they’re renting to, while helping tenants build credit by just paying their rent!

Nanoleaf

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Together with its global team of creative problem-solvers, Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of beautifully personalized lighting experiences. This brave new world extends far beyond the lightbulb and into a new reality where lighting transforms to meet your needs for every moment of every day. Every product created by Nanoleaf embodies our philosophy of ‘Smarter by Design.’

Viafoura

Viafoura empowers over 600 media brands to engage, discover, and grow their audience through seamlessly integrated user registration, engagement, moderation, and analytics modules–all in one platform.

Zoom.AI

Zoom.ai is SaaS start-up, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to enrich all employees’ work experience while increasing workplace productivity. Zoom.ai operates like a virtual helper, chatting with each employee in their favorite chat application and off-loading repetitive, low-value, day-to-day tasks. Key tasks include document generation, corporate information discovery, and full lifecycle calendaring.

Amazon To Hire 1,000 IT Pros in Vancouver, Open 2nd Office

No no, This is not their 2nd HQ office. Amazon is opening a second office in Vancouver to grow their team from 1,000 tech professionals to 2,000 within the next few years.

Alexandre Gagnon, Amazon Canada VP said:

“Amazon is excited to continue growing our workforce throughout Canada. We are among the largest employers of software engineers in Canada and look forward to continuing to create new job opportunities for Canadians.”

Vancouver Mayor Robertson could not have been more excited when he twitted:

Amazon now operates in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto employing over 5,000 employees.

John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia twitted:

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Congrats to British Columbia and Canada on being able to attract some top tier companies to come here.

 

8 Montreal AI Companies Looking To Hire Now

Montreal is quickly becoming AI center in North America with all the hype of Facebook opening their AI office in Montreal recently.

But in case you can not get job with Facebook in Montreal but really want to get into artificial intelligence and big data – where do you look? Do not worry – we got you covered.

Eight Montreal Artificial Intelligence Companies Hiring Right Now

 

GOOGLE

No explanation needed who and what kind of company Google is. They recently open software division in Montreal and are now looking for various AI scientist / data specialists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Google at their Montreal office 

MICROSOFT

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Microsoft also needs no introduction. They are looking for positions like Principal Solution Specialist Data & AI.

« Microsoft is excited to engage with faculties, students and the broader tech community in Montreal, which is becoming a global hub for AI research and innovation. »

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Microsoft at their Montreal office 

AUTOMAT

Conversational Marketing for Brands. They are looking for AI research specialists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Automat at their Montreal office 

ELEMENT AI

AI company who recently broke the record for most money raised in the AI industry ($140m to exact), they now have enough money to pay your salary. They are hiring various AI developers and researchers.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Element AI at their Montreal office 

FLUENT.AI

Building personalized and noise-robust voice user interfaces. They are looking for Machine Learning Scientists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Fluent AI at their Montreal office 

IMAGIA

To serve patients and our customers by dramatically improving accessible personalized medicine driven by advances in AI. Imagia has been naped top AI healthcare startup companies in the world.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Imagia at their Montreal office 

NUANCE

Speech recognition company. They are looking for Research Scientists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Nuance at their Montreal office 

 

SPORTLOGIQUE

Provider of advanced analytics data for professional hockey teams and broadcast media. They are looking for computer vision researchers as well as developers with passion for hockey of course.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Sportlogique at their Montreal office 

Amazon Growing in Toronto and Vancouver

Amazon, American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington, is about to sign giant office leases in both Vancouver and Toronto according to Financial Post.

147,000 sq ft office is to be signed in Vancouver and 112,000 sq ft in Toronto. This is on top of 2.2m sq ft in Toronto and 741,000 sq ft in Vancouver.

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This new space can accommodate around additional 1,000 employees in Vancouver and around 700 employees in Toronto.

Amazon move according to some sources is to grow their software development teams in both cities.

Hiring Job Fairs in Toronto and Vancouver are being held from time to time – just follow them on Instagram or Twitter:

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Amazon Fulfillment Technologies (AFT) powers the physical engine at the heart of Amazon. AFT builds and operates software, hardware, and processes that run the global network of fulfillment centers that move millions of units of inventory, employ tens of thousands of people, and ensure that customers get what they want when we promise we will get it to them. We do this by building automated solutions to handle things that technology does well, while relying on people to handle things that humans do well. Our environment is global and complex with a variety of software and systems, including industrial machines and protocols. We are constantly innovating in the ways we are automating and accelerating the delivery of products and packages which includes building custom hardware and applying machine learning, image processing, and real-time data processing using distributed systems. In order to R.S.V.P for this event, please follow the steps below. Step 1: Send your resume to AFTTorontoRecruiting@amazon.com Step 2: Wait for a confirmation email Step 3: Bring your invitation and resume to the event

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One Thing You Need to Look At When Hiring Someone (according to Shark Tank investor)

Daymond Garfield John is an American businessman, investor, television personality, author, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank. He is based in New York City.

According to Daymond, one thing you need to look for an interview when hiring someone is whether you can stand that person. Meaning can you hang out / talk / go have a beer with this person every day of your life for the next 5 or 10 years. Because if not , no matter how good the resume is you will probably regret your hiring decision.

Make sure you like this person as a human being and can get along. Daymond says a lot of people hide behind technology or their resume – but see them for who they are and see if you can get along before making that hiring decision.

You can watch Daymond speak about who will make a good employee in this video cast: