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Big Data and the New World Order

From farming to forestry and everything in between, the use of massive reams of data is changing the way the world works >

Ray Rajotte

Ray Rajotte – Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Director of the Islet Transplantation Group and Director of the Surgical-Medical Research Institute, University of Alberta

The groundbreaking research of the Edmonton islet group, led by Dr. Ray Rajotte, culminated in the ability to generate insulin independence in eight severely diabetic patients.
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Patently Absurd

If necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps absurdity is its distant cousin. For every idea with Edison-like brilliance, there’s another that verges on unusual, weird or just plain wacky.
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N. Neil McCrank

N. Neil McCrank – Chairman, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board

If Neil McCrank, Q.C. were a circus performer, the chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board would walk the high wire. To the right, industry lines up with more oil and gas drilling applications than ever before, seeking permission to tap sour gas reservoirs or build new coal-fired electric generation plants.
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John Masters

John Masters – President and CEO, Calgary Technologies Inc.

John Masters is president and CEO of Calgary Technologies Inc., an economic development group focused on the advanced technology sector. Masters’ group assists high-tech entrepreneurs through their start-up phase, in part by refining business plans that will attract investors.
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Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw – CEO, Shaw Communications Inc.

Jim Shaw’s at home in the family cable business. And since rising to CEO of Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. in 1998 he has overseen the company’s largest era of growth that includes building a high-speed Internet division with 500,000 subscribers and $200 million revenue.
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Hit Me, Please

Last month, I stood on the brink of world domination. World Wide Web domination to be exact. I had completed the final touches on my awesome, hip, easy-to-navigate Web site.
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The Software Side of Accounting

THE SITUATION
Technology has affected every area of business, not the least accounting. Along the growth road, most companies face a major decision: should they upgrade to customized accounting software?
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Whiz Kids

It’s difficult to suppress the shudders of envy that threaten to descend when you’re talking to an entrepreneur nearly half your age. The ink has barely dried on the MBA, yet business has taken off with a vengeance. The energy in the youthful, animated voice is almost tangible, even through the telephone line.
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Pssst – Wanna Get Rich?

The e-mails arrive with seductive subject lines that immediately capture your attention. The proposal is unsolicited but intriguing, with a great emphasis on the opportunity to pocket a large sum of money by capitalizing on shoddy paperwork of a West African country, usually Nigeria.
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In the Money

When Calvin McElroy, president and chief executive of Calgary firm Cquay Inc., went in search of venture capital early last summer, the timing could not have been worse.
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