Top 10 people, companies and technologies shaping the future of the vehicles

The Bond franchise has predicted no less than seven real-world innovations, according to carthrottle.com. By David Booth For those wondering when the revolution — nay, the revolutions — sweeping the automobile industry was going to abate, 2018’s answer is a resounding “not soon.” Indeed, if half of what is projected for the next 12 to …

Mavericks and Movers: The brains behind 2017’s top-five venture capital deals

Element AI chief executive Jean-François Gagné. Handout Element AI By Rob Blackstein Element AIJean-François Gagné There is nothing synthetic about Jean-François Gagné’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Having already founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and operations research, he co-founded Montreal-based Element AI in 2016 and, as its CEO, is often asked to …

Why George Clooney would appreciate Calgary’s improved airport

George Clooney in 2009’s Up in the Air plays Ryan Bingham, a consummate frequent flyer who uncovers the secrets of minimizing airport lineups while travelling for a job that involves firing people. George Clooney in 2009’s Up in the Air plays Ryan Bingham, a consummate frequent flyer who uncovers the secrets of minimizing airport lineups …

Canada’s outstanding CEO of the year: Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu

DARREN CALABRESE Cash-rich Japanese banks started becoming big players in the niche but lucrative aircraft financing market earlier this decade as it gets better spreads and is perceived to be safer than other corporate loans since a jet can be sold in the event of a default. A default by Air Canada seems unlikely these …