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The convergence of five disruptive technologies will transform business but few companies really know where to start.  That was the consensus of the audience at the the recent Brace for Impact event facilitated by Jim Love, CIO of IT World Canada.  The event included a panel with experts from  experts from Cogeco Peer 1ViewSonic and the Burnie Group.

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In this article, we revisit our interview with Doug Heintzman and discuss the social and economic impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by artificial intelligence and automation is different from previous economic and social revolutions and what it means to our society.

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Counterpoint: The overblown blockchain hype is done. But blockchain’s real benefits are just beginning

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Like many other emerging technologies that have risen to the pantheon of global “game-changer” status (remember Google glass?), it’s not surprising that nine years following blockchain’s introduction we see some increased skepticism regarding the tech’s potential impact on business and society at large.

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A New Social Contract and AI’s Most Imminent Problems

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For over half a century, humankind has pondered the “singularity”, a doomsday scenario where an artificial superintelligence changes the fundamental nature of civilization in unpredictable and potentially dire ways. Almost 70 years ago, the pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing was asking the question “can machines think?”

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The vast potential of blockchain technology

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Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of bitcoin, a global electronic currency invented by a mysterious anonymous figure called Satoshi Nakamoto. The same individual also invented blockchain technology, which has become as ubiquitous a term as bitcoin. But what exactly is blockchain? How does it relate to bitcoin? And why is blockchain so important?

Analytics By Design 2018 – Living in an Age of Disruption

AI for a better future II Douglas Heintzman II The Robot Of The Year

Promise and Pitfalls: How Blockchain Will Change the World and Why it Will be Difficult

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: The Burnie Group achieves third consecutive top 100 rank in 2019 Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

– Canadian Business unveils its 31st annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –  TORONTO, ONTARIO – Sept. 12, 2019 – The Burnie Group is pleased to announce that it has ranked No. 99 in the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2019.This is the third year that The Burnie Group has ranked in […]

PRESS RELEASE: Retail Strategy and Operations expert, Graeme Hartlen, joins The Burnie Group

TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Burnie Group, a leading Toronto-based management consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Graeme Hartlen, who will lead the firm’s Strategy and Operations Practice. Graeme is a results-driven, highly adaptable and strategic senior executive with a strong track record of delivering growth, solving complex challenges, and driving […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Burnie Group hosts #EDGETalks: Artificial Intelligence in Operations: Where Can AI Fit in My Organization?

TORONTO, October 30, 2018 — The Burnie Group is pleased to announce #EDGETalks: Artificial Intelligence in Operations: Where Can AI Fit in My Organization? Featuring a keynote address by Mike Rhodin, former SVP at IBM and founder of IBM’s Watson Group. Mr. Rhodin’s 33-year career at IBM was infused with a passion for helping clients […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Burnie Group achieves second consecutive top 100 rank in 2018 Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

–Canadian Business unveils its 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –  TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Sept. 13, 2018) – The Burnie Group is pleased to announce that it has ranked No. 82 in the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. This is the 2nd year that The Burnie Group has ranked in the top 100, […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Burnie Group hosts #EDGETalks: Actively Engaged – Leadership and Innovation in Building Employee Engagement

TORONTO, May 28, 2018 — The Burnie Group is pleased to announce #EDGETalks: Actively Engaged – Leadership and Innovation in Building Employee Engagement. Featuring a keynote address by Norman Bacal, who, in his best-selling novel, Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie, recounts the cautionary tale of the perils of ignoring a firm’s culture and […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Burnie Group receives Blue Prism Silver Partner Award in Robotic Process Automation

TORONTO, ONTARIO– (June 1, 2018) – This latest achievement builds upon an already deep and long-standing relationship with Blue Prism. One of North America’s first Blue Prism partners, The Burnie Group helps clients transform their operations through the delivery of robotic process automation, augmented by thoughtful business process redesign and performance management. This approach provides […]

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