Tangerine CEO Peter Aceto Urges Canadians to Dream Big

A month ago, Techvibes managing editor Knowlton Thomas proclaimed that “Canada has a disease called risk aversion” in a story that suggests that “risk aversion has made our banking sector the envy of the world.”

Peter Aceto, CEO of Canadian online bank Tangerine quoted Thomas’ article in a keynote presentation to a room full of business leaders and students at a Maclean’s Magazine event in Toronto earlier this week. “As a banker, I can say that risk aversion is still such a hindrance to Canada. We need to find a way to support risk takers in our community,” he says.

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Canadian Startup Privacy Analytics Raises Round of Funding to Compete in Database Security Market

“There are vast amounts of health care data which are of very high value for areas including health research to find cures for diseases, for public health research that deals with outbreak detection, such as outbreaks of food borne illnesses and other preventative interventions such as cancer screening,” says Dr. Khaled El Emam, founder and CEO of Ottawa-based startup Privacy Analytics, which protects the privacy of personal data used for analysis and research in the health care industry.

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Justin Trudeau Talks Social Media and Politics with Facebook’s Jordan Banks

“Social media helps to get to know the real people you’re voting for,” said Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate Justin Trudeau yesterday while chatting with Facebook Canada’s Managing Director Jordan Banks at an event in Toronto.

The “fireside chat” style conversation focused on the future of politics and the social web. Here are some of the highlights.

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