Why The Data Plumbing Matters

Lixar I.T. Podcast

Data plumbing provides a way for your company to manage, process, and store data efficiently so that it can be easily accessed and used to improve your company’s processes and organization. By having a well structured plumbing system, your company can increase business efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and provide actionable insights promptly, with data to back-up your decision-making.

Lixar Talks AI and the Government of Canada

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

This week we’re continuing our series on the hottest of topics – Artificial Intelligence. In this week’s episode, we have two Lixar experts coming in to discuss AI and the Government of Canada. We’ll chat about some of Lixar’s work in that sphere as well as well as how we could see widespread adoption of the technology.

Lixar Community Partner: Kids Help Phone

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this episode we take a look at another one of our Lixar Community Partners. The Kids Help Phone and Lixar have partnered for a number of years to help provide essential support for youth in crisis. The charitable organization provides free online and telephone counselling to kids in need via a toll-free number and a myriad of other services, and it’s one we’re very proud to support. We chat with Jessica Pancoe, Manager of Eastern Ontario, Community Fundraising and Corporate Development at Kids Help Phone. about the organization, some of the tech that goes into providing this service, and what you can do to get involved.

Ethical AI with John Weigelt, Microsoft

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this exciting episode of the Lixar Podcast, we sit down with John Weigelt, National Technology Officer and AI expert at Microsoft Canada. We’re joined by Jim Provost, lead data scientist at Lixar, to unpack what AI truly means for our society and how we can work together to see it used responsibly.

We tackle some misinformed speculation around AI, highlight what people need to pay attention to, lay out principles of ethical AI, and outline what people can do to participate in the conversation.

Lixar Community Partner: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this episode, we focus on one of our longstanding  Lixar community partners: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. We’ll chat with Executive Director Colleen Mooney about the organization itself, it’s impact on Ottawa-area youth, and what you can do to get involved.  The BGCO is an organization that helps youth in marginalized communities, and one that we’re proud to support.

CES with the CEO: Bill Syrros’ Wrap Up

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this very special episode of The Lixar Podcast, we sit down with Lixar CEO Bill Syrros to get his take on the recently concluded technology showcase. We cover electrification, flying cars, VR, and how technology is starting to blend seamlessly with everyday life. We also talk AI and some of the applications we think could change the world.

Lixar at NAIAS and Automobili-d

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this special episode of the Lixar Podcast, we talk to Hamed Faghfoury – one of our contacts on the ground at last week’s NAIAS and Automobili-d conferences in Detroit. NAIAS and Automobili-d give a glimpse into new and exciting auto tech being rolled out in the coming year, and we’re happy to bring you this preview first-hand.  In our conversation, Hamed takes us through the auto tech trends he saw, with a focus on AI and ML in autonomous vehicles and auto manufacturing.