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OCrafter’s eCommerce solution brings global artisans online

Bilal Khalife has spent his career working with world-renowned brands, leading buying teams for major retail operations, and gaining intimate insights into the ways artisans transform their passions into businesses that stimulate local economies. Over the course of 15 years observing small businesses, production lines and handmade luxuries, Khalife has seen globalization and digitization shift…

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Community recovery is our shared responsibility

Challenging times bring exceptional people together, and new solutions to light. This rings especially true for a region as resilient as Southwestern Ontario. As our business landscape remains dynamic, radical and inspiring change continues to happen here. Now more than ever, leadership within our communities and technology sectors have a duty to provide accessible supports…

A Call For Collaboration Results In Funding For Two Design Challenge Solutions

As we look towards rebuilding beyond COVID-19, we can’t ignore the disproportionate impact that disruption has inflicted on already-underserved communities in our region. That’s exactly why collaborative, equitable solutions enabled by technology, were the focus of the second and final Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenge. With collaboration at the centre of Design Challenge…