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How to turbocharge a cross-border digital design team

Suppose you had to connect multiple teams of digital design professionals who work in different countries, each of them tailoring products to suit the needs of individuals in unique cultures. Could you find a way to unite that talent and collaborate without losing focus on the subtle differences in each market?

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Our Quarter with Brian Porter – Q4 2017

Scotiabank’s President and CEO Brian Porter discusses Scotiabank’s fourth quarter and year-end results, including the bank’s response to natural disasters and the new, historic 20-year partnership with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

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Scotiabank Quarter Results – Q4 2017

How’d we do? Scotiabank’s Group Head and Chief Financial Officer Sean McGuckin discusses the bank’s fourth quarter and year-end results, including the bank’s investment in technology and a look ahead to 2018.

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Five quick questions for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner

Taking home the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, Redhill joins the prestigious ranks of past winners, including Canadian literary giants Mordecai Richler, Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.

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Pixie dust and pitch decks: What AI-driven startups need to remember

Artificial intelligence and machine-learning and applications are moving into every corner of our lives, from entertainment services that learn from your choices to chat-bots that handle customer inquiries. It’s arguably the hottest area in tech: across Canada, there are hundreds of startup ventures offering new ways to harness some form of AI.

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Up-close and personal with the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists

The five finalists for Canada’s top fiction prize sat down to share personal and professional insights in Calgary before the winner is announced at the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala.

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The Gord Downie legacy you may not know: rooms for reconciliation

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund fosters the creation of Legacy Rooms where indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians can come together in the spirit of reconciliation. The key players behind the idea discussed its origins and aims at the recent opening of a Legacy Room at Scotiabank headquarters.

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Why I run

How Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon runners make this year’s race count with the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

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The outlook for interest rates

Scotiabank Chief Economist Jean-François Perrault on the latest rates forecast and what it means for credit costs and the Canadian dollar.

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How ‘design thinking’ drives innovation

Want to know more about how ‘design thinking’ helps capture and keep up with fast-changing customer needs? Pamela Hilborn, Design Lead at the Scotiabank Digital Factory shares her insights.

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Newest Scotiabank economic outlook finds strength from coast to coast

Canadian economy is strengthening along with a broadly-based surge for all 45 OECD countries, according to the latest Global Outlook from Scotiabank Global Economics.

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Cybersecurity is about more than bits and bytes

Defending against cyberattacks, according to security expert and former Deputy Director of the U.S. National Security Agency Chris Inglis, is really about culture and peoples’ ability to think critically.

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Trade deficit tunnel-vision raises risks in NAFTA talks

Negotiations for a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement conclude their third session this week in Ottawa amid cautious optimism that a deal can be struck by year’s end. But there are few signs of progress on the toughest issue: American concerns about a growing trade deficit with Mexico.

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Caring for Canada’s wounded veterans

What do we owe to those who suffer injury or illness while serving their country in the Canadian Armed Forces?

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize unveils nominees in the first year without its founder

The Scotiabank Giller Prize returns this week with the announcement of the longlist for the esteemed Canadian literary prize, but this year there will be a seminal presence missing: its kind, charming, stubborn, tenacious founder Jack Rabinovitch.

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4 keys to customer-focused innovation

Can every customer experience be as easy as ordering an Uber? At Elevate Toronto, a three-day innovation conference, some of the brightest minds from the start-up community and corporate sector gathered to share their ideas and experiences around customer-driven digital innovation.

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Banking needs more women in tech — here’s how one financial institution is driving change

As the banking industry goes through a digital transformation, there’s a “war for talent,” says Kyle McNamara, Executive Vice President, Global Retail Banking Technology at Scotiabank.

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Scotiabank Arena partnership builds on ‘hockey bank’ brand

Chief Marketing Officer John Doig and Vice President of Sponsorship and Philanthropy Jacqueline Ryan discuss the benefits of the new partnership for Scotiabank.

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Our Quarter with Brian Porter

What’s on the mind of Scotiabank’s President and CEO? In an exclusive video interview, Brian Porter discusses the bank’s third-quarter results, including the positive outlook for the Canadian economy and the future of NAFTA.

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This is a must-win issue for Canada at the NAFTA talks
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Waving the flag: Young Canadian football players compete against top international teams

On a sprawling football field on an overcast day in northern Toronto, 13-year-old Luca Accettola and his teammates are at one of the last practices before the big tournament. Luca’s thinking about more than his opponents.

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Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank

Jacquie Ryan wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after she graduated university with a degree in English and Film Studies, so she headed to Banff to coach skiing. The short-term job set her on a path to a long-term career, and she’s continued to let her passions guide her profession ever since.

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Going Global: The Power of Partnering with LatAm Startups

When it comes to centres of innovation, where creative minds are collaborating on ideas to help change the world, it’s time to start looking beyond Silicon Valley.

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