NOVEMBER GUIDE: MONTLHY CALENDAR EVENTS
If you want to stay on top of what’s going on in the tech and financial scene you don’t wantRead More
National IT Professionals Day!
TODAY is National IT Professionals Day! On the third Tuesday of every September, we show our appreciation for all theRead More
HAPPY LABOUR DAY!
HAPPY LABOUR DAY! VTRAC commemorates the contributions of our team members, partners, and community on LABOUR DAY. Thank you for your hardRead More
World Humanitarian Day!
World Humanitarian Day! “Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love. The smaller the thing, theRead More
Happy International Youth Day!
Happy International Youth Day! The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth. #internationalyouthday2022#ExpressBuilders#youth#future#futureofnationsRead More
Happy Independence Day!
Today, on Independence Day, we pay respect to the United States of America in all its beauty, freedom, and sovereignty.Read More
Happy 155th Birthday Canada!
Happy 155th Birthday Canada! From far-and-wide, we wish all our Canadian friends, colleagues, and business partners a great Canada DayRead More
Happy Father’s Day
To all our friends, colleagues, and business partners, we hope you all had a fabulous Father’s day yesterday shared withRead More
National Indigenous History Month!
June is National Indigenous History Month! We celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honor the history, heritage, and diversity of IndigenousRead More
Happy Pride Month!
Happy Pride Month to all our colleagues, friends, and partners! That pot of gold at the end of the rainbowRead More
Greetings from Antalya!
Greetings from Antalya! With the Global IT Talent Tour in full swing, things are really taking flight! Our tour startedRead More
International HR Day
This past Friday May 20, 2022 we celebrated International HR Day. And we continue this weekend, to recognize the profession,Read More
VTRAC CULTURE Our team is comprised of high integrity, quality-driven team players from diverse personal and professional backgrounds who share commonRead More
Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day. From our family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! As a majorityRead More
VTRAC MISSION: VTRAC Consulting Corporation (Certified Diversity Co.) was established on the principles of people, quality and respect. 28 years later, theseRead More
OUR ENGAGEMENT MODEL, YOUR RESULTS
“Our bottom line is only as good as the results we achieve for you.” We embark on a tailor-made journeyRead More
International Women’s Day
VTRAC Consulting Corporation (Certified Diversity Co.) celebrates the Women of VTRAC on this International Women’s Day March 8, 2022. As aRead More
Sharing a message from our CEO, Forood Malekzadeh, “ “We are collaborators, problem solvers, and core believers in being a people-oriented company.”Read More
Black History Month
On this second month of each year, we embrace both our similarities and differences and begin to recognize that isRead More
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day where we look back to acknowledge and reflect on the pastRead More
NY NEWS: Talent continues to sizzle even during Autumn in New York City!!
As the November temperatures begin to settle in, this week we’re taking the VTRAC Talent Tour to New York CityRead More
VTRAC Talent Tour: “Peach” for the Stars in Atlanta, Georgia!
From Tampa to Orlando, this week we thought it would be “peachy” to continue our travel northwards into Atlanta, Georgia.Read More
Looking for Quality Talent, MUST Visit Orlando, FL
Another city in sunny Florida that will take your breath away is #Orlando. Orlando is not just a place to enjoy theRead More
Looking for Quality Talent, MUST Visit Tampa, FL
A couple of weeks ago, we started taking a glance at some of the hottest tech cities in North America.Read More
Looking for Quality Talent, MUST visit Waterloo, Ontario
Since year 2000, the Waterloo region continues to gain attention in the global IT community. With new government funding toRead More
Entrepreneurship and why I became a Recruiter.
28 years ago (when I was much younger with more hair), it was an exciting day because I was expecting myRead More
Will Toronto Marry Austin?
For years, Toronto has dated New York, Chicago and San Francisco and has been seen canoodling with the Miami area. EvenRead More
Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
As a DIVERSITY-focused team, VTRAC lives and breathes with the values that diversity can bring to organizations. We all know the challengesRead More
Too Old? Over Qualified? Too Loyal? Are you kidding me?!
You have 25-30 years of experience, yet the market is leaving you out in the cold by QUIETLY telling youRead More
North American Tech Talent Tour, Stop 1: Toronto
Thinking of changing career but recent travel restrictions got you down? Worry no more, VTRAC is taking a virtual trip acrossRead More
We celebrate Black History Month
Each February, we acknowledge Black History Month by looking back and reflecting on the past struggles many of our communityRead More
Cloud Certifications? Why are they helpful.
These days, a college or university degree in information and computer technologies isn’t necessarily the focal point of a resume.Read More
Message From Team VTRAC Team
It’s Summertime, we are in the midst of a pandemic, but your business and ours must move forward. We areRead More
“Forood 4 Thought,” Career Counselling with Forood Malekzadeh
Our very own Forood Malekzadeh launched his #podcast, Forood 4 Thought. As a career and life coach of over 24 years,Read More
VTRAC Consulting is on Instagram Now!
We are just getting started ! Follow us on Instagram @vtracconsultingcorpRead More
Easy Ways to Retain Top Talent
If you wait until an exit interview to find out why a valuable employee has decided to move on, you'veRead More
Recruitment Trends We Are Seeing In 2020 Thus Far…
There’s little doubt that 2020 has been and will continue to be a challenging year for many. Companies will eventuallyRead More
Diversity, and Why It Matters.
Diversity comes in many forms: gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, socioeconomic background, etc. All of these contribute to anRead More
How AI Helping FI to Serve their Clients Better in this Current Climate
With the recent changes our economy and business are experiencing, companies are relying more than ever on AI to maintain sustainabilityRead More
THE AFTERMATH of COVID-19
This is not the first time that humanity has faced such an awakening. We have read, and are familiar with,Read More
HR WEST 2020 – San Francisco Conference
Hope everyone had as much fun as we had at this year’s HR West Conference in San Francisco. We areRead More
HRPA 2020 – Toronto Conference
#HRPA2020 conference was a fantastic opportunity for collaboration with other human resource colleagues in the industry national wide. Hope toRead More
2019, LESSONS LEARNED and THE TOP 25 PICKS!
2019 was an amazing year, and for so many reasons. Rise of women: It was the year of women. Many corporationsRead More
What’s cooking in 2020?
Every year many exciting and chaotic trends are shaping our future. These days businesses need to look ahead and identifyRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, San Francisco!
Things are getting hotter in San Francisco, and we’re not just talking temperatures! Hot jobs, hot talent, and hot companiesRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, Los Angeles!
The universe is expanding in Los Angeles. Stars aren’t just for the big screen anymore, they are expanding into ITRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, Kitchener-Waterloo Area!
The Kitchener-Waterloo Area has been gaining major traction in the IT community. With major government initiatives, affordable living and moreRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, Seattle!
Techies in Seattle are seeing green and we’re not just talking about the environment. With average salaries topping comfortable livingRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, Austin!
The term Bootstrap Cowboy takes on a whole new meaning in Austin Texas! We all know the phrase “boot up”Read More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Tech Cities. This week’s pick, New York City!
New York City is the place where people want to live. Every year the big city life attracts an increasingRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Tech Cities. This Week’s Pick, Boston!
The Greater Boston Area is gaining credibility when it comes to tech. Over the past few years, we’ve seen manyRead More
VTRAC’s TOP 8 Tech Cities. The First Pick is TORONTO.
From corporate propositions to international conferences, Toronto’s tech scene has certainly made its presence known over the past year. TheRead More
Talking Transformation. Part 1: The Caterpillar Vs. The Chameleon
Today’s modern world seems to have us on the path to digital transformation. As the world embarks on this transitionalRead More
Taking PRIDE in Diversity
Pride month has really got us reflecting. For years the community has strived to promote equality and diversity – somethingRead More
Big Move in the Tech World. Welcome the Collision Conference to Toronto!
Notably North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, Collision came to Toronto in May and we were lucky enough to be ableRead More
Addressing the ElePHPant in the Room as we talk PHP
Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, PHP is a general-purpose programming language used primarily for web development, but itsRead More
Happy International Women’s Day!!
Since 1911, March 8th has been all about acknowledgement of the challenges, and appreciation of the accomplishments of women. AsRead More
How to Attract (and Retain) AI Talent
Last month, we focused on the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in businesses as the world shifts intoRead More
How do you compare Canada to the U.S from a Funding perspective?
If Canadian’s had any doubts about the country’s innovation potential, the recently published 2018 annual report from MoneyTree will quicklyRead More
5G is coming, are you ready?
Quick Question: What does the ‘G’ stand for in 5G? If you said ‘generation’, Congratulations, you’re right! Much like humans,Read More
AI, Financial Industry, Transformation and Corporate Social Responsibility
It’s been decades since scientists first envisioned human intelligence in machines and, by the end of 2018, visions of the past are becomingRead More
Let’s Talk Programming
Actually, this week language isn’t about talking, it’s about programming as we count down the top 5 programming languages weRead More
Dating just as far back as the art of communication itself, encryption has always played a vital part in protectingRead More
Quick & Wallet-Friendly DIY Halloween Ideas for Techies
This year Halloween falls right in the middle of the work week. Faced with challenges such as finding work-appropriate costumesRead More
Say Watt? High Voltage Woman Power is leaving Electricity in the Dust!
Unbeknownst to many, the first computers weren’t machines, and the first programmers weren’t men. In fact, in both cases theyRead More
Cyber security, CIRA Release. Have you been attacked?
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey yesterday. The survey, which looks at how peopleRead More
“T” is for Talent, and Toronto’s got lots of it!
At VTRAC we love Start-Ups! And we also love Toronto. So it’s easy to see why Toronto’s Start-Up Open HouseRead More
Move Over Silicon Valley, It’s Toronto’s Time to Shine!
CBRE Group, a Los Angeles real estate company, released its annual Tech-ThirtyReport last Tuesday. The report studies the trends inRead More
Microservice Architecture – What we Know
This week, we’re talking Architecture! And while Monolithic architectures seem to have incubated the technological world up to now, theRead More
The Technologies of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
While entertainment-focused technological advances such as 4K have certainly improved our viewing environments, there is a lot going on behindRead More
Introducing Summit – The New Addition to the World’s SuperComputer Family
A physics laboratory in Tennessee just unveiled Summit, likely to be named the world’s speediest and smartest supercomputer. Residing atRead More
The Average Adobe Expert will know 5/10 of these facts. Are you up to par?
For years, Adobe software has helped create vivid documents and presentations. Transforming photos and creating unimaginable scenery, this week we’reRead More
The Pioneers of Programming
Historical Programmers While we often hear the names of Software giants such as Zuckerberg and Dorsey, we rarely hear aboutRead More
Have you heard about Project Jasper?
Back in April we talked Block Chain technologies and how its introduction to the global financial markets has exposed someRead More
Are you a Programmer? Then STOP and read this right now!
With no heavy lifting or hazardous machinery, Programming is often an occupation that is overlooked in terms of being dangerous.Read More
Unicorns Sighted in Silicon Valley
Start-ups valued above $1billion were once referred to as unicorns because they were euphemisely described as being as rare asRead More
Are you Programmed for Success?
We all know about the employment side of perks when it comes to knowing how to program – money, jobs,Read More
Project Management: Hits & Misses
There’s no doubt about it, being a Project Manager is tough work! This week, we share some expert tips onRead More
Fintech – Meet AI
The world of technology and finance is constantly growing and changing. With data on overload and limited processing power, theRead More
Block Chain – What you Actually Need to Know
There’s no doubt about it, Block Chain is confusing! If you aren’t looking to become the best at hashing, orRead More
10 Jokes only Programmers will Get
Hi VTRAC Friends! Got a colleague stuck in the Tuesday funk? Brighten up their day with some of these programmingRead More
8 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Java
If you’re looking for ways to impress your coworkers this week, why not jump-start the conversation with some neat factsRead More
Lessons Learned from 2017 Bring Big Opportunities for 2018
2017 was a year full of progression and awareness. It was also the year that the exceeded expectations of creativeRead More
For these Robot Olympians it's all downhill – and that's a great thing!
While they still may be no match for #Mikael Kingsbury, these Robot Olympians are taking skiing to the next level!Read More
ABC… Program with Me!
AI: Creating Jobs – Not Killing Them!
New reports show that AI should no longer be considered a threat to your job. In fact, these new technologiesRead More
Introducing CQ: The Hidden Talent That Determines Success. But what exactly is CQ and how will it effect your jobRead More
The Video Game that is Transforming the Hiring Game
You won’t believe how this video game is transforming the hiring process!Read More
IT: Meet AI
#VTRAC #VTRACRobotics Let us know what you think about the article in the comments! Read the article here.Read More
Big Data leads to Big Opportunities
Are you on board? Check out our job postings at vtrac.com to see how you can ride the wave toRead More
DeepFaceLIFT detects your pain levels with facial expressions
We know how painful it can be to go back to work after a long weekend. This computer system canRead More
Don’t know what to cook? Let’s take the labour out of labour day as Chef Watson helps you create theRead More
AI Composing and Producing Music
So much creativity! Let us know what you think about this article in the comments! Read more here.Read More
Artificial Intelligence in Education
What do you think are the strengths of using AI for education? Let is know in the comments! Read theRead More
New AI Algorithm Monitors Sleep with Radio Waves
“The sensor could also be used to learn more about sleep changes produced by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as sleepRead More
DeepMind and Blizzard Entertainment
DeepMind has partnered with Blizzard Entertainment to release Starcarft II Learning Environment, which could help advance AI research. Share yourRead More
Tanmay Bakshi is a 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy who has been working with IBM and AI. Share you thoughts inRead More
Tone Analyzer for Customer Engagement
What’s on? Watson’s new feature, Tone Analyzer for Customer Engagement, can understand communication tones! Let us know what you thinkRead More
AI Retouching Smartphone Pics!
This AI can help you capture those pictures you want to take during this long weekend! Share your thoughts below!Read More
Using AI to Prevent Crime
“While you might object to certain applications, it’s hard to argue against AI technology on the whole if you’re concernedRead More
Explain AI to me like I’m a 5-year-old…or a CEO
How would you explain Artificial Intelligence to a 5-year-old? Let us know in the comment section below! Read the fullRead More
Proximal Policy Optimization
OpenAI is implementing a new reinforcement learning algorithm, Proximal Policy Optimization, which will allow them to train AI policies. WhatRead More
AI Suggests Recipes Based On Food Photos
This AI system could provide us with valuable information by using photos of food. What are you thoughts about this?Read More
Google's New AI Is Creating Breathtaking Pictures
Is Google using Instagram filters for their street view images? No, it’s their new AI experiment that’s creating breathtaking landscapesRead More
Guess Who Your Best Teammate Might Be?
This PAIRing might enhance the interaction between humans and AI systems. Let us know what you think in the comment section!Read More
Importance of AI Beating Humans at Games
“Playing games can also help AI systems learn strategy, negotiation, and, in particular, predicting what humans will do – allRead More
Microsoft’s role at the intersection of AI, people and society
“As AI breakthroughs abound, we as a technology company have the chance to channel all those innovations into tools thatRead More
DeepMind Is Deepening Our Minds Once Again!
“The groundwork being laid by experiments such as these is pivotal to the integration of AI into society.” Let usRead More
Forgetting Things May Be an Essential Part of Our Brain Function
“Richards hopes that by understanding the neurobiology of forgetting, we’ll be able to design AI systems capable of interacting withRead More
Google Uses AI to Help You Find a Job Faster
Google has made it easier to look for a job with the use of AI. Let us help you inRead More
DeepMind expands to Canada with new research office in Edmonton, Alberta
“It was a big decision for us to open our first non-UK research lab, and the fact we’re doing soRead More
IBM’s AI Will Make Your Hospital Stay More Comfortable
What’s on? It’s Watson! Helping to make our lives easier and this time in the medical field. Share your thoughtsRead More
Unilever Using AI to screen Potential Employees
An AI screening vs. phone/in-person screening? I’m not sure which one would make me more nervous. Let us know yourRead More
Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves
New director of AI at Tesla is planning to make some changes in regards to driving, which could come inRead More
AI is Red Hot. But Where Is All This Innovation Pointing Us?
“We may not be able to predict the exact nature of tomorrow’s business problems, but we know the human/machine balanceRead More
IBM Using AI to Solve the Biggest Problems Facing Humanity Today
IBM is using AI for the greater good! Let us know your thoughts about this! Read the full article here.Read More
10 tech giants investing in artificial intelligence
#10 was very unexpected. Did any of them surprise you? Let us know in the comment section below! Read theRead More
Why Google is Betting Big on AI
Google is establishing itself in the AI sector. Let us know your thoughts about this! Read the full article here.Read More
Improve Your Marketing Through AI-Influenced Analytics
“For businesses to survive today, they have to embrace new trends quickly.” Give us your thoughts on the influence ofRead More
Using IoT to change the world
How do you think we can use IoT to change the world? Let us know in the comment section below!Read More
IBM Watson Knowledge Studio
Have you used IBM Watson Knowledge Studio? Don’t worry if you haven’t! We still want to know your thoughts aboutRead More
Make the Most out of Your Analytics Software
Education institutions share their tips to make the most out of analytics. Let us know your tips in the commentRead More
Data and Advanced Analytics in Canada
“Data and advanced analytics are taking on greater strategic importance for enterprises throughout the world — nowhere more so thanRead More
Speech Analytics and Its Potential
“Speech Analytics has a great potential to enhance customer perception by pre-emptive actions that will result in preventing customer dissatisfactionRead More
Toyota Finance is using Advanced Analytics
Toyota Finance is using Advanced Analytics. What are your thoughts regarding Advanced Analytics? Let us know on the comment sectionRead More
New Video IoT Platform
“The combined solutions of Gorilla Technology and Dell aim to bring customers cost-effective, flexible, and low-latency performance for their IoTRead More
VTRAC was one of the sponsors of the 4th Bank IT Expo & Conference 2017 in Toronto
VTRAC was one of the sponsors of the 4th Bank IT Expo & Conference 2017 in TorontoRead More
11 Tips to Help You Get New Clients Through Cold Calling
Objectively innovate empowered manufactured products whereas parallel platforms. Holisticly predominate extensible testing procedures for reliable supply chains. Dramatically engage top-lineRead More
How to “Woo” a Recruiter and Land Your Dream Job
Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergenceRead More
Hey Job Seeker, It’s Time To Get Up And Get Hired
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.Read More
Science Bookshelf in New York
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