Donald Farmer: Catching the Mobile BI wave

Written By Jason McNaught Contrary to what you may have heard, Donald Farmer did not direct the 1992 horror film “Invasion of the Scream Queens.” Alright… there is a Donald Farmer somewhere out there who did (and he was still riding high after blowing viewers away with his low-budget nail-biter “Scream Queens”) but I can...

Program Evaluation: What keeps you up at night?

Written by  Gail Vallance Barrington Anyone who has commissioned a program evaluation knows what it is like to have a sleepless night. The reason is simple: you are concerned about having lost track of the original question. The hyper-caffeinated effect is made worse by the slow and measured process of the evaluation. Staring at a...

The NRC just beat out NASA in a tech race

Written by Jason McNaught It took approximately 18 years for carbon fibre to go from lab experiment to the commercial market, and at that point, if you weren’t building a spacecraft for NASA or making fighter jets for the U.S. Military, it wasn’t part of your everyday life. That came years later, when some brilliant...