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The Advisor is a periodical published by TMC containing articles of interest to Canadian Business Professionals

June 2020, Volume 7 Issue 4

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SpaceX Plans for Canadian Service
By Peter Aggus

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite network is close to offering broadband internet service, and possibly other telecom services, in Canada. The company has applied to the CRTC for a BITS licence, currently under review, and is looking to start operation as early as this fall. What might this mean, particularly for poorly served rural communities? How will the established players react? Could we, at long last, have real change in the wind? Continue…

Looking Good on Video
By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

Of course you’ve heard the one about the woman who accidentally clicked a special effect button at the start of a Zoom call and found that she had superimposed her face onto a russet potato…and she didn’t know how to make it stop. Most of us have done a lot of video meetings over the past months using Zoom, Webex, Teams, etc. and except for Zoom, no one has the potato effect. Even so, it’s easy to look less than your best. Here’s how to look better. Continue…

The Deep World of Deepfakes
By Elleni Koskinen

No, you don’t need to get your eyes checked. No, you don’t need to adjust your screen. You really are seeing the impossible. How could he say that? Why would she do that? Here’s a hint: they might not have. Deepfake technology can now create audio and video that is so convincing and realistic, that it can be almost indistinguishable from reality. Unfortunately that means that it can have very real and damaging impacts for companies. Continue…

The 8 Kinds of Risks
By Guy Robertson

We are prudent to consider our entire risk profile: that is, all of the risks that could affect us in the future. This begins with sorting them into the following risk categories: natural, technological, human-caused, proximity, security, crisis, enterprise, and cascading. We can assign all risks to one or more of these categories. In the coming issues, we will address all of these categories and provide overviews for how to prepare for them. Continue…

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