Earlier this month, Postmedia announced plans to open a new digital development lab at Communitech, an innovation centre based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The lab is expected to launch in the fall of 2016.
Two new staff members – an innovation manager and a development lead – will be hired to lead a team of engineers and developers focused on identifying and developing new B2B-focused digital products and services for small and medium sized businesses, as well as providing additional support for Postmedia’s existing portfolio of digital products.
“We are thrilled to launch a team entirely devoted to expanding our innovation capabilities and growing our B2B product strategy,” said Postmedia EVP and chief digital officer Thomas Jankowski. “Communitech is one of the leading tech innovation centres in the world. Establishing our presence there allows us to attract new talent and gain insights into breakthrough technologies that we can in turn layer on to our strategic objectives.”