While I'm a fan of certain gadgets, I'm not a tech wizard — and I prefer stories that go behind the screens. I've explored the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, reporting from the carefully-controlled spaces where Canadian companies have created BlackBerrys and "living pictures." I've met with a fellow prairie kid, Michele Romanow, who revisited her rise to fame on Dragons' Den.

In Shanghai, I looked at HP's growth strategies. In Dubai, I profiled the head of Microsoft Gulf, who had survived Lebanon's civil war only to find himself in the middle of war, again, in Kuwait. In Abu Dhabi, I covered both Steve Jobs' resignation and his passing. I've also contributed to Money magazine's tech coverage, and I previously launched the SmartTech column for SmartMoney magazine.