CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

CATA Connections

Your weekly look at CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities

Wavefront: CATA's newest member
Please review an open letter from Sir Terry Matthews, CATA's National Spokesperson, on Why Join CATA. In the Open letter, there is also a link to a CATANet TV video interview of CATA President, John Reid, talking about business leverage provided by the CATAAlliance. More >>

SunFactory Seeks Supply Chain Technology and Services Collaborations in Solar & Clean Tech industries
Collaboration opportunities with SunFactory partners, for Canadian Advanced technology enterprises, academia and government. Targeting technologies and services in solar and clean tech, oportunities for product exposure and market promotion.Respond by: July 25th, 2010. More >>

Vote for the 2010 Innovation Award Winners
Please take a few minutes to cast your vote for the CATAAlliance Innovation Award Winners. Technology leaders across Canada are now casting their votes for the 2010 Winners. VOTE NOW 

Motorola: CATA's newest sponsor: Public Safety, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Interoperability Technologies
We are very pleased to announce that Motorola has joined the growing ranks of new CATA sponsors, supportive of the industry's Innovation Nation Campaign and utilizing CATA Resources to help grow their businesses. More >>

CATA research repository

Accessing $150-million fund for Mobile Software, Infrastructure:
Obtain critical insights into the unique $150-million Blackberry Partners Fund, co-managed by RBC Venture Partners and JLA Ventures
More >>

Rogers Ventures Teleforum: Source of Funding for Mobility Tech.:
Get insight into the new venture fund, known as Rogers Venture, created for technology companies by Rogers Communications Inc.
More >>

Upcoming events

StartupNorth: Canada's Rise as a Technology Leader
This is your opportunity to connect with local companies poised to become Canada’s next big technology leaders! Keynotes by David Crow, Co Founder and Jonas Brandon, Co Founder of StartUpNorth: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7:30-9:30 am., Toronto Board of Trade (Downtown Centre) More >>

Invitation to “From Push to Pull: Creating Demand for your Offering”, a free Ready Set Grow webinar
Tired of searching for customers? Learn how to get customers to come to you! Join us on Tuesday May 11 for this free webinar. Almost everybody hates coldcalling, and the statistics confirm that it is a pretty low percentage game. But what if you didn’t have to go out and beat the bushes for prospective customers? More >>

Go for the Green' Golf Tournament
Tee up business with CATA and OBJ in Support of the Ottawa Food Bank and the Royal Ottawa Foundation For Mental Health Book Wednesday, July 7th in your calendar for the must-attend golf tournament of the summer. More >>

CATA in the news

Telecom industry divided on need for broadband plan
By: Howard Solomon On: 16 Mar 2010 For: Network World Canada: CAIP comments

Feds legacy IT threatens service delivery, hiring
By: Kathleen Lau On: 21 Apr 2010 For: ComputerWorld Canada

Coach like a pro: Why women in IT need mentors
By: Kathleen Sibley, CIO Canada: CATA Women in Tech (WIT)

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