Media Advisory for Thursday, July 24 at 10 am EST:: Road Map & Recommendations to be released – Digital Adoption, Advancing Canada’s place in a global economy

 MEDIA ADVISORY

Roadmap release at live News Conference: Digital Adoption, Advancing Canada’s place in a global economy

On Thursday, July 24 at 10 am EST, a consortium of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), CATAAlliance and the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) will release a new Manifesto and Roadmap urging industry, government stakeholders and educators to invest in the benefits of greater digital adoption, particularly by small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Download the Manifesto and Roadmap now at this URL: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B__wzrAC_E12eWNGVEZoUzNPbFk/edit?usp=sharing   (French)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B__wzrAC_E12b1hJWjJneVZVTFE/edit?usp=sharing     (English)

The Roadmap outlines the economic and social benefits of digital adoption, and asserts 13 advocacy points to help achieve those. In addition, the partners note that they are currently building a Digital Adoption Compass – a one-stop shop for research, resources and case studies for SMEs.

View the media release at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_-T3jKhndcUxTc3QfLf2RfE1WuUFGYEEBGCUh7U2luk/edit?usp=sharing

When:  Thursday, July 24 at 10 am to 10:40 am  EST

Where:   Direct Viewing at this URL: http://youtu.be/bFSyfzhYPR0

Opportunities for Interviews

Who:     Namir Anani, President  & CEO, ICTC (n.anani@ictc-ctic.ca)
             Gary Davenport, President , (garydavenport@rogers.com)
             John Reid, President & CEO, CATAAlliance (jreid@cata.ca)

++ For further information, please contact: 

Sarah Coombs
NATIONAL Public Relations
Direct: 416-848-1447
Mobile: 416-729-8550

scoombs@national.ca




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