CATAAlliance Business Events
January 24, 2007

CATAAlliance Business Events Alert

  1. Canadian Mobile Content (MoCo) Industry Roundtable
  2. Vendor Outreach Forum (VOF) with the Canadian Red Cross
  3. Global Healthcare Webinar
  4. Alumni Breakfast Series with Nortel CEO

388 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 5B2

Note: In addition to event venues, CATA is providing a full program of government relation and business growth services. Please take a few minutes to review our Executive Briefing Note.


1. Canadian Mobile Content (MoCo) Industry Roundtable

We are pleased to invite you to join a dozen of your industry colleagues at a private Roundtable, to discuss the full impact of the mobile content revolution marked by the arrival of business and professional applications: health and education, tourism, cultural institutions, and advertising.

The Roundtable is being sponsored by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) and Desjardins, CATA Research Partner and sponsor of the Study.

Key questions addressed include:

  • Where Canada stands: presentation of the MoCo industry based on a 200+ company database.
  • Is Canada late in MoCo and what are the specifics of Canadian capabilities?
  • Do we have a competitive advantage and if so how to take advantage of it, inclusive of recommended public policy change?

The Study also identified stakeholders in order to produce an index of both content creators and application developers for the purposes of promoting export, investment, partnerships and media awareness.


Place: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, ON
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Continental breakfast)
Date: Friday, February 09, 2007
Confirmation Fee: $40.00 (by invitation only, limited attendance with preference given to CATAAlliance members)
R.S.V.P. Reserve your space using the online form

2. Vendor Outreach Forum (VOF) with the Canadian Red Cross

The CATAAlliance is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Vendor Outreach Forum (VOF) with the Canadian Red Cross. We invite your participation on February 13th at our Forum in Ottawa.

The VOF will allow leading Canadian ICT providers and solution consultants to meet with the top executives and IT Managers of the Canadian Red Cross for a half-day, interactive forum of information sharing, discussion and networking.

The VOF will review high level details regarding over 15 capital projects being released by tender this year by the Canadian Red Cross, as well as identify plans to have CATAAlliance act as the primary conduit and facilitator of their IT procurement process.


The VOF will take place on February 13th in Ottawa (location will be confirmed via email)

08:15 - Registration & Networking breakfast
08:50 - Introduction of Red Cross Team - John Reid, President, CATAAlliance
09:00 - Red Cross Executive Presentations
10:15 - Town hall Q&A
10:30 - Refresh - networking
10:45 - Break-out groups (rotating tables every 15 minutes)
11:55 - Closing remarks
12:00 - Finish

++ Call to Action:
Register today! Space is limited.
$45 for CATAAlliance members - $125 non-members.

3. Global Healthcare Webinar

Join a pilot of an inaugural world-first webinar that will create an INVENTORY of cutting-edge practices in healthcare bridging Canada, India (with its billion-person population), and Pakistan (gateway to the Muslim world). The webinar starts in Toronto, and moves to Delhi and Karachi.

Register to join us online in the webinar, or to attend the live webinar launch.

The live launch event is being held:

Tuesday, February 6th, 3:30 p.m.
Centre for e-Health Innovation
190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto
R. Fraser Elliot Building, 4th Floor

The Webinar is the founding step in the creation of a new healthcare community spanning the world's biggest block: the Commonwealth.

4. Alumni Breakfast Series with Nortel CEO

The School of Management of the University of Ottawa, Dean Micheál Kelly and CATAAlliance President John Reid, are pleased to welcome our guest speaker: Mike S. Zafirovski, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nortel Discussing: "Changing the Trajectory of a Global Company"

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2007
Time: 7:00 a.m. Coffee and networking
7:30 a.m. Sit-down breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Presentation
Location: Capone's Eastside Ristorante
831 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa ON
Cost: $20 per person
$15 for U of O students and alumni
Registration: Online: