CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities April 11, 2011
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CATAAlliance Call for Guidance & Recommendations for the industry's Innovation Nation Campaign: CATA is a political party, the party of the Canadian high tech industry.

CATAAlliance is an active participant in the formation and delivery of government policies, regulations and activities that are critical to the success of Canada's high-tech industries. Your corporate guidance and participation are needed and appreciated as we can leverage the industry voice to be both clear and accurate for maximum effect. Please review the current Innovation Nation Campaign and respond today with your guidance and recommendations.

Read more and give your feedback on any issues, concerns or guidance for CATA's Innovation Nation advocacy Campaign.

Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:

The Rockley Group Inc.: new CATA member:
The Rockley Group Inc. (TRG) has been helping organizations and publishers of all sizes to move to XML publishing strategies for more than 15 years. We help content managers and authors meet the increasing demands of creating, distributing and managing the content they create. Our team of experienced analysts brings a wide variety of expertise to the table and can help you avoid expensive pitfalls.

Become a Member today!

CATAAtlantic is a new regional division of CATAAlliance serving Atlantic Canada's advanced technology sectors.

CATAAtlantic New Members/ Sponsors:

Digital Nova Scotia : new CATAAtlantic member:
CATAAtlantic is pleased to announce Digital Nova Scotia as its most recent member. Digital Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of an innovative and expanding digital technologies industry for Nova Scotia. DNS serves member organizations by promoting opportunities and networking events, developing industry skills through training opportunities, sharing ideas and information and providing advocacy on important policy issues. Originally incorporated in 1989, Digital Nova Scotia has been serving the Nova Scotia industry for over 20 years. The organization began as the Software Industry Association of Nova Scotia (SIANS) and later became the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS).

Become a Member today!

Upcoming News and Events in Atlantic Canada:

Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge :
Meet and network with members of the Technology Community in Nova Scotia.

Supplier Development - Bid Preparation Series :
Learning and Development Supplier Services Standing Offer

Technology Growth Initiative Eastern Canada Business Bootcamp - Halifax :
This event is an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with partners Miller Thomson and KPMG, to provide Canadian technology companies with market insight, contacts and programs designed to help build sustainable business in the United States.

Tech South East Presents Geoffrey Moore: The Next Wave of Innovation in Enterprise IT :
Tech South East is thrilled to present one of the pre-eminent technology and business minds of our age, Geoffrey Moore, in his first ever appearance on Canada's East Coast.

CanWIT forms newest chapter:
CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, has launched an Atlantic Chapter: To get involved in the executive planning committee, please contact Emily Boucher, Director of Communications, CanWIT, at

Join CATAAtlantic on LinkedIn :
Providing opportunities with both a regional and national perspective, CATAAtlantic fosters growth through effective partnerships and investment opportunities. CATAAtlantic has representatives in each Atlantic province, and is connected to a broader network to connect Atlantic Canadian companies to both a national and international arena.

CATA News and Events:

Get ready to Cast Your Vote! CATA's Innovation Award Finalists to be Announced this Week!
For more than two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian innovation and outstanding achievement. Finalists in most awards are now selected, two award categories are still open for nominations.

Effective Commercialization of Innovation in Canada: Participation Call
Canada's leading high-tech organization, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), has partnered with the University of Waterloo and the Ontario Institute of Technology, to study commercialization of innovation in Canada - including: preferred practices, applied government support programs and methods to enhance overall effectiveness in the global economy. Interested executives are being invited to participate in several ways: be part of a Survey, give in-depth views in an interview, or invest in the Study to obtain unique information.

Canadian Strategy-- Reward Success, Views Put Forward for Canada's Election Debates:
CATA has broad recommendations to enable the success of its Innovation Nation platform, that address issues such as support for tech-intensive companies. It also is working on specific issues such as enhancing the role of women in technology, improving the productivity of our First Responders, and creating a community-based high-broadband network that spurs prosperity at the grass-roots level. Underlying it all, is the presumption that any program will be driven by a bureaucracy that is motivated by results. Our future depends on the success of this transformation.

Technology Growth Initiative (TGI) - Business Bootcamps Spring 2011
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), along with its partners, CATAAlliance, Miller Thomson and KPMG would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Technology Growth Initiative (TGI) Eastern Canada Business Boot Camps Spring 2011.

Tech Now: Canada's High Tech Sector: CTV interview with Micheál J. Kelly, CATA Executive in Residence
Watch the latest CTV Tech Now interview of CATA Executive in Residence, Micheál J. Kelly by CTV host, Paul Brent as they discuss the need for a Canada vision, social media and the election, job forecasts, innovation centre launch, commercialization, tech growth and global R&D teams.

CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, Toronto Chapter presents - The 2011 Professional Development Series :
This four-part speaker series on Leadership includes discussions facilitated by local experts. First session is: Increasing Self Awareness! Facilitated by Ian Perrin, Senior Consultant, Self Management Group, April 14, 2011. Register now.

CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, Ottawa Chapter Presents - Setting Yourself Up For Success Series:
Session One: Reaching our goals: My own career path and passions with Dr. Monique Frize, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Register now.

CATA research repository:

Critical First Responder Research & Business Insight
If your organization plans to market to, or needs information on, this First Responder opportunity, the CATA documents could be part of your "success map."

CATA in the News:

What IT wants to hear on the campaign trail
ELECTION 2011: Forging a digital economic strategy, encouraging telecom foreign investment and improving ICT skills of students are among the issues leaders should talk about, say observers...
By: Howard Solomon, Network World Canada

6 Questions: One-on-One with Barry Gander, EVP, CATAAlliance
A look at Canada's champion for profitable tech innovation....
By Samson Okalow Canadian Business

Newmarket chamber signs technology declaration
The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce has officially joined the intelligent community movement.....
By Teresa Latchford,

Testing tech in government departments: Ottawa Business Journal article
New federal innovation program a step forward, but much work remains...
By Krystle Chow, Ottawa Business Journal


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