February 5, 2017

ICTC Will Celebrate 25 Years of Research, Program, and Policy Leadership at CATA’s Innovation Gala

Ottawa, February 8, 2017…CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group is pleased to announce that its Innovation Gala will be the stage for celebrating  Information and Communications Technology Council (ictc-ctic.ca) 25 Years of Research Leadership, including the presentation of the CATA CEO Community Leadership Award, to ICTC, President and CEO Namir Anani.

The 32nd Annual Gala, held on May 17th in Ottawa, celebrates the best-of-the-best award-winners across the spectrum of advanced technology areas. At the Gala, the winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada’s innovation community.

CATA CEO, John Reid, said, “  ICTC has demonstrated research, talent programs, and policy leadership in support of Canadian innovation over its 25 year history,” adding, “Through its many project initiatives, ICTC has helped address barriers to organizational success and opportunities for creating world-class businesses, while at the same time, instilling the importance of a social minded and engaged society.”

Of CEO, Namir Anani, Reid, said, “ Leadership, in many respects is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual to guide teams to support mission and vision. Mr. Anani exemplifies these qualities and is a most deserving winner of the CEO Community Leadership Award as part of our 25th year ICTC Birthday celebration”.

namiranani-2Namir Anani, President & CEO, ICTC will be interviewed by CATA CEO, John Reid, on TechNow. 

“ Mr. Anani said, “ I am very delighted to celebrate ICTC’s 25 years of research, program, and policy leadership in strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. This is also an honour to celebrate a special occasion that coincides with Canada’s 150th anniversary, and held at a top Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala organized by CATAAlliance “Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group”.  

About ICTC

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters innovative and globally competitive Canadian industries empowered by a talented and diverse digital workforce.

About Namir Anani

Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ictc-ctic.ca), is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC’s world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada’s advancement as a leader in innovation, productivity in the global economy. Before joining ICTC, Namir previously led Policy Development & Research at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

He has also held several executive leadership roles in both the private and public sectors including the Department of Canadian Heritage (Director General & CEO), CGI consulting, Nortel, and Novartis (Switzerland). Mr. Anani’s experience extends to; strategic policy development and implementation, learning and capacity building, business transformation, national/international strategic alliances, economic and market research, and technology innovation.

Namir holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford (UK) and holds Professional Engineer designation in Ontario (P. Eng.). He is also a board member of the Women in Communications and Technology (wct-fct.com)

About CATAAlliance

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind) Contact: John Reid at jreid@cata.ca