Join us for a private Roundtable with leaders to discuss the First Directory and Study on the Content and Application Mobility Industry (MoCo) in Canada
January 16, 2007

With a 10% annual growth, mobility is the fastest growing segment of the Canadian telecommunications industry and more than one Canadian over two has a cellular phone. But these figures only tell part of the story. As the wireless industry reaches its maturity, the bulk of its future growth lays with data services - not voice services

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.

Hundreds of companies have entered the race, from the one-product SME to ubiquitous corporate giants such as Microsoft and Apple. The time has come to assess the state of the mobile-content industry in Canada and set out opportunities and growth barriers.

At our Roundtable, the first-ever public study on the Canadian Mobile Content (MoCo) industry will be the focus of discussions. The research team was led by Canadian Telecom expert and CATA VP, Jean-Guy Rens, in association with ICT well-known analyst Graham Sibthorpe.

Key questions addressed included:

  • 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.

During the private Roundtable (by confirmed invitation only) you will be able to speak with your colleagues about the future of MoCo, global trends in collaboration, and new technologies. Briefings will also involve executives from Industry Canada and Heritage Canada. We will include your guidance in the final Study results and for establishing regulatory/publicpolicy recommendations.

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

Details:

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 (limited attendance with preference given to CATAAlliance members)
R.S.V.P. Reserve your space using the online form

 

Mobile Content (Telecommunications) Advocacy Campaign
Executives with an interest in providing guidance and/or participating in the development and pursuit of our Mobile Content Advocacy Campaign should contact CATAAlliance President, John Reid, at johnreid@attglobal.net The Campaign is an integral part of the First Directory and Study on the Content and Application Mobility Industry (MoCo) in Canada. Key themes will include: Crown copyright, new content creation incentives, open licences, and leveraged funding models tied to federally funded research.