Leading Industry Group calls for Ontario Government adoption of a new Digital Transformation Fund to drive the province’s digital leadership: Will other provinces follow suit?
February 11, 2015

Ottawa, February 11, 2015…CATAAlliance, Canada’s largest high tech association and recognized champion on Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship, has seized on the Ontario’s government’s call for Pre-Budget guidance, to table key recommendations to drive Canada’s competitive innovation nation success.


In responding to the Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Ontario’s request for Pre-Budget guidance,  CATA CEO, John Reid, said,  “We see a huge opportunity for Ontario if your government can take advantage of the province's technological competencies in the areas where major digital transformations are occurring. We would like to see the Ontario government's next budget establish a new Digital Transformation Funding Stream dedicated to supporting strategic ventures aimed at exploiting opportunities in areas of digital transformations.”


Reid added, “The intent would be to create the necessary synergies and strategic alliances amongst developers and businesses required to move beyond simply creating innovative products to the rapid commercialization and penetration of the successes in the markets.”


The guidance submitted to Minister Sousa, was developed by CATA Senior VP, Russ Roberts who mobilized a social media group of 10,600 executives for advice, conducted video interviews with innovation leaders across Canada and drew on numerous research papers that CATA developed over the past several years. CATAAlliance is now calling on all provinces to adopt similar approaches as outlined in the Alliance’s submission to Minister Sousa. Full details, including key document hotlinks, are presented at this URL:


https://drive.google.com/a/cata.ca/file/d/0B__wzrAC_E12N09Fdzl5MUh1NlE/view?usp=sharing


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