CATA News and Events:
Join the 24th annual PROFIT 200: a CATA partnered Profile Opportunity:
Every year the PROFIT 200 turns successful entrepreneurs into the heroes of Canadian business. You can be one of them! If your business has achieved good growth in recent years, apply now at www.profit200.ca, or visit www.profitguide.com/awards for more information.
ORION President Joins i-CANADA Governors Council:
Dr. Darin Graham, President and CEO of ORION, has been named to the i-CANADA Governors Council, announced i-CANADA Chair Bill Hutchison. "Dr. Graham's vision for ORION will fit perfectly with the high-energy contributions of other leaders who are opening Canada's door to the future," said Mr. Hutchison.
Information Flow Among Municipal IT Directors/CIOs:
How can information sharing among municipal IT Directors/CIOs help improve ICT impacts on the performance of your organization? Do Government CIOs need different support for advice networking than CIOs in for-profit firms? CATAlliance and McMaster University are asking our member municipal IT Directors/CIOs to participate in the study by completing the web survey available at: http://limesurvey.degroote.mcmaster.ca/index.php?sid=95271&lang=en
A Letter from John Reid to Tech Community Executives:
On behalf of the CATA Board of Governors, we encourage you to work with us in advancing the CATA mission and to requesti the use of our resources to help advance your success in the marketplace. Many large and small companies alike are doing so and benefiting through audience acquisition, marketing insight, advocacy and sales.
Public Safety, Advanced Security & Interoperability Updates:
Updates from the desk of Kevin Wennekes, CATA's VP of Research.
Linking Capital to Advanced Technology Companies: Join the TSX - CATA Capital Connections Series
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and member partner TSX and TSX Venture Exchange are pleased to announce the continuation of a new and innovative series of investment opportunity events aimed at aligning Canadian technology providers with interested capital investors from some of Canada's leading technology investment banks.
Announcing the Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign, a contest for start-up Canadian companies and a year-long editorial and mentoring campaign.
The Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign is about finding inspired Canadian technology ideas, and helping entrepreneurs bring those ideas to the marketplace. The product or service can focus on any sector and use any type of technology. Full details
"Crowdfunding" Meets The Arts:
The current rush towards "Crowdfunding" for start-up enterprises is being adopted by the arts community, as a way of getting funding for artistic productions. Those interested in the uses of social media and the new incarnation of Crowdfunding could check into an independent project called Prison Dancer, a fictionalized story of the Youtube viral phenomenon the "dancing Inmates of cebu" -- the Filipino prisoners who took the Internet by storm in the mid 2000s when they danced in synch to Michael Jackson's Thriller.
CanWIT BC Presents: Managing Your Personal Brand in the Social Media Age:
Please join us on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 for a presentation by Carey McBeth, a nationally recognized etiquette and networking protocol trainer, where she will provide the tips to guide your personal branding activities in the social media age
CanWIT Toronto presents: Pub Night:
Bring a friend and make a friend! Don't miss out on this opportunity for some informal Networking! Tuesday, March 27th Registration and more info.
CATA in the news:
Le financement collectif par l'internet: Alain McKenna, collaboration spéciale, La Presse: CATA Comments:
Popularisé par le récent succès du site américain Kickstarter, le financement collectif par l'internet, ou crowdfunding, intéresse les technos canadiennes. ....
------------------------------------Ps A Note from the Desk of CATA CEO, John Reid, to all our email subscribers: Join the CATA Social Network on Linkedin:
CATA is now providing a number of social networking forums for executives to connect, inform and inspire others to individual and organizational success. In order to benefit and be first in line for critical updates, please join the CATAAlliance main social networking group (4200 current members) on Linkedin at: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=37239