The Utilities Telecom Council of Canada joins CATAAlliance
March 13, 2014

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is pleased to announce that Utilities Telecom Council of Canada (UTCC) has formally joined the Alliance.

"UTCC provides essential services and support to our energy and water utilities in the area of advanced telecommunications and information technologies," says CATAAlliance CEO, John Reid. "The UTCC membership includes Canada's leading utility companies and their joining will provide opportunities for CATAAlliance members to engage and collaborate with them in an effort to expand our technology base in this important sector."

"Our singular focus, unlike any other group supporting the critical energy and water utility industries is on comprehensive network communication technology and solutions to improve services to their customers," says Alourdes Sully, UTCC Chair. "The UTCC is at the forefront of the critical issues facing the industry, and we support our members through personalized, comprehensive, one-to-one interaction. We look forward to working with CATAAlliance to support technology innovation in this important sector and believe collaboration between or groups will produce positive results for our members."

Mrs. Sully has also joined the CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board and be instrumental in helping form advocacy positions related to areas of mutual shared interests, such as the National Public Safety Broadband Network, 700 MHz spectrum allotment, and cyber and infrastructure security.

Join CATAAlliance's VP Research, Kevin Wennekes in a live TechNOW video interview with Alourdes Sully on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 PM EST to learn more about the CATAAlliance-UTCC collaboration and the opportunities for Canadian hi-tech companies that will result. Email kwennekes@cata.ca for more information.

About UTC Canada (UTCC)
UTC Canada is a not-for-profit and member-driven organization focused on addressing the critical telecommunications and information technology issues for utilities and energy companies in Canada and the providers of telecommunications infrastructure or information technology equipment and services.

UTC Canada provides advocacy support through various legislative and regulatory efforts and offers a variety of technical and business forum focused on a community of knowledge on matters affecting telecom, IT and operations of critical infrastructure organizations. UTCC also offers learning and peer networking opportunities for Canadian utility/energy professionals through Conferences, workshops and webinars. Visit http://www.utccanada.com.