Media Release: Global thought leader, Vivek Kundra, architect of the Obama Administration’s Cloud First Policy featured at the 27th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala
May 25, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario - Vivek Kundra, the former Federal CIO and architect of the Obama Administration’s Cloud First Policy and now an executive vice president at salesforce.com, will be sharing his thoughts on cloud technology and innovation to a sold-out crowd of Canadian technology leaders and up-and-comers at the 27th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala in Ottawa.

As the Keynote Speaker, Mr. Kundra’s message is simple: Cloud technology adoption saved the U.S. government billions of dollars and it can do the same for Canada.

This year's Gala theme focuses on "Building an Intelligent Nation: i-CANADA." Mr. Kundra’s address will be followed by interactive discussion from the evening’s keynote panel, including Bill Hutchison, CATA Director & Chair of i-CANADA, and Rob White, Vice President of IBM. Mr. Hutchison and Mr. White will also echo the importance of cloud technology, accelerating social enterprise, and provide additional insight into the creation of intelligent communities-places where jobs grow, the environment is sustainable, and life is stimulated by the arts, media and a vibrant society.

Time:          6:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. for Keynote Address)

Date:           May 30th, 2012

Location:    Room 4101 (Conference/Event Centre)

 55 Laurier Ave. E.
 Desmarais Building, Telfer School of Management
 University of Ottawa

For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. It has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in Canada's business calendar. Please visit www.cata.ca for more information.

Media contact for CATA:           Emily Boucher
                                                            902-401-3671
                                                            eboucher@cata.ca

Media contact for salesforce.com:  Chantelle Bernard
                                                           
chantelle.bernard@northstrategic.com