CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities June 22 2011
June 22, 2011

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To provide stakeholders original, timely and unique information that helps them to make more informed decisions in order to grow their businesses.

Currently underway are major research projects on:

High Performance Computing
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr06101101.html


Embedded Systems
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr06091101.html


Commercialization/Innovation
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr03231101.html


Canadian First Responder Technology Road Map & Interoperability
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr02241102.html


Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:

Compute Canada: new CATA sponsor: High Performance Computing & Innovation Nation leadership
Compute Canada is leading the creation of a powerful national HPC platform for research. This national platform integrates High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at seven partner consortia across the country to create a dynamic computational resource. Compute Canada integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and academic research facilities around the country. These integrated resources represent close to a petaflop of computing capability and online and long term storage with rapid access and retrieval over Canada’s national, provincial and territorial high-performance networks.

Radian6: new CATA sponsor: Innovation Nation Leadership & Advocacy
Radian6 was founded in 2006 with the idea that companies need to monitor the social web in order to effectively join conversations with customers and prospects. Such conversations have become increasingly critical as more people use social networking sites than e-mail. Radian6’s products include a monitoring platform designed to help companies track and analyze their social media efforts, as well as an engagement platform to help companies connect with individuals and communities online. The leading social media monitoring, engagement and insights platform, Radian6 has more than 2,400 customers including Dell, Kodak, PepsiCo, and UPS, as well as many of the world’s leading public relations and marketing agencies. For information on Radian6 visit www.radian6.com.

Become a Member today!


CATAAtlantic is a new regional division of CATAAlliance serving Atlantic Canada's advanced technology sectors.

News and Events in Atlantic Canada:

Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter, has joined the i-CANADA Council of Governors as Champion of ´i-Province Innovation´:
Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter, has signed on to support i-CANADA as the Champion of i-Province Innovation in i-CANADA's Governing Council, joining his New Brunswick counterpart, Premier David Alward, along with other Provincial Premiers, business leaders, and community stakeholders across the country in developing the "Intelligent Nation."

Entrepreneur pitches vision of connected province: i-CANADA & CATA Leadership and Vision:
New Brunswick's cities can be transformed by tapping into the power of going mobile, an ICT entrepreneur told the Telegraph-Journal at an editorial board meeting. "We're seeing a bit of a convergence going on between mobility, sustainability and green IT, said Gary Stairs, principal at Stellar Learning Strategies and newly appointed member of the Council of Governors with the i-Canada Alliance.

Tighten Eastern U.S.-Canada Ties To Speed Innovation, Proposes Advanced Technology Sector:
U.S.-Canada Conference hears about i-CANADA program from CATA, IBM, ICF: John Reid, President of Canada's largest high-tech organization, advised delegates at the South East U.S. - Canadian Provinces (SEUS) conference in Fredericton today that industry research showed that the closer the networking within a community, the faster the rate of innovation. Mr. Reid stated that research by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has found that the tighter the social and technology networks are within a community, the faster the companies and organizations within the community are able to innovate. Mr. Reid was moderating a panel on "Defining the Next Version of Innovation" at the SEUS event.

The Carlisle Institute CEO breakfast series: "Leadership and the Governance Crisis" :
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:30 am - 9:30 am London Club, 177 Queens Avenue, London Ontario. Join your colleagues and peers on Tuesday, June 28 at the London Club in London Ontario where the Carlisle Institute will host its CEO Breakfast with its strategic partner Genesis Executive Management to focus on the challenges of leadership in the post-financial crisis era.

CATA News and Events:

Scientific Research and Experimental Development SR&ED: Evolution and Opportunities:
Please review Dr. Robert's Report to the CATA AGM and provide feedback and guidance, either by email to sredcomment@cata.ca or through the CATA SR&ED Group on Linkedin (500 members) at: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=3246301&csrfToken=ajax%3A1916469626814329915

Tech Now: Canada's High Tech Sector: CTV interview with CATA CEO, John Reid:
CATA regularly speaks out on issues of concern to Canada's High Tech Sector: Watch the latest CTV Tech Now interview of CATA CEO, John Reid, Paul Brent as they discuss the Speech from the Throne, New Minister, Digital Agenda, Venture Capital, Google Wallet, Mobility & Social Media.

Ninety Seconds from a Sr. VP: Celestica’s Mike Andrade on Canada’s Commercialization Gap:
Mike Andrade's Toronto based technology company Celestica Inc., with US$7.7 billion revenue in 2008, is dedicated to delivering innovative supply chain solutions that drive its customers' success. As an Innovation Nation Champion, Mike speaks to some of the reasons we are not tuning enough of our great ideas into great products, resulting in the creation of more global companies or Canadian flagships.

Advanced Security, Public Safety & Interoperability Updates:
Kevin Wennekes, CATA's VP of Research provides the latest updates, news and initatives.

The KPMG CIO Leadership Award: CATA Innovation Award Winner, Eric Boch, Founder, CTO & VP Engineering, DragonWave Inc.:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV...Erick Boch, Founder, CTO & VP, DragonWave Inc., the winner of KPMG CIO Leadership Award presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Innovation Award Winner, Purple Forge, VP John Craig on key factors for success
Please view this video from CATAnet TV... John Craig, VP, Purple Forge, the winner of Ericsson Award for Outstanding Product Achievement (Content and Application Mobility Industry) presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

High-Tech Community Praises Waterfront Breakthrough: "A vital step towards an Intelligent Canada"
Canada's largest high-tech association, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), announced its support for today's announcement from Waterfront Toronto that a contract has been let to create ultra-high-speed service for downtown Toronto.

Innovation Award Winner, Garth Scully, Director, Partner Operations, Cisco Systems Inc. on the importance of Diversity to Supply Chains:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV... Garth Scully, Director, Partner Operations, Cisco Systems Inc., the winner of the CAMSC Innovation Through Diversity Award presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Nominations for 2012 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards now open throughout the year - Nominate today!:
The CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual awards conferred on individuals and corporations by Canada's advanced technology community. They are presented in recognition of exceptional contributions made to the creation of science and technology-based industrial strength in Canada. Criteria for each award are explained as part of the category description in the Nomination Guide.

Motorola Award for Public Safety Technology: Innovation Award Winner, Optosecurity Inc., Dan Gudmundston, CTO:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV...Dan Gudmundston, CTO, Optosecurity Inc., the winner of Motorola Award for Public Safety Technology presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Innovation Nation Gets Boost: New Executive in Residence to Help Advance Agenda: Brian Greenleaf
Please review the resume of Brian Greenleaf who is joining the CATA Team as an Executive in Residence and National spokesperson. Mr. Greenleaf's immediate focus will be on further boosting CATA's engagement with the SME (Small to Mid-Sized) community as part of achieving an improved ranking of Canada as an Innovation Nation.

CATA Innovation Award Winners, Steve Palmer - Executive Director, Canadian Police Research Centre; Shereen Benzvy Miller - Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Works and Government Services
Please view this video from CATAnet TV... Steve Palmer - Executive Director, Canadian Police Research Centre; and, Shereen Benzvy Miller - Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Works and Government Services, the winners of the Open Text, Public Sector Leadership presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala

The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): Engage now to boost your IT skill sets :
CATAAlliance is partnering with Microsoft to increase awareness of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), a fully cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Cloud Technologies. The MVA can be part of improving your IT skill sets.

Wellington West/CATA Innovation Award Winner for Outstanding Product Achievement: Jason Goldberg, President, IDEAL LIFE Inc. :
Please view this video from CATAnet TV... Jason Goldberg, President, IDEAL LIFE Inc., the winner of the Wellington West Innovation Award for Outstanding Product Achievement (ICT, Health & Clean Tech Categories) presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Innovation Award Winner, Chris McLaren, Founder & CEO, Tristan Interactive on key factors for innovation success:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV...Chris McLaren, Founder & CEO, Tristan Interactive, the winner of Peter Brojde Award for Canada's Next Generation Executive Leadership presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

"Young Leadership and The EMBA" The Telfer Executive MBA Special Event:
Join us for our Telfer Executive MBA Networking Session showcasing successful young business leaders from the National Capital Region who have successfully achieved their business potential based upon the foundation of the Telfer Executive MBA. Wednesday July 13th, 2011 5:30-8:00 p.m. (includes a small reception)

CATA research repository:

Critical First Responder Research & Business Insight
If your organization plans to market to, or needs information on, this First Responder opportunity, the CATA documents could be part of your "success map."

The Advanced Security in Canada – Industry Profile: 2010 to 2012 (also available in French) contains a detailed analysis of this fast growth, new market. The report will be interesting to those who work in the security domain – both as vendors and users –, and more particularly computer industry, business service providers, governments, universities who are interested in understanding the opportunities presented by this new, high-growth platform.

CATA in the News:

Déjà vu federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business: CATA Comments
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty read a budget in the House of Commons today very similar to the one tabled in March. It contains a few early steps in the coming digital economic strategy, and invests in government Web tools to help small firms cut through administrative paperwork.....
By: Brian Jackson, IT Business

From government labs to market: A tough path to profitability: CATA Comment in OBJ article
CATA Comments: "Unfortunately, a lot of the Ottawa startups ... look at an idea because it was great in the lab, but they don’t want to take the time to sit with real live clients to understand the need of that product." ... By: Elizabeth Howell, Ottawa Business Journal.

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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 (2450 current members) on Linkedin at: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=37239

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