Women in Tech: Innovation Insights: Valerie Fox, Executive Director., Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone, from the desk of CanWIT Executive Director, Emily Boucher
September 6, 2012


CanWIT


September 6, 2012

Dear Community Members,

As part of increasing the profile of Women in Tech, we are developing a series of videos of CanWIT executive leaders who have innovation insights to share.

Our first video is the winner of the prestigious Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, presented at the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's 27th Annual Innovation Awards Gala in May.  This annual award recognizes a Canadian woman who has shown outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership - leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry.   

Sara Kirke Award Winner Take a minute to hear from Sara Kirke Award Winner, Valerie Fox, Executive Director of the Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) as she talks about the number one factor contributing to innovation success. View now: Space + Support = Amazing Innovation

Executive Director of the Digital Media Zone, Valerie Fox has over 25 years of tech experience in both academia and industry sectors. Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone is a hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization. It is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada's emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 45 companies to launch more than 88 projects.

We’re also developing a national Mentorship video series; the pilot episode is in production. Stay tuned to CanWIT.ca for new announcements that help advance our mission. 

Thank you for your valued support and active participation in our organization! 


Kind regards,

Emily Boucher



Director of Communications & Diversity
Executive Director, CanWIT 
CATAAlliance
eboucher@cata.ca

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