EPIC 2019 Save the Date

August 1, 2019

The eCrime Cyber Council (ECC) will announce the 2019 EPIC Summit program soon. The ECC is a joint advisory body between The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) supporting the advancement of the national cybercrime strategy for Canada. Save the date and watch for announcements on your […]

Marketing Communications Leadership program offer for CATA members

July 30, 2019

An outstanding professional development program for CATAAlliance members.   Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership CATAAlliance members receive 10% off this and any other open enrolment programs at SEEC with discount code “CATAAlliance 18” until April 30, 2020.

Toronto is ranked one of the top cities globally for women entrepreneurs: Veronica Sheppard, MaRS

July 24, 2019

Toronto was recently listed as one of the world’s best cities for women in entrepreneurship, landing a spot in the top ten alongside global cities like New York, Paris, London and Seattle. The annual Women Entrepreneur (WE) Cities Index is a joint venture between Dell Technologies and global research firm IHS Markit aimed at identifying cities that […]

CATA appoints Suzanne Grant as interim CEO following passing of John Reid: Buckley Smith, IT Business.ca

July 19, 2019

Following the sudden and tragic passing of President and CEO John Reid earlier this month, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has appointed Suzanne Grant as its interim chief executive officer. Suzanne Grant, CATA’s interim CEO, says she plans to continue the mission that John Reid championed in her new role. Credit: CATA While Grant […]

The status of Canadian women in cyber security called ‘sad’: Howard Solomon, IT World Canada

Lisa Kearney, left and Rima Aristocrat told conference of barriers women face in cyber security. Photo by Howard Solomon BRAMPTON, Ont. — Let us travel in a time machine to the dark, sexist past of Canada. Way back, about nine months ago, to the year 2018. Lisa Kearney had recently been appointed director of product […]

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Appoints Tech Leader, Suzanne Grant, as Interim CEO

July 11, 2019

OTTAWA – The CATA Board has appointed Suzanne Grant as Interim CEO. The July 10 decision follows the recent and sudden passing of CATA president and CEO John Reid. Grant draws upon 30 years leadership experience, including a background in traversing emerging medical technology, international entrepreneurship, philanthropy leadership and Canadian military engineering. Grant was recently […]

Obituary: Pioneer, visionary and promoter of Silicon Valley North, John Reid: Christopher Guly, Cartt.ca

July 9, 2019

OTTAWA – Within the chaotic 24/7 news cycle, John Reid – the longtime president and CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) – both got and sent the message that reporters need information and that he was a valuable source of it. For journalists, like me, he was the reliable go-to guy for […]

Canada’s tech industry loses champion John Reid: Judy Trinh, CBC News

July 8, 2019

Reid, 69, died while on vacation in Norway Canada’s technology industry has lost one of its biggest champions with the death of Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) president and CEO John Reid. Reid, a lobbyist and advocate living in Ottawa, passed away suddenly on June 24 while on holiday in Norway with his wife. He […]

4 December 2019

The New England Venture Summit (Dec. 4th, 2019, Boston, Dedham, MA): CATA Partnered with Discount Code


Come meet, interact and network with hundreds of VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies