CATA's mission is to move Canada to 1st place or an A grade in Innovation and Competitiveness. We do so under the rubric of the Competitive Innovation Nation Campaign with Core Planks and a Working Agenda for Advocacy Initiatives.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Funeral details for a memorial service to honour John Reid have been announced. Friends, family and those who wish to remember John and his 32 years as the head of CATA are welcome at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Friday July 12th after 1 pm. A […]
John Reid navigated the complicated waters of federal procurement and championed the rights of businesses with such grace, an outsider would have a hard time believing he was one of Canada’s most tireless advocates for the tech industry. But that’s exactly who Reid was for 32 years as the president and CEO of the Canadian […]