CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities January 11, 2011
January 11, 2011

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Join top First Responder advocates for insights into Canadian Public Safety and Security, now and for the future: Register Today

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance ( invites you to register your interest to participate in an exclusive Roundtable meeting with the lead advocates for the Canadian emergency services chiefs associations.

It is a by invitation only Roundtable on January 19th in Ottawa with the top leadership from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), and the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada (EMSCC) who have asked CATA stakeholders to meet with them in order that they may share their advocacy positions and engage in Q&A.

Who should attend?:
Executives of companies offering related ICT product/services, key public safety and spectrum stakeholders within the three levels of government, and other First Responders seeking to provide individual input.

Full details and how to register

Related topic:
Public Safety & Advanced Security Update :

Kevin Wennekes, VP of Research Outlines Activities for Comment, Guidance and Engagement for 2011 provides his final update for 2010 – and a critical one given some important advocacy efforts that are taking place on the first responder and public safety and security fronts.

CATA News and Events:

CATA Teleforum: ICT Business Opportunities & Trends: Special notes on the Public Safety & Advanced Security Sector:
A one hour Teleforum Conference Call with Mr. Matthews, sponsored by CATAAlliance will take place on Thursday, January 13th at 11:00 a.m. EST. Pre Register now as space is limited.

Closing the Innovation Gap :
Join us at the next meeting of the One Million Acts of Innovation movement: Closing the Innovation Gap, January 19th,2011, from 8 am to 11 am at Miller Thomson, 40 King Street West, Suite 5800 Toronto, ON. The One Million Acts of Innovation movement was created to foster better collaboration and to inspire all generations to work on issues that will inspire technology, academic, government, community, cultural and business leaders to think differently and contribute to a better future for all Canadians.

CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards 2011: Call for Nominations Now Open!
The 2011 Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner will take place May 18, 2011 at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Paul Brent, host of CJOH TV's Tech Now will be our guest MC. Full details and nomination forms

Federal Consultations on Taxation of Corporate Groups:
KPMG & CATA Survey Request. The Department of Finance is undertaking consultations on the taxation of corporate groups. The consultations could lead to the adoption of a more formalized system of loss transfers or some form of consolidated reporting, which could dramatically alter the taxation of many corporate groups in Canada. Canadian tax and financial executives for their views on these potential new measures. Please take ten minutes or so to share your comments and concerns by answering the questions in our survey by January 28, 2011.

CATA research repository:

American Growth Funds Looking for Canadian Investment Opportunities
Teleforum recording now available at the CATA Research Repository

CATA in the News:

What to expect in tech this year: By: Jim Donnelly: Ottawa Business Journal


Ps A Note from the Desk of CATA CEO, John Reid, to all our email subscribers: Join the CATA Social Network on Linkedin:
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