CATAAlliance News Events & Opportunities January 23 2012
January 23, 2012


27th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner. May 30, 2012 at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Celebrate the best of Canadian innovation and see the world's most adopted technologies

For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. It has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in Canada's business calendar.

At the Awards evening, the Winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's advanced technology community.

This year's theme is "Building an Intelligent Nation! i-CANADA"

Vivek Kundra, the architect of the Obama Administration's Cloud First policy and accomplished technology leader with a track record of driving innovation, joins us as a special keynote speaker.

Then you'll hear perspectives from an Executive Panel of opinon leaders who will share insights into the creation of intelligent communities -- places where jobs grow, the environment is sustainable, and life is stimulated by the arts, media and a vibrant society.

May 30, 2012

Conference Room (fourth floor), Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Demarais Building, 55 Laurier St. E, Ottawa.
Dress is business attire.

5:15pm Gala Reception
6:00pm Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony

Paul Brent

Paul Brent

former host of CTV's Tech Now

Guest MC Paul Brent, former host of CTV's Tech Now will lead a Power Podium Panel focusing on the New National Dream: Building An Intelligent Nation: i-CANADA.

Individual tickets $200
Corporate Tables $1,800
(seats 8) with logo

Actions Required:

  • Nominations for 2012 are open! Please review the award categories and NOMINATE TODAY
  • Book your corporate table or sponsor an award! For more information contact: Emily Boucher, CATAAlliance

Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:

Valt.X has developed a patented groundbreaking technology to secure computers with absolute certainty, solving the worldwide endpoint computer security problem and redefining how computers are secured, maintained and managed.

Litco Systems:
Litco Systems Inc. is a recognized expert in Document Process Automation, providing a comprehensive set of solutions including output management, business intelligence and web portal solutions. Founded in 1987, Litco Systems Inc. is head-quartered in Markham north of Toronto, with offices in Vancouver and Montreal and is the Canadian authorized distributor for Bottomline & QlikTech Inc., software solutions.

Become a Member today!

CATA News and Events:

Cloud Computing - How It Can Work For You:
Damir Bersinic Senior Platform Advisor with Microsoft Canada provides advice: "How do we know what you need and what we can do to help? Twice a year through something we call "The Global Relationship Study" - we reach out and contact you to see how we're doing and what Microsoft could do better."

CATAAlliance and Compute Canada study on Canadian Commercial Adoption of High Performance Computing (HPC): Call to Complete Your HPC Survey today:
The objective of this study is to evaluate the business values of High Performance Computing (HPC aka Supercomputing) to Canadian industry. your participation is important, please complete the online survey. CATA's Executive in Residence, Ron Van Holst is also available to answer any HPC questions that you may have.

Upcoming Events and initiatives from the i-CANADA program.

Public Safety, Advanced Security & Interoperability Updates :
Read the latest updates from the desk of Kevin Wennekes, CATA's VP of Research.

Public Safety & Advanced Security: Trends, Perspectives & Opportunities - Teleforum Recording Available Now!:
This CATA exclusive teleforum recording provides insight into plans for the February launch of the First Responder Technology Roadmap from featured speaker Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the Canadian Police Research Centre. This unique session also includes interactive discussion surrounding other programs within the Centre for Security Science and evolving discourse on interoperability and 700 Megahertz for a public safety broadband network.

Empowering Business With Wireless Connectivity - Register today , a CATA partnered event :
Please join us at mPower Week, a unique three-day series of North American conferences (February 7-9 in Vancouver) that brings together enterprise industry leaders, wireless and M2M solution providers, and mobile operators.

Search Engine Penalties - Beyond Optimization - Take the Poll Today:
Imagine waking up one morning to discover your website has disappeared from Google's search results, invisible even when searching directly for your company's name. There have been reports of highly ranked web sites disappearing from search engine rankings. If your web site is a significant part of your business please let us know by sending an email to CATA CEO John Reid, at with "Search Engine" in the subject line. Now take the Poll today (go to Discussions) at:

Atlantic CATA News and Events:

Atlantic Canada Could Set the Pace for Technology Investment -- High Tech Association: Region Can Combine Powerful New Digital Tools Like "Crowd Funding" With Investment Ecosystem:
The Social Media investment paradigm that is now extending to the funding of start-up companies could act like "financing on steroids" in the investment ecosystem of Atlantic Canada, says the Atlantic Chair of i-CANADA, a national movement to create "smart communities" across the country. I-CANADA is backed by the country's largest high-tech association, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).

The Canadian Innovation Conversation:
On Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at the at Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, NB; join Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) / Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) to learn more about the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program and the opportunities to do business with the Government of Canada. There is NO COST to attend this event but registration is mandatory.

Tech Idol 2012 - Connect, Learn, Compete:
Register today! Tech Idol is open to registered full or part-time high school, college or university students from any field of study. Recent grads that are not yet employed full-time may also enter. To learn more and to register, visit our competitions page at You can also drop us an email at

CATA in the news:

Innovation Policy at a Crossroads:
Peter Lindfield, Telegraph-Journal. One of the challenges of Canada's tech industries is becoming big enough to achieve the objectives that its entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and policymakers envisage. This means not just producing brilliant ideas, but converting them into profitable commercial reality, creating jobs and yielding the sorts of innovations that revolutionize old industries and spawn new ones...


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 (3800 current members) on Linkedin at: