CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities January 31 2011
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Business Opportunities, Research & Advocacy for Advanced Security & Public Safety: Engage today

CATAAlliance, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), and Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada (EMSCC), are requesting completion of an online survey for the purpose of collecting your individual views regarding the 700 MHz Broadband for Public Safety Campaign.

The survey can be accessed using this link:

Read the latest updates on advanced security & public safety projects at these links:

Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:

CriSys: new CATA member: Advanced Security, Public Safety & Innovation:
CriSys has over 25 years experience in Public Safety implementation and supports advanced 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 systems for governments and private sector agencies of all sizes.

CIBC and OpenText: CATA's newest sponsors: Women in Tech (CanWIT) & Innovation Leadership:
We are very pleased to announce that CIBC and OpenText have joined the growing ranks of new CATA sponsors, supportive of the industry's Innovation Nation Campaign with a special focus on Women in Technology and innovation leadership.

Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA): new CATA member: Advanced Security & Public Safety, & Innovation Nation leadership:
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.

Become a Member today!

CATAAtlantic is a new regional division of CATAAlliance serving Atlantic Canada's advanced technology sectors.

Welcome to New CATAAtlantic Members/Sponsors:
Red Hot Learning Inc.:
Headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Red Hot Learning Inc dramatically improves organizational and individual performance through the strategic use of interactive media, simulation, games-based learning and immersive learning environments.

Stellar Learning Strategies:
Foresight insight, narratives for change acumen, decision-making dexterity, business intuition expertise, presentation skills, and sales pitch training. Training content for international trade, for environmental sustainability and humanity, for safety, for security and wellness: all the work that matters. See

Become a Member today!

CATAAtlantic News:

CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, to launch Atlantic Chapter:
A program planning meeting is scheduled to take place Feb. 15th at 11:30 a.m. via conference call. To get involved in the executive planning committee, please contact Emily Boucher, Director of Communications, CanWIT, at

CATA Supply Chain Opportunities:

Call for Expressions of Interest in launching a Private Concierge Medical/Wellness Center in Canada:
As part of a Medical, Financial, Architect and Specialty team, CATAAlliance wishes to identify Canadian organizations with an interest in participating in the launch of a Private Concierge Medical/Wellness Center. Currently, two Centers are planned in Canada for 2011.
Respond by: ASAP.

Daimler AG :
Daimler AG wishes to identify innovative Atlantic Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities which are a strategic match with its technology and innovations focus.
Respond by: February 23, 2011.

Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) :
Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA) wishes to identify innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities which are a strategic match with its technology and innovations focus.
Respond by: February 28, 2011.

CATA News and Events:

Federal Consultations on Taxation of Corporate Groups:
KPMG & CATA Survey Request: The Department of Finance is undertaking consultations on the taxation of corporate groups. Please take ten minutes or so to share your comments and concerns by answering the questions in our survey by February 3, 2011. Your confidential responses will help shape our comments to the Department of Finance.

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

Innovation Nation Gets Boost: New Executive in Residence to Help Advance Agenda: Micheál J. Kelly
Please review the resume of Micheál J. Kelly who is joining the CATA Team as an Executive in Residence and National spokesperson. Dr. Kelly’s immediate focus will be on Innovation Nation issues in the area of new distributed R&D business structures and how they affect the success of Canadian high tech enterprises. view video

i-Canada Congratulates Stratford and Windsor-Essex on "Top Seven" Status:
i-Canada Chairman Bill Hutchison has sent his congratulations to officials in two Canadian cities -- Stratford and Windsor-Essex -- on their achievement of making the list as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the year.

SR&ED Update & Alert & Call to Action, January 2011 :
Alert: Deadline for Submissions to the Federal Review of Support for Business Innovation - February 18th. Dr. Roberts identifies SR&ED issues and concerns and opportunities for consultation and advocacy. He talks about CATA's research methodology, including social networks utilized to validate industry positions. View video

Best Practices for IT Contracts: A Lawyer’s Guide for Business People :
IT.CAN, Canada’s national association of information technology lawyers together with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms, presents an information technology law seminar specifically for business people. Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Active Innovation Nation Campaigns:
Engage with us today on these campaigns supporting CATA's Innovation Nation platform.

John Craig, Vice President, Purple Forge Corporation on the art of mobile community engagement:
John Craig, VP of Purple Forge Corporation & Innovation Leader talks about mobile community engagement and leveraging social networking best practices as part of establishing your brand in the marketplace. His customers nominated John as the top mobile campaigner in 2010 for his political campaign work. View Video

CATA research repository:

The Art of Mobile Community Engagement
White Paper now available at the CATA Research Repository

Protecting Your Intellectual Property in China
Teleforum recording now available at the 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:
Five of Ottawa’s gizmo gurus give their take on what’s in store...
By: Jim Donnelly: Ottawa Business Journal

Emergency Call: Broadband for Public Safety
When a slice of premium broadband becomes available next year, Canada's first responders hope to finally get their fair share...
By: Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen Feature Article

Canada needs a CIO to boost innovation
If Canada wants to be a breeding ground for more highly successful tech start-ups, the country could use a Chief Innovation Officer, according to a U.S.-based innovation expert...
By: Rafael Ruffolo: ComputerWorld Canada Creator

Stratford's intelligence leading the way
First the city, then the country. That's the motto of i-Canada, a technology-focused initiative aimed at defining and developing the path Canada needs to take to become an Intelligent Nation....
By: Mike Beitz, staff reporter: I-Canada


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