Insights into Future Tech Trends: CATA Innovation Gala Executive Panel: Open Text, Redline Communications, Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Canada, RBC Capital Markets
May 24, 2011

For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology from coast to coast. This year's theme, for our 26th Annual Gala, was "Technology Futures!"  Please view the full program and then see the Winners.

Photo credit: Amy Eaton

Front row (l-r): Erik Boch, DragonWave Inc.; Shereen Miller, PWGSC; Steve Palmer, CPRC; Marcel Lebrun, Radian6

Back row (l-r): Ken Davison, Magor Communications; Garth Scully, Cisco Systems Inc., Janet Longmore, Digital Opportunity Trust; John Craig, Purple Forge; Denis Lalonde, Direction Informatique; Mike Reardon, Virage Simulation; Chris McLaren, Tristan Interactive; Bob McDonald, CBC; Jason Goldberg, IDEAL LIFE Inc., Dr. Wael Badawy, IntelliView Technologies.
In keeping with the theme of the Gala, a panel discussion of industry experts provided insight into the exciting realm of upcoming technology trends. Moderator, Paul Brent, CTV Host Tech Now engaged the Panel  in lively discussions. The panel included: Patrick K. Horgan - Vice President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada; Trina Alexson - Service Delivery Executive, Cisco Systems Inc.; Lynda Partner - Vice President, Marketing, Redline Communications; Lubor Ptacek - Vice President, Open Text; Craig Wright - Chief Economist, RBC Capital Markets.

++ Action Item: Please take three minutes to  view the video of Panel members as they comment on future trends and then add to the conversation at CATA's Social Networking Group on Linkedin (2400 members) at:

The 26th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala was supported this year by the following corporate sponsors: RBC, Ernst and Young, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, the Peter Brojde Foundation, ICTC, KPMG, High Road Communications, Ericsson, Celestica, Wellington West, TSX, CAMSC, Motorola, Microsoft, Accretive Advisor, and Open Text.