CATAAlliance Innovation Leadership Council (ILC): Call for Nominations & Expressions of Interest to advance Canada's Competitive Innovation Nation
December 30, 2015

 CATAAlliance Innovation Leadership Council - Call for Nominations & Expressions of Interest

We are now inviting nominations and expressions of interest from community leaders in technology and innovation related roles to serve as members of the CATAAlliance Innovation Leadership Council (ILC).

The ILC serves as an advisory body to provide guidance in relation to the implementation and operation of the CATAAlliance mandate to support the global competitiveness of its members and the advancement of Canada as a competitive Innovation Nation, in addition to offering a community peer network to assess needs, trends, and achievements.

All applicants also have the opportunity to participate on CATA's Advocacy Committees and as Community Leaders in their regions.

  • Lead and actively participate in CATAAlliance advocacy initiatives
  • Propose new ideas and engage in advocacy to advance Canada's innovation and competitiveness rankings
  • Challenge ideas to lead to improved products and services
  • Lead and participate in Mentorship outreach to link seasoned executives with next generation leaders in all fields of endeavor with a focus on the technology sector
  • Spur continuous improvement in the development of themes and issues for local and national business networking and educational events
  • Identify and nurture partner and sponsor relationships to advance the CATAAlliance mandate
  • Create synergy in the building of relationships (e.g. - Springboard Enterprises) that educate, source, coach, showcase, and support high growth technology companies
  • Enhance communication between CATAAlliance members and stakeholders and CATAAlliance management
  • Breed new ideas and provide advice and guidance on the organization's policies and programs relevant business growth and innovation succes in Canada
  • Provide diverse points of view on the impact of programs and services in order to improve and measure member satisfaction
  • Provide advice on matters referred by CATAAlliance Divisions or raised as a result of member consultation

    Mandate and Mission
    CATAAlliance - Why Join

    The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsoucing ideas and guidance from from more than 24 thousand opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and across the Globe.

    CATAAlliance grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge -- a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada's Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals.

    The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. As 80% are exporters, CATA's members are the arrow-head for global growth.

    Through its " Competitive Innovation Nation" program, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation.

    Take a minute to read a recent interview with CATA CEO, John Reid, on No Tech Firm Left Behind, for some excellent insights into the CATAAlliance business model.

    Add your strength to the collaborative edge -- we would like to connect with you!

    Support Industry Advocacy and Business Development: Apply for membership today.

    All nominees are required to submit their resume and provide professional references to

    Nominations close at 5 p.m. EST on  December 30, 2015

    CATAAlliance Innovation Leadership Council

    CATA's Innovation  Leadership Council is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and rich expertise in Canada's advanced technology community. The Council is one of the most powerful peer networks in Canada, offering direct opportunities for members to connect with partners, customers and investors.

    The Council's individual and collective leadership experience and knowledge support CATA's mission of "advancing the business of technology." Members/Advisors often act as Champions of specific topics or Campaigns, such as, Health Care, Digital Adoption, Supply Chain management, Procurement legislation, Advanced Security & Public Safety, Cyber Security, Talent and Education, SR&ED Tax Credits, Venture Capital and International Market development.

    View CATAAlliance Mission, Mandate and Successes: Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group

    The Council is supported by a Management Team with a rich skill set in areas of social media, innovation research and public policy advocacy. Take a few minutes to review the profiles of CATA's Team members, including our Executives in Residence and Executive Staff.