CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities September 20, 2010
September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010

CATA Connections

Your look at CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities


SR&ED Teleforum Conference Call with Russ Roberts, Senior VP, Tax and Finance, CATAAlliance

Join a group of your colleagues on Monday, October 4th for a CATA Teleforum Conference Call on the status of Canada's SR&ED program. Our continued focus is on approaches that help optimize the claiming process, and to also discuss trends, risks and challenges. Important updates will be provided arising from CATA's recent advocacy work and callers will have an opportunity to provide their guidance on issues and concerns.

Related Resources:
SR&ED Educational Video now available, including expert briefing notes:
Dr. Roberts has created a Best Practice Educational video, supplemented by expert briefing notes to help address the Challenge of SR&ED--Five Required Proofs; and, the New Paradigm -- New Challenges -- Seven Considerations for the CRA.

++ View the SR&ED Educational Video

++ Download your SR&ED Briefing Notes at the CATA Research Repository

Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:

BeneFACT Consulting Group Inc.: CATA's newest member: - BeneFACT offers comprehensive, high quality, end-to-end SR&ED claim preparation services.

SeaBotix Inc.: Halifax VOF Sponsor: - SeaBotix Inc. was founded on years of research, development and industry related trades. Drawing from previous experience in the underwater industry SeaBotix has the edge. In 1986 SeaBotix President Don Rodocker formed a subsidiary, of then Pressure Products Group Inc. now Divex, called Hydrovision. Hydrovision produces the Hyball ROV and is one of the most successful ROVs ever produced.

General Dynamics: Halifax VOF Sponsor: - General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

Secure City Technology Alliance: Halifax VOF Sponsor: - SCTA founding members comprise industry leaders in wireless networks and services, video surveillance, and data and voice networking, and include: BelAir Networks, Benbria, Bridgewater Systems, DragonWave, March Networks, Mitel, Solace Systems and the Wesley Clover Group of Companies.

Become a Member today!

CATA News and Events:

Thirty First Responders Ready to Meet Public Safety and Security Executives at the Atlantic Canada First Responder Vendor Outreach (VOF) Forum.
Confirm your participation today as we will soon close out registrations.

Invitation to "The Full Monty: Using the Internet as your Primary Business Development Tool" a free Ready Set Grow webinar.
Looking to increase your sales without blowing your budget? Join us on Tuesday, September 21 for this free webinar:

Final Call for AUTO-ICT Innovation Competiton
Canadian ICT and Auto-sector companies are reminded that September 30th is the last date for entries to the NoAE Innovation Award, one of Europe's top innovation competitions. CATAAlliance, the Networked vehicle Association and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers are excited to be able to invite their member supplier companies to participate in this completion. It represents a great opportunity for Canadian suppliers who wish to grow and prosper in the European Automotive Industry.

Computer World: Technology Insights: Can Information Systems Get Smarter?
Register Today as Our Guest for this important seminar briefing Please join us on Wednesday, September 29th for a half day seminar at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on the topic of: “Can Information Systems Get Smarter”?

Cecil Shewchuk, Senior Advisor, Scientific Conservation on I-Canada
Please view this video of of Cecil Shewchuk, Senior Advisor, Scientific Conservation Inc. as he talks about sustainability, leadership in energy and environment design and i-Canada engagement. Mr. Shewchuk also served as Adjunct Professor at University of Western Ontario, Chief Executive Officer at Decision Dynamics Technology and, Chief Product Officer at Aspen Technology.

CAMSC Announces New CATA Award for Technology Innovation - Nominations Now Open!
CATA is pleased to support The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council's (CAMSC) Annual Business Achievement Awards through its new Award for Technology Innovation. For more information on the CAMSC Business Achievement Awards, please visit:

CATA research repository:

Terry Matthews Speech on ICT Hard Problems in Security
now Available at the CATA Research Repository

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 (1040 current members) on Linkedin at:

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