GTEC International Program
October 02, 2006

GTEC International Program

CATAAlliance in conjunction with GTEC week will provide opportunities to meet with executives attending from 50 countries (see confirmed list below), senior trade and investment officials and business leaders from the CATA Board of Directors.

Note that we are focusing on the themes of the Global Trends, the New Flat World, and Public Sector-Private Sector partnerships.

Prior to the event, CATA will be using a new E-Profile tool, to facilitate Business to Business and Business to Government opportunity discussions.

Delegates have indicated these priorities:
Connectivity Strategies
Governance models
Telecommunications and infrastructure development

All participants will receive a copy of the results of a peer to peer Roundtable CATA and Partners conducted in August of leading Technology companies who addressed the question of how to respond to "Growth in the New Flat World- a borderless market".

Date: October 25th, 2006
Location: Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Registration: Register On-line
Executives with an interest in participating should contact John Reid at to reserve as we are limited in the number of delegates we can accommodate.
7:00am - 8:45am Registration and Networking
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and Introduction of Private Sector Delegates
John Reid, President, CATAAlliance
Wendy Ace, Director Canadian e-Policy Research Centre
Eric Davies, Executive Director, GTEC
9:15am - 9:30am Host Perspectives and Moderator
Paul Brent, Host CTV Tech Now and Session Moderator
What is the New Flat World?
9:30am - 9:50am Keynote Speaker, Vito Mabrucco, Managing Director, IDC
What are the global business and development drivers. Are the frontiers of opportunity changing? What is the role of public sector-private sector partnerships? What are the pitfalls and opportunities facing businesses and governments?
9:50am - 10:30am

Commentaries and Interactive Discussion with audience
Tony Gaffney, Executive Director, Accenture,
Cameron Bramwell President and CEO Adlib Software, 
Doug Smeaton, Pres., & CEO, Semiconductor Insights Inc.,
Mark Hatton, Pres. Sophos Inc.,
Aida Opoku-Mensah, Officer-in-Charge, UN Economic Commission for Africa

10:30am - 11:00am Break and networking
11:00am - 11:40am Mexican and U.S. Perspectives on the New Flat World and the benefits of cross border trading
Ken Wasch, President, Software and Information Industries Association of America and co-Chair, NAFTA Advanced Technology Alliance;
Rogelio Garza, Chief of Staff, CANIETI
The Software and Information Industry Association is America's principle trade group for the digital economy. It promotes, protects and informs the world's largest information-based sector.
The National Association of the Industry, Electronics, of Telecommunications and Computer science in Mexico, CANIETI promotes the development of the sector in global surroundings with services of high quality.
11:40am - 12:30pm Closing Keynote and Panel
Dynamics of Public Sector-Private Sector Partnerships, a key to success
Chair Remarks: Guy David, Partner in Gowlings followed by commentaries and  cases studies (Steve Song, Manager, ICT4D Africa Programs IDRC; NavCan)
12:30pm - 1:45pm Rotating E-Profile Luncheon
Opening Remarks: John Kelly, CATA Co-Chair, Innovation Nation Platform
Meet with delegates from 50 nations to advance your knowledge of new marketplaces for goods and services. Company capabilities will have been profiled beforehand using CATA's E-Profile matchmaking tool.
2:00pm - 4:00pm CATAAlliance Board of Directors Meeting (private)
Delegates Pursue One on One Meetings
5:30pm - 7:30pm International reception hosted by the Government of Canada and partners.

Confirmed Delegations as of August 29th:
Brazil, Ghana, India, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, U.S., Whales, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinee, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Maroc, Maurice, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia