CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities November 17, 2011
November 17, 2011

TechNet IT that Works For You CATA Feature:

Canadian Law Enforcement Data Exchange Forum: Join this industry consultation on public safety data interoperability standards development 

Join this industry consultation on public safety data interoperability standards development

In partnership with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Public Safety Canada and the Centre for Security Sciences, CATAAlliance is pleased to host a Canadian Law Enforcement Data Exchange Forum on the implementation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) following CITIG's Fifth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Forum.

Join NIEM's Canadian Team, including: Chief Superintendent Robert Morrison, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Staff Sergeant Steven K. Young, Edmonton Police Service; Shawn Rehill, Enterprise Architect, Edmonton Police Service; Jay K. Shah, Technical Advisor Interoperability and Enterprise Architecture, Public Safety Canada; and Michel Savoie, Systems Integrations Manager NHQ - Biometrics Project Office, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, among others, to offer input and feedback into these early stages of standards development.

Canadian vendors, developers and implementers, as well as law enforcement stakeholders, are invited to participate in this interactive Forum on Canadian Law Enforcement Data Exchange at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th. Please register using the link below as soon as possible as seats are limited.

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CATA News and Events:

An Invitation to Join CATA & Microsoft Canada to Discover How a Business Productivity Platform Helps Drive Innovation:
Please join us as our guest at an interactive virtual summit on Tuesday, November 29th, from 10:00am EST to 3:30 pm EST where you will discover how the power of a business productivity platform enables organizations to harness their people, relationships and vast knowledge base to drive innovation and manage risk.

Reach More than 1.5 million Candidates Using the CATAAlliance new 'Post-a-Job Talent Finder':
CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high tech association, is pleased to announce a new business service called 'Post-a-Job Talent Finder.' This new service enables companies to post jobs to multiple social media sites, targeted email lists, RSS feeds in Canada and across the globe. Companies have the opportunity to reach more than 1.5 million executives through posting job openings on this service.

Making the Netherlands Your Business Gateway to Europe:
CATA developing a business guide – Survey Closes 25th November. If you represent a business already conducting business in Holland and can share your opportunities and challenges experienced there, or one that is interested in accessing this market, or by extension to entire Europe, please take 5 minutes to respond to the survey

Don't Miss CanWIT Toronto's Networking Event with Don Tapscott!:
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011. Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on innovation and technology, will join CanWIT Toronto for an evening of insight and inspiration.

CanWIT BC - Working with influencers in the age of social media :
Please join us on November 23rd in a session led by CanWIT BC's Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Barron. Jennifer runs the Vancouver office of High Road Communications, one Canada's leading marketing-communications agencies specializing in technology and digital lifestyle PR. She has more than 13 years of experience providing media relations strategy and support to companies of all sizes - from bootstrapping start-ups to global enterprises.

CanWIT National 'Ask the Expert' Teleforum - Recording and Presentation Now Available! :
Listen to Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University, discuss reasons you may want to consider in order to attract, manage and retain diversity on your team, including: serving your customers better, overcoming the labour shortage, improving team productivity and fueling innovation, to name just a few.

CATA in the News:

i-Canada wants Net to unite nation:
Mike Beitz,Reporter, Beacon Harold, Innovation nation. Silicon North. A country of light. It's the new national dream, and a technology-focused initiative known as i-Canada is hoping Stratford and other "islands of excellence" will lead the way in making it a reality...

Les enjeux du secteur québécois des systèmes embarqués: Ferland, Direction Informatique, Le secteur des systèmes embarqués, comme l'ensemble du secteur des TIC au Québec, est confronté à des enjeux de relève. Un rapport de l'Alliance CATA formule cinq recommandations afin que cette industrie progresse au cours des prochaines années...


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 (3300 current members) on Linkedin at: