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Annual Gathering of the ITAC Community in Ontario

September 17, 2009

Meet, “talk shop” and socialize with your colleagues in the industry.  Make connections that have been broken over the summer months.  Hear about what ITAC is up to, and hear the results of a new study “Understanding the Disappearance of Canadian Tech Firms” (details below).

DETAILS

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2009

LOCATION: The Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto (West and East Ballrooms)

TIME: 5:30 pm ITAC ONTARIO’S ANNUAL MEETING ***

SPEAKERS: 6:00 pm
DR. H. DOUGLAS BARBER, Distinguished Professor-in-Residence, McMaster University
JEFFREY CRELINSTEN, President, Impact Group

TOPIC:  Understanding the Disappearance of Canadian Tech Firms: Results of a New Study
Drs. Barber and Crelinsten have interviewed a number of the leaders of emerging Canadian technology vendors and their funders to understand the particular challenges to growth these companies face. Their conclusion is stark:  Canada is wasting the productive talents of many brilliant (and courageous) knowledge-based entrepreneurs. The authors will describe their research and discuss some of the radical changes we need to correct this situation.

RECEPTION: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW
Cost: $60.00 + GST (reception cost recovery)
Contact: Donna White, dwhite@itac.ca 905-602-8345 x230


*** ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

  • Chair’s Report
  • Election of Directors
  • Introduction of 2009/2010 Officers

Take this opportunity to get acquainted with the newly elected 2009/2010 Ontario Board of Directors and Executive. 
I look forward to welcoming you on September 17.

Bernard Courtois
President and CEO
Information Technology Association of Canada