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Ontario Annual Reception - Toronto

January 21, 2014

Mark your Calendars – more information to come.

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Marketing Roundtable - MaRS, Toronto

October 31, 2013

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GITEX Technology Week

October 20, 2013 - October 24, 2013

GITEX continually identifies the hottest global IT trends and incubates these into the event either as new sectors or conference programmes. The sectorisation of GITEX has enabled new companies to participate in identified trends as well as giving visitors the opportunity to engage, learn and implement the advances in the industry.


Event Website: http://www.gitex.com/

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Joint ITAC/CMC Event - Ottawa

October 15, 2013 - October 16, 2013

Mark your Calendars – more information to come.

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ITAC Board of Governors Dinner with Deepak Chopra, President, Canada Post - Ottawa

September 18, 2013

Date

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Schedule

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Registration and Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Presentation

Cost

Individual tickets - $195.00 + HST
Table of 8 - $1,350.00 + HST

Location

Rideau Club
99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 6B9
Map

Registration     

Click here to register

For more information, contact:
Micheline Lepage, Manager, Events & Programs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 613-238-4822 x2245.

We look forward to seeing you on September 18, 2013

David MacDonald
Chair, ITAC's Board of Governors and
President and CEO, Softchoice Corporation

Hotels
The following hotels are recommended if you are looking for a guest room:

Delta Ottawa City Centre – 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario    K1R 5T9 – (855) 330-5360

Ottawa Marriott Hotel – 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario    K1P 5R7 – (613) 238-1122

Minto Suite Hotel – 185 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario    K1R 7Y1 – (888) 253-1628

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Public Sector Business Committee (Ontario) and Fireside Chat

September 17, 2013

Questions?

Contact Denise Shortt - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 905-602-8345 x2241 or Donna White - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 905-602-8345 x2230.

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MedInfo 2013

August 21, 2013 - August 23, 2013
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ITAC Dinner with Nadir Mohamed, President and CEO, Rogers Communications - Toronto

August 21, 2013

Date

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Schedule

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Registration and Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Presentation

Cost

Individual tickets - $195.00 + HST
Table of 8 - $1,350.00 + HST

Location

Intercontinental Toronto Centre – (Ballroom A)
225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3
Map

Registration     

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For more information, contact:
Micheline Lepage, Manager, Events & Programs, mlepage@itac.ca or 613-238-4822 x2245.

We look forward to seeing you on August 21, 2013

David MacDonald
Chair, ITAC's Board of Governors and
President and CEO, Softchoice Corporation

Hotels
The following hotels are recommended if you are looking for a guest room:

Intercontinental Toronto Centre – 225  Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario    M4V 2X3 – (880) 422-7969 or (416) 597-1400

Sheraton Centre Toronto – 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario  M5H 2M9 – (888) 627-7175 or (416) 361-1000

Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre – 515 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario    M5G 2L2 – (800) 905-0667 or (416) 597-9200

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Federal)

June 25, 2013

Time:
7:30 am Networking
8:00 - 9:30am Meeting

Location:
Interis Consulting
275 Slater Street, 20th Floor, Ottawa

Contacts:Cindy Baker - cbaker@itac.ca
Linda Oliver - loliver@itac.ca

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ITAC SMCouncil Best Practice Forum in Waterloo - The New Landscape in Government Industrial Support

June 24, 2013

The federal Government is shifting resources from indirect measures to direct programs for industrial support to drive Canadian innovation.   Following the publication of the Jenkins Committee Report in late 2011 and in the Federal Budgets of 2012 and 2013, this change in orientation has had a large impact on the SR&ED program, displacing hundreds of millions of dollars for use in other areas and programs.

The next ITAC Strategic Microsystems Council Best Practice Forum, Karen Atkinson, Partner, Business Tax Services at Ernst and Young (and the Chair of ITAC’s Tax and Finance Committee) will present an overview of the changes. Representatives from government agencies including  Jessie Maggard, Business Development Manager Business Development Operations Ontario Centres of Excellence, will join us to discuss existing new and pending initiatives in industrial support that the microsystems community should be aware of. This forum will be of particular value to CFOs, CTOs and executives seeking a clearer understanding of opportunities for industrial support. While the focus will be on microsystems, all members of the ITAC community are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. Please register early.

Date:
Monday, June 24, 2013

Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)

Location:
Teledyne DALSA, 605 McMurray Road, Waterloo, Ontario   N2V 2E9

Cost:
ITAC Members - $35.00 + HST
Non-Members - $55.00 + HST

Click Here to Register

For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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20th Annual ITAC “IT Challenge” Golf Tournament and Luncheon

June 20, 2013
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Atlantic Venture Forum 2013

June 19, 2013 - June 20, 2013

LAUNCH | BUILD | GROW

June 19 & 20, 2013
The Westin Nova Scotian
Halifax, Nova Scotia
www.AtlanticVentureForum.ca

C100-New England Launches at the Atlantic Venture Forum!

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 1, 2013

Follow us on Twitter @AtlanticVF
Join the conversation #AVF2013!

Boston Investors Coming to Atlantic Venture Forum

The whole Atlantic tech eco-system comes together at the Atlantic Venture Forum in June!

C100-New England (C100-NE) is comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in the greater Boston area, including executives of leading technology and life-sciences companies, experienced entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. C100 members are passionate about leveraging their collective experience, expertise and relationships to help mentor and grow a new generation of successful Canadian-led technology companies. In building this organization, they work closely with several Canadian entrepreneur organizations, the Canadian Consulate in Boston and the C100 in California, the key source of inspiration and model for this group.

Join in on the excitement as C100-NE host their Canadian launch event at the Atlantic Venture Forum reception! Meet with key players who are passionate about sharing their experiences and expertise! Connect with the C100-NE group through their LinkedIn Group, C100-New England: Canadian executives in the greater Boston area.

 


Event Website: http://www.atlanticventureforum.ca/

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ITAC Health Breakfast - Cancer Care Ontario Information Strategy Update

June 18, 2013

Ken Sutcliffe, Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) will follow up on its information strategy by presenting an update on the activities of the organization, its detailed IM/IT operating plan for Fiscal year 13/14, and its Architectural Blueprint and technology standards.

Date

Tuesday, June 18,  2013

Location

Sheraton Centre Toronto (Essex Ballroom)
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario    M5H 2M9

Time

8:00 am – 9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast (a light breakfast will be provided)

9:00 am - Presentation by Ken Sutcliffe, Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cancer Care Ontario and Q&A period

10:30 am - Adjournment

Cost

ITAC Members - $70.00 + HST
Government Rate - $70.00 + HST
Non-Members - $140.00 + HST
Registration Click here to register

Note: ITAC memberships are corporate - if uncertain, inquire before you register by visiting the ITAC members page.

For more information:
Contact Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC – Tel: (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Looking forward to seeing you on June 18th!


Ken Sutcliffe

Ken Sutcliffe Biography

Ken Sutcliffe has over 30 years’ experience in health care – beginning in Australia and for the past 22 years in Ontario.  Before joining CCO, Ken worked in the community health care sector of Ontario where he managed the modernization of IT technologies and the implementation of Unified Communications (UC) tools for Community Care Access Centres (CCAC).   Since joining Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) Ken has continued that work and is taking CCO through a technology revitalization process, the roll-out of enterprise UC tools and the launch of several mobile health applications.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nursing and more recently, he completed a Certificate in Business Information Systems from the University of Victoria.  In addition to these accreditations, Ken holds a variety of security, process and technology certifications.

 

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2013 ITAC Annual General Meeting of Members

June 13, 2013

All individuals working for an ITAC member company are invited to attend the ITAC Annual General Meeting in Toronto on June 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm. At this meeting we receive the financial statements of the Corporation, and elect the Board of Directors for June 2013 to June 2014. It's a good opportunity to network with your colleagues in the industry.

Immediately following the ITAC Annual General Meeting is the Board of Governors Dinner featuring Mr. Craig Muhlhauser (President and CEO, Celestica Inc.).

http://itac.ca/events/agm2013

 


Event Website: http://itac.ca/events/agm2013

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BDC presents “Key Aspects of Financing Your Business”

June 13, 2013

Business Development Bank of Canada is hosting Downtown Financial Executive Peer Group Meeting entitled "“Key Aspects of Financing Your Business: Key tips for maximizing your outcomes and closing the deal” for the York Technology Alliance (YTA).

Who: The presenter is Jim Shone, VP Corporate Finance of Firepower Capital

When: June 13, 2013, •8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Where: BDC Office Toronto - 121 King St West, Suite 1760

Facilitators:Tracey Whitehouse, Chief Operations Officer- TGO Consulting and Jasmine Ganie- Hobbs, Senior Manager- Business Development Bank of Canada

Registration is free for members as the fee is included in the annual membership fee. Prospective New Members can also register for free but participation is based on approval so please call (905) 415-4558.

Jim brings over fifteen years of corporate banking and corporate advisory experience to the firm. Prior to joining FirePower Financial Jim founded Shone Capital Partners, a corporate finance and business advisory firm. He has held management positions within Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), most recently as a Branch Manager, and with New Solutions Capital Group, a boutique finance and advisory services business. During his tenure at Shone Capital Partners, BDC and New Solutions, Jim primarily advised on transactions including debt financing and M&A for small- and mid- sized businesses. Jim holds a B.Com from McGill University and an MBA from Queen’s University and is a CFA Charterholder.

The Downtown Financial Executives Peer Group is a meeting where progressive technology business leaders exchange ideas and knowledge on issues relating to finance. We discuss best practices, new approaches, successes and failures and, very importantly, lessons learned.

 

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ITAC Board of Governors Dinner with Craig Muhlhauser, CEO, Celestica - Toronto

June 13, 2013

Featuring Guest Speaker Craig Muhlhauser, CEO, Celestica

Manufacturing and More – Making Celestica a Nimble, Global Powerhouse

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Celestica is a unique Canadian ICT success story.  Created in 1994, the company has charted a confident course that has included mergers and acquisitions in four continents and one of the most successful IPOs in Canadian history.  Celestica today is a major force in the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) business - employing close to 35,000 people worldwide, with annual revenues over $6 billion. Through its diversification strategy, the company boasts an enviable client list from a surprisingly wide spectrum of industries, including the enterprise, communications, aerospace, defense, healthcare, industrial and greentech market segments.

Bringing broad experience from the consumer, utility, automotive and aerospace sectors, Craig Muhlhauser joined Celestica in 2005 and became CEO in 2006.  He continues to lead the company through its transformation, and along the way, the company has received a number of customer and industry awards  (Celestica was named Canadian Manufacturer of the Year in 2011) in a highly competitive market space.

Mr. Muhlhauser will be the guest speaker at ITAC’s next Board of Governors’ Dinner on June 13, 2013.  Executives from small, medium-sized and large ICT companies will benefit from his insights and experiences and learn that a key ingredient in Celestica’s success is its ability to evolve to meet customer demand through new approaches and lines of business.  Please join us for a stimulating evening with one of the foremost leaders in the Canadian ICT industry.

Date Thursday, June 13, 2013
Schedule 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Registration and Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Presentation
Location Park Hyatt Hotel – (Queen’s Park Ballroom)
4 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario    M5R 2E8
Map
Cost Individual tickets - $175.00 + HST
Table of 8 - $1,350.00 + HST
Register Click here to register

For more information, contact:
Micheline Lepage, Manager, Events & Programs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 613-238-4822 x2245.

We look forward to seeing you on June 13, 2013

David MacDonald
Chair, ITAC's Board of Governors and
President and CEO, Softchoice Corporation
 

Hotels

The following hotels are recommended if you are looking for a guest room:

Park Hyatt – 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario   M5R 2E8 – 416-925-1234
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville – 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario   M4W 1A7 – (800) 228-9290
Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville – 22 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario    M5S 1T8 – (877) 660-8550
Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville – 89 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario  M4R 2G3 – (800) 992-2695

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4th Annual Smart Grid Modernization Summit

June 12, 2013 - June 13, 2013

ITAC is pleased to invite you to the Smart Grid Modernization Summit. As a supporter and partner of the event, ITAC is extending an exclusive $200 discount to our network.

WHEN: Wednesday June 12th & Thursday June 13th, 2013
WHERE: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
WEBSITE: smartgridsummit.ca

The Smart Grid Modernization Summit draws on the latest pilot projects, developments, standards updates, and research studies to give attendees a cohesive outlook on the industry and the opportunity to share their best practices with other Smart Grid specialists.  See the attached brochure for full details.

Key Takeaways:

  • North America’s first Community Energy Storage Pilot Project
  • Enabling smart microgrids to integrate renewable energy
  • Transactive energy to advance operational efficiency
  • Improve grid security and stay on top of new threats
  • Latest updates on OpenADR to optimize demand response programs
  • Impact of smart grid on connected homes

And more...

Speaker Roster:

  • Richard Ford – Director, Grid Solutions Engineering, Toronto Hydro
  
  • Albert Chiu – Lead Product Manager, Customer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Kim Warren – COO, Ontario IESO
  
  • Luke Seewald – Director of Metering Services, London Hydro
  • Scott Koehler – VP, Global Strategy, Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
  • Girish Ghatikar – Deputy Leader, The Grid Integration Group

And More...

Attendees will leave with the knowledge and tools to enhance their Smart Grid initiatives and prepare for the newest standards, security threats, and innovations.

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VIP CODE: ITAC200

VISIT: http://smartgridsummit.ca
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Cyber Security Forum - Ottawa

June 11, 2013

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Public Sector Business Committee (Ontario)

June 11, 2013

Date: June 11, 2013
Time: 9:30 - 11:30am

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ITAC Executive Briefing on Opening the Doors to Government Data with Corinne Charette

June 11, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

HP

ITAC’s June 11th Executive Briefing features a panel discussion on "Opening the Doors to Government Data".  Corinne Charette, Federal CIO, Government of Canada joined by Michael Iles of IBM, Brian McGlynn of Autonomy an HP Company and Colin McKay of Google will discuss the topic and what it means for business.  Audience participation will include question and answer period with question from the audience.  The Panel will review ideas on the Government's initiative to make its large data stores available, so that innovators and businesses can make the data into information and applications that provide value to citizens.

If you're in data analytics or are an entrepreneur, or an innovative company wanting to do business using Federal government data, you won't want to miss this panel discussion.

Date

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Time

7:30 am to 8:30 – Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am to 9:45 am – Welcome, panel discussion and Q&A

Cost

ITAC Members - $70.00 + HST
Government Rate - $70.00 + HST
Non-Members - $140.00 + HST

Location

Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9
(Ballroom A)

Registration     

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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micheline Lepage at  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For program information, please contact Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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GaN Workshop 2013

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013 - Ottawa, Ontario - This workshop will include: Market status of GaN, modeling of GaN devices, GaN in wireless and mmWave applications, GaN in Aerospace and Defense, GaN challenges and recent developments, and CPFC's GaN Roadmap.

This workshop will feature presentations by experts from Yole Développement, Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC), Modelithics, NanoWave, TriQuint, University of Waterloo, Cardiff University, and American University in Cairo.


Event Website: http://www.cmc.ca/NewsAndEvents/Events/GaNWorkshop.aspx

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Come and hear Mark Aboud and Pierre Bourbonnière talk about SAP and the Montreal Transit System

June 5, 2013

The Economic Club of Canada presents:

      Ma rk Aboud, Managing Director, SAP Canada Inc. and Pierre Bourbonnière, Director of Marketing, STM, at set to talk about SAP and the Montreal Transit System: A Case Study for Co-Innovation and Enhancing Customers' Experience       

When: Wednesday, June 5 , 2013 from 7:45am-9:00am

Where: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St West, Toronto

Cost: $79 per individual with tables of 10 available

Breakfast will be served and seating is limited so advance registration is required. For tickets call  (416) 306-0899 or go to www.economicclub.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revolutionary Payment Solutions 2013 & Beyond: Legal & Regulatory Compliance Primer

June 3, 2013 - June 5, 2013

The process for building advanced payments systems in Canada among many participants is already well underway. Failing to keep up with related commercial and regulatory developments could have dire consequences. This program is designed to provide you with the latest legal, regulatory and transactional information that you require for success.

Course Leader
Duncan Card. Bennett Jones LLP

Duncan Card is widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading technology and e-Commerce lawyers to the financial sector. Duncan has 13 years of inclusion in the prestigious ranking of Lexpert Magazine’s and American Lawyer Media’s ranking of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. In January 2013, Duncan was ranked as a “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyer in Canada for Technology Transactions by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Duncan is included in The International Who’s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers 2012. Duncan is included in Thomson Carswell’s 2012 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Duncan is identified as one of the world’s leading patent and technology licensing practitioners in the 2012 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) publication: IAM Licensing 250 – The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners. Duncan is ranked in 2013 Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and 2011 was the third year Duncan was cited as a leading lawyer in Lawday’s North America’s Leading Lawyers. He has also been cited as one of the world’s leading lawyers in Euromoney’s Expert Guides to the World’s Leading technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (U.K. publication). Duncan is also recommended for IT transactions and Outsourcing transactions in the 2012 British publication, PLC Which lawyer?, published by the UK based Practical Law Company. He is again cited as one of the top lawyers in the world in the independent, 2011 International Who’s Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers (U.K. publication), and 2011 was Duncan’s 4th year of inclusion in Canadian Who’s Who. Duncan has published or presented more than 300 papers and articles concerning technology transactions. The 2nd edition of Duncan’s best-selling book, Information Technology Transactions: Business, Management and Legal Strategies, (Carswell) is widely acclaimed. Duncan has been at the forefront of financial service and technology innovation for almost 20 years and, he has advised both private sector enterprises and their regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission, The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada), and The Bank of Canada. Duncan is called to both the Ontario and Bermuda Bars.

Guest Speakers
Lisa Abe-Oldenburg. Bennett Jones LLP
Milos Barutciski. Bennett Jones LLP
Catherine Johnston. ACT Canada
Stephen Burns. Bennett Jones LLP
Derek Colfer. Visa Canada
Michael Whitt, QC. Bennett Jones LLP

Date
Toronto, June 3, 2013 • Calgary, June 5, 2013

Schedule
Download brochure

Location
Toronto - June 3rd - St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre
150 King Street West, 27th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9
Telephone: 416-366-4228 Fax: 416-366-9347
www.standrewsclub.ca

Calgary – June 5th - Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
120 Ninth Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G OP3
Telephone: 403-261-8500 Fax: 403-261-8510
www.calgary-convention.com

Cost
Early Bird Deadline: (May 3, 2013)
$1195 + applicable taxes*

Regular Course Price:
$1495 + applicable taxes*

Public Sector:
$1295 + applicable taxes*

Webcast Price:
$995 + applicable taxes*

Click here to register

For more information, contact Joseph Sanzo, Marketing Coordinator – Tel: (416) 649-7887 or
via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Federal)

May 28, 2013

Time:
7:30 am Networking
8:00 - 9:30am Meeting

Location:
Interis Consulting
275 Slater Street, 20th Floor, Ottawa

Contacts:Cindy Baker - cbaker@itac.ca
Linda Oliver - loliver@itac.ca

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Discovery 2013

May 27, 2013 - May 28, 2013

Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, showcasing leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario.


Event Website: http://www.ocediscovery.com/

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HR Forum: The 7 Predictions & 4 Keys Words that will change your HR World

May 23, 2013

The next ITAC HR Forum meeting is Thursday, May 23, 2013, hosted by salesforce.com Canada in Toronto.   Please register and mark your calendars accordingly!

At the ITAC HR Forum on May 23rd,  NorthgateArinso will present the 7 prediction & trends made back in Dec 2012, provide an update to those predictions and bring you the insight you need to manage the fast pace of change.  Click here to download the white paper.

From salesforce.com learn how these four words 1) SOCIAL 2) OPEN 3) INTERACTIVE 4) DYNAMIC will change the way you think about your current and future HR business practices and the solutions that you choose.

TIME MEETING AGENDA PRESENTER
8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in, networking and continental breakfast
(compliments of Salesforce.com Canada)
 
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome, introductions, opening comments and ITAC update Sheryl Helsdon Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Micheline Lepage, ITAC
Rick Croft, Director BD, NorthgateArinso
Lydia Madonia, ES Director, salesforce.com Canada
9:15 - 10:30 am

“NGA Predicts the 7 Most Important Themes Facing HR in 2013 – How Are We Doing To Date?”
Michael Custers, will help put these trends into context and bring you the insight you need to manage the fast pace of change.

Michael Custers
Vice President of Global Alliances and Strategic Marketing,
NorthgateArinso
10:30 - 10:45 am Networking Break  
10:45 - 12:15 pm “HR Technologies and Apps”
Performance Management and Coaching: How new apps and technology are changing the way we assess performance and keep in touch with our employees.
David Priemer
Work.com (salesforce.com)
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch and roundtable discussion All

When May 23, 2013
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location

Salesforce.com Canada
10 Bay Street, Suite 400,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N8
South of Toronto Union Station (5 min walk) outdoor parking on the north side of building off Bay/south of Lakeshore
Map

Register Click here to register or by email to mlepage@itac.ca by May 20

HR Forum Co-Chairs:
Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys

Meeting Host:
Lydia Madonia, salesforce.com Canada

Meeting Moderators:
Lydia Madonia, salesforce.com Canada
Rick Croft, NorthgateArinso


Michael Custers currently serves as VP Marketing for NorthgateArinso, overseeing worldwide marketing activities, including analyst & public relations, product marketing, event & lead management, branding, and CRM. Michael joined NorthgateArinso in 2005, as Director Investor Relations & Communications. In his current role, Michael helps NorthgateArinso translate the many advantages of HR technology to customer-oriented business benefits, working with customers, analysts, and journalists.


David Priemer, a scientist turned serial tech entrepreneur.  David was one of the founding members of Rypple, the worlds first Social Performance Management platform. Following the acquisition of Rypple by salesforce and rebranding as Work.com, David currently serves as the VP of Sales for Work.com. Previously, David served as Sales Director at Varicent Software, and Director of Solutions Consulting at Workbrain. David holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Atmospheric Science from York University and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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Broader Public Sector CIO Breakfast and Panel Discussion

May 22, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

CGI

       HP


McAfee   

Modis

Due to popular request from our members, ITAC is hosting its first ever Broader Public Sector event on May 22, 2013.

Distinguished panelists will discuss critical issues and opportunities facing BPS CIOs and their agencies. 

Confirmed panelists include the following:

  • John Hill, CIO, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Anthony Iannucci, CIO, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Rob Meikle, CIO for the City of Toronto

Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Program

7:30 - 8:00 Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 Two CIO Presentations and Discussion
9:00 - 9:30 Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 One CIO Presentation and Discussion

Cost

ITAC Members - $70.00 + HST
OPS Rate - $70.00 + HST
Non-Members - $140.00 + HST

Location

Intercontinental Toronto Centre
225 Front Street West, Ballroom A
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3
Map

Registration    

Click here to register

Please join us for this anticipated debut event.

For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or Denise Shortt at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
 

Bios and photos

John Hill

John Hill, Chief Information Officer and VP, Transformation for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

In his role as the Chief Information Officer, John is responsible for leading all aspects of enterprise IT, including strategy, architecture, business solutions services, infrastructure, and applications.

As the VP of Transformation, John leads WSIB's effort to modernize its processes and systems across its key business areas ensuring alignment to WSIB's end-state business objectives.

Anthony Iannucci

Anthony Iannucci, CIO, Toronto Transit Commission

Anthony Iannucci has spent his entire nearly 28 year career within the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Since 2009 Anthony has held the role of Chief Information Officer for the Toronto Transit Commission. During his tenure Anthony has applied his broad knowledge and experience in leading complex technology operations and project initiatives across TTC large-scale organization, to offer and maintain a reliable service to the TTC's external and internal user community.

The recent primary focus has been a transformation of the TTC's ITS Department towards greater business alignment and increasing the value of decision making information management for the TTC business and the Customer.

Anthony Iannucci

Rob Meikle, CIO, City of Toronto

Rob Meikle is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Toronto. In his role as CIO, Rob provides visionary leadership for the delivery of flexible and integrated information and communication technology solutions that enable and drive Service Excellence.

Rob is a strategic business leader who is innovative and results driven with a proven track record of 20+ years experience planning, developing, and implementing award winning global business and technology solutions in the private, public and not for profit sector. Rob was twice named a global CIO 100 Honoree and Computerworld's 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader.

Prior to the City of Toronto Rob was the Chief Information Officer at the City of Brampton and has held various leadership roles in the private sector including Global Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, eBusiness and Information Technology.

 

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ITAC CWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership

May 22, 2013

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LeyLand Brown Leyland Brown
Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Printing and Personal Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.


This is the third event in the ITAC/CWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership and the first in Vancouver.  Leyland Brown, Vice President, Enterprise Sales, HP Canada will share her insights and reflect on the experiences that have led her to a key place in HP Canada's leadership team. She will also share her views on why conscious strategies to build strong corporate inclusion are good for business.

This series features four outstanding female leaders so please joins us as they share their personal journey, their leadership lessons, and why they think technology careers are exciting! They will also touch on innovation, how diversity fuels it, and what their companies are doing about both. We are hoping for a dialogue between men and women on these important topics so everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring along colleagues, family and friends who may benefit from ideas and experiences discussed.

This is going to be a lively, interactive and personal conversation and you need to be there. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Speaker

Leyland Brown, Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Printing and Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Time 8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

$25.00
Location 1111 Georgia Street West, Suite 1100, Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 (Map)

This event is being hosted by

Microsoft


Biography:

Leyland Brown
Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Printing and Personal Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Leyland Brown is vice president of enterprise sales for the Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPS) at HP Canada. In this role, she is responsible for driving HP's growth and continued market leadership by delivering PPS products and services to HP's largest corporate clients in Canada.

The Printing and Personal Systems Group mandate covers the industry's broadest portfolio of personal computers, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services and internet services.

Brown has been with HP for more than 15 years and has held various senior management positions throughout her career. In her most recent role as vice president and general manager of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) at HP Canada, she was responsible for all aspects of Canada's client computing business including sales, marketing, operations, supply chain and total customer experience. Prior to that, she served as vice president of commercial marketing for PSG at HP Canada.

Over the years, Brown has taken on a number of HP initiatives including SMB leadership, Take Back Your Life, Women on the Way Up, and the United Way. She is an active volunteer member of the Zonta Group.

Brown graduated from York University with an Honours Business Degree and has won multiple awards throughout her career at HP, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. In October 2012, she was recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in the IT Channel Ecosystem by Computer Dealer News. The publication had previously named her 2011 Newsmaker of the Year.


For more information, please contact:
Micheline Lepage – (613) 238-4822 x2245 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Denise Shortt – (905) 602-8345 x2244 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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ITAC Executive Briefing with Gina Rallis - Ottawa - NEW DATE

May 21, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

Compugen

Download Gina Rallis's Presentation "Transforming Procurement" (PDF)

Shared Services Canada recently expanded its role to include the procurement of hardware and software for end user devices for virtually all Departments.  How will this affect suppliers?  Find out on May 21 at ITAC's Executive Breakfast Series, which will feature an address on "Transforming Procurement" by Gina Rallis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services, at Shared Services Canada (SSC). Ms. Rallis will also talk about the latest thinking on smart sourcing and consolidation in procurement.
 
If you're a Government supplier, you won't want to miss it.

 

Date

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time

7:30 am to 8:30 – Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am to 10:00 am – Welcome, presentation and Q&A

Cost

ITAC Members - $70.00 + HST
Government Rate - $70.00 + HST
Non-Members - $140.00 + HST

Location

Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5G2
(Rideau Room)

Registration     

Click here to register


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micheline Lepage at  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Biography – Gina Rallis

Gina Rallis is the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services, at Shared Services Canada (SSC).

Before joining SSC, Gina was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Human Resources Services Branch at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Previously, she was the Senior Director General of Human Resources at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and has held positions at Service Canada, Health Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Gina holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program.


For further information, contact Micheline Lepage at  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Canada 3.0 Digital Media Conference 2013

May 14, 2013 - May 15, 2013

Update: Here are the results of CDMN Canada 3.0 2013!

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Top reasons to attend CDMN Canada 3.0 2013

  • World-class keynotes (execs from Netflix, Facebook, and YouTube and bestselling thought leaders Jane McGonigal, Chris Anderson, Club Penguin co-founder Lane Merrifield who sold his startup to Disney for $350M and more).
  • Breakout sessions and workshops where attendees will connect with leaders from financial services, telecommunications, banks and retail on today’s hot topics including: big data, cybersecurity and emerging technologies like mobile payments and social media.
  • Mentoring opportunities on May 15. Connect one-on-one with entrepreneurs and innovators who have secured funding, scaled their businesses and done international business.
  • On the evening of May 13, we have a TVO-sponsored film screening and Q&A with the co-producer of Side by Side; Girls in Tech is hosting a pre-event reception on the 13th, and Startup Drinks is holding a special Canada 3.0 version of their event on May 15th.

For Startups:

  • Just $250 for registration for the full two-day conference, or $350 including a tabletop booth in our Innovation Alley on the show floor
  • Connect with fellow startups, international and national business leaders across multiple sectors, and promote your latest product or service release.

For Mid-Sized Companies:

  • Network with industry leaders at breakout sessions
  • Connect with commercialization resources from across Canada and around the world
  • Showcase your company’s cool technology
  • Raise your game with mentoring sessions with execs from other SMEs who have successfully faced the same business challenges you do.

For Large enterprise and multinationals:

  • Connect with prospective employees
  • Explore new technologies and services from startups and peers
  • Cement your authority in the digital media space by sponsoring or exhibiting.

For Government:

  • Gain grassroots insight into industry at home and abroad
  • Connect with Canadian business leaders from companies of all sizes and multiple sectors
  • Explore the latest in ICT and mobile on display in our Interactive Showcase.

For Students:

  • Connect with career opportunities
  • Develop a new understanding of international business from leaders in the Netherlands, Japan and Brazil.
  • Check out an exclusive film screening, see amazing keynotes from the leaders of where you live online.  

For Academia:

  • Make strategic connections to commercialize research projects
  • Connect with industry looking to solve real-world business challenges with your solutions
  • Highlight your institution’s leadership in academic and business sectors.

We’ve got the best priced tickets for a digital media conference in Toronto:

Full conference pass: $549

Not-for-profit and government pricing: $499

One-day pass: $299

Startup and student pricing: $250

 

Limited sponsorship and exhibit opportunities still available. Contact drew@sponsorshipcanada.com for details.

Register today!

 

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17th Annual IFHIMA Congress

May 13, 2013 - May 15, 2013
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ITAC SM Council Best Practice Forum - The New Landscape in Government Industrial Support

April 29, 2013

Download the presentation by John MacRitchie, Regional Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Download the presentation by Karen Atkinson, Partner, Business Tax Services at Ernst and Young

The federal Government is shifting resources from indirect measures to direct programs for industrial support to drive Canadian innovation.   Following the publication of the Jenkins Committee Report in late 2011 and in the Federal Budgets of 2012 and 2013, this change in orientation has had a large impact on the SR&ED program, displacing hundreds of millions of dollars for use in other areas and programs.

The next ITAC Strategic Microsystems Council Best Practice Forum, Karen Atkinson, Partner, Business Tax Services at Ernst and Young (and the Chair of ITAC’s Tax and Finance Committee) will present an overview of the changes. Representatives from government agencies including Taras Hollyer, Director, Program Policy and Innovation for Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Angelo Del Duca, Ontario Director NRC IRAP and John MacRitchie, Regional Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence, will join us to discuss existing new and pending initiatives in industrial support that the microsystems community should be aware of. This forum will be of particular value to CFOs, CTOs and executives seeking a clearer understanding of opportunities for industrial support. While the focus will be on microsystems, all members of the ITAC community are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. Please register early.

Date: April 29, 2013

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Ernst & Young Tower
222 Bay St, 30th floor in the Beam room
Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1J7

Cost
$45.00 + HST – ITAC Members
$65.00 + HST – Non-Members

Click here to register

For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or Lynda Leonard at (613) 238-4822 x 2239 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Spring 2013 Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp

April 26, 2013 - April 28, 2013

April 26-28, 2013
Waterloo, ON
Register at: www.nihi.ca

The Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp (or HI Bootcamp) is a 2.5-day, intensive, highly interactive on-site course introducing key concepts, issues and applications in Applied Health Informatics and eHealth followed by the optional Online Bootcamp. The Online Bootcamp includes monthly interactive web Q&A and discussion sessions and access to over 90 hours of recorded presentations.

Why Attend the Bootcamp?

Healthcare information services professionals, IT professionals in health organizations and industry, e-health staff, and healthcare providers can all benefit from attending this course.

  • The Bootcamp gives an excellent overview of Health Informatics and eHealth applications.
  • It includes interactive learning sessions and great networking opportunities.
  • You can deepen your learning by continuing with the Online Bootcamp which offers 90 + hours of video presentations on additional HI topics by experts in the field and monthly discussion sessions.

Special Sessions

eHealth Strategies in Canada:

  • Mark Brisson, Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO, HIT and Systems Division, Alberta Health
  • Trevor Hodge, Senior Vice President, Investment Strategies and Alliances, Canada Health Infoway
  • Greg Reed, President and CEO, eHealth Ontario
  • Don Sweete, Executive Regional Director, Canada Health Infoway

Mobile Healthcare:

  • Brad Bell, CTO, GoldCare
  • Duane Bender, Professor, Mohawk College
  • Nick Dawson, Director of Enterprise & Government Business, BlackBerry

Speakers:

  • Mark Brisson, Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO, HIT and Systems Division, Alberta Health
  • Trevor Hodge, VP Investment Strategy, Canada Health Infoway
  • Greg Reed, President & Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Ontario
  • Don Sweete, Executive Regional Director, Canada Health Infoway
  • Mobile Healthcare
  • Interoperability

 

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CCIO Breakfast Event

April 23, 2013

Thank you to our co-host

Bell

Thank you to our sponsor

Adobe

Fivel

NGA

Telus

ITAC invites you to join us on April 23rd for a thought provoking CIO panel featuring four of Ontario's influential IT leaders. Register today!

Panelists will debate the critical issues and opportunities facing Ontario's CIOs and their agencies (with particular focus on the theme of Innovation). This new, interactive panel format also provides our ITAC community with the exclusive opportunity to ask CIOs the burning questions around their priorities and plans for their clusters.

Submit your questions here and influence the discussion on April 23rd!


Date  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Location    

Arcadian Court
401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
Map

Time

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction - David Nicholl
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. - Interactive CIO Panel Discussion - Part 1
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Networking
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Interactive CIO Panel Discussion - Part 2

Cost

$70.00 + HST (Members)
$70.00 + HST (OPS)
$140.00 + HST (Non-Members)

Register   

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Contact   

Micheline Lepage, Manager, Events & Programs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 613-238-4822 x2245


PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

David

David Nicholl - Corporate Chief Information Officer
Information and Information Technology, Ministry of Government Services

INTERACTIVE CIO PANEL DISCUSSION

ITAC members have asked for a more interactive, two-way conversation with CIOs and we've listened. On April 23rd, our CIOs will share their insights into what makes a good ICT partner, debate the issues and challenges facing Government, and answer your questions on their strategic priorities for the upcoming year. This is your chance to get your company's questions answered by Ontario's top CIOs.

Distinguished Panelists - Government of Ontario Chief Information Officers:

Soussan

Soussan Tabari, CIO, Community Services Cluster

Renee Laforet

Renee Laforet
Technical Project Director, Social Services Solutions Modernization, Ministry of Community and Social Services

Marty

Marty Gallas, Corporate Chief, Infrastructure Technology Services

Howard

Howard Bertrand, Acting Chief Information Officer, Labour and Transportation Cluster

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ITAC Invites You to Find Out How Your Wallet is Going Digital!

April 16, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

ebay

Download Mike Bradley's presentation (PDF)

The promise of Digital Wallets is that a consumer's payment cards, membership and loyalty cards, and even cash all "go digital", enabling a richer and more convenient shopping experience in stores and on-line. This promise, changing consumer behaviour and the convergence of channels and technologies are enabling Digital Wallets to take root in the payments landscape. Everyone, from multinational IT companies to wireless carriers to retailers, is trying to get a foothold in this promising market. Even start-ups are seeing the promise; just consider the rise of Square in the U.S. and Canada.

On April 16, Mike Bradley, Managing Director, NorthCard Inc., will kick off the ITAC Digital Commerce Executive Briefing Series on Digital Wallets. He will present a broad and comprehensive Executive Briefing covering:

  • Digital Wallets: What is Commerce 3.0 and why is it driving Digital Wallets? What needs do Digital Wallets meet? What features will make them successful? What channels will drive deployment?
  • Financial Sector: How are banks and card networks positioning the opportunity? What are their biggest challenges?
  • Telecoms: What is the difference between a Mobile Wallet and a Digital Wallet? Why do Cellcos want to play? What are their strategies? Is NFC a winning formula?
  • Retailers: What factors impact retailers? How do retailers manage risk and maximize the value?
  • Internet Giants: How are Google and Apple approaching Digital Wallets? Are there opportunities for partnership with traditional industry players?
  • Security and Authentication: What are the key challenges and impacts in terms of cyber security and privacy?

Mike Bradley

Mike Bradley

With nearly 25 years' experience in the payments and electronic banking business, Mike works with leading North American retailers, technology companies, banks and card networks to develop strategies and drive key initiatives.

Most recently, Mike managed Visa's products in Canada. Mike drove the deployment of Visa's chip and contactless cards, new credit and debit products and innovation activities including mobile commerce trials and the launch of Visa's Digital Wallet. Mike also sat on Visa's Global Product Management Team.

Date Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Schedule

8:00 am– 9:00 am – Registration, Networking and Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am – Presentation & Q&A

Location

Hyatt Regency Toronto
Regency B Ballroom
370 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
Map

Cost

ITAC Members –$ 70.00 + HST
Non-Members –$ 100.00 + HST

Register CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please pass this invitation along to any of your colleagues you think may find this event of interest.

For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email mlepage@itac.ca.

See you on April 16th!

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Digital Economy Regulatory Forum

April 9, 2013

Contact: Bill Munson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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12th annual RE$EARCH MONEY conference

April 9, 2013 - April 10, 2013

The 12th annual RE$EARCH MONEY conference on 9-10 April 2013 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will examine the implications of federal Budget 2013 on business innovation in Canada. The conference organizers are offering ITAC members a special discount of 10% for the two-day event. Only weeks after the budget is released, join other leaders from industry, finance, government and the innovation community for a critical look at the Budget 2013 and what it signals for the future prosperity and competitiveness of our sector.

For more information, visit www.researchmoneyinc.com.

To register online, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e62wpx8s3f1e4da1&llr=i75wqceab and select the R$subscriber rate.

ITAC members: to qualify for the R$ discount, please indicate "ITAC" after your company name.

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ITAC Executive Briefing Series with Pierre Boucher - Ottawa

April 9, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

Compugen

HP

You are invited to the ITAC Executive Briefing Series with Pierre Boucher – April 9, 2013!

The federal government's federated identity management program is expected to provide a boost to not only E-Government services, but to E-Commerce services across Canada.

How much do you know about how this program will establish a trusted environment for identity and access management across all sectors? Is your organization ready to take advantage of these new opportunities in E-services?

To better help you here, we are inviting you to attend the ITAC Executive Briefing on April 9th, 2013.  Our event speaker, Mr. Pierre Boucher, Chief Information Officer of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), will be delivering a presentation on "Identity Management:  Better Service for Digital Citizens" which focuses on the government's program to establish a simplified, trusted and pan-Canadian approach to managing online identity.

So please join us for a very informative event that:

  • Provides a unique opportunity for Industry/Government discussion on the Government’s ICT transformation.
  • Is essential for anyone interested in the Government's ICT services and upcoming procurements.

Pierre Boucher

Pierre Boucher

Pierre Boucher was recently appointed as Chief Information Officer at PWGSC, responsible for the Department's information management.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Boucher was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada.  He held several roles related to IM/IT management at Treasury Board since 2003, with a particular focus on security and identity management.

He has previously worked at the Communications Security Establishment and National Defence, and, in the private sector, at Entrust.  Mr. Boucher has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1985.

Date Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Schedule 7:30 - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am: Welcome, Presentation and Q&A
Location Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario
(Rideau Room – 2nd Floor)
Cost ITAC Members –$70.00 +  HST
Non-Members –$140.00+ HST
Government Employees - $70.00 + HST
Register Click here to register                  

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email mlepage@itac.ca if you’re interested in being a sponsor of this event!

For further please contact Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or loliver@itac.ca.

See you on April 9th!

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Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium - Montreal, Quebec

April 9, 2013

CMC Microsystems in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and The Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC) are hosting the first Canadian Printed Electronics Symposium on April 9, 2013 at QIGC in Montreal.

Printed electronics is a practical technology useful for producing form-fitting connected surfaces. In the hands of a creative individual, the technology is a means to  apply imagination to the transformation of surfaces into sensing, interacting interfaces exchanging information with the local environment. During the symposium we will explore these topics, market opportunities and technological progress and ideally reduce the risk for making related decisions.

Participants will leave with information-rich content that will explain potential applications and innovations in the PE industry.

Join in the Conversation
The Printed Electronics Symposium will be beneficial to print buyers, printers, manufacturers, the aerospace and automotive industries, academic researchers and various industry associations. Join in the conversation as major players from industry, academia and government present and showcase their innovations, products and technological advances, including:

  • OE-A
  • L'Oréal 
  • T-ink
  • FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc.
  • GGI International
  • Vorbeck
  • University of California Berkeley
  • FlexTech Alliance
  • Coatema
  • National Research Council
  • CMC Microsystems
  • The Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC)

Register Now

Learn more and register online.

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ITAC Board of Governors Dinner Featuring Guest Speaker Bernard le Masson

April 4, 2013

Transforming Public Services in Europe, Canada and Around the World

Bernard le Masson

All around the world seismic economic and demographic shifts are reshaping the design and delivery of public services.  In countries like Spain and Greece these shifts are immediately discernible at street level.  In places like Canada they are more subtle.  For example by 2025 the portion of our population older than 65 will grow from 14 per cent to over 20 per cent, placing considerable pressure on healthcare and all our social benefit programs. For developed as well as developing nations, whether they are immediately visible or not, these pressures are urgent, requiring forward thinking government leaders to shift their thinking about all dimensions of public service delivery.

Economic modelling conducted by Oxford Economics for Accenture forecasts that meeting the burgeoning demand for services across all three levels of government will cost Canada an additional $93 billion per year by 2025.

Bernard le Masson, Managing Director, Management Consulting Health and Public Service for Accenture, has a wealth of experience assisting governments in delivering efficiencies in public service design and delivery.  He recently led a five-year transformation project for the French Government that helped to remove $7 billion in annual costs.  Based in Paris, Bernard will be in Canada in April to discuss his experiences and an important new Accenture study on government transformation.  ITAC is pleased to welcome Bernard as our special guest speaker at our next Board of Governors Dinner on April 4, 2013.  Please join us for some fresh insights on a pressing problem of critical concern to governments, ICT companies and citizens.

Download Bernard le Masson's presentation (PDF)

Date
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Schedule
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration and Reception
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Dinner and Presentation

Location
Intercontinental Hotel
, Foyer and Ballroom A
225 Front Street West, Toronto

Cost
Individual tickets - $175.00 + HST
Table of 8 - $1,350.00 + HST

Click here to register

For more information, contact Micheline Lepage, Manager of Programs and Events – Tel:  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at mlepage@itac.ca

We look forward to seeing you on April 4th.

David MacDonald
Chair, ITAC's Board of Governors and
President and CEO, Softchoice Corporation

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Ontario)

April 4, 2013

9:30 - 10:30am Fireside Chat with Fariba Anderson, VP Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation)

10:30 - 11:30am Ontario Public Sector Business Committee Meeting

Location: Downtown Toronto

For more details contact Donna White at dwhite@itac.ca

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H4IT: Health for IT Professionals

April 2, 2013 - June 5, 2013

Understanding the healthcare system and those who work in it will help make you more effective in your work and more comfortable interacting with the wide range of clinicians, health administrators and other healthcare staff. Those who have not had the time or opportunity to participate in a relevant full undergraduate education program often find themselves lacking in this key area of knowledge. The online H4IT program is being offered to address this gap. H4IT introduces the Canadian healthcare system, the basic concepts associated with human health, and the nature and activities of the care process. The material is based on easy-to-understand cases and uses a successive refinement approach to presenting material. H4IT will enable you to understand what clinicians do, what health and sickness are all about and how care is delivered through our health system.

http://www.nihi.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=301


Event Website: http://www.nihi.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=301

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Federal)

March 26, 2013

Time:
7:30 am Networking
8:00 - 9:30am Meeting

Location:
Interis Consulting
275 Slater Street, 20th Floor, Ottawa

Contacts:Cindy Baker - cbaker@itac.ca
Linda Oliver - loliver@itac.ca

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ITAC Health Procurement Workshop

March 21, 2013

Public sector procurement has topped the list of issues impacting the vendor community for the past three years.  Allocation of risk, terms and conditions, the inconsistent application of standards and other factors have converged to stifle innovation and increase the cost and risk of submitting proposals.  This is a national challenge that covers procurements by governments and the broader public sector.

ITAC Health has made public sector procurement our top priority and is seeking your input into how to tackle this challenging issue.  On March 21, 2013 ITAC Health is hosting a one-day workshop at the Hotel Intercontinental in Toronto.  Join Auditor General for Ontario, Jim McCarter, a panel of government and health customers and a panel of vendors to explore the issues and challenges.  Then participate in an interactive workshop to help define the industry’s position and ITAC Health’s go-forward action plan.

Jim McCarter's presentation

Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario   M5V 2X3

Cost: $250.00 + HST  This workshop is open to ITAC members only.

Program

8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome and Overview of the Workshop Agenda
Brendan Seaton, ITAC Health President, Procurement Workshop Facilitator
8:45 – 9:00 AM “What's the problem?”
Susanne Flett and Gary Folker, Directors, ITAC Health Board
9:00 – 9:30 AM Keynote address
Mr. Jim McCarter, Auditor General for Ontario
9:30 – 10:45 AM

“Panel of customers – What are their challenges?   What can industry do to help?“

  • Marian Macdonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Shared Services, Ministry of Government Services
  • Mike Barron, CEO, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
  • Jeff Barnett, Director of Clinical Informatics, BC Cancer Agency and Adjunct Professor of Health Information Science, University of Victoria
  • Rob Lowry, Vice-President, Procurement and Fairness Advisory Services, SEG Management Consultants Inc.
10:45 – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12 Noon “Panel of vendors -- What are their challenges?”
  • David Pattenden, National Alliances Lead, Microsoft Canada
  • Michael Martineau, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, B Sharp Technologies
  • Pat Finerty, Vice-President, Alliances and Business Development, SAS Canada
  • Ken Stevens, PhD, Director of Solution Delivery, Healthcare, Intelliware Development Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 PM Networking lunch
1:00 – 2:15 PM Workshop session - all participants in small groups
  • What real-life procurement issues are you dealing with?
  • How does it affect your business?
  • What can ITAC do?
2:15 – 3:00 PM Summary session
  • Summarize principle findings
  • Identify next steps for ITAC
3:00 PM Adjournment

For more information, please contact Elaine Huesing at (905) 602-8345 x2241 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x2245 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hope to see you on March 21st!

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HR Forum: Driving Future Success Through Team Leadership Capability and Effectiveness

March 19, 2013

Greetings ITAC HR Forum Members:

The next ITAC HR Forum meeting is Tuesday, March 19th, hosted by HP Canada in Mississauga. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

An organization's capacity to develop effective leaders is recognized as one of the most important factors in achieving competitive advantage and profitability. However, recent estimates suggest that over 70% of organizations feel that their leaders do not have the capabilities necessary for future success. This leadership gap is critical.

The business environment today is complex and places increased expectations and demands on leaders. Many of today's IT organizations face the challenges of operating in global, matrixed and virtual environments, where the pace of change is rapid. This necessitates an increased need for team collaboration across function and geography. This environment requires a leader specifically skilled at leading teams.

Join us for an interactive session focused on how you can build leadership capacity for the future in a way that is meaningful, efficient and effective. This session will include: (1) an experiential activity designed to help you recognize the challenges of leadership; (2) a discussion around best practices in leadership development and specifically team leadership; and (3) a breakout group activity designed to help you consolidate and apply the principles discussed.

TIME MEETING AGENDA PRESENTER
8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in, networking and continental breakfast
(compliments of HP Canada)
 
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome, introductions, opening comments and ITAC update Sheryl Helsdon Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Micheline Lepage, ITAC
9:15 - 9:45 am

"Experiential Leadership Activity"
An experiential activity designed to help you recognize the challenges of leadership

Karen Laidlaw, HP
9:45 – 10:30 am

"Driving future success through leadership capability and team effectiveness: Best Practices"
Discussion around best practices in leadership development and specifically team leadership

Sonya Stevens, Knightsbridge
Tim Hewat, Knightsbridge
10:30 - 10:45 am Networking Break  
10:45 - 11:30 am Break-Out Groups and Discussion
A breakout group activity designed to help you consolidate and apply the principles discussed.
All
11:30 - 12:00 noon ITAC Round Table Discussion All
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch and roundtable discussion All

When March 19, 2013
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location

HP Canada
5150 Spectrum Way,
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5G1
Map (Google Maps)

Register Click here to register or by email to mlepage@itac.ca by March 15

HR Forum Co-Chairs:
Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys

Meeting Host:
Dianne Dowsett, HP Canada

Meeting Moderators:
Sonya Stevens, Knightsbridge
Tim Hewat, Knightsbridge
Dianne Dowsett, HP
Karen Laidlaw, HP

Hope to see you there and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC
Tel: (613) 238-4822 x2245

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Wavefront Presents: BlackBerry Jam Starter Sessions

March 19, 2013 - March 21, 2013

Visit http://www.wavefrontac.com/wavefront-events/vancouver-blackberry-jam-starter-session/ for details on this event.


Event Website: http://www.wavefrontac.com/wavefront-events/vancouver-blackberry-jam-starter-session/

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Blackberry Jam Starter Sessions

March 19, 2013 - April 18, 2013

This is a hands-on coding workshop to support your app building and get you prepared to submit to the BlackBerry World.

The momentum for the BlackBerry 10 platform is strong – in the last six months BlackBerry World has grown to well over 70,000 apps and games. Now is the time to port your existing apps and build new apps for this rapidly growing Built for BlackBerry platform.

The BlackBerry Jam Starter Session will take you through the basic principles of building BlackBerry apps, with an overview of what to expect through the process. After the session, you will have the opportunity to start building your own BlackBerry apps with support from on-site BlackBerry Evangelists. Also, there will be a series of optional mini-lessons throughout the day to introduce you to some of the deeper concepts of BlackBerry development.


Event Website: http://www.wavefrontac.com/wavefront-events/vancouver-blackberry-jam-starter-session/

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SMC Best Practice Forum - Power Reduction in Analog and Time-mode Circuits - Montreal

March 14, 2013

Download Martin Snelgrove's presentation on "Low Power:  Analog - Partly Science" (PDF)

Download Professor Gordon Roberts's presentation on "Time-Domain Analog Signal Processing Techniques" (PDF)

In spite of reduction in supply voltage and improved leakage control, power consumption has become a key performance specification/target in many electronic products – not just portable electronics. Reducing power consumption requires a broad multi-dimensional approach: system power management; energy efficient regulation; architectural optimization; on-die power management; BIG-Little processors; low-power implementation techniques (clock and power gating, multi-Vt, multi-channel libraries, leakage and dynamic power optimization), sleep modes, etc.

Are there any new concepts that offer the promise of even more significant power reduction? Is low Power design best handled by experienced designers or can CAD/CAD optimization tools create improved power-friendly designs? Are wafer foundries doing enough to enable low-power design through leakage control process control, etc.? And is the headroom running out on analog with elevated power densities in new processes and electrical effects squeezing traditional analog design?

The SMC of ITAC has convened a faculty of experts to explore power reduction and design in analog systems.

Gordon Roberts, Professor at McGill University, Montreal, QC
Martin Snelgrove, CEO at Kapik Integration, Toronto, ON

Date
Thursday, March 14

Time
5:30 - 8:30pm (Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Location
McGill University
3480 University Street
Room 603, McConnell Engineering Building,
Montreal, Quebec
Map

Cost
ITAC Members - $45.00 + GST + QST
ITAC Non-Members - $65.00 + GST + QST

(Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Click Here to Register

So, please join us to gain better insight into a complex subject and to enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

For more information contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at mlepage@itac.ca

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SMC Best Practice Forum - Power Reduction in Analog and Time-mode Analog Circuits - Mississauga

March 13, 2013

Download Martin Snelgrove's presentation on "Low Power:  Analog - Partly Science" (PDF)

Download Professor Gordon Roberts's presentation on "Time-Domain Analog Signal Processing Techniques" (PDF)

In spite of reduction in supply voltage and improved leakage control, power consumption has become a key performance specification/target in many electronic products – not just portable electronics. Reducing power consumption requires a broad multi-dimensional approach: system power management; energy efficient regulation; architectural optimization; on-die power management; BIG-Little processors; low-power implementation techniques (clock and power gating, multi-Vt, multi-channel libraries, leakage and dynamic power optimization), sleep modes, etc.

Are there any new concepts that offer the promise of even more significant power reduction? Is low Power design best handled by experienced designers or can CAD/CAD optimization tools create improved power-friendly designs? Are wafer foundries doing enough to enable low-power design through leakage control process control, etc.? And is the headroom running out on analog with elevated power densities in new processes and electrical effects squeezing traditional analog design?

The SMC of ITAC has convened a faculty of experts to explore power reduction and design in analog systems.

Gordon Roberts, Professor at McGill University, Montreal, QC
Martin Snelgrove, CEO at Kapik Integration, Toronto, ON

Date
Wednesday, March 13

Time
5:30 - 8:30pm (Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Location
ITAC Boardroom
5090 Explorer Drive, Suite 801
Mississauga, Ontario
Map

Cost
ITAC Members - $45.00 + HST
Non-members - $65.00 + HST
(Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Click Here to Register

So, please join us to gain better insight into a complex subject and to enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

For more information contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at mlepage@itac.ca

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Wavefront & Microsoft Workshop – How HTML5, Windows 8 & WP8 Play Together

March 12, 2013 - March 21, 2013

Visit http://www.wavefrontac.com/wavefront-events/wavefront-microsoft-workshop-how-html5-windows-8-wp8-play-together/ for details.


Event Website: http://www.wavefrontac.com/wavefront-events/wavefront-microsoft-workshop-how-html5-windows-8-wp8-play-together/

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ITAC Executive Briefing Series with Tom Ring

March 12, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors

Compugen

MarketWorks

Sagemcom

Do you want to know more about the procurement reform initiatives of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC)? Would you be interested in finding out how the process for government suppliers will be changing?

Then you need to be at the ITAC Executive Briefing that is taking place on March 12, 2013.  The event speaker, Mr. Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister of Acquisitions Branch at PWGSC, will be delivering a presentation on “Smart Procurement” that will focus on PWGCS’s reform initiatives to make the procurement process faster and more cost-effective as well as how the process for government suppliers will be changing.

So please join us for what we believe will be a very informative event that:

  • Provides a unique opportunity for Industry/Government discussion on the Government’s ICT transformation
  • Is essential for organizations interested in the Government's ICT services and upcoming procurements.
Date Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time 7:30 - 8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am - Welcome, Presentation and Q&A
Location Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario  (Rideau Room – 2nd Floor)
Register Click here to register

For further information or for sponsor opportunities, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email mlepage@itac.ca or Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or loliver@itac.ca.

See you on March 12th!


Tom RingAs Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch at PWGSC, Mr. Ring is responsible for the entire procurement and contracting cycle of major commodities from highly specialized military equipment to common office supplies. Mr. Ring has over 30 years’ experience in the public service, having held senior positions at the Department of National Defence, Coast Guard, Privy Council Office, and Canadian Heritage. He has also recently completed a MBA program at the Royal Military College.

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Dx3 Canada: Where Business Gets Digital

March 7, 2013

As the meeting place for the entire Canadian Digital Industry, you simply can't miss out on being here. Only at Dx3 can you: 

  • Get advice, ideas and effective strategies from a show floor packed with over 120 companies
  • Network with 5,000 digital marketing professionals from across Canada
  • Get inspired by 5 free keynotes from some of North America's top digital movers and shakers including:

- Benjamin Palmer (Co-founder, The Barbarian Group)

- Michael MacMillan (CEO, Blue Ant Media)

- Mike Volpe (CMO, Hubspot)

- David Labistour (CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

- Alan Huggins (President, Lowe's Canada)

Learn from 2 free content theatres on the Dx3 Show floor and party at the SAY Media Party – an entire night of networking and celebration.

Note: Only ITAC Members save $100 on an All-Access Pass by using the promotion code "ITACDX32013" at check out (full price admission is $299). 

Get your Dx3 Pass (includes access to all 5 Keynotes, 2 Show Floor Theatres, Show Features & SAY Media Party) by registering now!

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Cyber Security Forum - Ottawa

March 5, 2013

Watch here for more details.

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Canadian Reception @ HIMSS 2013

March 5, 2013

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center

The Canadian Reception at HIMSS has become the Signature Social Event for Canadians and their guests that are attending HIMSS. As in the years past, there will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and there is no charge to attend - all are welcome - we look forward to seeing you there. For those companies looking for sponsoring opportunities, the Canadian Reception has proven to be a worthwhile investment.


Event Website: http://itac.ca/events/himss2013

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HIMSS 2013

March 3, 2013 - March 7, 2013

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp


Event Website: http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp

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ITAC Marketing Roundtable: The Social Media Cliff

February 28, 2013

As a technology marketer, you may be teetering on the edge of the social media cliff: do you face uncertainty and move forward with your social media efforts, or back away and stay in the predicable zone of traditional marketing?

Blogging, tweeting and keeping on top of on-line communities, such as LinkedIn takes time and resources – both in short supply… and delegating these responsibilities to junior staff could be risky. Yet, social media is being touted as the ultimate in cost-effective lead generation. How do you balance stretched resources and a steep learning curve with pressure from the competition – and your manager – to stay ahead of the game?

Our impressive line-up of marketing leaders will share their social media experiences – what worked and what didn’t. How and when to use social media. And the critical elements of integrating the sales team.

Rob Daleman, Director of Marketing, AVAYA Canada
Paul McDevitt, Director, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco Canada
Jason Fiorotto, Director, Americas Demand Generation & Marketing Operations – HP Software , Hewlett-Packard
Renny Monaghan, Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce.com
Linda Craenen, Director, Business Marketing, TELUS

Moderated by: Bob Becker, Principal, SMA


Thursday, February 28th , 2013
7:30 – 10:00 a.m. (breakfast served)

MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street, Room CR-2AB
Toronto
(416) 673-8100

ITAC Member $45
Non-member $80

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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eHealth Ontario Update Breakfast

February 27, 2013

Download the presentation from this event (PDF)

The YouTube video link for this event is now available. Click here to access the video.

ITAC Health is pleased to invites you to the eHealth Ontario Update Breakfast Event with Greg Reed, President and CEO.

Date Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time 7:45 - 8:45 am - Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking
8:45 - 10:30 am - Introductions / Presentation / Q and A with Greg Reed, President and CEO, eHealth Ontario
Location Allstream Centre
105 Princes' Blvd, Room 200 A and B, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3
(CNE Grounds - Old Automotive Building)
Registration Fees

ITAC Members - $70.00 + HST
OPS Attendees - $70.00 + HST
Non-Members - $140.00

Register

Click here to register

For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC - Tel: (613) 238-4822 x2245 or by email at mlepage@itac.ca.

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Wisdom Exchange 2013

February 27, 2013 - February 28, 2013

Now in its 18th year, Wisdom Exchange is a unique peer-to-peer forum open exclusively to presidents, CEOs and owners of high-growth, innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ontario.

Be part of this select group as they share best practices, participate in timely workshops, and learn from insightful guest speakers. Networking opportunities play a key role in the program, which also includes an opening reception and dinner.

The conference will be held February 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Westin Prince Toronto Hotel.


Event Website: http://www.wisdomexchange2013.com/

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SMC Best Practice Forum - Power Reduction in Digital Circuits - Ottawa

February 27, 2013

Presentations

Download "Low Power Trends" presentation by Paul Lamers (PDF)
Download "
Power Reduction in Digital Circuits" presentation by Ken Wagner (PDF)

In spite of reduction in supply voltage and improved leakage control, power consumption has become a key performance specification/target in many electronic products – not just portable electronics. Reducing power consumption requires a broad multi-dimensional approach: system power management; energy efficient regulation; architectural optimization; on-die power management; BIG-Little processors; low-power implementation techniques (clock and power gating, multi-Vt, multi-channel libraries, leakage and dynamic power optimization), sleep modes, etc.

Are there any new concepts that offer the promise of even more significant power reduction? Is low Power design best handled by experienced designers or can CAD/CAD optimization tools create improved power-friendly designs? Are wafer foundries doing enough to enable low-power design through leakage control process control, etc.? And is the headroom running out on analog with elevated power densities in new processes and electrical effects squeezing traditional analog design?

The SMC of ITAC has convened a faculty of experts to explore power reduction and design in digital systems.

Paul Lamers, Senior Staff Applications Consultant at Synopsys, Ottawa, ON
Ken Wagner, Distinguished Engineer at PMC-Sierra, Vancouver, BC (and Adjunct Professor ECE, McGill)

Date
Wednesday, February 27

Time
5:30 - 8:30pm (Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Location
GaN Systems
300 March Road, Suite 501
Kanata, Ontario
Map

Cost
ITAC Members - $45.00 + HST
Non-members - $65.00 + HST
(Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Click Here to Register

So, please join us to gain better insight into a complex subject and to enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

For more information contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at mlepage@itac.ca

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CANCELLED - SMC Best Practice Forum - Power Reduction in Digital Circuits - Markham

February 26, 2013

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

In spite of reduction in supply voltage and improved leakage control, power consumption has become a key performance specification/target in many electronic products – not just portable electronics. Reducing power consumption requires a broad multi-dimensional approach: system power management; energy efficient regulation; architectural optimization; on-die power management; BIG-Little processors; low-power implementation techniques (clock and power gating, multi-Vt, multi-channel libraries, leakage and dynamic power optimization), sleep modes, etc.

Are there any new concepts that offer the promise of even more significant power reduction? Is low Power design best handled by experienced designers or can CAD/CAD optimization tools create improved power-friendly designs? Are wafer foundries doing enough to enable low-power design through leakage control process control, etc.? And is the headroom running out on analog with elevated power densities in new processes and electrical effects squeezing traditional analog design?

The SMC of ITAC has convened a faculty of experts to explore power reduction and design in digital systems.

Paul Lamers, Senior Staff Applications Consultant at Synopsys, Ottawa, ON
Ken Wagner, Distinguished Engineer at PMC-Sierra, Vancouver, BC (and Adjunct Professor ECE, McGill)

Date
Tuesday, February 26

Time
5:30 - 8:30pm (Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Location
AMD
1 Commerce Valley Drive East,
Markham, Ontario
Map

Cost
ITAC Members - $45.00 + HST
Non-members - $65.00 + HST
(Registration fee covers the cost of dinner)

Click Here to Register

So, please join us to gain better insight into a complex subject and to enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

For more information contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at mlepage@itac.ca

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Federal)

February 26, 2013

Time:
7:30 am Networking
8:00 - 9:30am Meeting

Location:
Interis Consulting
275 Slater Street, 20th Floor, Ottawa

Contacts:Cindy Baker - cbaker@itac.ca
Linda Oliver - loliver@itac.ca

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NIHI Session - Practical Planning: Strategic Planning is Dead - Long Live Good-Enough Planning

February 26, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM ET

Format: Online

HIM CPE Credits: 1/hour

What is strategic planning and how can it be applied in a healthcare organization? Why isn't there something called an 'IT Strategic Plan'? What are the components of a strategic and a tactical plan? Who should be involved in the planning process? What is 'Good enough Planning' and why is it relevant? How can plans be kept out of the desk drawer and guiding action?

www.nihi.ca

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ITAC/CWC Speakers Series - Diversity and Inclusion: Why We Should All Care

February 21, 2013

ITAC CWC Speaker Series

Diversity and Inclusion:  Why We Should All Care

For Elizabeth Carson, Vice-President of Enterprise Services for Microsoft Canada, customer experience is always top of mind.  Elizabeth leads the consulting and enterprise support division of Microsoft to help businesses maximize their return on investment in Microsoft products and technologies.  With her team, Elizabeth shows customers how to get the most out of their software while transforming client feedback into valuable insight, helping to enhance new products and create new solutions.

This important role gives Elizabeth a front-line perspective on the value of inclusion and diversity in managing projects and teams and delivering excellent customer outcomes.  At the next ITAC CWC Speakers Series event - our first ever in Montreal - Elizabeth will share her insights and reflect on the experiences that have led her to a key place in Microsoft Canada's leadership team.  She will share her views on why conscious strategies to build strong corporate inclusion are good for business.  And she will outline some of the initiatives Microsoft Canada has undertaken to become a leader in diversity and inclusion in the ICT industry.

This promises to be a lively, interactive and personal conversation. Please join us. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.

Please note that the conference will be held in English.

Register here


Diversité et inclusion: Pourquoi devrions-nous s'en occuper ?

Pour Elizabeth Carson, Vice-présidente des services d'entreprise chez Microsoft Canada, l'expérience client est toujours primordiale. Elizabeth dirige la division de conseil et de soutien aux entreprises de Microsoft, afin d'aider les entreprises à maximiser leurs retours sur investissements dans les produits et technologies de Microsoft. Avec son équipe, Elizabeth montre aux clients comment tirer le meilleur parti de leurs logiciels tout en transformant le feedback de ces clients en précieuses informations permettant d'améliorer les nouveaux produits et  de créer de nouvelles solutions chez Microsoft.

Ce rôle important donne à Elizabeth une perspective de première ligne sur la valeur de l'inclusion et de la diversité dans la gestion des projets et des équipes afin d'obtenir d'excellents résultats pour sa clientèle. Lors de la prochaine série de conférences  ITAC-AFC  - une première à Montréal - Elizabeth partagera ses connaissances et ses réflexions sur les expériences qui l'ont conduite à une position clée dans l'équipe de direction de Microsoft Canada. Elle exposera son point de vue sur les raisons pour lesquelles l'implantation de stratégies conscientes d'intégration est bonne pour les affaires. Et elle donnera un aperçu de certaines initiatives prises par Microsoft Canada pour devenir un leader dans la diversité et l'inclusion dans l'industrie des TIC.

S'il vous plaît nous joindre pour ce déjeuner-causerie qui promet une conversation animée, interactive et personnelle !

Les places sont limitées alors assurez-vous de vous inscrire tôt.

La conférence se déroulera en anglais.

Pour s'inscrire >>>


Speaker: Elizabeth Carson, Vice-President of Enterprise Services, Microsoft Canada

Date: February 21, 2013

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am

Location: 2000 McGill College Avenue, Suite 450, Montreal, Quebec

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ITAC/CWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership

February 21, 2013

Diversity and Inclusion:  Why We Should All Care

This is the second event in the ITAC/CWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership and the first ever in Montreal. Elizabeth Carson,  Vice President, Enterprise Services at Microsoft Canada, will share her insights and reflect on the experiences that have lead her to a key place in Microsoft Canada's leadership team. She will also share her views on why conscious strategies to build strong corporate inclusion are good for business.

This is going to be a lively, interactive and personal conversation and you need to be there.  Seating is limited so be sure to register early.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE FEBRUARY 21 EVENT HOSTED BY MICROSOFT!

Microsoft

Date Speaker Location
Nov 29, 2012
8-10 am
Jane Allen
Partner/Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte
The Verity Club Toronto
Feb 21, 2013
8-10 am
Elizabeth Carson
VP Enterprise Services, Microsoft Canada
Microsoft Offices Montreal
Apr 23, 2013
8-10 am
Leyland Brown
VP Enterprise Sales, HP Canada
Microsoft Offices Vancouver
Sep 19, 2013
8-10 am
Mandy Shapansky
President and CEO, Xerox Canada
Buck Consultants Offices Toronto

This series features four outstanding female leaders so please joins us as they share their personal journey, their leadership lessons, and why they think technology careers are exciting! They will also touch on innovation, how diversity fuels it, and what their companies are doing about both. We are hoping for a dialogue between men and women on these important topics so everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring along colleagues, family and friends who may benefit from ideas and experiences discussed.


Biographies

Jane Allen

Jane Allen
Global Leader, Renewable Energy, National Leader, Power & Utilities and Chief Diversity Officer
Deloitte

Jane is a Partner in the Toronto office of Deloitte. She specializes in strategy and business performance improvement and consults to energy clients in Canada and internationally. Ms. Allen has more than 25 years experience in the energy sector and has led engagements for major energy companies in the area of business strategy, organizational restructuring, operational improvement, and technology.

Jane is also Deloitte's Chief Diversity Officer, responsible for implementing the firm's strategy for improving diversity and inclusiveness. Under Jane's leadership, Deloitte has expanded its initiatives to attract, develop, retain and promote talented professionals from all backgrounds, and to promote an inclusive environment that leverages the diversity of its people. It has been recognized as a leader in the business community, receiving the Best Employer for New Canadians for the past two years.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Jane was a senior policy advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Energy, and was Assistant Dean at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Management.

Jane is a member of the Board of Directors of The National Ballet of Canada, and chairs the Corporate Committee. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Federation of Naturalists. Jane is a YWCA 2010 Woman of Distinction, for Corporate Leadership.


Elizabeth Carson

Elizabeth Carson
Vice President, Enterprise Services
Microsoft Canada

For Elizabeth Carson, the Microsoft customer experience is always top of mind. As VP Enterprise Services, Elizabeth leads the consulting and enterprise support division of Microsoft to help businesses maximize their return on investment in Microsoft products and technologies. With her team, Elizabeth shows enterprise customers how to get the most out of their software while transforming feedback into valuable insight, helping to enhance new products and create new solutions.

When she isn't busy helping her customers recognize the value of their Microsoft software, Elizabeth is an avid traveler, exploring new cultures and landscapes around the world or enjoying her well-tended garden at home.


Leyland Brown

Leyland Brown
Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Printing and Personal Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Leyland Brown is vice president of enterprise sales for the Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPS) at HP Canada. In this role, she is responsible for driving HP's growth and continued market leadership by delivering PPS products and services to HP's largest corporate clients in Canada.

The Printing and Personal Systems Group mandate covers the industry's broadest portfolio of personal computers, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services and internet services.

Brown has been with HP for more than 15 years and has held various senior management positions throughout her career. In her most recent role as vice president and general manager of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) at HP Canada, she was responsible for all aspects of Canada's client computing business including sales, marketing, operations, supply chain and total customer experience. Prior to that, she served as vice president of commercial marketing for PSG at HP Canada.

Over the years, Brown has taken on a number of HP initiatives including SMB leadership, Take Back Your Life, Women on the Way Up, and the United Way. She is an active volunteer member of the Zonta Group. 

Brown graduated from York University with an Honours Business Degree and has won multiple awards throughout her career at HP, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. In October 2012, she was recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in the IT Channel Ecosystem by Computer Dealer News. The publication had previously named her 2011 Newsmaker of the Year.


Mandy Shapansky

Mandy Shapansky
President and Chief Executive Officer
Xerox Canada Ltd.

Mandy Shapansky is President and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Canada Ltd. Appointed to the position in July 2010, she is responsible for all Canadian business operations, which includes human resources, finance, customer service, marketing and sales. Prior to this appointment, Mandy was Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff for Xerox Canada.

Recently named one of Canada`s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Mandy's visionary approach to business process optimization, along with her customer-first management philosophy and practices, have enabled the services-led, technology-driven company to consistently grow its revenue and market share in Canada. Under Mandy's stewardship, Xerox Canada was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012 by Mediacorp for best practices in inspiring and valuing employees.

Mandy holds an Honours B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo, is a Chartered Accountant and serves as a director on the boards of Catalyst Canada and the Conference Board of Canada. She resides in Toronto with her husband and their four children.

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ITCH 2013

February 21, 2013 - February 23, 2013

Realizing the enabling potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is the theme of ITCH 2013. The conference will focus on impacts of ICT on healthcare delivery and personal health.  We invite national and international papers that address one or more of the three broad characteristics of ICT that are realizing their enabling potential: Available, Tailored and Closer.

Considering key consultation issues, the conference begins with online and interactive services as alternative delivery mechanisms in general (the "availability"). Service navigation tools and personalized WebPages then lead to improved patient experiences (the "tailored").  TeleCare and TeleHealthCare focus on particular services best delivered remotely in patients' own homes (the "closer").

The conference aim is ambitious but achievable. On the horizon is an informed health ICT sector, with practitioners networked across organizations and integrated with a burgeoning research community. The focus is on Canada, learning from itself and from other countries – all in the international drive to realize the full potential of health ICT in practice.


Event Website: http://www.uvic.ca/hsd/itch/

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Conference Board’s Business Innovation Summit 2013

February 19, 2013 - February 20, 2013

Are you thinking about how to make innovation happen in your company? Then you need to be at the Conference Board of Canada's Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation!

Hosted by the Conference Board’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), this is a major two-day summit on how to re-think, re-new and transform firm-level innovation in Canada. Bringing together Canada’s innovation leaders and experts to discuss the latest research findings and share insights from other jurisdictions, it will enable you to explore the real-life challenges and opportunities of innovation within firms and uncover potential solutions.

This summit has something for everyone: High-profile keynote speakers, special interactive presentations, delegate-expert sharing that provides unique insights and tools to improve innovation results, discussions on how firms can achieve real gains in business innovation that translate into economic benefits and a reinvigoration of Canada's competitive position globally.

The regular registration rate is $1,495 but ITAC members qualify for a special rate of $950. Register now using the following exclusive code: PRM7.

 

 

 

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NIHI Practical Health Informatics Session - Practical Consulting Part 2: Managing Work with a Profit

February 14, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM ET

Format: Online

HIM CPE Credits: 1/hour

What are the requirements placed on a consultant? How should they be stated? How can one manage a consultant when a significant innovation is part of a project? How does one interact with consultants? What are the challenges of managing consultants? How does the for-profit aspect of consulting impact the client and the work? What are the options for managing the finances of consulting? What should one be careful of in dealing with consultants?

www.nihi.ca

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ITAC Executive Briefing Series with Benoît Long

February 12, 2013

Benoît Long's presentation is available here in English and French.

Join us on February 12, for an ITAC Executive Briefing, featuring an address by Benoît Long, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister with Shared Services Canada (SSC) on "Shared Services Canada: The Transformation So Far". SSC was created in 2010 to reduce costs and improve services by consolidating email, data centre and telecommunications services across Government. Benoît, who is responsible for Transformation, Service Strategy and Design, will discuss SSC's initiatives and progress to date. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear the latest developments and future plans for the Government's IT Transformation. This is the second in ITAC's Executive Briefing Series, intended for organizations with an interest in federal Government procurement.

Benoît joined SSC from the Privy Council Office where he held the position of Lead, Internal Functions (Finance, HR, IM/IT), Administrative Services Review. He was on secondment from his position as Chief Technology Officer of the Government of Canada at Treasury Board Secretariat at the time. Prior to joining the Federal Government, he held various positions in the private and public sector, including Vice President and CIO, Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre. He has also held the position of VP Partnerships and Innovation and senior executive positions in insurance and banking, including Vice President, CIBC, Planning and Development, Internet Channel, and Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Integration. He holds an Executive Program Certificate in Strategy and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master's of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) Economics, from Carleton University.

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time: 7:30 am to 8:15 – Registration and Continental Breakfast
            8:15 am to 10:00 am – Welcome, presentation and Q&A

Location: Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Victoria North Ballroom, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or mlepage@itac.ca.

Click here to register

For further information, contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or mlepage@itac.ca or Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or loliver@itac.ca.

We look forward to seeing you on February 12th.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Spnsors

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NIHI Practical Health Informatics Session - Practical Consulting Part I: Giving Advice and Surviving

February 12, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM ET

Format: Online

HIM CPE Credits: 1/hour

What are the kinds of consultants and how can you select one? What are the proper roles of consultants? What tricks do consultants play on clients and what tricks do clients play on consultants? What do you absolutely need to know to be a consultant? What are the issues consultants face and how can these be successfully addressed?

www.nihi.ca

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STAN Conference

February 4, 2013 - February 5, 2013

The 9th Annual STAN conference will be held in Toronto on February 4 and 5, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on King street West. The theme of the STAN conference is “Science and Technology in a Digital Age"

https://www.scienceandtechnologynetwork.ca/main/conference_info.php


Event Website: https://www.scienceandtechnologynetwork.ca/main/conference_info.php

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Machine to Machine (M2M) Summit 2013

February 4, 2013 - February 6, 2013

Productive Connections: Driving Success in Wireless Technologies
50 billion connected devices by 2020: How are you going to stay relevant?

Machine-to-Machine technologies are changing the way we do business. Learn from the top players in the M2M ecosystem at this marquee event.

Wavefront’s 2013 M2M Summit is a dynamic two-day event connecting cutting edge Machine-to-Machine technology developers with global business leaders to drive innovation, accelerate ideas and grow market opportunities.

Expert speakers and participants will have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Identifying critical industry issues and challenges
  • Discussing M2M technology solutions to improve enterprise operations
  • Sharing market trends, best practices and proven strategies
  • Collaboration and productive connections between participants

Keynote speakers include:

Henning Schulzrinne
CTO, Federal Communications Commission

Lars Moreke
Manager, Mobile Services, Volkswagen Financial Services

To learn more about the Wavefront M2M Summit taking place February 4-5, 2013, please click here.

Other great events happening during the Wavefront Wireless Summits Week include:

IEEE Course on M2M:
This one-day course on February 5, 2013 provides engineers and managers with the insights and perspectives required to take their cellular-based M2M solutions from promising concept to marketplace success. Attendees will learn how to successfully navigate through analysis, design, approvals and support, to marketing options and launch. This course is optional and in addition to your Summit ticket. For more information, please contact Don Turner at don.turner@wavefrontac.com

Wavefront Partner Summit:
Open exclusively to Summits attendees, this one day event on February 5, 2013 lets you pitch your company to global wireless industry leaders in targeted one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please click here.

Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts available until December 31, 2012!


Event Website: http://wavefrontsummits.com/

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HR Forum: Planning Session

January 31, 2013

You are invited to attend the ITAC HR Forum 2013 Planning Session to determine meeting topics, dates and locations for the 2013 year.

Please plan to attend as these meetings are for you - we need your input! If you cannot attend or send someone to represent you, please send me your input as to the topics you would like to see covered by replying to this email: mlepage@itac.ca.

We are also looking for moderators and hosts for the 2013 meetings. Moderating entails soliciting and liaising speakers for a particular session, obtaining their bio and photo and introducing them at the meeting. Hosting a meeting entails providing the meeting room, providing a light breakfast and light lunch and AV required for the meeting. If you are also interested in assisting with moderating or hosting a session for 2013, please announce it at the meeting as it would greatly appreciated.

When Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Location

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
1 Commerce Valley Drive East, Markham, ON, L3T 7X6
Map (Google Maps)

Register Click here to register or by email to mlepage@itac.ca by January 25

The HR Forum Planning Session is open to all HR professionals of ITAC member companies. Please forward this email to co-workers who are interested in attending and/or who wish to be added to the mailing list. HR Forum meetings are a great opportunity for professional development and information sharing and you can accumulate points towards your CHRP and CCP designations. The recertification points are as follows:

  • For each session on compensation, the attendee can earn .5 point towards their CCP
  • For all sessions, the attendee can earn 6 points towards their CHRP re-certification if they stay through to the end of the roundtable (its 1.5 points per hour)

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role? Expanding your network of contacts? Consider becoming a Chair of the ITAC HR Forum, please send an email indicating your interest to Micheline Lepage for consideration.

MEETING AGENDA PRESENTER
Welcome and Introductions Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Sheryl Helsdon Baker, Oracle
ITAC Update Micheline Lepage

Planning for HR Forum 2013:

  • Review of 2012 meetings and topics
  • Review of 2012 meeting surveys
  • Set 2013 meeting topics, themes and potential speakers/facilitators
  • Set 2013 locations & host companies
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle

Other Business

  • nominations for 2011 co-chairs if any
All
Lunch and Roundtable discussion All

 

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9th Annual Mobile Healthcare Summit

January 30, 2013 - January 31, 2013
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NIHI Practical Health Informatics Session - Practical Facilitation: How to Manage Productive Meeting

January 29, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM ET

Format: Online

HIM CPE Credits: 1/hour

Have you ever participated in a badly-facilitated meeting? What is good facilitation? What is the role of the facilitator? What is the art and science of managing meetings so they are productive and a good experience for the participants? How can one avoid disasters at meetings? How can a facilitator manage dominators or passive seat-occupiers? What is a usable framework that can be applied at any kind of meeting, both formal and informal?

www.nihi.ca

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Public Sector Business Committee Meeting (Federal)

January 29, 2013

Time:
7:30 am Networking
8:00 - 9:30am Meeting

Location:
Interis Consulting
275 Slater Street, 20th Floor, Ottawa


Contacts:Cindy Baker - cbaker@itac.ca
Linda Oliver - loliver@itac.ca

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Annual Ontario Reception with Guest Speaker John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures

January 23, 2013

Sponsors

Thanks to everyone who attended the Reception. Here is John Ruffolo’s speech.

Download John Ruffolo's presentation (PDF)

 

PROGRAM

5:30 pm Welcome
Introduction of 2013 Ontario Executive
ITAC Update - Karna Gupta, ITAC President & CEO
6:00 pm Special Guest Speaker:
John Ruffolo, Chief Executive Officer, OMERS Ventures
"A Vision for Canada - The Future of Canada for our Children and our Children's Children"
6:30pm - 8:00pm Reception:
Take advantage of this opportunity to chat with your colleagues in the industry, our government guests, and our newly elected 2013 Ontario Executive and Board of Directors. A great way to start the year!

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


 

Location Intercontinental Hotel (Ontario/Niagara Rooms)
225 Front Street West, Toronto
Map
Cost ITAC Members $75.00
Non-members $125.00
Government $75.00
Registration Click here to register for this event
Contact For more information please contact
Donna White, Manager, Membership Relations
dwhite@itac.ca or 905-602-8345 x2230

John Ruffolo Biography

John Ruffolo

In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures, John Ruffolo also serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Knowledge Investing, OMERS Strategic Investments, where he leads the build-out of OMERS Strategic Investments' world-class Knowledge Investing management team. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, John was a Partner at Deloitte, as well as the Global Thought Leader, the Global Tax Leader and the Canadian Industry Leader for Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He was also a member of the firm's Tax and TMT Global Leadership teams and a member of Deloitte's Board of Directors. John has over two decades of experience advising public and private companies around the world. He has extensive experience providing strategic advisory services to Canadian and foreign-based TMT companies.

John has been recognized as one of the country's leading clean-tech advisors. In addition, he has worked closely with a number of North America's leading venture capital and private equity firms and has advised many of the companies in which they invest. Mr. Ruffolo serves as Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association's Government Relations Committee and is a member of its Executive Committee. John also serves as Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation Friends of Ontario and serves on the Board of Communitech. Mr. Ruffolo is also Chair of the Corporate Advisory Committee for the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is a member of the Toronto chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. A chartered accountant, John was formerly a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP and has also spent time as an instructor for both the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and York University's Schulich School of Business, from which he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Canadian Forum on U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance

January 23, 2013 - January 24, 2013

ACI/CI's 2nd Canadian Forum on U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance

This is the only comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Uniquely tailored to the Canadian context, you will hear how large and smaller companies are addressing critical compliance issues, including how to determine if technology and services are EAR or ITAR-controlled, protect technical data, benefit from EAR re-export exceptions and ITAR licensing exemptions, comply with U.S. and Canadian encryption controls, and minimize new enforcement risks.

This event offers ITAC members a unique opportunity to meet and learn from the US Department of Homeland Security, US Department Justice, Controlled Goods Directorate, RCMP, IBM Canada, AECOM, Celestica, GE Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, General Dynamics, Rolls Royce Canada, Bombardier, Thales Canada, Esterline, ITT Exelis, L-3 Canada, COM DEV, FAG Aerospace, DRS Technologies and Teledyne Technologies.

Please note that a special discount is available to ITAC members by quoting ITAC200 when registering for the conference.

For more information and to register, please visit www.americanconference.com/exportcontrolscanada

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ePrivacy Essentials

January 22, 2013
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ePrivacy Essentials

January 15, 2013
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Public Sector Business Committee (Ontario)

January 15, 2013

Fireside Chat with John Hill, CIO, WSIB

Followed by
Ontario Public Sector Business Committee Meeting

Chair:  Lisa Carroll, CGI

Contacts:
Denise Shortt, VP, dshortt@itac.ca or 905-602-8345 x2244
Donna White, Manager, Membership Relations, dwhite@itac.ca or 905-602-8345 x2230

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ITAC Executive Briefing Series with Corinne Charette

January 15, 2013
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On January 15, Corinne Charette, Canada’s Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) kicks off the ITAC Executive Briefing Series on ICT Transformation in Government with an address on the "New Role of CIOs". This is the first in a series of events designed to help ICT industry members better understand Government plans for transformation. Corinne's talk will focus on the evolving and pivotal role of Departmental CIOs in modernizing Government services.

This outstanding event series provides a unique opportunity for industry/Government discussion at critical points during the transformation process.  Representatives from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Shared Services Canada are committed to lead various sessions to share the latest news and to talk directly with industry participants to get their feedback.  It also includes interactive breakfast information sessions and several outlook conferences, involving in-depth dialogue on key issues.  Attendance is essential for organizations with an interest in the Government's ICT transformation and upcoming procurements.

Date:                    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time:                    7:30 am to 8:15 – Registration and Continental Breakfast
                               8:15 am to 10:00 am – Welcome, presentation and Q&A
Location:             Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5G2 – (O’Connor Room)

For sponsor opportunities, please contact Micheline Lepage at  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email mlepage@itac.ca.

Click here to register

For further information, contact Micheline Lepage at  (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or email mlepage@itac.ca or Linda Oliver at (613) 238-4822 x 2222 or loliver@itac.ca.

We look forward to seeing you on January 15th.

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January 8, 2013
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ITAC Board of Governors Event

December 12, 2012

ITAC Board of Governors Event

Educating Enterprise: A Seasonal Mash-up Between ITAC and the Ryerson DMZ

Folklore has it that entrepreneurs are born not made, and not formally educated. Our industry has certainly contributed to this perception with many of our greatest company founders famously self-proclaimed college drop-outs.

Canada is lagging internationally in innovation and missing opportunities to exploit the power of ICT. What is the role of the university in supporting our ambition to build a strong innovation culture in Canada and to advance the digital economy? Can entrepreneurship be taught, and how can successful entrepreneurs be fostered? How can universities help drive technology adoption, particularly in SMEs?  What does this educational experience look like? Ryerson University, Canada's comprehensive Innovation University, is committed to embedding innovation across its curriculum and expanding its unique approach to Zone education exemplified in its internationally recognized Digital Media Zone (DMZ).

Our next ITAC Board of Governors event will provide the opportunity for you to make that visit yourself. We will join DMZ staff, researchers and students at Ryerson for a special holiday season mash-up. There will be the usual ITAC networking (though we promise to drop the mean age at this event considerably) and the opportunity to hear from the Ryerson and DMZ leadership about what makes this model so promising. The evening will feature a panel discussion between DMZ Director Valerie Fox and three DMZ entrepreneurs on their aspirations, their experiences and on the advantages of graduating with both a degree and a business. The panelists are as follows:

Lindsey Goodchild

Lindsey Goodchild is the CEO and founder of Greengage, a company that started in the DMZ. As one of the first graduates from Ryerson's post-graduate program in Sustainability with a specialization in Corporate Responsibility, Lindsey brings a current and innovative perspective to the changing demands of corporate citizens. Greengage has allowed Lindsey to draw on her academic background and combine it with her enthusiasm for sustainability to develop enabling platforms that create and inspire change for a more sustainable world. She is passionate about helping companies improve their triple bottom line (profit, people, planet), along with proving that companies achieve both environmental and social benefits while lowering operating costs and improving their business.

Jaigris Hodson

Jaigris Hodson is a PhD student in Communications and Culture at Ryerson and is working on digital innovation process, particularly with respect to social media. Her work has included exploring the technology hype-cycle and ways to understand technology adoption processes.  She is engaged in several projects related to social innovation and social enterprises as well as teaching in the Digital Specialization Program at Ryerson (http://www.digitalspecialization.ryerson.ca/).

Hossein Rahnama

Hossein Rahnama conducts research in the DMZ that combines context-aware computing, artificial intelligence, and opportunistic social networking. With special interests in the transit, transport and security industries, Hossein's Flybits team specializes in mobile software solutions that respond to situational factors and personal information. Their goal is to use mobile devices to enhance interpersonal communications while conserving power and energy. In August 2012 it was announced that Rename was recognized as part of MIT's Technology Review magazine's annual list of the world's top innovators under the age of 35. 

Please join us for this very special evening!

Reception and Panel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ryerson Campus
Heaslip House, (building houses the Raymond Chang School for Continuing Education)
Room:  7th Floor – Peter Bronfman Learning Centre
297 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
Download map (PDF)

Registration

ITAC Members - $145.00 + HST

Click here to register

If you require more information, please contact Micheline Lepage at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at  mlepage@itac.ca. 

We look forward to seeing you on December 12th.

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Restructuring Healthcare Information Services

December 11, 2012 - December 13, 2012
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Using Complexity Science in eHealth

December 6, 2012
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Using Complexity Science in eHealth

December 4, 2012
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