ITAC Online - The State of the Industry Issue - March 2010

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The Calm After the Storm

Success in the midst of the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression has to be measured in relative terms. And if there's one consistent message that can be derived from the presentations at our February 1, 2010, State of the ICT Industry Briefing, it's that the Canadian ICT industry is weathering the storm quite well, and is well-positioned to enable and enjoy the recovery - relatively speaking.

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ICT Rides out the Storm, but Value is Key to Recovery

Tom Turchet, ITAC Chair and Vice-President, Software, IBM North America

Tom Turchet, ITAC Chair and Vice-President, Software, IBM North America

Tom Turchet, ITAC’s Chair and vice-president, Software, IBM North America, kicked off our 2010 State of the Industry briefing for policy workers with a measured but ultimately upbeat view of the current fortunes of the ICT industry.

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Broadening the Span of Broadband

Michael Hennessy, Senior VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs, TELUS

Michael Hennessy, Senior VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs, TELUS

As Canada emerges from the recession, certain sectors of the economy will see continued stimulus spending, while others will see funding cuts. But ICT in general will need to rely on its own resources to investment. That’s why “smart regulation” that encourages private sector spending is critical; and for Michael Hennessy, Senior VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs at TELUS, encouraging “smart” government investment in – and regulation of – ICT is priority number one.

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The Lessons of 2009

Wayne Gudbranson, Founder, Branham Group Inc.

Wayne Gudbranson, Founder, Branham Group Inc.

Wayne Gudbranson, founder of Branham Group Inc., spends plenty of time analyzing the health of the Canadian ICT industry and the companies that operate within it. His company’s highly anticipated annual report, the Branham300, lists the country’s top 300 ICT firms by gross revenue, and outlines key trends across the industry over the past year. 2009 was a challenging year for the industry at large, and Wayne shared many of the lessons learned from his recent work at this year’s State of the ICT Nation briefing for public policy workers.

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