Posted October 8, 2010
Earlier this week in Saint John, New Brunswick, ITAC hosted an industry roundtable with Minister of State, Small Business and Tourism, Rob Moore, as well as a number of the province’s leaders in ICT.
The roundtable aimed to facilitate a discussion between the NB ICT industry and Canada’s federal government of how small- to mid-sized businesses based outside of Ontario can best do business with the federal government. Senior executives from several technology companies based in Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton and Halifax attended, as well as a number of ITAC representatives including past ITAC Chair, Tom Turchet of IBM, Morgan Elliott of Research in Motion (RIM), and ITAC President/CEO, Bernard Courtois.
ITAC hosted the roundtable in conjunction with the 2010 New Brunswick Innovation Forum, a technology and innovation conference put on by the National Research Council’s Institute for Information Technology in Fredericton, NB (http://innovation2010.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/welcome_e.html).
Access Industry Canada’s official media release here: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/05931.html
Photographed above are (from left to right): (back row) Blair Kuhn, Partner, Accreon Inc.; Neil Russon, CEO, Accreon Inc.; Ian Cavanagh, CEO, Ambir; Morgan Elliott, Director of Government Relations, Research in Motion (RIM); Richard Jones, President and CEO, Shift Energy; Keith McIntosh, CEO, PQA Ltd.; Jeff Roach, Executive Director, Propel ICT; Tom Turchet, Vice President – Software, General Business, IBM North America; Bruce MacLellan, Managing Director, Market Access International Canada Inc.; (front row) Doug Robertson, President and CEO, Tech SouthEast; Minister of State, Small Business and Tourism, Honourable Rob Moore; Bernard Courtois, President and CEO, ITAC; Larry Sampson, Executive Director, NBITC; Blain Adams, President and CEO, Red Ball Internet.
(Photo credit to Keith Minchin, courtesy of the NRC-IIT)