Big Data Analytics - Big Opportunity: Feb. 12
Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing are far-reaching technology disruptions that will transform the landscape of Canadian industry. New sense-and-respond business models will up-end how products and services are delivered and customer experiences conceived. Join us
to take a closer look at the Canadian realities. What does the roadmap for Big Data look like? What are the most important vertical opportunities? Case studies and panel discussions will help us understand use cases, ROI, pitfalls and opportunities for vendors, partners and end-users.
On the Talent Hunt? Check out ITAC's New Partner
The Information Technology Associate of Canada (ITAC) has entered into a new partnership that should make it easier for Canadian ICT companies to find the talent they need to grow their businesses.
ITAC has joined with Magnet to expand the career platform's supply/demand pipeline, giving job seekers access to significantly more jobs, and small- to medium-sized businesses an easier, more accurate, and more cost-effective way to tap into the supply of qualified candidates.
Magnet's membership currently includes the Ontario Chambers of Commerce whose members represent over 60,000 employers, over 20 universities and colleges, and a growing list of employment-focused organization across Ontario dedicated to generating jobs and other opportunities.
India Trade Mission Sets New Benchmark
|ITAC/Ontario trade delegation at Government House|
ITAC has been conducting international trade missions for two years now but the recent ITAC/Ontario Government mission to India established a new benchmark for effectiveness.
This is a testament to the strength of ITAC's strategic focus on two key markets (India and the UAE-Dubai) and its evolving network of key contacts in these markets.
This mission was conducted in close partnership with MEDTIE and was designed, in consultation with Raj Narula, to provide Canadian ICT companies in the early stages of their exploring the Indian market exposure to some of the principal players in the Indian ICT ecosystem.
Export Advice is as Close as the ITAC Office
Are you an SME interested in finding our more about exporting opportunities?
Let ITAC set up an appointment for you with Trade Commissioner Pratima Roa, the Ontario lead for the ICT sector.
As part of a new initiative, Roa is embedded in ITAC's Mississauga office and prepared to offer free consultations to members that are export-ready.
She can offer advice on market potential and assist on dealing with the bureaucratic roadblocks that occasionally arise in global trade.
To arrange an appointment email Communication Director Steve Proctor or get in touch with Roa directly by email or by phone at 647-227-3517.
Show off at Select USA Summit
ITAC members interested in showcasing their goods and services to a global audience should consider the second SelectUSA Investment Summit on March 23-24, 2015, in the Washington, DC area. The event brings together investors from all over the world, as well as economic development organizations from every corner of the United States, high-level government officials, and others working to facilitate investment in the United States. It is also an opportunity to gain access to incentives programs, grants and loans. The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a U.S. Ambassador-led delegation of Canadian companies and hosting a reception for them on the night of the 22nd of March, which will provide a unique networking opportunity with the U.S. officials.