5th November 2010

GameOn Finance 2011 Open For Registration

GameON FinanceGameON: Finance 2011 will return to the Design Exchange on January 20 and 21, 2011, and the Kick-off rate of $489.00 is available now through November 15th 2010. Early Bird Tickets go on sale from November 16th through December 15th, with a price of $559.00. Once the Early Bird rate expires, ticket prices will go up to $699.00 if you purchase online, or $874.00 if you want and buy them at the conference. Interactive Ontario members will save an additional 30% off all ticket prices. See the event site for details.

GameON: Finance is Canada’s top business forum for the interactive entertainment industry connecting developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. Delegates will gather in downtown Toronto for two days of keynotes, case-studies, lectures and panel discussions which will provide insight on topics such as:

* Emerging opportunities in game project financing
* The bottom line on equity investments
* Dealmaking across transmedia platforms
* Tips and tricks to optimize public finance opportunities

GameON: Finance’s 2011 Advisory Board members are: David Crow (Influitive), Jason Della Rocca (Perimeter Partners), Vikas Gupta (TransGaming Technologies), Marc Jackson (Seahorn Capital Group), Sean Kauppinen (International Digital Entertainment Agency), Jim Laird (Bedlam Games), Wanda Meloni (M2 Research), Ray Sharma (XMG Studio), Scott Steinberg (TechSavvy Global), John Sutyak (DDM) and Dean Takahashi (GamesBeat).

To compliment the release of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Ubisoft has launched Your Shape Centre, a Ubisoftwebsite which works in tandem with the game, offering a truly personal online gym centre.

· Track your workouts and set yourself fitness challenges
· Compete and compare your progress with friends
· Set yourself fitness challenges
· Get advice from other players and fitness experts to help you reach your fitness goals
· Share your fitness achievements on your Facebook or Twitter

Open TextTo help organizations meet expanding requirements for archiving, eDiscovery and regulatory compliance, Waterloo’s Open Text will embed Oracle technology to deliver a new set of enterprise content solutions.

Open Text is obtaining a technology and distribution license specifically for the Oracle Universal Online Archive Content Management SDK. As part of this agreement, Open Text can embed Oracle technology in its products, allowing the company to fully utilize the capabilities of Oracle Database 11g as an enterprise content repository. This will also permit rapid uptake of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and other Oracle platform capabilities. The solutions can help Open Text customers capture large volumes of emails, documents, images, and application data and manage their entire lifecycle in an integrated environment.

By leveraging Oracle technology Open Text can deliver a set of highly scalable and secure archiving and risk mitigation solutions. The agreement will also help Open Text customers leverage their existing investment in Oracle technology by integrating into existing Oracle infrastructure deployments.

“With today’s ever-changing regulatory landscape and growing litigation pressures, organizations can’t afford to treat archiving and risk mitigation as afterthoughts,” said Rich Buchheim, Vice President of Open Text’s Oracle Solutions Group. ”A strategic priority for us is to expand our information governance capabilities across more systems to help customers manage more of their content, which for many organizations is exploding out of control. With this deal, our customers will be able to benefit from our experience in providing solutions that help them manage their content, and reduce the costs and risks of compliance and litigation.”

Approximately 85% of all enterprise information is unstructured content such as email, documents or images that needs to be comprehensively managed to ensure that governance, legal and compliance requirements are met, while content that is no longer useful is defensively deleted. As a result of the expanded relationship between Oracle and Open Text, a new class of Open Text solutions for providing comprehensive management of content will be available to help customers meet these challenges over the coming months. The new offering will complement Open Text’s ecosystem strategy of providing solutions for customers of leading application vendors.

“Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database provide the most secure and highly scalable enterprise infrastructure for storing large volumes of content and we are very excited that Open Text will be able to use some of these capabilities within their products,” said Oracle Vice President of Product Management, Andy MacMillan. “Leveraging Oracle technology, Open Text is able to integrate the expertise and industry knowledge of its team to create targeted offerings that are affordable, quick to deploy and deliver the enterprise-level capabilities that customers need.”

BCTIAThe BCTIA would like to invite you to TechBrew, a mega-mixer that brings entrepreneurs, investors, talent and our business community together in a casual setting. Experience cool technology demos, get introduced to cutting-edge entrepreneurs and innovators, network with influential decision-makers, BC micro-brews, wines, finger foods and some great networking.

See the newest innovations from these BC companies:

CarrotLines – Developer of Canada’s first iPhone application that assists customers in making healthy informative shopping decisions. Scan the barcode using your phone’s camera and find out if food is low in fat, has nuts and more
ConQuer Mobile – Helps companies conquer mobile technology by quickly and cost-effectively pushing to the forefront in a world of mobile consumers who demand information in the palm of their hands
Icron Technologies – Winner of the 2010 Technology Impact Award for Most Promising  Pre-Commercial Technology with their patented USB over DisplayPort technology
TaxiNow – The future of finding a taxi
QuickMobile – Finalist for the 2010 Most Promising Start-up award, QuickMobile is emerging as a premier mobile applications solution provider specializing in the travel and entertainment sectors
Whitenoise Laboratories – With creations recognized and patented internationally, Whitenoise is the provider of online solutions that harmonize identity management, privacy and security issues. Don’t miss the demonstration of their most recent breakthrough

TechBrew will take place on November 18th at the Stanley Park Pavillion, tickets for this event are $34.95 for BCTIA members, $44.95 for non-members and $19.95 for students.

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