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30th October 2012

Two Digital Media Innovation Hubs Added to Canadian Digital Media Network

CDMNThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced today that two more digital media innovation centres have joined the CDMN’s cross-Canada network to enable collaboration and advance digital innovation nationally. The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre in northern Ontario, and Tech SouthEast in Moncton, New Brunswick become the newest nodes on the CDMN network, bringing the total number across Canada to 12 nodes with 20 locations. The CDMN has ambitious expansion plans for the network, and intends to sign additional nodes west of Ontario before the end of the year. Prospective nodes are eager to take advantage of the many benefits associated with membership in this one-of-a-kind national network. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2012

Leaders In Canadian Business And Entrepreneurship Join Startup Canada Team

startup canadaKey members of Canada’s business and enterprise sectors have joined Startup Canada’s leadership team as it prepares to launch its national strategy to support entrepreneurship in Canada.  A new Board and two new advisory councils – a National Advisory Council and a Government, Industry and Academic Advisory Board – will strengthen the voice of entrepreneurs at the heart of the organization and engage additional stakeholders from Canada’s economic ecosystem. Startup Canada’s blueprint for kick-starting entrepreneurship in Canada will be unveiled at the end of November and will contain key findings and action items from its National Tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2012

ESAC Appoints New President And CEO

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has appointed Jayson Hilchie as its new President & CEO. ESAC is the national voice of the Canadian video game industry, and represents the largest publishers, developers and distributors of video games operating in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2012

Media Fund Announces New Research Partnership With Screen Australia

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) thas announced a new resource for creators and producers of digital media content, resulting from a research partnership with Screen Australia and supported by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). The Transmedia Multiplatform and Convergent (TMC) Resource Kit was conceived, designed, and developed by Dr. Siobhan O’Flynn and Anthea Foyer. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th September 2012

2012 Canada Video Advertising Report Available From IAB Canada

IAB CanadaCalifornia-based digital video advertising solutions provider BrightRoll, in conjunction with IAB Canada, has released its 2012 Canada Video Advertising Report. The second annual study, which gathers insight from more than 100 advertising executives at top agencies across Canada, addresses emerging trends in digital advertising and highlights significant changes taking place within the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th September 2012

Canadian Digital Media Network Officially Launches Soft-Landing Program

CDMNThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), in partnership with its nodes across Canada, has announced the official launch of its Soft-Landing Program which enables companies to explore and capitalize on global business opportunities. Participants in the pilot phase of the program have already had success over the past eight months and, with today’s official launch, CDMN announces support for up to 20 companies to participate in the next program round starting in January, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th September 2012

Conference Board Releases Global Competition and Innovation Ranking Report

conference board of canadaCanada’s sliding global competitiveness ranking is due to its weak innovation performance, according to a Conference Board of Canada analysis of World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13. Overall, Canada’s ranking declined to 14th place in 2012 – from 12th place in 2011 and 10th place in 2010. But in the sub-area of innovation and business sophistication factors, Canada fell six places from 15th to 21st – no other top-ranked country dropped nearly as much. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st September 2012

Canadian Women In Communications Launches Strategic Leadership Accelerators

cwcCanadian Women in Comunication and educational partner OCAD University announce the launch of the pilot series of Strategic Digital Leadership Accelerators, for mid to senior level women working in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industries. These workshop-style accelerators are designed as skills and curriculum-based learning and networking opportunities, lead by top educational and industry experts. Each Accelerator will focus on different key topics identified by CWC research partner Digital Theory, as the most important skills and knowledge needed for innovation, growth, and success in the TMT businesses and industries. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th September 2012

BC Games Industry Town Hall – Where Do We Go From Here?

DigiBCOrbyAs those of you who follow us on Twitter will be well aware, DigiBC hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night for the BC game development community. It was encouraging to see such an excellent turnout for the event, and kudos to Whitney and Carly for putting the event together. The evening featured a panel of local creative devs with Lance Davis taking on the role of moderator. Opening remarks for the evening were presented by Rick Griffiths, Audit and Assurance Group partner with PwC. I will touch on only a few of the highlights from the evening, simply because the conversation moved quite quickly and because we did tape the event. The video is now available and embedded below; I have also pulled many of the tweets into a board on Storify. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2012

i-CANADA Governors Council Decision Forum Announcement

CATAA very respected international leader, Conor Lenihan, will be joining the i-CANADA Governors Council meeting in Montreal at the i-CANADA Summit Conference. Mr. Lenihan was the former Minister of Science and of Education of Ireland, he was a private sector executive in the telecommunications industry and he is now the Vice President for International Business for Skolkovo, Russia’s new Innovation City. Read the rest of this entry »

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