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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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14th September 2012

CWTA Seeks Competition Bureau Cooperation To Protect Consumers

cwtaThe Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) today offered the following statement regarding recent actions by the Competition Bureau regarding Common Short Codes. The Bureau’s actions could disrupt the text message services, such as severe weather alerts, charitable donations, flight status updates or sports scores, on which millions of Canadian consumers depend. And equally as alarming, the Bureau’s demands could significantly slow down – or even reverse – the deployment of e-commerce in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th September 2012

CATA And i-Canada Name Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award Recipients

CATAThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and i-CANADA have announced the names of the high technology industry’s recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, with recipients ranging from Mayors, Economic Development Officers, First Responders, financial experts and community planners to a dance choreographer. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th August 2012

Start-up Canada Vancouver Tech Event In September

startup canadaThe BCIC-New Ventures Competition is partnering with BCIC, WavefrontVEF Momentum and Startup Drinks to deliver a tech focused startup event called Aha! Defining Moment of 20 Tech Entrepreneurs, taking place September 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. If you have a company to feature at this event, this is a call for pitch submissions! Get all the details below:  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th August 2012

Rescuing The Game Industry: Women And Children First?

women in games vancouverEA GamesIs the reign of the 18-35 male gamer coming to an end? Maybe. The explosive growth of social and casual gaming has predominantly been fueled by female players in their 40s. As more and more game developers actively target women and young children, we’re seeing an expansion of what games are and can be. Women In Games Vancouver, along with event partner EA Canada, are proud to present “Rescuing the Game Industry: Women and Children First?Read the rest of this entry »

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