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19th March 2012

27th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner, Ottawa

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Thursday May 31, 2012 @ 12:15 am – 6:00 am
Conference Room (Room 4101, 4th Floor), Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Ave E
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 1A2
$200.00 Individual or Corporate Tables $1,800.00

Event Information

For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. It has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in Canada’s business calendar.

At the Awards Gala, the winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada’s advanced technology community.

This year’s theme is “Building an Intelligent Nation: i-CANADA.”

Vivek Kundra, the architect of the Obama Administration’s Cloud First policy and accomplished technology leader with a track record of driving innovation, joins us as a special keynote speaker.

Then you’ll hear perspectives from an Executive Panel of opinion leaders who will share insights into the creation of intelligent communities — places where jobs grow, the environment is sustainable, and life is stimulated by the arts, media and a vibrant society.

Some of the key topics that we will explore include:

– Resources for building competitive communities

– An ecosystem for growing millionaires

– Graphic tool showing community strengths

– Best practices from successful global cities

– Status of i-communities across Canada

– The i-Waterfront billion-bit challenge

– Collaboration among community groups.

Our experts will provide a vision for the future i-CANADA.  Hear from the likes of:

William (Bill) Hutchison, Chair, i-CANADA
Patrick K. Horgan, Vice President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada
Y Generation CEO, the CATA Award Winner

Moderator, Paul Brent, will engage the Panel  in lively discussions. Gala guests are also  able to pose questions prior to the event via email to: info@cata.ca .

The 27th Annual Gala celebrates the best-of-the-best award-winners across the spectrum of advanced technology areas:

  • CAMSC Innovation through Diversity Award
  • The Celestica Award for Technology Commercialization
  • The Peter Brojde Award for Canada’s Next Generation Executive Leadership
  • The Motorola Award for Public Safety Technology
  • Outstanding Product Achievement (ICT)
  • Outstanding Product Achievement (Clean Tech)
  • Outstanding Product Achievement (Health Care)
  • Alcatel-Lucent Emerging Technology Award
  • Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting
  • Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology
  • Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology
  • IT Strategic HR Management
  • CIO of the Year, for SME’s and Large Corporations
  • Sara Kirke Award for Canada’s Leading Woman High Tech Entrepreneur
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