Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 – Thursday, April 30th, 2015 2nd Annual Creating Digital Opportunity Partnership Network Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 20158:00AM - 5:00PMExternal Event, Panorama Room
Delta Ottawa City Centre
Ottawa, ON
Thursday, April 30, 20158:00AM - 5:00PMExternal Event, Panorama Room
Delta Ottawa City Centre
Ottawa, ON



A G E N D A – DAY ONE – Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast – Penthouse Foyer
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 9:30 Introduction and Update on Status of the Project – David Wolfe, Project Coordinator
9:30 – 10:15 Update on the Results of the Policy Day

Overview: Pierre Therrien/David Wolfe
Research Area 1: Joe Wong
Research Area 2: Tijs Creutzberg/Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
Research Area 3: Peter Phillips/Peter Warrian
Research Area 4: Ken Coates/David Wolfe

10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break – Penthouse Foyer

10:30 – 12:30 The Policy Context for the ICT Sector in Canada

David Watters, Global Advantage – Ottawa
The Canadian Innovation Ecosystem with Reference to the ICT Sector

Aled ab Iorwerth, Council of Canadian Academies – Ottawa
The State of Industrial R&D in Canada

Anik Lacroix, Investment Science and Technology Division, Statistics Canada – Ottawa
Digital Economy Statistical Framework

David Ticoll, ITAC Talent – Toronto
Labour Supply/Demand Dynamics of Canada’s ICT Sector and Beyond

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Penthouse Foyer

1:30 – 3:00 Partner Session I

Michael Turner, Wesley Clover- Ottawa
Creating Digital Companies — Challenges and Opportunities

Mark Kuess, Celestica – Toronto
Innovation in Canada – A Global Perspective

Adam Froman, Delvinia and Asking Canadians – Toronto
The Changing Face of Market Research in a Consumer-Centric Society

3:00 – 3:15 Refreshment Break – Penthouse Foyer

3:15 – 4:45 Partner Session II

Bill Hutchison, CATA-iCanada – Toronto
From iWaterfront to iCanada — the Role of Intelligent Communities in Canada’s Digital Opportunity

Andrew Robertson, CDMN – Ottawa
CDMN: Harnessing Canada’s Digital Media Potential

Scott McKinnon, MEDEI – Toronto
Partnerships for Jobs and Growth Act: Ontario’s Digital Cluster Opportunities

4:45 – 5:00 Summary and wrap up of Day One

NETWORK DINNER – Panorama Room
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(Cash Bar – Guest Registration Required – Cost $50)

A G E N D A – DAY TWO – Thursday, April 30, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast – Penthouse Foyer

9:00 – 10:45 Research Results – Theme 1

Doug Fuller – Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (/w Joe Wong, Toronto)
Politics in Command: Political Economy and China’s Innovation Prospects

Deanna Horton – Toronto
Mapping Canada’s Presence in Asia’s Digital Economy

Patrick Galvin – Toronto (/w David Wolfe)
Canada’s ICT Industry: Global Production Networks or Outsourcing & U.S. Continentalism

Vasudave Daggupaty – Toronto
A Strategic Investment Framework for Economic Development in the ICT Sector: Cisco Systems Canada – A Case Study

10:45 – 11:00 Refreshments – Penthouse Foyer

11:00 – 12:30 Research Results – Theme 2

Catherine Beaudry – Montreal (/w Mélik Bouhadra)
Insights into ICT hardware networks in Quebec: A focus on university-industry networks and their location

Yves Bourgeois – Moncton/St. John
To what extent is the maturation process a spatial process among Atlantic Canadian digital industry startups?

Adam Holbrook – Vancouver (/w Ben Anderson)
Creating Digital Opportunity: a study of digital industries in Vancouver and their competitiveness in global markets.

Tara Vinodrai – Kitchener-Waterloo (/w Ben Spigel – Edinburgh, UK)
Did they stay or did they go? Digital talent and ICT anchor firm restructuring in Waterloo region

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Penthouse Foyer

1:30 – 3:00 Research Results – Theme 3

David Doloreux – Ottawa (/w Richard Shearmur and Anika Laperrière)
External sourcing strategies, service innovation and location? Empirical evidence from Canadian KIBS firms

Peter Phillips – Saskatoon
The digital opportunity in Canadian Agriculture

Peter Warrian – Toronto
Digital Manufacturing: Linking advanced materials and software

3:00 – 3:15 Refreshment Break – Penthouse Foyer

3:15 – 4:45 Research Results – Theme 4

Ken Coates – Saskatoon
Innovation and the Future of Rural and Northern Areas: Where does ICT fit in Community Economic Development Strategies

Adam Froman/David Wolfe – Toronto
Open Government and the Voice of e-Democracy: Harnessing the power of digital technologies to engage citizens in public policy

Mark Kleinman – London, UK/Toronto
The Smart London (UK) Plan: Using the creative power of new technologies to serve London and improve Londoners’ lives

4:45– 5:30 Wrap-up and what we have learned to date
Dates for Spring 2016 Annual Network meeting and location

REGISTRATION REQUIRED/Fee $30 recovery each meeting day – $50 Dinner

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