TORONTO ICT CLUSTER INNOVATION | COLLABORATION |RYERSON, YORK, U OF T |MOBILE COMMUNICATION | SYNERGY | ADDICTIVE MOBILITY | SOFTWARE & DEVELOPMENT | INCUBATOR | CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE | INFORMATION AGE | TECHNOLOGY TRENDS | RICHARD FLORIDA- WHOS YOUR CITY | ROTMAN | HUSSEIN MANJI | MRK 625 | SENECA COLLEGE 2009
A CLUSTER IS… <ul><li>concentration of companies and industries, which are interconnected by the markets they serve and the products they produce as well as the suppliers, governments, trade associations and educational institutions.” (Rod Shannon) </li></ul>
TORONTOS ICT CLUSTER… <ul><li>Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Toronto contributes approximately $20 billion to the Canadian economy every year. Manufacturers and developers such as IBM, Oracle Canada, and Nortel, create software, hardware, and communication solutions that assist to both the Canadian and other geographical regions pertaining to ICT. Toronto, with its suppliers, trade associations, government, and educational institutions, is a place where cluster structures are able to collaborate and work together to form innovation. </li></ul>
TORONTO VS FINLAND & SWITZERLAND <ul><li>TORONTO’S ICT CLUSTER IS GROWING AND COMING UP AGAINST MAJOR GLOBAL ICT CLUSTERS OF FINLAND AND SWITZERLAND </li></ul>
WHO COLLABORATES? <ul><li>CLUSTER STRUCTURES INCLUDE… </li></ul>
STRENGTHS & OPPERTUNTIES <ul><li>STRENGTHS </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster driver </li></ul><ul><li>Industry driver </li></ul><ul><li>Global focus </li></ul><ul><li>Educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>ICT leader </li></ul><ul><li>Depth and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Labour pool </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of doing business </li></ul><ul><li>OPPERTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile technology </li></ul><ul><li>New Media </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Social development </li></ul>
UPCOMING EVENTS <ul><li>Tech Week </li></ul><ul><li>The Toronto tech week provides opportunities for businesses to display their talent and abilities to exchange ideas, network, and share technology. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurial start up businesses to receive funding and collaboration in other areas of expertise. Starts May 28 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Event </li></ul><ul><li>On June 8th, 2009 a networking event consisting of various technology companies will be meeting to discuss partnership opportunities with six large American business firms. These firms are seeking solutions for security, border control and IT. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Tradeshow </li></ul><ul><li>This one time event held on May 7th, 2009 consists of small to medium sized businesses interested in showcasing their technologies such as laptops, education and training electronic, multimedia software, printers, scanners, wireless technologies, and telecommunication products. Manufacturers, PC retailers, software developers, eRetailers, importers and exporters, and distributors are just some of the businesses that will be participating in this tradeshow. . </li></ul>
EDUCATION IN TORONTO <ul><li>The following are education institutions that have programs, resources, and knowledge to contribute to this cluster: </li></ul>U of T Computer Science Computer Science and Physics Human Computer Interactions Information Systems Software Engineering New Media Studies York University Computer Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Science and Technology Ryerson University Computer Engineering Computer Science Information Technology Management Seneca College Business Administration Marketing
TORONTO IS… INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY HMANJI.WORDPRESS.COM (ICT TORONTO BLOG)
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