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Rob@Base22.com	
  	
  

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The State of Productivity in Canada

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Canada wants to compete in the global economy, but never seems to get there.

The country has a highly educated population, a strong technology infrastructure, the people put in more hours per year of work than almost any other.

Is government regulation holding Canada back? Is the business culture and social culture risk and technology adverse?

Find out the facts in this report based on the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011.

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The State of Productivity in Canada

  1. 1. State  of  Produc-vity  in  Canada   As  of  2010-­‐2011  
  2. 2. Overview   •  Produc-vity  is  a  necessary  ingredient  to  compe-ng  in  the   global  economy  and  to  improve  your  ci-zen’s  standard  of  living   •  Educa-on  is  oDen  seen  as  a  key  to  produc-vity  and   Canadians  are  well  educated.   •  Why,  with  an  educated  workforce  and  the  necessary   technology  infrastructure,  does  Canada  lag  so  far  behind  other   developed  na-ons?   •  I  take  a  look  at  the  World  Economic  Forum’s  Global  Informa-on  Technology  Report  2010-­‐2011  to  review  and   summarize  the  reasons     2   hOp://www.base22.com  
  3. 3. Top  10  technology  savvy  countries?   Can  you  place  these  countries  in  the  right  order  of  tech  savvy?   "   United  States   "   Korea   "   Canada   "   Sweden   "   Singapore   "   Finland     "   Switzerland   "   Denmark   "   Taiwan   "   Norway   3  
  4. 4. 2010-­‐11  Ranking:  World  Economic  Forum   Global IT Readiness report 2010-2011 1.  Sweden   2.  Singapore   3.  Finland   4.  Switzerland   5.  United  States   6.  Taiwan   7.  Denmark   8.  Canada   9.  Norway   10.  Korea  Republic   4  
  5. 5. Canada  falls  in  technology  rankings…   "   Canada  trails  seven  countries  when  it  comes  to  using   technology  to  compete  on  a  global  scale   "   Canada  ranks  20th  in  the  world  for  spending  on  research   and  development  and  comes  in  95th  for  mobile  phone   penetra-on. "   QUESTIONS: " " " "   Is this a ‘bad’ rating? Should we feel bad about how we are doing on a global scale? How are we not living up to our full potential? Where are we missing the boat?
  6. 6. Before  we  answer…   •  Let’s  look  at  the  facts  of  the  report…   6   hOp://www.base22.com  
  7. 7. Network  Readiness  Framework   World     Rank   4   World     Rank   8   13   4   6   20   27   23   22   5   7   hOp://www.base22.com  
  8. 8. So  what’s  holding  Canada  back?   •  •  •  •  •  The  market  environment  is  ready  (4th  in  world)   The  infrastructure  is  in  place  (4th)   The  government  is  using  IT  internally  (5th)   The  people  are  ready  to  use  IT  (6th)   But…   •  Businesses  aren’t  using  the  infrastructure  (22nd)   •  Individuals  aren’t  using  the  infrastructure  (23rd)   •  Businesses  aren’t  embracing  IT  (20th)   •  Government  not  promo-ng  IT  on  the  na-onal  agenda  and   compe-veness  plaborm  (27th)   •  For  detailed  interpreta-on,  see  the  full  document  page  7  and  Tables  2,  3   and  4  on  pages  14,  15  and  16   8   hOp://www.base22.com  
  9. 9. 9   hOp://www.base22.com  
  10. 10. What  others  are  saying…   "   Businesses  aren’t  mo-vated  to  use  technology  in   some  sectors  because  Canadian  regula-ons  shelter   companies  from  severe  interna-onal  compe--on     "   Our  big  challenge  in  Canada  is  we  don’t  draw  on  the   technology  that’s  out  there "   «  We  don’t  realize  our  full  poten2al  »   " Jim  Milway,  execu-ve  director  of  the   Ins-tute  for  Compe--veness  and  Prosperity.  
  11. 11. What  others  are  saying…   •  “We  believe  there  is  a  strong  correla-on  in  investment  in   informa-on  and  communica-on  technology  and  produc-vity,”     •  Tamer  Azer,  researcher,  Canadian  Ins-tute  for  Compe--veness         ■  Closing  the  gap  between  the  leading  countries  and  Canadian   business  investment  in  technology  should  be  a  priority.     11   hOp://www.base22.com  
  12. 12. Wake  up  Call   •  “Ontarians  are  among  the  world  leaders  in  work  effort  –  that   is,  the  hours  of  work  per  person.  But  we  are  laggards  in  crea-ng   economic  value  per  hour  worked.”   •  Roger  L.  Mar-n,  Chairman,  Task  Force  on  Compe--veness         •  Ontario  has  many  of  the  building  blocks  to  achieve  our  full   prosperity,  produc-vity,  and  innova-on  poten-al.     •  Roger  L.  Mar-n     •  We  are  working  harder  than  our  peers…  not  smarter   •  Task  Force  on  Compe--veness,  Nov  2010   12   hOp://www.base22.com  
  13. 13. We  need  to  pull  it  together  to  make  our  businesses  thrive   " " " " "   "           We  have  the  skilled  people   We  have  the  infrastructure   The  government  red  tape  has  been  cut   Our  tax  rates  make  us  compe--ve  on  a  world  wide  level…   WE  HAVE  ALL  THE  BUILDING  BLOCKS       BUT:   " Need  to  embrace  new  technologies,  new  methods   " Canadian  managers  are  less  comfortable  when  it  comes  to   integra-ng  new  technologies  in  to  their  business     1 3  
  14. 14. So,  is  this  a  ‘bad’  ra-ng?   •  No, it means that there is much room for improvement.. •  If countries as small and frozen as Finland and Sweden and Switzerland (positions 1, 3 and 4) can be consistently higher rated than we are, we can do the same… • leverage what you have • evaluate risk • seek out experts • use the R&D knowledge in the Universities   14   hOp://www.base22.com  
  15. 15. Contact  Informa-on       "   Robert  Narejko   " Rob@Base22.com     1 5  

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