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  • 1. GTA Information Technology Cluster Andrew Teolis MRK 625
  • 2. Clusters?
    • Geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, institutions
    • Geographical, Sectoral, Vertical, and Horizontal clusters
    • Many Universities and Colleges have ties with the cluster
    • Provides competitive advantage through innovation and creating strategy
  • 3. Examples of IT Clusters
    • Silicon Valley in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Dubai Internet City in Dubai, UAE
    • Silicon Fen in Cambridge, England
    • York Technology Association IT cluster
  • 4. York Tech Association
    • 25 year history
    • 200 member companies
    • Vision  
    • YTA becomes widely known as the centre point of the technology cluster for the Greater Toronto Region
  • 5. YTA Mission
    • Committed to providing  effective leadership, the learning programs that you want, and the networking opportunities that you value.  Our programs provide an excellent venue for education, knowledge transfer and an opportunity to connect with peers and potential clients and partners.
  • 6. Members Involved
  • 7. Educational Institutions
      • Seneca College:
      • Campuses throughout the GTA
      • Partnerships with industry leaders
      • Latest hands-on computer technology
      • Many education options (full, part, CET)
      • York University:
      • Schulich School of Business located on campus
      • large well established university
      • Many human resources and employer management service available through university
  • 8. YTA Programs
    • Peer Group Meetings
    • Luncheon Programs
    • Bootcamp Training
    • Breakfast Seminars
  • 9. YTA Innovation
    • Business Innovation Peer Groups
    Meet – Learn – Grow
    • Topics Include:
    • Product Platform Innovation
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Leadership and Innovation
    • Innovating with Web 2.0
    • Common Organizational Barriers to Innovation
    • Risk Reducing Strategies for Innovation
  • 10. Thank You! Andrew Teolis 051888071 MRK 625 Rod Shannon