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WIP On Connections For Canada Breakfast At Mwc09

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Prsenation on the importance of Connections in the mobile ecosystem I gave at the Canadian Breakfast at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona Feb 09

Prsenation on the importance of Connections in the mobile ecosystem I gave at the Canadian Breakfast at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona Feb 09


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    • 1. Caroline Lewko, CEO, WIP [email_address] www.wipconnector.com www.wipwiki.com www.wipjam.com “ Connect with Canada” 9:35 – 9:50   Making the link with international partners
    • 2. SO
    • 3. WHY
    • 4. Are we here?
    • 5.  
    • 6. Its about making money
    • 7. Growing our businesses and making LOTS of money
    • 8. BUT
    • 9. No man
    • 10. woman
    • 11. Or child
    • 12. Can work on an island
    • 13. Or in a bubble
    • 14. Because
    • 15. ECOSYSTEM We live and work in an
    • 16. For some it looks like this
    • 17. In mobility it looks like this
    • 18. Mobile Developer Ecosystem Copyright WIP We’ve tried to simplify it to look like this
    • 19. And sometimes is feels like this….
    • 20. SO What this means is
    • 21. lessons We need to heed the lessons we learned
    • 22. In kindergarten
    • 23. Play nice
    • 24. cooperate
    • 25. Wash your hands
    • 26. Golden rule And follow the golden rule
    • 27. And for big kids to be successful and really rock this means
    • 28. Partnerships
    • 29. Connections
    • 30. 6 Here are six key lessons for connections
    • 31. 1. SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS – like associations, trade orgs, tech/standards bodies.
    • 32. 2. Industry Leaders
    • 33. Developer Programs
    • 34. 3. Source of information
    • 35. 4. Visibility and event opportunities
    • 36.  
    • 37. 5. Key resources/tools
    • 38. 6. Peer networks
    • 39. It’s a tough world out there
    • 40. SO
    • 41. What does this have to do with Canada?
    • 42. Canada not just about snow
    • 43. Or rocks
    • 44. Or trees
    • 45. Canadian There’s actually some pretty smart people with big brains
    • 46. That make some pretty cool stuff you might have heard of
    • 47. Some canadians make cool stuff in other places
    • 48. Hall 2 Stand 2.1C58 Others you can meet here during MWC
    • 49. Connections And we happen to be really good at being connected
    • 50. It might be because we are such a large country where we have to travel far just to see each other
    • 51. And a big brother right next door..
    • 52. We have supporting organizations
    • 53. We work well with our industry leaders RIM Sierra Wireless Telus Bell Rogers
    • 54. We have a great network of support
    • 55. A great program called SR&ED SR&ED
    • 56. And IRAP
    • 57. And some great people who we like a lot!
    • 58. SO
    • 59. As you go about your week here
    • 60. lessons Remember the lessons we learned
    • 61. They hold true for anyone, no matter where you are from
    • 62. To help us reach our goals
    • 63. And post goals
    • 64. And now a shameless plug for WIP
    • 65. Missed opportunities X
    • 66. WIP’s about connecting developers to information, resources and people ‘ the connector’
    • 67. Day for Developers Thursday, Feb 19 10:30am – 4:30pm Hall 2, Room/Sala D www.wipjam.com
    • 68. Go to Market Services Arv Singh [email_address]
    • 69. www.wipwiki.com
    • 70. Have a great show - Jam On!
    • 71. Presented by: Caroline Lewko, CEO Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) www.wipconnector.com   Connecting Mobile Developers to information, resources and people. www.wipjam.com   Next World Tour Stops - Barcelona, Thursday, Feb. 19 during MWC - Las Vegas, Thursday, April 2 during CTIA www.wipwiki.com   The best resource site for mobile developers
    • 72.  
    • 73. Canada – A Strategic Choice Canada’s relative cost advantages provide a first-rate business environment. Canada offers:
      • Easy Access to Markets
        • Geography and NAFTA provide easy access to the world’s most prosperous market
      • A Cost-Competitive Business Environment
        • Competitive tax system (particularly for R&D)
      • An Energetic and Welcoming Infrastructure
        • Ease in establishing a new business
        • The world’s best-educated workforce
        • Strong technological environment
        • Forward-looking framework policies
      • An Excellent Place to Live
      • Superb overall quality of life
      • A strong environmental record
      • A society rich in multiculturalism
    • 74. Do Your R&D in Canada - - It Pays Off!
      • Canada’s SR&ED Tax Credit Program is one of the most favorable tax treatments for R&D among the G-7
        • Canada provides a system of tax credits and accelerated tax deductions for a wide-variety of R&D expenditures.
      • SR&ED permits firms to significantly reduce R&D costs through direct investment or sub-contracting in Canada.
      A great program for the wireless industry!
    • 75. www.ic.gc.ca/ict www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca www.investincanada.com We have a great network of support