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  • GTA ICT Cluster
    Graham Bishop MRK625
  • What is a Cluster?
    • Network of compatible businesses & industries
    • Inter-related in a geographic area
    • Interconnected by their markets, products, services, suppliers, etc.
    • Economic development concept that builds trust & relationships, encourages & facilitates specialization & builds critical mass
    • Provides competitive advantages by furthering innovation & creating synergy
  • Size of GTA`s ICT Cluster
    • Largest concentration of ICT facilities in Canada
    • Third largest in North America
    • Approx. 148,000 ICT employees & 3,300 firms in GTA
    • Generates approx. $30 billion annually & exports $6 billion
  • GTA Major Players
  • Support Structures
    • Colleges & Universities
    • U of T
    • Rottman
    • Centennial
    • Centres of Excellence
    • MaRS Discovery District
    • Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham
    • Board of Trade
    • Ontario Ministry of economic development
  • Future GTA ICT Events
    • IT360° Conference & Expo
    • Cloud Computing Conference
    • Open Telephony Conference
    April 7, 2010
    • Canadian Telecom Summit
    June 7 – 9, 2010
  • GTA ICT Success
    Zerofootprint
    • Leading developer in green ICT prodcuts
    • Founded 2005
    • Zerofootprint software incorporated in 2008
    • Velometrics one of hot technologies of 2010
  • Surrounding ICT Communities
  • Waterloo ICT News & Events
    Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc
    • Developed iLane hands free email
    Support Structure
    • Watstart
    ICT Event
    • Enable U – hosted by Communitech
  • Ottawa ICT News & Events
    Spotwave Wireless
    • Launches Spotcell software
    Support Structure
    • OCRI – Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation
    ICT Anual Event
    • Ottawa Venture & Technology Summit
  • Thank you
    For more ICT cluster information
    feel free to check out my blog:
    www.grahamwbishop.wordpress.com