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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