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  • 1. GTA ICT Cluster
    Graham Bishop MRK625
  • 2. What is a Cluster?
    • Network of compatible businesses & industries
    • 3. Inter-related in a geographic area
    • 4. Interconnected by their markets, products, services, suppliers, etc.
    • 5. Economic development concept that builds trust & relationships, encourages & facilitates specialization & builds critical mass
    • 6. Provides competitive advantages by furthering innovation & creating synergy
  • Size of GTA`s ICT Cluster
    • Largest concentration of ICT facilities in Canada
    • 7. Third largest in North America
    • 8. Approx. 148,000 ICT employees & 3,300 firms in GTA
    • 9. Generates approx. $30 billion annually & exports $6 billion
  • GTA Major Players
  • 10. Support Structures
    • Colleges & Universities
    • 11. U of T
    • 12. Rottman
    • 13. Centennial
    • 14. Centres of Excellence
    • 15. MaRS Discovery District
    • 16. Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham
    • 17. Board of Trade
    • 18. Ontario Ministry of economic development
  • Future GTA ICT Events
    • IT360° Conference & Expo
    • 19. Cloud Computing Conference
    • 20. Open Telephony Conference
    April 7, 2010
    • Canadian Telecom Summit
    June 7 – 9, 2010
  • 21. GTA ICT Success
    Zerofootprint
    • Leading developer in green ICT prodcuts
    • 22. Founded 2005
    • 23. Zerofootprint software incorporated in 2008
    • 24. Velometrics one of hot technologies of 2010
  • Surrounding ICT Communities
  • 25. 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

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