The Mission is simple – to accelerate Canada’s digital economy. Encouraging job creation, global competitiveness and a focused approach by linking Canada’s leading digital media centres with industry, government and academia.Connect/Collaborate with companies /orgsPromote node capabilities and Canada’s Digital Media industryAggregate & disseminate informationProvide input and advice to grow Canadian industry.
Another member of the CDMN is The Communitech Hub. Based in Kitchener, “The Hub” will be onstream in Spring 2010 and will leverage the 600+ technology based companies plus 3 colleges and universities to accelerate the commercialization of start-ups and new technologies.
It’s all about commercialization – providing opportunities for partnering
Visionary in the content spaceTaking a leadership role
Multimedia display systemsVR
Mobile smart phones
The inaugural event had 1,500 attendees in 2009Grew to 2,000 in 20102000 Canadians – entrepreneurs, government officials, academics, students, members of the general public, creators, service providers, international business leaders
Each year, program streams are created to maximize relevance and offer the greatest opportunity for interaction
The real issues are not technological but cultural as we seek to transform our institutions, our habits and our workplaces. In the process we must respect and carry forward the values that define Canada.
Digital Economy Consultation
Canadian Digital Media Network overview 2010
Canadian Leadership in Digital Media<br />December 2010<br />
CDMN Mission<br />To accelerate Canada's digital economy...<br />by connecting, collaborating and commercializing with industry, government and academia.<br />www.educatednation.com/category/digital-learning/<br />
Digital Media: any information created or shared virtually<br />
Member Benefits<br />Connect/Collaborate with companies /orgs<br />Promote node capabilities and Canada’s Digital Media industry<br />Aggregate & disseminate information<br />Provide input and advice to grow Canadian industry.<br />COMMERCIALIZE<br />
more than the digital economy: <br />it is now about a digital society<br />This is transformative technology. <br />It is not some passing fad. <br />And, we are still in early days.<br />The issues can no longer be left to technological experts and specialists: <br />digital now underlies how we create, communicate and store information in all media<br />
2010 Consensus<br />widely shared perception that Canada is falling behind globally<br />To succeed, an unprecedented level of collaboration is essential across all sectors of society<br />The focus has shifted from the digital tool makers to the digital tool users.<br />The emerging foundation of the digital era is not digital media (the technology) but rather connectivity (the social and cultural outcome of the new technology). <br />Canada faces formidable international competition <br />rise to the challenges of a fast-changing, intense global environment. <br />Canada does not have the luxury of time <br />in developing comprehensive, collaborative and integrated approaches to education and training, business development, infrastructure provision and policy-making.<br />