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CEO Discussion with Doug Robertson


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CEO stream, August 3, 2011

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CEO Discussion with Doug Robertson

  1. 2. <ul><li>So What is Tech South East? </li></ul>Tech South East is a not-for-profit corporation providing industry leadership to align local technologies, assets and resources in and for our target sectors ... GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC COMMUNITY PRIVATE SECTOR
  2. 3. How our friends define us: <ul><li>“ Innovation Intermediary” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Bendis, President & CEO, Innovation America </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Cluster Development Initiative” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Christian Ketels, HBS Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Director – TCI Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Enabling Organization” </li></ul><ul><li>Iain Klugman, President & CEO, Communitech </li></ul>
  3. 4. Background – A Community Partnership <ul><li>Developed based on extensive research and analysis, and the input and advice of technology entrepreneurs and stakeholders throughout our region, and beyond, Tech South East is a not-for-profit community partnership focused on innovation-based economic development and the growth of South East New Brunswick’s technology clusters. </li></ul>MTPG partnership with the IC 2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin Oulu benchmarking mission and report
  4. 5. Tech South East’s Mission To accelerate the growth of innovation-based entrepreneurship and economic development in South Eastern New Brunswick. Simply stated, we want to grow south east New Brunswick’s reputation as a centre of excellence for technology and health sciences.
  5. 6. Our Vision ... <ul><li>A dynamic and growing technology industry driven by effective collaboration and cooperation between the business community, the academic and research community and the government sector. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Tech South East Team Sally Ng: Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator Barbara Ells: Manager of Programs and Member Relations Douglas Robertson: President and C.E.O
  7. 8. Office opened January 4, 2010
  8. 9. TSE Public Launch – June 9, 2010
  9. 10. 80+ Members & Partners in our Target Sectors <ul><li>Interactive Media and Applications Development Cluster… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital media: Gaming and animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Technologies/ E-Business/ E- Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Data Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Research (Universities, Colleges, NRC-IIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Life Sciences Cluster … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-Medical Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-Informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health research (ACRI, Hospitals, Universities, NRC-IIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre de formation médicale </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Challenges <ul><li>Confusion in the market </li></ul><ul><li>We are the first of our kind – education </li></ul><ul><li>Low market density </li></ul><ul><li>Membership growth </li></ul><ul><li>$$$$$$ and sponsorships </li></ul><ul><li>Getting it all done </li></ul>
  11. 12. Opportunities <ul><li>Leadership role, locally and provincially </li></ul><ul><ul><li>effective relations with public sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chairman who wants to have an impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>innovation framework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are still new  </li></ul>
  12. 13. Success stories – early wins <ul><li>Getting to our launch was big </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining traction </li></ul><ul><li>Good first eventing year </li></ul><ul><li>Membership renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Special events .... </li></ul>
  13. 14. Geoffrey Moore Chasm Workshop
  14. 15. Special Event Geoffrey Moore Luncheon
  15. 16. Other Recent Highlights <ul><li>Finalist – Community Engagement and Industry Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Canada 3.0 Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Moncton CyberSocial Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>TSE invited to be a founding partner in Start-up Canada </li></ul>
  16. 17. Coming Attractions!