WIP On Connections For Canada Breakfast At Mwc09

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Prsenation on the importance of Connections in the mobile ecosystem I gave at the Canadian Breakfast at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona Feb 09

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  • WIP On Connections For Canada Breakfast At Mwc09

    1. 1. Caroline Lewko, CEO, WIP [email_address] www.wipconnector.com www.wipwiki.com www.wipjam.com “ Connect with Canada” 9:35 – 9:50   Making the link with international partners
    2. 2. SO
    3. 3. WHY
    4. 4. Are we here?
    5. 6. Its about making money
    6. 7. Growing our businesses and making LOTS of money
    7. 8. BUT
    8. 9. No man
    9. 10. woman
    10. 11. Or child
    11. 12. Can work on an island
    12. 13. Or in a bubble
    13. 14. Because
    14. 15. ECOSYSTEM We live and work in an
    15. 16. For some it looks like this
    16. 17. In mobility it looks like this
    17. 18. Mobile Developer Ecosystem Copyright WIP We’ve tried to simplify it to look like this
    18. 19. And sometimes is feels like this….
    19. 20. SO What this means is
    20. 21. lessons We need to heed the lessons we learned
    21. 22. In kindergarten
    22. 23. Play nice
    23. 24. cooperate
    24. 25. Wash your hands
    25. 26. Golden rule And follow the golden rule
    26. 27. And for big kids to be successful and really rock this means
    27. 28. Partnerships
    28. 29. Connections
    29. 30. 6 Here are six key lessons for connections
    30. 31. 1. SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS – like associations, trade orgs, tech/standards bodies.
    31. 32. 2. Industry Leaders
    32. 33. Developer Programs
    33. 34. 3. Source of information
    34. 35. 4. Visibility and event opportunities
    35. 37. 5. Key resources/tools
    36. 38. 6. Peer networks
    37. 39. It’s a tough world out there
    38. 40. SO
    39. 41. What does this have to do with Canada?
    40. 42. Canada not just about snow
    41. 43. Or rocks
    42. 44. Or trees
    43. 45. Canadian There’s actually some pretty smart people with big brains
    44. 46. That make some pretty cool stuff you might have heard of
    45. 47. Some canadians make cool stuff in other places
    46. 48. Hall 2 Stand 2.1C58 Others you can meet here during MWC
    47. 49. Connections And we happen to be really good at being connected
    48. 50. It might be because we are such a large country where we have to travel far just to see each other
    49. 51. And a big brother right next door..
    50. 52. We have supporting organizations
    51. 53. We work well with our industry leaders RIM Sierra Wireless Telus Bell Rogers
    52. 54. We have a great network of support
    53. 55. A great program called SR&ED SR&ED
    54. 56. And IRAP
    55. 57. And some great people who we like a lot!
    56. 58. SO
    57. 59. As you go about your week here
    58. 60. lessons Remember the lessons we learned
    59. 61. They hold true for anyone, no matter where you are from
    60. 62. To help us reach our goals
    61. 63. And post goals
    62. 64. And now a shameless plug for WIP
    63. 65. Missed opportunities X
    64. 66. WIP’s about connecting developers to information, resources and people ‘ the connector’
    65. 67. Day for Developers Thursday, Feb 19 10:30am – 4:30pm Hall 2, Room/Sala D www.wipjam.com
    66. 68. Go to Market Services Arv Singh [email_address]
    67. 69. www.wipwiki.com
    68. 70. Have a great show - Jam On!
    69. 71. Presented by: Caroline Lewko, CEO Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) www.wipconnector.com   Connecting Mobile Developers to information, resources and people. www.wipjam.com   Next World Tour Stops - Barcelona, Thursday, Feb. 19 during MWC - Las Vegas, Thursday, April 2 during CTIA www.wipwiki.com   The best resource site for mobile developers
    70. 73. Canada – A Strategic Choice Canada’s relative cost advantages provide a first-rate business environment. Canada offers: <ul><li>Easy Access to Markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography and NAFTA provide easy access to the world’s most prosperous market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Cost-Competitive Business Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive tax system (particularly for R&D) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An Energetic and Welcoming Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease in establishing a new business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world’s best-educated workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong technological environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward-looking framework policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An Excellent Place to Live </li></ul><ul><li>Superb overall quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>A strong environmental record </li></ul><ul><li>A society rich in multiculturalism </li></ul>
    71. 74. Do Your R&D in Canada - - It Pays Off! <ul><li>Canada’s SR&ED Tax Credit Program is one of the most favorable tax treatments for R&D among the G-7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada provides a system of tax credits and accelerated tax deductions for a wide-variety of R&D expenditures. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SR&ED permits firms to significantly reduce R&D costs through direct investment or sub-contracting in Canada. </li></ul>A great program for the wireless industry!
    72. 75. www.ic.gc.ca/ict www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca www.investincanada.com We have a great network of support

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