GTA ICT Cluster<br />               Graham Bishop                                                  			 MRK625<br />
What is a Cluster?<br /><ul><li>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 ...
Provides competitive advantages by furthering innovation & creating synergy</li></li></ul><li>Size of GTA`s ICT Cluster<br...
Third largest in North America
Approx. 148,000 ICT employees & 3,300 firms in GTA
Generates approx. $30 billion annually & exports $6 billion</li></li></ul><li>GTA Major Players<br />
Support Structures<br /><ul><li>Colleges & Universities
U of T
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GTA ICT Cluster

  1. 1. GTA ICT Cluster<br /> Graham Bishop MRK625<br />
  2. 2. What is a Cluster?<br /><ul><li>Network of compatible businesses & industries
  3. 3. Inter-related in a geographic area
  4. 4. Interconnected by their markets, products, services, suppliers, etc.
  5. 5. Economic development concept that builds trust & relationships, encourages & facilitates specialization & builds critical mass
  6. 6. Provides competitive advantages by furthering innovation & creating synergy</li></li></ul><li>Size of GTA`s ICT Cluster<br /><ul><li>Largest concentration of ICT facilities in Canada
  7. 7. Third largest in North America
  8. 8. Approx. 148,000 ICT employees & 3,300 firms in GTA
  9. 9. Generates approx. $30 billion annually & exports $6 billion</li></li></ul><li>GTA Major Players<br />
  10. 10. Support Structures<br /><ul><li>Colleges & Universities
  11. 11. U of T
  12. 12. Rottman
  13. 13. Centennial
  14. 14. Centres of Excellence
  15. 15. MaRS Discovery District
  16. 16. Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham
  17. 17. Board of Trade
  18. 18. Ontario Ministry of economic development</li></li></ul><li>Future GTA ICT Events<br /><ul><li>IT360° Conference & Expo
  19. 19. Cloud Computing Conference
  20. 20. Open Telephony Conference</li></ul> April 7, 2010<br /><ul><li>Canadian Telecom Summit</li></ul> June 7 – 9, 2010<br />
  21. 21. GTA ICT Success<br />Zerofootprint<br /><ul><li>Leading developer in green ICT prodcuts
  22. 22. Founded 2005
  23. 23. Zerofootprint software incorporated in 2008
  24. 24. Velometrics one of hot technologies of 2010</li></li></ul><li>Surrounding ICT Communities<br />
  25. 25. Waterloo ICT News & Events<br />Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc<br /><ul><li>Developed iLane hands free email</li></ul>Support Structure<br /><ul><li>Watstart</li></ul>ICT Event<br /><ul><li>Enable U – hosted by Communitech</li></li></ul><li>Ottawa ICT News & Events<br />Spotwave Wireless <br /><ul><li>Launches Spotcell software</li></ul>Support Structure<br /><ul><li>OCRI – Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation</li></ul>ICT Anual Event<br /><ul><li>Ottawa Venture & Technology Summit</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />For more ICT cluster information<br />feel free to check out my blog: <br />www.grahamwbishop.wordpress.com<br />

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