TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Later today Ontario Finance
Minister Charles Sousa will announce details of the Wynne government's
first provincial budget, and residents of Ontario will learn how the
province plans to encourage economic growth. Of key importance will be
measures taken to support Ontario's digital economy, and the
commercialization of digital media defined as information and
communications technology (ICT) and mobile innovations. According to data from the Canadian Digital Media Network, the digital economy creates high-paying jobs that would help Ontario
reduce its stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Dr. Kevin Tuer, Managing Director of the Canadian Digital Media Network, is available to comment on why the digital economy must play a central
role in rehabilitating Ontario's sluggish economy, and how we can reach
the CDMN's moonshot goal - that anyone can do anything online in Canada by 2017. Specifically Dr. Tuer can provide insight on how the budget addresses
supporting key performance indicators to stoke digital economic growth:
Access to capital: How financial capital and investment in technology spur business
Access to talent: The digital skills Canadians need to meet the rapidly evolving needs of
Connectivity: Why basic connectivity for all citizens plays such a vital role,
regardless of financial status or geographic location.
Content: Ensuring Canadian content is accessible in the mobile age, realizing
commercialization opportunities created through content development and management.
Productivity: Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media
technologies and the infrastructure to deliver digital media can mean
the difference between profitability and stunted business growth.
CDMN's moonshot goal is a central theme to its annual CDMN Canada 3.0 conference being held on May 14 and 15, 2013 at the Metro Toronto
About the Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of
Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR), is dedicated to
establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile)
by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between
entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and
intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more
digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and
wealth in Canada.
Together, the Network provides access to the knowledge, connections,
services and support that digital media companies need to successfully
innovate and market themselves at home and abroad. Major initiatives
include an exclusive online national collaboration platform; an online
Research Portal that provides one-stop access to important information
about key digital media issues; the CDMN Soft-Landing Program to drive
Canadian success globally; National Tour events enable companies to go
global; and CDMN Canada 3.0, Canada's only national digital media
conference focused on the commercialization of innovation. Learn more
at www.cdmn.ca or follow @CDMN on Twitter, join the Canadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn, and like the Canadian Digital Media Network Page on Facebook.
SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
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