Topics, action items to be shared with key stakeholders in industry,
government and academia - influence CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 digital media
WATERLOO REGION, ON and FREDERICTON, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Atlantic Canada is the site of the first stop in a Canadian Digital
Media Network (CDMN) national tour that will elicit input from digital
media influencers from coast-to-coast and seed ideas to spark
innovation and future employment for Canadians.
Findings from regional stops along the national tour route will be
compiled and shared with decision-makers in industry, government and
academia and will shape the agenda and best practices for the CDMN
Canada 3.0 2012 digital media forum.
"The tour is being undertaken to ensure that influencers right across
the country have a hand in identifying the challenges and solutions
we're tackling in the digital media sector," said Kevin Tuer, Managing
Director of the CDMN. "At the same time, we hope to give back
regionally by sharing ideas on how a digital media strategy can help
organizations innovate, increase job opportunities and benefit
Fredericton was chosen as the first stop November 3 because of the New
Brunswick Innovation Forum being held November 2-3 which attracts
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, researchers,
partners and investors. The Innovation Forum is hosted by the National
Research Council (NRC) which is the CDMN's partner for Atlantic Canada.
"Aligning the tour stop with the Innovation Forum in Fredericton worked
well to enable CDMN to consult with senior regional influencers and
decision-makers to examine digital media strategies for the Canadian
economy," said Tuer. Tuer is also a speaker at the forum, presenting on
the topic "How to take Canadian innovation international".
CDMN is the organization that orchestrates the Canada 3.0 digital media
forum annually, and which is responsible for creating a national
corridor of collaboration among organizations dedicated to furthering
digital media in Canada. More action, not just words was a theme
expressed at the 2011 forum, so the CDMN took up that challenge to help
fuel strategies that can impact the Canadian economy. Organizers say
the national tour will extend the reach of the CDMN Canada 3.0 digital
media forum and ensure it's a national agenda being addressed at next
Other stops on the CDMN Canada 3.0 National Tour will include Montreal,
Ontario (venue to be confirmed), Calgary, Vancouver and Yellowknife.
For further information, go to www.cdmn.ca.
About The Canadian Digital Media Network:
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) www.cdmn.ca is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in Digital Media
by enabling connections and collaboration of people across the country
- entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes and government - and
bringing more digital solutions to market. The CDMN comprises Canada's
largest concentration of business-driven digital media research,
technology development, and digital commercialization expertise; it
connects digital media expertise and capability from coast-to-coast,
creating a digital convergence corridor. Digital Media covers a broad
spectrum of technology and services, and includes any information
created and shared virtually.
SOURCE The Canadian Digital Media Network
For further information:
Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, CDMN, 905-866-2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org