TORONTO and CALGARY, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, TRTech and the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced that they will co-host the 6th annual Canada 3.0 conference to be held for the first time in Western
Canada at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on May 26th-28th, 2014.
Canada 3.0 has been an annual event since 2009. Started by CDMN, it is
now Canada's largest annual digital media conference. TRTech, a hub on
the CDMN, and CDMN are long-time partners working to assist early
stage, midsize and large digital media and Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) and mobile companies to commercialize
their products and services, for national and international markets.
The Canada 3.0 2014 conference will be themed Digital Innovation: Enabling the Energy Economy. It will bring together digital technology innovators and energy leaders
to address issues, activities and collaboration opportunities in two of
Western Canada's strongest industries.
Rob Tasker, President & CEO of TRTech and co-host for Canada 3.0 2014
says, "We're very pleased to co-host Canada 3.0 with our long-time
partner, CDMN. The resource sector is the largest contributor to the
Western and Canadian economies; our focus for 2014 is to strengthen the
cooperation between the energy, environmental and ICT sectors to
increase development, adoption and export of innovation."
Kevin Tuer, Managing Director of CDMN and the co-host for Canada 3.0
2014 says, "We're excited to co-host Canada 3.0 with our Western Canada
partner, TRTech. This is a great opportunity for our more than 20
regional commercialization hubs across Canada to unite once again.
Through greater collaboration across Canada, we're able to move closer
to our goal of becoming a world leader in digital media."
The energy industry relies heavily on innovation, including ICT
solutions, to help address its sustainability needs related to
environmental monitoring and protection, increasing the industry's
productivity and filling the increasing need for skilled labour. Canada
3.0 2014 will explore these issues with presentations from keynote
speakers, a global forum with selected international partners, themed
workshops and a student program. Canada 3.0 will be an opportunity for
ICT and energy companies to exhibit and network during the event.
Canada 3.0 2014 is made possible through the support of our sponsors and
partners. Our launch sponsors are: AITF (www.albertatechfutures.ca), TECTERRA (www.tecterra.com), Cybera (www.cybera.ca and Wavefront www.wavefrontac.com).
The event program, speakers and registration information will be
announced in the coming months.
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, 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.
TRTech is an industry-driven, not-for-profit technology commercialization
company that fast tracks innovation to market by working with its 80
industry, government, and academic partners and clients to discover,
develop and commercialize technology. TRTech is the longest-
established such organization in Canada, having been established in
1986. TRTech's mandate is to grow the ICT industry in Western Canada
by supporting your success, while giving you full control over
Intellectual Property. Innovation activity focuses on five themes:
Intelligent Wireless, Interactive Video Services, Data Analytics,
eHealth, and ICT Security.
Facilities are located in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and
Winnipeg. TRTech's market-pull commercialization service offerings to
industry include: market requirements identification, technology
assessments, applied research, proof of concept,
prototyping/integration, and take to market services. TRTech provides
business with the talent, connections and savings to help deliver their
Information and Communication Technology innovations to market. Learn
more at www.trtech.ca or follow @TRTech on Twitter, join the TRTech Group on LinkedIn, and like the TRTech page @TRTech on Facebook.
To learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please
contact Don Kjosness at 403-281-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
For further information:
on Canada 3.0, media are invited to contact:
Jason Krell, PR Specialist at Mosaic; 403-862-7380; email@example.com
Karyn Szilagyi, Office Manager & Executive Assistant at TRTech; 403-338-6393;
Kieran Lawler at Media Profile; Direct: 416-342-1823; Cell: 416-303-0799;