Countdown to GTEC: Canada's Leading Public Sector Tech Conference Prepares to Open a World of Innovation Opportunity

Join 125 Exhibitors on the GTEC Show Floor to Experience Technologies, Products and Possibilities

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- To harness the power of a digital economy, governments, industry and post-secondary institutions must adopt novel technologies, products and services that unlock greater productivity, performance and profitability.  Where can you explore innovations that create new opportunities for your organization?  GTEC 2016!

GTEC, Canada's internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, innovation and impact in Canada's public sector, today announces exhibitors that are unveiling new ICT products and services in advance of next week's event.  On November 2 and 3, 2016, over 125 exhibitors will pack the GTEC show floor, enabling participants to experience leading-edge technologies first-hand, and learn how they can be applied to achieve corporate objectives.

The GTEC Exhibition, Canada's largest showcase of technologies and services for advancing the business of technology in public and private enterprise, is an epicenter of activity at the annual flagship conference. Hosted in parallel with a robust program featuring more than 90 thought-provoking sessions, the exhibition will provide the opportunity for attendees to see innovation in action. It will enable thousands of GTEC attendees to meet industry leaders, engage in live demonstrations, and test drive new products and services on the exhibition floor.

"The 2016 GTEC Exhibition brings together a powerful mix of technology veterans, dynamic start-ups, and internationally recognized solution providers with the ability to help us advance Canada's digital economy," said Michele Lajeunesse, Executive Director of GTEC.  "For government leaders, the GTEC Exhibition provides a highly efficient way to engage innovators and firms directly, and experience solutions that can bolster public sector performance and productivity. For participating companies, it is an impactful platform that enables face-to-face exchanges with a critical mass of public sector decision makers, and helps to facilitate new relationships, market opportunities and business deals."

The following GTEC exhibitors are pleased to announce and showcase new and enhanced technology solutions, products and services. Please reference the accompanying GTEC backgrounder for additional details.

  • ACT inc.
  • Adobe
  • Algonquin College Corporate Training
  • AMX Canada
  • Atola Technology
  • AvePoint Canada
  • Bosch
  • Broad-Connect Telecom Inc.
  • The Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Casio Canada
  • CBCI Telecom
  • Core Migration
  • Cyphercor
  • Dell EMC
  • Eclipsys Solutions
  • Epson
  • eSignLive by VASCO
  • Extron Electronics


  • Facilité Informatique Canada
  • Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC
  • FICO
  • IBM
  • Infosys Public Services
  • Integra Data Systems
  • Javelin Technologies
  • Lexmark
  • Maplesoft Group
  • Mark Logic
  • MB Foster Associates Ltd.
  • Media Vision
  • Mercuri Conferencing
  • Micro Focus/SUSE
  • Nokia
  • Nureva Inc.
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Panasonic Canada
  • PwC
  • Randstad Technologies
  • SailPoint
  • Salesforce
  • SC Media Canada
  • Sharp's Audio Visual
  • Shure X
  • Simeio Solutions Canada
  • SourceHOV
  • Symantec + Blue Coat
  • Technologie Optic
  • TeraMach
  • Unit4
  • Varonis Systems, Inc.
  • WinMagic Inc.


In addition to ICT product and service announcements, key GTEC Exhibition highlights include the:

  • Government Centre of Excellence which enables participants to meet with public sector departments and agencies showcasing innovation while connecting with like-minded peers to share insights and best practices;
  • Security Zone which provides access to the latest technology solutions across the security spectrum, focusing on areas such as: network, cloud/virtualization, mobile, big data, digital/web security and more
  • Innovation Zone which creates opportunities to observe and connect with public and private sector organizations that are pushing the boundary of technology and service delivery;
  • Distinction Awards Hangout which allows participants to explore the best Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives across municipal, provincial and federal governments from GTEC's 2016 Honourees and Award winners; and
  • Expo Pass Education Sessions including sponsored education seminars and workshops that are free to all attendees.

The GTEC 2016 Conference and Exhibition takes place November 1-3, 2016 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

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About GTEC

GTEC is Canada's internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, innovation and impact in Canada's public sector.  Since 1993, GTEC has brought together more than 100,000 public and private sector innovators, leaders and enterprises to explore and drive leading-edge ICT initiatives, application and service delivery.  Building on targeted webinars, summits, and roundtables that stimulate dialogue throughout the year, GTEC's annual flagship Conference and Exhibition attracts more than 4,000 participants, and delivers:

  • Education and training opportunities that develop top ICT talent
  • A robust conference program with compelling keynote presentations and panels on current strategies, opportunities and trends
  • An extensive exhibition showcasing emerging technologies, innovations, and solutions that enhance productivity and performance
  • A wealth of collaboration, business development and networking opportunities
  • Distinction Awards that celebrate ICT excellence in Canada's public sector

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About UBM Tech

UBM Tech engages technology professionals live and online through its world-class brands, including Black Hat, InformationWeek, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Dark Reading, HDI, GTEC, Network Computing and Interop. We're dedicated to fostering real engagement by creating environments where the technology industry can make connections, share insights, and network effectively. UBM Tech is the only media company that delivers large-scale industry events, leading online brands and content marketing services serving the Enterprise IT, Information Security, Game Development, Enterprise Communications and Technical Services and Support communities. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to

Backgrounder: GTEC 2016 Exhibitor Announcements

ACT inc (Booth 1) ACT inc will showcase the new relationship between Cisco and Apple that creates a world of opportunity for stakeholders. Join us on November 2 at 1:30PM for a seminar, or drop by our booth to see how to best integrate your iOS devices with your Cisco corporate network!

Adobe (Booth 401): Adobe has been positioned again by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its "Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Analytics research report1 " for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.  Join Adobe at Booth 401 to learn about how the world's largest brands rely on Adobe Analytics to drive customer intelligence and deliver great digital experiences.

Algonquin College Corporate Training or ACCT (Booth 520): ACCT was recently awarded a Learning Services Supply Arrangement with Government of Canada that furthers ACCT's Learning for Performance™ approach to client engagement. During GTEC, ACCT will provide a preview of 'Transformational Leadership', a new professional development program for mid-level.  This program will officially launch in January 2017.

AMX Canada (Booth 107): AMX Canada is proud to showcase AMX by HARMAN solutions, the world leader in enterprise networked AV.  The company will highlight traditional and networked audio/video distribution and switching solutions, including the latest AMX SVSI Networked AV solution. This game-changing technology streams high resolution video using standard IP network infrastructure.

Atola Technology (Booth 601): Atola Technology will demonstrate its Insight Forensic Imager Version 4.6 with a new Scripting Engine. Insight Forensic quickly and automatically retrieves evidence from drives even if they are severely damaged or locked by an ATA Password.  Atola will also showcase the new battery pack for portable use and backup protection.

AvePoint Canada (Booth 219): AvePoint Canada helps more than 15,000 companies and five million Cloud users to accelerate migration, management and protection of cloud, hybrid or on-premises SharePoint and other collaboration systems' data.  AvePoint will promote its world-class solutions for data governance, regulatory compliance, and management from the simplest deployments to GCDOCS and beyond.

Bosch (Booth 511): Join Bosch to explore its revolutionary DICENTIS Conference System which integrates audio, video and meeting content with internet access in a single system. This innovation is based on the unique IP-based OMNEO media networking technology developed by Bosch.

Broad-Connect Telecom Inc. (Booth 120): Broad-Connect Telecom, a leading Alternative Telecom Service Provider in Canada, will showcase its Multi-Channel Cloud Contact Center Solutions, Cloud PBX, SIP Trunking and Enterprise Voice for Skype for Business at GTEC 2016.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum and SimWave (Booth 801): The Canada Science and Technology Museum and SimWave will showcase immersive, multi-sensory virtual reality at GTEC 2016! Time travel to the 1930s and feel the power of modern rail travel in the cab of the CN 6400 steam locomotive, an iconic Canadian innovation, at booth 801.

Casio Canada (Booth 618): Casio Canada will showcase Casio LampFree Projectors that utilize proven laser and LED hybrid light source technology to achieve up to 20,000 hours operating life at high brightness levels. The projectors offer benefits such as high reliability, low carbon footprint, continuous operation, installation flexibility all backed by an exceptional warranty.

CBCI Telecom (Booth 800): The Canadian leader in unified communications and collaboration technology, CBCI will promote services and solutions targeted to the public sector.  These span AV solutions, professional services, video managed solutions, and collaboration solutions.  The company will also feature and demonstrate the latest gear from partners such as Crestron, Samsung, and Cisco.

Core Migration (Booth 607): Core Migration, a preeminent developer of business rules extraction and transformation software, will unveil the second version of its business rules management software. This solution accelerates the business rule extraction process, and features proven algorithms that allow you to focus on those business rules of greatest value.  

Cyphercor (Booth 706): Cyphercor unveils its new 'Desktop Push Authentication', the most advanced, out-of-band strongest authentication supporting Windows O/S. It will highlight LoginTC notification-based services that can reach any desktop, laptop or tablet running Windows 7, 8, and 10, making your PC a true possession factor to access remotely your VPN or Web applications.

Dell EMC (Booth 615) Dell EMC will promote solutions that enable organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data centre using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.  

Eclipsys Solutions Inc. (Booth 407): Oracle North America joins Eclipsys as a GTEC co-sponsor and exhibition partner to showcase all things 'Public Sector Cloud' at this cloud-themed booth. Oracle's own Ken Currie will also present Canada's Move to the Cloud: Use Cases and Best Practices on Wed. Nov. 2 at 2:45PM as part of GTEC's Security, Privacy and Trust track.

Epson (Booth 519): Epson is pleased to introduces its new 3LCD LASER Projection Technology at GTEC. The Pro L Series projectors feature a lamp-free laser light source and unrivaled quality and reliability. Epson invites all GTEC participants to see the new premium large-venue laser projectors with virtually maintenance-free operation at booth 519.

eSignLive by VASCO (Booth 115): Going digital – removing paper from operational processes – is an important strategy towards improving costs, accountability, and productivity. VASCO will showcase eSignLive and best practices that help strike the right balance between customer experience and security when implementing e-signatures for internal to citizen facing processes.

Extron Electronics (Booth 618): Extron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional AV system integration products, will showcase its AV system integration products at GTEC. These include: AV control systems, audio systems, fiber optic equipment, videowall processors, video signal processors, and AV streaming products for use in training facilities, videoconferencing rooms, and mission critical A/V applications.

Facilité Informatique Canada (Booth 609): A leader in IT solutions and services, Facilité joins GTEC to showcase proven solutions in the domains of agile development, cybersecurity and identity access management, and demonstrate how these capabilities can support critical public sector projects. Facilité also provides top-notch resource augmentation in across the IT/IM/business services spectrum.

Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC(Booth 206): The Government of Canada recently selected Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC to secure its Information Technology infrastructure.  During GTEC, Fortinet will discuss how it will deploy high performance, scalable network security solutions across more than 100 government departments and agencies. 

IBM (Booth 425): IBM will showcase 'cognitive' solutions for government powered by IBM Watson, technology that can understand, reason and learn through the use of data and human interaction. Drop by for presentations on building and deploying Watson-enabled cognitive systems through Bluemix, IBM's open standards Cloud application development platform, and other valuable solutions.

Infosys Public Services (Booth 806): Infosys Public Services, a leader in IT consulting, will showcase solutions that help the government deliver better programs and value to stakeholders. These include case management, ITSM, application modernization including COTS ERP implementations, as well as the Panaya ERP CloudQuality Analytics Suite for SAP and Oracle changes and S/4HANA migration.

INSA CORP (Booth 208): A boutique firm that analyzes, recommends and provides security solutions to clients of all sizes, INSA will promote new technologies it is bringing to Canada. These include Fortinet, Fusion-io and Blue Arc. As one of Canada's largest Fortinet resellers, INSA has deep expertise in architecting and deploying Fortinet appliances.

Integra Data Systems (Booth 624):  Integra will promote and discuss its custom designed networking solutions for security, wireless, data switching, secure document control and more.  Integra's consistent focus on establishing the right network design and integration to create a hassle-free network underpins more than 20 successful years working with government.

Javelin Technologies (Booth 610): Javelin Technologies, a leading provider of 3D technology solutions, will feature the latest advances in 3D Printing technology and industry leading 3D mechanical design applications. These include new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017, and Resilient Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Javelin is the Canadian partner for Institute of Configuration Management (ICM)®.

Lexmark (Booth 702): Lexmark will host live demonstrations of its paperless office of the future at GTEC. Recognized by Gartner, IDC & BLI as best in class in print, MPS and Content Services for fifth consecutive year; Lexmark has been shortlisted by Shared Services Canada for its WTD Managed Print Services initiative.

Maplesoft Group-FICO (Booth 106): Maplesoft and FICO will promote their new partnership and combined offering that brings analytics to the Government of Canada. The Maplesoft-FICO partnership brings together Maplesoft's consulting services and solutions capabilities with FICO's suite of analytics software to provide end to end solutions for government.

Mark Logic (Booth 320): Mark Logic introduces its game-changing data integration and discovery platform to the local market at GTEC!  The company will showcase how other governments are reimagining their data and using Mark Logic as the operational, enterprise hub to deliver their most important applications.

MB Foster Associates Ltd. (Booth 310): MB Foster releases UDACentral, its new data migration software with new features such as encrypted data in-flight and off-line migrations, at GTEC.  The company is also pleased to announce an effective public service procurement avenue through an extension of the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to July 2017.

Media Vision (Booth 102): Media Vision will present a new multichannel video capture, recording and streaming solution with multiple audio tracks, a step forward for AV/IT enterprise managers in facilities hosting multilingual meetings. Branded Attend Sixteen, this solution can provide up to 16 channels of digital audio on one high-resolution broadcast stream using Dante.

Mercuri Conferencing (Booth 102): Mercuri Conferencing will showcase the StarLeaf video calling and conferencing solution, and its new 5140 S4B Huddle Room System. Together, the company will demonstrate how it has solved the Skype for Business meeting room challenge, and enabled seamless direct video calling across all environments.

Micro Focus | SUSE (Booth 623): Micro Focus, a global software company enabling faster innovation with lower risk, will promote how it helps customers build, operate and secure IT systems to bridge existing applications with emerging technologies to meet complex business demands. It will also profile SUSE® solutions that deliver smarter Linux and cloud innovation.

NIKSUN (Booth 210): NIKSUN will showcase NIKSUN NikOS Everest, its highly anticipated and revolutionary intelligence-driven data analytics platform, at GTEC. The NIKSUN NikOS Everest release brings together the highly flexible visualization, analytics, reporting, deep-dive forensics, and now highly advanced automation, propelling expert analytics to an entirely new level.

Nokia (Booth 111): Nokia will promote the Compact, and Ultra Compact, LTE Network In a Box technology for portable and fixed private LTE networks and public safety applications. It will also showcase Nokia's Virtualized Network Services, exciting new Cloud technology that extends the reach of Software Defined Networking (SDN) from the data center to the branch office.

Nureva Inc. (Booth 529): Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, will exhibit for the first time at GTEC 2016 to showcase its Span™ visual collaboration system.  This solution combines one or multiple panoramic projectors with cloud-based software, creating an expansive digital canvas where teams can better generate ideas and solve complex problems.

Palo Alto Networks (Booth 217): Palo Alto Networks, a next-generation security company that helps tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches, will showcase its deep cybersecurity expertise and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform at GTEC.  These capabilities enable customers to pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility.

Panasonic Canada (Booth 117): Panasonic will showcase its latest Toughbook PC notebooks and Toughpad tablets, all of which are engineered to withstand drops, spills, and dust, and perform in the harshest environments. Rugged reliability and low cost of ownership are a few reasons why Toughbook and Toughpad keep winning over the world's toughest users.

PwC (Booth 301): PwC will showcase how the public sector can embrace digital innovation to deliver a seamless citizen experience by exploring the art of the possible. Drop by to access PwC's knowledgeable professionals and participate in a virtual reality experience that demonstrates how you can take advantage of digital and technological disruptors.

Randstad Technologies (Booth 712): Randstad Technologies provides custom, scalable IT resource management solutions to government. This includes locating, proposing, managing and retaining the most qualified IT professionals for contract positions across most technologies, levels, languages and platforms. During GTEC, the company will showcase its approach and track record in placing technology professionals in the Canadian government.

SailPoint (Booth 216): SailPoint the undisputed leader in identity governance, will promote its new brand strategy: The Power of Identity™. With the Power of Identity, enterprises can advance their businesses confidently and securely, entering new markets, forging new partnerships, embracing new technology, all powered by the world's most reliable, secure identity platform.

Salesforce (Booth 201): As 21st century governments aim to consistently improve service delivery and create an experience that encourages participation and the development of stronger relationships, Salesforce will showcase how its innovative cloud platform addresses these objectives.  GTEC participants will learn about new compliance certifications, technological accessibility and the holistic ecosystem established by Salesforce.

SC Media Canada (Booth 614) SC Media Canada will showcase new LED panels from Absen and new Harman audio solutions.

Sharp's Audio Visual (Booth 603): Sharp's Audio Visual, Canada's leading Microsoft Surface Hub integrator, will provide live workflow demonstrations using this exceptional new tool to GTEC participants. In addition, Sharp's will demonstrate its SMART Kapp IQ (Pro) advanced white boarding and collaboration solution.

Shure X (Booth 116): Shure will showcase the Microflex® Advance™ Ceiling & Table Array Microphones, its latest innovation in AV conferencing. This series provides AV/IT professionals within the public sector with a way to integrate high quality audio into their premium meeting spaces without compromising room aesthetics for audio quality.

Simeio Solutions Canada Inc. (Booth 620): Simeio Solutions Canada joins GTEC to promote its full range of specialized suite of Identify and Access Management (IAM) services.  These range from strategy development to the design and implementation of IAM services, managed services (remote and onsite), business-ready IAM cloud, and professional services.

SourceHOV (Booth 708): SourceHOV will demonstrate its Enterprise Information Management solution which enables organizations to ingest, extract, and store key data from multiple channels. Ingestion starts with the high-speed IntelliScan® XDS scanner, followed by a host of data aggregation, classification, summarization tools and workflow to empower an organization with actionable intelligence.

Symantec + Blue Coat (Booth 211): Symantec + Blue Coat is now the largest global leader in cyber security in the world.  The company will promote its comprehensive offering at GTEC, highlighting how it operates the world's largest cyber intelligence networks, sees the most threats, and protects companies, governments and individuals from next generation attacks wherever the data lives.

Technologie Optic (Booth 225): Technologie Optic manufactures certified compatible optical transceivers made in the United States, and fiber optic patch cord cables made in Quebec, Canada. During GTEC, the company will showcase its novel products, and promote its unique approach to manufacturing which enable a strict control on quality, fast delivery and efficient after-sales customer support.

TELUS (Booth 207): TELUS, Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, will showcase its wide range of communications products and services. These capabilities span wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, security, television, entertainment, video, and healthcare IT.  

TeraMach, A Pivot Company (Booth 611): TeraMach, a Pivot Company, will discuss its recent acquisition by Pivot Technology Solutions, and promote how the combined capabilities and solutions to be delivered by these companies will add value to the public sector.

Unit4 (Booth 620): Unit 4 is proudly showcasing Unit4 Business World On!, a new flexible, scalable ERP system that is seeing continued momentum across the Canadian public sector. New customers include the Library of Parliament, Ville de Gatineau, Ville de Lévis, City of St. Catharines and the District of Squamish.

Varonis Systems, Inc. (Booth 223): Recognized by Gartner as a representative vendor in its 2016 Market Guide for File Analysis Software, Varonis Systems will promote this solution at GTEC.

WinMagic Inc. (Booth 214): WinMagic Inc. will showcase its new SecureDoc on Top for BitLocker, an intelligent key management and encryption solution that enhances Microsoft's BitLocker capabilities. This solution adds next level functionality to BitLocker's native encryption feature, and simplifies the deployment, authentication, compliance and recovery processes for IT administrators and end-users.


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