Media Advisory and Invitation - Research Points Direction to Growth for Canadian Tech Sector

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to
attend a presentation in Toronto on the state of Canada's technology sector
and the prospects for growth. The session takes place Wednesday April 18th in
Toronto at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East from 8 AM to 11 AM.
    The Information Communications Technology Council (ICTC) sponsored the
reports and the event. Paul Swinwood, President of ICTC, is available for


    - Andrew Bisson, the Branham Group on key labour market issues including:
      skills in demand, employment levels by occupation, and the role of
      internationally educated professionals.
    - John O'Grady, Prism Economics and Analysis forecasts areas of growth in
      the sector in the next four years.
    - James B. Milway, Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity on why
      Canadian small and medium sized businesses are falling behind in their
      adoption of information technology and how productivity can be enhanced
      by adopting more substantive IT solutions.
    - Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University on the skill shortages hampering the
      IT sector and the competitive advantages of a diverse workforce.
    - David Ticoll, Convergent Strategies on one scenario for tech success in
      an era of globalized IT services.

    ICTC is a not-for-profit sector council, funded in part by the Government
of Canada's Sector Council Program. ICTC is a catalyst for change that will
provide labour market intelligence, life-long professional development and
quality education and training for the Canadian ICT industry, educators,
governments and the ICT workforce.

For further information:

For further information: Shaun Markey, (613) 728-9951,

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