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KEEPING YOU INFORMED – IMPACTING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

By 26 July 2015 No Comments

The past two months have seen the release of five research reports covering digital health in Canada, the Digital Economy Supply – Canada’s Post -Secondary Education System, Digital Economy Annual Review and Artificial Intelligence. The fifth release on Mobile Payments was part of an exciting new series called “Trend Focus”, which will be regular white papers to provide our readers with insights about evolving dimensions of the digital economy. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please contact us at lmi@ictc-ctic.ca.

The 2015 ICTC Annual General Meeting took place on June 26, 2015 in Ottawa.  “It is my pleasure once again to present the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and to provide a perspective on the way forward for our organization.” says ICTC President and CEO Namir Anani Click here to view ICTC’s 2014-2015 Annual Report.

ICTC President and CEO, Namir Anani has been invited as a keynote speaker of the 23rd IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC 2015) to be held from October 4 to 7, 2015 in Daejeon, South Korea

GET INVOLVED

  • Big Data Sub-Sector Study – ICTC has begun its national study on Big Data to understand Canada’s transition to an intelligence economy. With demand for real-time intelligence intensifying, the study will explore the economic impact of Big Data on businesses and the labour market. ICTC has contacted 60 companies and currently connecting with academic institutions.
  • Networking Event – August 20th 6-8pm! Interested in professional development? Want to learn more about becoming a coach? Attend this exclusive networking event to meet coaches, engage with industry leaders and expand your network. RSVP by email to a.frederick@ictc-ctic.ca.
  • The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and MediaSmarts, in partnership with Encounters Canada and Hive Toronto, are bringing together industry leaders, compelling speakers, and 200 secondary school students for a 2 day engagement on Cyber Citizenship and Cyber Security on October 22-23. If you’re interested in finding out more about this summit or in sponsorship, please visit our website.
  • Enrollment and registration is underway for August 2015 intakes for the bridging programs in Toronto! To learn more about our Bridging programs and to become a participant in the shortest ICT specific pathways to employment for newcomer ICT Professionals http://www.newcomersictcareers.ca/

RECENTLY RELEASED

  • Digital Health in CanadaExploratory Analysis of Canada’s Domestic Health ICT Sector. The purpose of this study is to provide a profile of Canada’s current domestic health ICT sector, understand its impact on the national economy as well as its future outlook. This study, albeit exploratory in nature, contributes new knowledge to Canada’s domestic health ICT sector. Funding provided by Canada Health Infoway.
  • Digital Economy SupplyCanada’s Post-Secondary Education Stream – To better understand the supply-side dynamics of skilled ICT talent, this study concentrates on: (a) the supply flow of talent from Canada’s post-secondary education system, and (b) labour market intelligence outlining the way forward to enable better decision making by the private sector, education system, policymakers, and all Canadians for a more productive, innovative, and globally competitive Canadian economy.
  • Artificial Intelligence Despite these huge strides in Artificial Intelligence, a key question remains with respect to Canada’s readiness to embrace the transformative nature of AI in an increasingly global and competitive environment. ICTC has conducted a research and published a white paper to understand the current ecosystem of AI in Canada and to raise awareness about the potential actions that can support its development and adoption. In addition, a blog piece explores the question “Are we ready for AI?” with a reference to recent debates and controversies.
  • Digital Economy Annual Review 2015 ICTC’s Digital Economy Annual Review 2015 explores broad trends of recent years as well as looking ahead to 2015 and beyond in Canada’s digital economy with respect to economic impact, labour market, technology adoption, and more. This report is beneficially read in the context of ICTC’s related recent research exploring long term labour market outlook, talent solutions, and the adoption of digital technology by Canadian enterprises of all sizes.
  • Mobile PaymentsICTC is closely monitoring ongoing developments in the mobile payments market and will release a mini-report exploring this increasingly competitive space. With Apple Pay expected to enter the Canadian market later this year, ICTC explores what this means for existing legislation and for retail banks.