Working with our membership, ITAC establishes and sets targets for where Canada's knowledge economy should be compared to key peer/competitor nations. Where we fall short, ITAC determines what we need to do to get there and ensure we do what is needed in areas such as: skills, capital, tax, science & technology, and collaboration.
ITAC believes Canadian businesses should be leaders in the use of ICT for competitive advantage, productivity and growth. Use of ICT by small and medium enterprises should increase towards that of our US counterparts. By partnering with other associations, as well as with Government, we work to ensure public policy supports these goals.
ITAC strives to ensure Federal, Ontario and other Canadian Governments are leaders in ICT use. ITAC positions itself as a trusted advisor to Government. We gather industry leaders and Government together and work to make it easier for our industry to sell to government.
ITAC believes the Canadian healthcare system should be a world-leading user of ICT to achieve superior patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness, as well as fostering development of a world-leading Canadian health ICT industry. ITAC works to correct chronic under-spend on ICT.
ITAC’s view is Canada’s laws should promote leadership in development and use of advanced technology. We want to ensure efficient and cost-effective measures to protect privacy and instill confidence in the e-economy.
ITAC believes that in order for Canada to continue to compete worldwide, we need to promote policies that will ensure a steady supply of talented men and women for our local ICT industry. We work with industry as well as with Federal, Provincial and local governments to establish initiatives to support this goal.
The ITAC Ingenious Awards Program is once again looking for excellence in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Canada. The program celebrates enterprises demonstrating measurable evidence of productivity improvement, efficiency gains, revenue growth, overall business transformation or other organizational outcomes through the use of technology. Organizations may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
The call for nominations starts today and ends on July 15, 2013.
The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), announced today the launch of the 2013 edition of its Ingenious Awards Program. Once again this program will look to celebrate exemplary ICT strategies that demonstrably improve the organizations (large, medium and small businesses as well as governments and not-for-profits) that that use them.
On June 1, 2013, federal government tenders (tender notices and bid solicitation documents), currently on MERX, will move to a Government of Canada Web site, Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. Read more about it here.
Karna Gupta was recently interviewed by Martin Cash of the Winnipeg Free Press. This interview (video and text) deals with some of the key challenges facing Canada's ICT sector including:
- Blackberry and the Canadian ICT sector
- International market development
If you are in the ICT industry or just interested in ICT, you should take the time to see this interview.