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April 12, 2006
Media Advisory - Launch of Information Communication Technology strategy for Toronto
Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry leaders and stakeholders will announce the release of a strategy that is the cornerstone of a renewed, energetic movement to bolster the ICT cluster locally and internationally.

The ICT Toronto Strategy is a cluster development strategy designed to improve the long-term competitiveness of the Toronto region ICT sector so that it continues to be a leading source of employment and wealth creation, as well as a tool to grow and promote the capabilities and potential of this sector in the global marketplace. Funded jointly by the three orders of government, and endorsed by Toronto City Council, the strategy is the outcome of a year-long process with extensive consultation with key industry stakeholders.

Who: Mayor David Miller and City Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby, Chair, Economic Development and Parks Committee
Opening remarks

David Ticoll, CEO, Convergent Strategies and Research Fellow Knowledge Media Design Institute, U of T
Topic: The ICT industry in the Global Context: Are we awake?

Ron Freedman, Principal, The Impact Group
Topic: ICT Toronto: An Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Cluster Development Strategy for the Toronto Region

Frank Maw, Alexander Consultants (former President of Motorola and Board of Trade Board Member).
Topic: Significance of the ICT Toronto Strategy

What: Launch of the new ICT strategy for the Toronto region

When: Wednesday, April 19
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., official remarks at 6 p.m.

Where: MaRS Building, 101 College St.

Media contact:

Rob Berry
Sector and Strategic Partnership
Toronto Economic Development



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