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High-tech leaders see Canada at forefront of digital economy

Canada is poised to be a global leader in the digital economy based on a legacy of high-tech innovation, say compan...


May 13, 2009  


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Canada is poised to be a global leader in the digital economy based on a legacy of high-tech innovation, say company executives participating in the upcoming Canada 3.0 forum.

      

Open Text with its partners at the University of Waterloo Stratford Institute and the Canadian Digital Media Network are staging the Canada 3.0 digital media forum www.canada30.ca in Stratford June 8 and 9.

 

The new Canadian Digital Media Network is designed to create momentum in Canada’s digital economy through business innovation and partnership with research communities – an investment that organizers say will lead to more jobs and opportunities in digital media.

 

“The playing field is wide open for Canada to become a global leader in digital media tools that enable applications from remote medical imaging to simulated learning and training environments. These tools will help drive the transition from traditional broadcast technologies to more immersive, interactive and mobile platforms,” said Gerry Remers, president and CEO of Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.

 

The digital media sector globally is one of the fastest-growing industries in the knowledge economy, with a projected valuation of US$2.2 trillion over the next five years.