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Join us for an interactive discussion on an important and growing segment of the economy! 

On September 17th APEC released a new report Digital Technology Firms:Their Importance and Role in Atlantic Canada’s Economy  The report discusses how digital technology firms in Atlantic Canada are making a significant and growing contribution to the regional economy, but several factors are impeding its full potential.

On Wednesday October 2 at 10 am (AST), the report’s author, Patrick Brannon, APEC’s Director of Major Projects, will host a one-hour webinar highlighting the main findings.  Patrick will be joined by Cathy Simpson, CEO of TechImpact who commissioned the report.

Following the 40 minute presentation there will be a 15 minute Q&A session (via chat).

The webinar will answer key questions about digital firms in Atlantic Canada including:

  • How big is the digital industry and why is it so important?
  • Is there a labour shortage in the digital industry?
  • Is there enough financing support for firms to establish and grow?
  • What are the emerging digital specialties where Atlantic firms are creating innovative products?
  • What policies or strategies are most likely to facilitate their growth?

This is a FREE event  but registration is required – click here to register

A unique link that will allow you to join the webinar will be emailed to you.

Note: This webinar uses the Zoom platform. Participants can join from any computer, telephone, tablet or mobile device from any location. 


 

Patrick Brannon

Patrick is the Director of Major Projects for the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council and is the lead author of the report.  He has been active in economic and business analysis for over 20 years and overseas APEC’s annual capital investment forecast for Atlantic Canada and the associated events held in Atlantic Canada.

Patrick also plays a lead role in many of APEC’s other research projects and is a writer for APEC’s publications which gives him a strong understanding of the issues currently affecting the economy of Atlantic Canada.  He is a frequent speaker on the issues important to Atlantic Canada and is passionate about the continued success of the region.

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson is an Atlantic Canadian IT leader who has dedicated her career to building the region’s tech capacity. Most recently, she was the Vice President, People and Culture with T4G Limited one of the largest privately-held IT firms in the region with clients throughout North America.

Cathy is a leader in the movement to use technology and innovation to drive economic growth, create thriving communities and engage citizens. She champions this evolution as Chair of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.  Her current work is an extension of her role as one of the co-founders of PropelICT, Atlantic Canada’s original tech accelerator and she continues to mentor and advise start-up entrepreneurs in the region.  She also sits on the board of Enterprise Saint John.