Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ontario's Digital Economy Conference

Muskoka Community Network is please to announce Ontario’s Digital Economy Conference which will take place in Huntsville, Ontario from October 1st to 3rd, 2008. The conference will be set against the beautiful backdrop of Muskoka’s Deerhurst Resort and Conference Centre, site of the prestigious G8 Summit in 2010.

The conference programme will focus on the transformation of Ontario’s economic, social and environmental future and will be viewed through three broad themes:

  • Ontario’s current position and that of other jurisdictions;

  • An examination of innovative applications, their use and potential impact;

  • A look at how Ontario can reap the benefits of technology in the knowledge economy and the best means of doing so.
This conference will showcase champions who have transformed their worlds through the power of technology, leadership and vision, and provide an inside look at the stunning advances in health related applications. As well participants will experience motivating real life e-business success stories and much, much more.

As keynote speaker, Mr. Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development and co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), New York City will provide an overview on how global communities are beginning to transform themselves into intelligent communities.

Dr. Ed Brown will talk about health care transformation and his vision for its future. Dr. Brown is the first Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN). In 1998 Dr. Brown founded NORTH Network that evolved from studying telehealth as a vehicle to alleviate barriers to accessing health care posed by distance and a shortage of health professionals in Northern Ontario.

Ontario’s Digital Economy Conference will be of particular interest to business and sector associations, community and economic development organizations, all levels of government and their agencies, academics, SME’s and ICT companies.

Don’t miss Ontario’s Digital Economy Conference. The dynamic programme and the Deerhurst venue will make it a memorable event.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Harper - "Potential for a Knowledge Based Economy"

The Prime Minister of Canada recently announced that the 2010 - G8 Economic Summit will be held in Huntsville, Ontario.

During his announcement he was quoted as saying "This is a diverse economy, notwithstanding that it is a rural economy....you have the potential for a knowledge-based economy,".

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