Lunch with Leaders

Recent Lunches with Leaders:

CEO breakfast with Simon Gauthier, Deputy CIO for the Government of Canada

M. Gauthier discussed with the members how Governments at all levels are putting their services on-line and rethinking their approaches to service delivery. In 1999, the Government of Canada made a commitment to Canadians to provide its services on-line over the Internet by 2005 and to be known around the world as the government most connected to its citizens. There is still work to be done before hitting the committed target but the federal government is already looking beyond the Government Online initiative. The next step for the federal government is to undertake service transformation. What will be the role of information, knowledge and content management in a service transformation environment? How will content integration be enabled? What tools are developed today to insure tomorrow’s success?

The breakfast was held:

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Regency E Room
Holiday Inn on King Street
370 King Street West



Somewhere over the technology rainbow: solving future business problems
Monday, February 23, 2004, 11:45 – 1:30 PM

Knightsbridge Room of the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.
Senior e-Content Institute corporate members were invited to join Professor Eugene Fiume, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto to discuss trends in emerging hardware and software technologies including integration of digital media with web services, high performance and agent-based computing and data mining.

Held regularly, our “Lunch with Leader” series offers senior executives of Corporate members a chance to meet with thought leaders from the financial, technology, government and business communities. They provide an excellent opportunity to network with fellow CEOs and industry leaders and to discuss major issues affecting the Canadian e-content community.

The e-Content Institute also sponsors a series of Briefings for Corporate members. To learn more click here.

View our Event Calendar for a complete listing of Institute events.

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Upcoming Roundtables

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Recent Roundtables

An Insider’s View of Digital Rights Management in the Media Business
Keynote Speaker: Bill Rosenblatt
President, GiantSteps Media Technology

Monday March 24, 2003
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street, Toronto

Mr. Rosenblatt described how DRM is being applied in news media and entertainment businesses. As media goes digital, companies in the industry that do not understand all of the technical, legal and business implications of rights management and incorporate that understanding into their business plans, are likely to fall behind. The good news is that DRM technology promises new business models, new revenue, distribution channels, along with new relationships with business partners and customers.

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“The American Technology Market Today: Opportunities and Prospects”

Keynote Speaker: Ken Wasch,
President of the Washington-based Software and Information Industries Association (SIIA)

Wednesday, November 13th, 2002
12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m.
(Lunch followed by reception)
National Club
355 Bay Street, Toronto

Under Mr. Wasch’s leadership, the SIIA has become the most highly regarded industry association in America for information and software technologies. He has raised awareness among U.S. public and private sector opinion leaders about the size and impact of the industry and its penetration into everyday American life. Mr. Wasch’s discussion about trends and prospects will be of interest to all executives contemplating business in the American marketplace. The SIIA’s membership includes the elite of American technology companies.
This invitation-only event for CEOs of Institutional Member organizations included a special reception following lunch. Guests were invited to speak informally with Mr. Wasch following his presentation.

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