CATA's mission is to move Canada to 1st place or an A grade in Innovation and Competitiveness. We do so under the rubric of the Competitive Innovation Nation Campaign with Core Planks and a Working Agenda for Advocacy Initiatives.

Opportunity to serve Canada on an international body: the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC): Contact CATA today!

January 19, 2017

Dear Community members, We were contacted today by Global Affairs Canada regarding an opportunity to serve Canada on an international body: the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).  Canada’s three ABAC members are appointed by the PM to bring the concerns of the Asia-Pacific business community to the attention of APEC and Leaders. One of Canada’s […]

Network of Influencers Convened to Accelerate the Growth of Canadian Women-Led Companies

Seven Founding Members Appointed to Springboard’s Canadian Advisory Council WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2017) – Springboard Enterprises (, a venture catalyst dedicated to promoting high growth potential companies led by women, announced the formation of the Springboard Canadian Advisory Council and its seven Founding Members. The Founding Members are connected influencers, investors, and innovators from […]

Benefits of Winning a CATA Innovation Leadership Award: Submit your Candidates today!

Dear Community Members CATA Innovation Leadership Award recipients gain broad Canadian and international recognition and significant market visibility for leading products, services and solutions, including exposing award-winning innovation to the media. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the annual CATA gala awards ceremony on May 17th in Ottawa, as part of promoting innovation […]

CATAAlliance Announces Nominations Now Open for the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in Advanced Technology

January 18, 2017

Nominate Today OTTAWA – CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, announced the opening of nominations for its long-standing award for Outstanding Product Achievement in advanced technology, named the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Outstanding Product Achievement Award in Advanced Technology. The Outstanding Product Achievement Award will be presented to a Canadian […]

Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa Award for Private Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology – Nominations Now Open!

January 17, 2017

Named after The University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, this Award is presented to an individual from the private sector in recognition of outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership which has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. The recipient must have demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills resulting in the creation […]

CANADA, prime target for cybercrime: CATA VP interviewed on CTV

January 14, 2017

CATA VP, Katherine Thompson was interviewed on CTV National (January 11th) as part of a report on how CANADA is a prime target for cybercrime and that our computer networks are dangerously unprepared for cyber attacks. Here is link to the report as a standalone video: Katherine also moderates an opt in CATA Special […]

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Nominations for 2017 CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards now open – Submit your candidates today!

Complete the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Nomination Form and submit to CATAAlliance by April 7, 2017
2 March 2018

Robotics, A.I. and Next Generation of ICT Sourcing Highlighted at New Toronto Conference

The conference will feature a series of panel discussions and presentations from some of the leading minds in North American enterprise ICT procurement, sourcing and vendor management.
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