CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 Report: Evolving the Action Plan
By Andrea Wahbe on May 23, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News
From keynote addresses to over 20 breakout sessions, from hallway dialogue to spirited conversation with 70 partners and exhibitors displaying groundbreaking technologies, close to 2,000 delegates from across Canadian industry, government and academia gathered at CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 to accelerate the nation’s digital economy. Forming Team Canada 3.0, collaborative and passionate attendees sought to develop practical and achievable goals to move our country quickly toward our Moonshot goal, that “anyone can do anything online by 2017” – over the two days of the event, April 24th and 25th in Stratford, Ontario.
The CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 Report outlines clear, actionable recommendations to answer a national call-to-action across the key themes addressed at the conference:
• Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location;
• Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to support it;
• Mobilizing digital Content, from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realizing commercialization opportunities created through content development or management; and
• Access to Capital/Talent, from the digital skills and talent required to meet these rapidly evolving needs, to the access to financial capital and investments required for technology and business growth.
In addition, it includes a status report against last year’s top priorities. We encourage you to read the report and share with us your feedback via email and through our various social media channels.
But CDMN’s Canada 3.0 is about more than a forum that occurs two days every year. It’s about fostering essential dialogue about digital media in Canada, encouraging collaboration between industry, government and academia, tackling the tough issues that are keeping Canada from the top of the global digital economy. Dr. Kevin Tuer, Managing Director at the Canadian Digital Media Network told conference attendees “if Canada can be as good as we are on the world stage in hockey, there is no reason why we can’t be in digital media.”
We invite all Canadians to participate in evolving our action plan to ensure our nation’s success as a digital media tour de force. Now is the time for each of us to speak out and ensure that government stakeholders keep their promise to support Canada’s global leadership in digital media.
We will explore the opportunities and challenges presented in the CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 Report in more detail on our blog, via social media and in our newsletter in the months leading up to the 5th annual CDMN Canada 3.0 conference in 2013.
Are we on the right track? Share your feedback and insights. Join Talk.Canada 3.0 for the conversation and access additional resources including copies of keynote and breakout presentations from Canada’s premier digital media forum. Or, follow us on Twitter @Can3_0, and keep the conversation going using the hashtag #CDA30.