Deputy Mayor Roundtable hears from Toronto’s technology community
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The Future is BInary – Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Committee, co-chaired an innovation and technology roundtable today that received input and advice from Toronto technology industry professionals.
“Toronto has one of the largest technology sectors in North America and is the largest in Canada,” said Deputy Mayor Kelly. “This morning we heard from tech leaders in order to better understand how we can continue growing this diverse and important sector.”
The roundtable provided a forum for participants to share their experiences of operating a technology enterprise in Toronto. Participants also provided feedback on ways that City policy initiatives and organizational adjustments could enhance their business processes.
“The technology community is investing heavily in our city,” said Councillor Thompson. “Cisco is establishing a global innovation centre in Toronto, and three of the world’s biggest social networking sites have set up their headquarters here. We met here today to ensure that these investments deliver maximum benefits both for investors and for Toronto’s economy.”
The collective input from this roundtable will be compiled in a report by the Deputy Mayor and presented to the Economic Development Committee for consideration.
This roundtable is one in a series of Deputy Mayor Roundtables that are deepening the level of collaboration between the public and private sectors. Today’s roundtable will inform the City on how to strengthen support for the technology sector as indicated in the recommendations from the economic growth plan called Collaborating for Competitiveness: A Strategic Plan for Accelerating Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto.
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