ICT West

ICT West is a flagship project of the Information Communications Technology Association of Manitoba (ICTAM). ICTAM is a not-for-profit, member-focused organization that represents the province's ICT sector by building connections between government, education and industry. The project coordinates the Western Canadian presence at three key international events: Web Summit, CES and Mobile World Congress. We do this by providing strategic guidance and tactical support to a delegation of innovative tech companies from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. ICT West is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada along with partners from each of the western provinces.
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ICT West shared Mobile World Congress's photo.Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 11:04am
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ICT West shared SUDSk's event.Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:58am
Mark your calendars for SUDs on Nov. 29. We're sponsoring and will be chatting about CES and Mobile World Congress. Can't wait to see you there.
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ICT WestFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 8:28am
Web Summit wrapped up last night and ICT West's Program Director, Kay Gardiner, wrote this piece about what we saw.
ICT West
ICT WestFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 8:28am
Web Summit wrapped up last night and ICT West's Program Director, Kay Gardiner, wrote this piece about what we saw.
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ICT WestMonday, October 30th, 2017 at 11:19am
Next week, we'll be in Lisbon for #WebSummit. Meet some of the Western Canadian companies that make up the ICT West delegation. http://www.techdirectorycanada.ca/web-summit/
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    Meet 13 of the most innovative companies at Mobile World Congress 2017

    Meet 13 of the most innovative companies at Mobile World Congress 2017

    When you want to stay in the know and keep your ear to the ground on the newest innovations within the mobile industry, you go to the Mobile World Congress (MWC). This year, the MWC took place in Barcelona and featured scores of industry leaders looking to promote what they do best and spread the word of their latest accomplishments. Meet 13 companies that made big waves this year at the MWC.

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    Vancouver Tech Podcast

    Episode 72: Dorfam Mirgharavi of Aequilibrium.ca

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    For anyone unfamiliar with Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona last week, picture the Disneyland of the mobile industry. Over 100,000 tech leaders from companies all around the world attend MWC, showcasing their innovative (and magical) creations.

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    CES 2017 Upgrades Its Mobile App Experience with Eventbase

    Eventbase Technology Inc., the leading app platform for premium events, is powering the indoor and outdoor wayfinding technology in the CES® 2017 mobile app using the largest deployment of proximity beacons at the show to date.

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    The minister of innovation, science and economic development was in Las Vegas to talk up Canada’s commitment to the technology business

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    For the last six months, Elvis Goren and his father Larry have been working feverishly on their newest device — a fitness and heart monitor compression sleeve.

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    Aivia Slaps a Touchscreen on a Slanted Wireless Speaker

    Hugh Behroozy is obsessed with symmetry — so much so that they wanted his company’s name is even symmetric.

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    Canada Shines at Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas

    This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is bigger than ever, with attendance expected to shatter last year’s record of 177,393 when it closes Sunday (January 8).

    Cleo the Pocket Drone

    Omar Eleryan and Simon Czarnota are two Calgary engineers who are debuting Cleo, their pocket drone, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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    LAS VEGAS – Traditional HDTVs aren’t the only things getting bigger and bigger.

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    LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada is a leading innovation nation that embraces innovative people, technologies and companies, and it offers a welcoming investment environment.

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    International Launch of Ora Innovative Personal Alert at CES

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    CES 2017 Audio Roundup: Planar Magnetic Headphones, Custom DACS, and Thundering Bass

    LAS VEGAS — As usual, CES 2017 brings together a panoply of technologies under many vast roofs. Audio gear has always been a huge part of the show, now celebrating its 50th year.

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    For the last six months, Elvis Goren and his father Larry have been working feverishly on their newest device — a fitness and heart monitor compression sleeve.

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    Quirklogic's Quilla is a Massive 42-inch E Ink Whiteboard

    The device automatically saves your doodles in the cloud.

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    Aivia, an all new Google Assistant-powered smart speaker will launch today (January 5, 2017) at Las Vegas CES expo. The Aivia wireless speaker is equipped with a built-in battery, touch screen panel, Android OS, wireless phone charging station and three speakers.

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    Most Innovative Drones at CES 2017: The Top 3 According to CES

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    Manitoba Firms Feature in Las Vegas

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    E-Ink and Quirk Logic Look to Replace Whiteboards with 42-inch Quilla Displays

    What would you do if you had an e-reader the size of a TV? Probably not read books. E-Ink and Quirk Logic think you’d write on it, and that’s what they hope you’ll do with the Quilla, a 42-inch display that works as both signage and a digital whiteboard.

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    ICTAM Joins the Canadian Digital Media Network


    ICTAM announced today that it has joined the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) as the only Manitoba organization in a cross-Canada network of digital media innovation hubs collaborating nationally to advance digital innovation.


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    Orpyx Announces Clinical Trial

    CT West’s Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. announced a clinical trial for Brigham and Women’s Hospital patients with cardiac and vascular disorders. The hospital is a teaching affiliate of Havard Medical School.

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    Winnipeg has become the headquarters for efforts to expand Western Canadian information technology companies around the world.

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    Marketing.AI Announces $2M Funding

    Marketing.AI Announces $2M Series A Funding to Continue Building the Most Flexible Content Marketing Software System Available and Support Its Customers Around the World, Delegate Marketing.ai news release from Dublin.

    Web Summit, Eh? Canadian Entrepreneurs Crash Dublin’s Tech Party

    Web Summit, Eh? Canadian Entrepreneurs Crash Dublin’s Tech Party, Betakit

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    A made-in-Alberta 3D film that’s designed to improve the quality of life for seniors is getting rave reviews. Global News Calgary.

    Radio Interview with Kathy Knight

    Talking to #Canadian @wc_ict Kathy Knight @websummitHQ #Dublin 97.9FM in #Ottawa, The Gaelic Hour ‏@thegaelichour

    RunGo Jumps Hurdles on the Startup Trail with New Pivot

    The RunGo app relaunched with a new design in the Apple store last week, as part of a pivot to win over a new market. The Vancouver-based tech venture has targeted the travel and tourism market… Betakit.