Thursday, August 26, 2010

Technology Associations in Newfoundland

After covering various software development studios in Newfoundland, I'd like to end this series of posts with the different technology associations here on the island.
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries:

"NATI works to enhance and improve the advanced technology business climate in Newfoundland and Labrador by delivering programs and services that are of value to our membership, providing advocacy on behalf of the sector to ensure a competitive business climate in which to succeed, and deliver positive results to the bottom line of our growing membership.  We will always investigate how we can effectively and efficiently deliver the right services, at the right time, and in collaboration with the right partners."

Strategically, NATI works to provide:

  • Advocate for a favorable business environment in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Support research and development, and commercialization of products and services;
  • Facilitate a culture of innovation and export in our growing advanced technology sectors; 
  • Encourage youth to consider science and technology as part of their education and career; and 
  • Influence the process of accessing financial capital to continue to grow our knowledge-based economy.
IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador:

Our local branch of the IEEE - the worlds largest professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE NL page contains notices on events and other issues to IEEE members in the province.

CIPS Newfoundland and Labrador:

"We are the association of IT Professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through local programs, our standards of practice and national and international certification, we provide the professional product the IT professional needs to stand out in our industry. "

This group is relatively new in the province, so I haven't had much interaction with them.

High Technology Crime Investigation Association - Atlantic Canada Chapter:

"The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and effect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership. As a not-for-profit organization, the Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA strives to educate the public on the safe use of technology in their everyday life. The Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA holds at least one regional security and privacy seminar annually which is open to the public. These education seminars are "vendor neutral", where the technology or issue is discussed rather than specific product lines or services. There are currently 38 HTCIA Chapters around the world with 5 in Canada. "

As noted earlier on this blog, ATL-HTCIA will be hosting a conference this October in St John's. For anyone interested in security it should be a great event. 


I've included this group in the association listings as they represent some of the cutting edge research occurring on the island.

"The Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet) is a pan-Atlantic network of world-class, High Performance Computing (HPC) Clusters.  ACEnets resources allow researchers in the Atlantic Provinces to be at the forefront of innovation, and to push their work to new heights through collaboration opportunities, instant access to data and ultra high speed computing.
ACEnet Currently operates as a partnership between ten Atlantic Canadian Universities: Dalhousie University, Memorial University, St. Francis Xavier University, Saint Mary’s University, University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, Acadia University, University of Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton University."

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