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TiE Ottawa - 75 Years of Ottawa Tech (Yes!), and What Might Lie Ahead
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 6 pm to 9 pm EST
Location: East India Company and Conference Centre
1993 Robertson Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 5B7
We are thrilled to invite you to the next TiE Ottawa event on Tuesday, June 27th.
We suspect it will surprise many to learn the technology industry in Ottawa can trace its origins back 75 years! The founding of Computing Devices Canada in 1948 predates that of Fairchild Semiconductor, the catalyst for the growth of Silicon Valley, by almost a decade (1957). In this presentation, our guest speaker will draw the long arc of Ottawa’s rise as a technology hub of global importance and offer a retrospective on key events and personalities that shaped its evolution. The talk will cover the three principal historical eras of tech in Ottawa and conclude with some thoughts on how Ottawa’s unique history can yield actionable insights about the future prospects for our city’s innovation ecosystem.
About the speaker:
Luc Lalande, Innovator-in-Residence, Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
Luc Lalande is an educator, mentor, innovation practitioner, and civic entrepreneur with extensive leadership experience in academic-industry-government sectors. As a university graduate in 1984, Luc noticed a job posting in the Ottawa Citizen describing a new and unique organization (the Ottawa-Carleton Research Institute) and was intrigued by the unfolding story of the region's growing tech sector ever since. Over the past five decades, he has observed the high and low points of the city's tech sector and has taken a particular interest in tracing the roots of our city's remarkable story in tech. In 2002, he was honored to receive the Des Cunningham (Ottawa tech pioneer) Award from OCRI for outstanding leadership in forging business-education partnerships.
Join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at the East India Company
6:00 - 7:00 Registration and Networking
7:00 - 7:30 Introduction and Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 Buffet Dinner and Networking
Member CDN$ 30.00
Student Member CDN$ 30.00
Non-Member CDN$ 40.00