The launch of a new co-branded website for i-CANADA -- www.icanada.nu -- symbolizes an alliance between Canada’s largest B2B technology network and the leading movement for the creation of an “Intelligent Nation”, say the principals of the two organizations involved.
i-CANADA and IT World Canada are working on programs devoted to:
Ø Crowdfunding, to tap the power of social media for start-up financing;
Ø Use of Open Data and Open Systems, to make community information available for development;
Ø Community Asset benchmarking and futures mapping, to lay out growth options;
Ø Alignment of community vision and tactics, to consolidate and energize community groups;
Ø Analytical and Infrastructure Development frameworks, to show where and how to build networks;
Ø New community high-tech solutions, to share ideas; and
Ø Mobile communications, especially for First Responders, to solve transportation issues.