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ITAC names new President and Chief Executive Officer

A visionary executive with a passion for leadership
Mississauga, ON (April 16, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), today announced that its National Board of Directors has appointed Angela Mondou as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

“The ITAC National Board of Directors is extremely impressed with Angela’s knowledge and ideas about the advancement of Canada’s ICT industry in Canada, as well as the increasing role ITAC plays in fostering a growing, innovative tech sector in Canada,” said national ITAC Board Chair Kevin Peesker, and president of Microsoft Canada. “She is a tech visionary with a proven track record of execution and we are pleased to have Angela help drive the Association forward, ensuring we remain the trusted, innovative leader that our members rely on to advocate for a more robust and innovative digital economy.”

Ms. Mondou is an accomplished, bilingual leader, with over 25+ years of global and Canadian experien..

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Strong emphasis on digital transformation of Ontario Government welcomed; concern regarding cuts that impact the development of tech talent

MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 12, 2019) – The 2019 Ontario Budget, the first of the Ford Government’s mandate announced earlier today, includes a strong message on becoming a leading digital government in Canada – welcome and necessary in today’s digital economy. To ensure that Ontario, and the Ontario Government, remains a leader and driver of Canada’s digital economy, it’s vital that today’s government leaders recognize that future success depends on technology-fueled innovation. We cannot afford cuts that will impact the draw of talent and tech firms, local and international. This is the perspective of Canada’s leading technology industry association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

Earlier today Minister Fedeli stated that the Ontario Government believes it is ‘time that the government held itself to the same customer service standards as private sector businesses’ – a point ITAC and its members highlighted through its 2019 Pre-Budget Submission to the Ford Gover..

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National ICT industry association receives $1.2M in funding through the Future Skills Centre to define digital competencies and develop new skills training program required to fill talent gap in Canada

Mississauga, ON (April 2, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce that, it has been, in partnership with Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, selected by Future Skills Centre to test a skills training program with new pathways into digital roles for graduates with non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) backgrounds, for internationally-educated professionals and for high-potential workers without traditional credentials. This project will be funded ($1.2 million over two years) through the Future Skills Centre.
“There is empirical evidence to suggest that innovative approaches are needed to better define the digital competencies needed to expand the pool of employees,” explains Denise Shortt, acting president and CEO, ITAC and Interim Member of the Future Skills Centre Advisory Board. “While there’s ongoing demand for computer scientists and engineers with deep technical skills, organizations are exploring new app..

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