June 8, 2009 - CEO Dan Latendre to Present Network Sustainability Strategy at Canada 3.0 on Tuesday June 9
June 8, 2009 - (Kitchener, ON) - IGLOO Software ( www.igloosoftware.com) a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, is pleased to announce its role as technology partner and platform provider for the launch and development of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN).
"Our role is to facilitate the building and growth of this network, not only in Stratford and Kitchener, but across the region, throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada," said Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO. "The goal of this expansive network is to connect digital hubs focues on different areas of expertise, including digital media research, commercialization and innovations."
The first step in the development of this network is the Planning Phase. At Canada 3.0, Dan Latendre and Kevin Tuer (of the Canadian Digital Media Network) will be conducting an interactive session to:
- illustrate how crucial planning is to the success and sustainability of the network, and
- engage the audience to determine the needs of key stakeholders in the network.
During their session, Dan and Kevin will gather input and feedback from Canada 3.0 attendees in order to determine the goals, mission and objectives of CDMA. They will follow IGLOO's Best Practice Playbook Methodology to find answers to questions like "who are the network's key stakeholders?" and "how do we engage our audience?"
The working session, which takes place on Tuesday, June 9 from 2:40 - 3:30 pm, encourages questions, input and feedback. To participate online, we encourage you to visit: http://canada30.iglooevents.net/forums.
IGLOO develops online community and social networking software solutions for groups, teams and organizations of any size. Our solutions combine Web 2.0 technology with on-demand hosting, consulting, e-engagement and all of the community support services necessary for a sustainable and successful deployment. Organizations use IGLOO communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with members, customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). Fully integrated collaboration, content management and Web 2.0 social networking tools enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. IGLOO is funded by RBC Venture Partners. Jim Balsillie is Chair of the IGLOO board. For more information visit: www.igloosoftware.com.
About Canada 3.0
Canada 3.0: Defining Canada's Digital Future is a forum organized by the Canadian Digital Media Network and the University of Waterloo's Stratford Institute. The network was established earlier this year with $10.7 million in federal funding to link Canada's digital media clusters from coast to coast, creating a digital convergence corridor and enabling collaboration between researchers, implementers and entrepreneurs. UW's Stratford Institute is a think-tank, integrator and training institute devoted to collaboration between digital media, international commerce and culture. The Stratford Institute was established with a $10 million investment from the Government of Ontario and a $10 million investment from the City of Stratford. More information: http://canada30.uwaterloo.ca/
Canada 3.0 Community: http://canada30.iglooevents.net/