April/May 2017 - Bell MTS will bring $1B in LTE, fibre innovations to Manitoba

This February, BCE Inc. received federal approval for its purchase of MTS. In March, Bell MTS launched and announced an ambitious plan for province-wide investment and innovation.

MTS is a Manitoba staple, around for as long as many Manitobans can remember. With the acquisition, Bell is adding its weight to MTS’ already-dominant market share in Manitoba – and helping Manitobans trust their home-grown telecom to provide world-class services and upgrades into the future.

“I’m proud to lead Bell MTS as we begin our plan to take broadband communications to the next level in Manitoba,” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair, Bell MTS & Western Canada. “I know firsthand the benefit of Bell’s scale and expertise in building the high-performance networks that consumers and businesses need in today’s economy.”

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April/May 2017 - The Innovators 2017 recap

On April 19, the sixth anniversary of The Innovators brought ICTAM members and friends together for an evening of food, drink and conversation.

At the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, people met again or for the first time, sharing a networking and social experience unlike any other in the Winnipeg ICT community.

“In putting on events like The Innovators, our hope is always to stimulate discussion, educate and inspire success in our members,” said Christian Dandeneau, ICTAM’s board chair. “If you’re able to use tonight to grow and develop, we’ll have done our job.”

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March 2017 - #Canada150? How about #IBM100

They’ve come a long way since scales and punch-cards.

Historically, hardware has been International Business Machines – better known as IBM’s – bread and butter. These days, they’re looking a little… well, softer.

“Our organization has gone through so many transformations over the years,” says Loren Cisyk, General Manager, Prairies for IBM. “But despite that, it’s fairly easy to boil down what we’re all about.

“Ten to fifteen years ago, if you asked anyone what IBM was, the answer would have been PCs, hardware, that kind of thing. These days it’s all about cognitive and cloud computing.”

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March 2017 - Red River College

We all know the saying: In the job hunt, it’s not what you know – it’s who you know.

Luckily for its students, Red River College stacks the deck.

Combining experiential learning with technology, work co-ops, placements and mentorships, the post-secondary institution helps students gain skills and build networks while they’re still in school. World-class instructors teach students the skills they need to be competitive in the job market in occupations associated with business, nursing, engineering, computer science and communications. The college uses state-of-the-art, industry-standard technology to bring its students up to snuff and get them job-ready.

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