Highlighting Canada’s ability to compete on a global stage, Sarnia native and rock icon Kim Mitchell will be performing the evening of April 24 as part of the Canadian Digital Media Network’s fourth annual Canada 3.0 digital media forum.
Mitchell, who was lead singer/writer and guitarist in the band Max Webster before launching a solo career that continues to this day, is known for breakout hits Go for Soda and Patio Lanterns, and will no doubt be a big hit himself with attendees of Canada’s premier digital media forum.
“Through Canada 3.0 we’re demonstrating that Canadians can aspire to compete on a global stage, much like Kim Mitchell has done as a performer," said Kevin Tuer, managing director of the Canadian Digital Media Network. “We’re confident that Canada can be a leader in the global digital economy, and Canada 3.0 brings together all sectors in industry, government, and academia to make that a reality.”
The spotlight will also be shining on an impressive array of speakers from other walks of life at Canada 3.0, adding to the experience for the anticipated 2,000 registrants. Among the many speakers are:
• Lynda Brown-Ganzert, vice-president of Nordicity (West)
• David Fransen, consul general of Canada in Los Angeles
• Mathew Ingram, senior writer with GigaOM.com
• Mark Barrenechea, CEO of OpenText
• Tom Perlmutter, chair of the National Film Board of Canada
• John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail
• Martin Soltys, founder and CEO of Transmedia Entertainment Partners, and co-founder of restaurant chain Pete & Marty’s
• Lisa von Sturmer, CEO and founder of Growing City
Organizers of the Canada 3.0 forum have worked to ensure that recommendations made at last year’s event were acted upon and as a result, staged cross-Canada workshops over the past six months to determine the digital media needs and aspirations of each region. Opinions from industry, academia and government were distilled to create the topic streams at Canada 3.0 which include: connectivity, productivity, content, talent, and access to capital.
The “moonshot” goal of “anyone can do anything online in Canada by 2017” has been the key focus of the forum over the past few years.
Registration is in full swing for the forum which is just over a month away, being staged April 24-25.
Full information on the forum is available at www.canada30.ca and you can follow CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 on Twitter @Can3_0 or join the conversation using #CDA30.