British Columbia Connects with International ICT and Wireless Leaders (via Trade and Invest British Columbia)

British Columbia’s innovative wireless and ICT community will be front and centre at theWavefront Wireless Summits from February 4-6, 2013 in Vancouver. The annual event will bring together global enterprise industry leaders, wireless and Machine to Machine (M2M) solution providers, and mobile operators to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.

The organizer of the summit events, Wavefront, is the National Centre for Wireless Communications. This Vancouver-based organization accelerates the growth of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities. Wavefront strives to facilitate commercial engagement between the mobile ecosystem, enterprise companies and innovative developers.

In its second year, the Wireless Summits are expected to attract a diverse group of local and international wireless leaders eager to build partnerships and discuss challenges within the industry. The summits will focus on topics related to mobile and wireless technologies including, M2M technologies, big data and enterprise mobility applications. British Columbia companies in attendance will include:

Sierra Wireless– Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Sierra Wireless is a leader in the wireless communications industry, creating software and hardware for mobile lifestyles since 1993.

Mobify -This Vancouver-based company has been building a loyal client base since 2007 that includes Starbucks, Lululemon and The New Yorker. Mobify works with a diverse range of clients interested in optimizing and adapting their existing websites for mobile phones, tablet computers and other devices.

Colligo Networks– More than 5000 organizations worldwide use Colligo Networks’ suite of programs and SharePoint applications for managing email and documents to deliver a consistent and secure experience on any type of device.

These companies are only a small sample of the innovation seen in British Columbia’s wireless and ICT sector.  British Columbia has emerged as an ICT and wireless hub, with companies from around the world converging here to develop next-generation technologies and mobile platforms. These companies choose British Columbia because of the strong research infrastructure, established network of seasoned communications and software professionals and the direct access to U.S. development centres in Silicon Valley and Washington State.

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For more information on British Columbia’s ICT and wireless sector please contact one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.

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