Ontario's delegation to participate virtually in Collision from Home, world’s largest tech conference
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Jun 24 (Canadian-Media): Ontario with a delegation of 65 companies would showcase its vibrant tech sector at the world's biggest tech conference, Collision from Home to be held in 2021, a unique virtual program for international participants, media reports said.
Collision from Home. Image credit: Twitter handle
Originally scheduled to be held in Toronto prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Collision 2020 conference will return to Toronto in 2021.
A related international program featuring 22 sessions, would also be offered in this conference by Ontario, to over 500 international companies and technology buyers who want to take advantage of the business opportunities being offered by Ontario.
While participating in these digital sessions, Vic Fedeli, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade would meet virtually with investors to showcase Ontario's two of the largest start-up ecosystems in the world, Waterloo and Toronto.
Vic Fedeli. Image credit: Twitter handle
"We cannot let the pandemic prevent us from attracting investment and creating jobs here in the province...That's why it is so important that over 65 Ontario companies, each at the forefront of their respective industries, are participating as part of the Ontario delegation in this influential global conference..."The lasting connections formed through Collision from Home will benefit the growth of Ontario's tech and innovation sectors and keep us focussed on future development, " said Vic Fideli June 22 in a news release.
With over 300,000 tech workers and 23,000 firms, and being North America's second-largest IT cluster, after California, Ontario is called home to the world leaders in artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity, and digital media.
Global leaders in the IT sector, including Google, Uber, and Microsoft, have operations in Ontario.
Toronto, North America’s fastest-growing tech market, having equaled the number of tech jobs created in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013, has also added about 80,100 tech jobs in the past five years.