Yesterday, our President and CEO Ritch Dusome, along with Rob Cameron, VP of Strategy and Mobile Networks at Nokia, zipped down to the Innovation Center at Bayview Yards for a live interview with Techopia. Streamed over FaceBook, the interview touched on the hot topics of 5G and next generation networks (NGN). As a consortium of our members and partners, we loved being able to speak beside long time member Nokia on these innovative topics.
Aside from what’s new in the tech sphere, this was a great opportunity to share a bit about what CENGN does! One of our missions is to bring Canada to the top of the ICT sector. To do this, we believe in engaging academia, students, and industry leaders in the common goal of creating an ecosystem where innovation in networking can thrive. Students and academia are vital to promoting new research in the tech field, and bringing fresh ideas to the table. Not to mention the fact that young specialized professionals are needed to ensure growing companies have a rich talent pool to gather new employees. Here at CENGN, we hire approximately 40 students a year to provide them with hands-on experience in engineering, project management, and marketing in ICT.
In the same way that we partner students with work experience, we love connecting well established industry leaders like Nokia with innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build relationships that support the rapid commercialization of Canada’s ICT sector. Usually this will take the form of a Proof-of-Concept project that validates the innovative products of an SME on our multi-vendor cloud infrastructure. Take a look at what we mean by viewing some of our past projects.
It’s always great getting to share our mission with a broader audience to get more potential members, SMEs, and students involved in our mission! A big shout out goes to Techopia for inviting us to share a bit about 5G, NGN, and what CENGN is all about!
This is the first of many awesome events this week, so stay up to date with CENGN’s latest news by clicking here. Oh, and if you missed the live stream, you can watch the whole interview with Ritch Dusome and Rob Cameron by clicking the video below. Enjoy the show!