ARCHIVED—Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable
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The Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable was a voluntary, private sector-led initiative formed in June 1999 by Nortel Networks and the Boston Consulting Group Canada to develop a strategy for accelerating Canada's participation in the Internet economy. Its goal was to establish Canada as a globally recognized e-business leader to promote a higher quality of life for our citizens through economic growth, job creation and more convenient access to information. The Roundtable was composed of members from business, academia and government.
The federal government participated as a full partner of the Roundtable. The Minister of Industry attended a series of Roundtable meetings through 1999 up to the publication of the landmark report Fast Forward - Accelerating Canada's Leadership in the Internet Economy. Industry Canada, through the Electronic Commerce Branch, provided the secretariat support for the Roundtable's efforts.
After the publication of the first Fast Forward report, the Roundtable established six working teams to work and to advocate for the realization of their recommendations. The Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable accumulated an impressive list of achievements before its final meeting in March 2002, including establishing the Canadian e-Business Initiative, which would carry on the Roundtable's work.
The following documents have been provided as background information.
- Industry Leaders Say E-Business a Key Enabler of Innovation
Press Release - March 25, 2002
- Deputy Prime Minister John Manley addresses the Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable
March 25, 2002
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- Fast Forward 3.0 – Maintaining the Momentum
- Canada's Digital Economy Thriving, Industry Minister Tobin Tells U.S. Audience
Press Release – May 16, 2001
- Industry Leaders Urge Canadians to make E-Business Canada's Business
Press Release – February 23, 2001
- Fast Forward 2.0 – Taking Canada to the Next Level
- The Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable
Press Release – January 17, 2000
- Fast Forward – Accelerating Canada's Leadership in the Internet Economy
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