Marking a 30th birthday isn’t such a big deal if you’re a bowhead whale, which is known to live more than 200 years. But when you’re a Canadian technology publication that has survived the ups and downs on the computer industry for the past three decades, 30 years is something worth celebrating.

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Canada will mark the occasion with a special anniversary issue unlike anything we have ever produced at ITBusiness. We have taken our editorial completely off the grid of what’s included in our regular issues. And while we’re definitely forging new territory with the issue, readers will still get their fill of the 100 per cent Canadian content they’ve have come to expect. 

Our lead feature is a profile of the Top 30 personalities of the last 30 years. Computing Canada has interviewed readers, vendors, analysts and other industry watchers to formulate its list of the top 30 people who have made the biggest impact on the technology industry in Canada. You’ll never guess who landed the top spot!

Other special features in this issue include:

 Thirty years of Innovation

Which technology has left the biggest mark on Canadian business? We’ve picked the brains of the some of the country’s leading technology experts to come up with the definitive list of the best technology innovations of the past 30 years. We’ll also take a lighter look at some of the more noteworthy flops.

Timeline

The thread that will run throughout the pages of our special anniversary issue will be a chronology of the past 30 years, incorporating highlights from both the world of technology innovation as well as significant world events/pop culture references over the same period.

 Silicon Valley North

Canada has been a both a leading user and developer of cutting-edge of technology. Every province and territory has an amazing story to tell of technology development and innovation. We’ve made tracks across the country to report the history of the unique contributions made by each region to advance Canada’s reputation as a pacesetter in the adoption and development of advanced technology.

 Talking to Canadian Readers

We’ve scoured the country to connect with IT professionals who have been reading Computing Canada since its inception. We’ll talk to these veterans about how careers have changed, as well as which technologies they invested in that had the best payback as well as those investments they’d rather forget. With experience as the teacher, they’ll also offer insights into how IT departments will evolve in the coming years.

The Next Frontier

After an entertaining and informative look at the last 30 years of Canada’s high-tech industry, Richard Worzel, a renowned futurist will impart insights into what IT professionals can expect from the next 30 years.

Insider’s History of Computing

No anniversary issue would be complete without the unique voice of Industry Insider, Computing Canada’s alter ego. Insider will offer its signature irreverent take on the events that shaped the last 30 years in information technology.

We’re confident this will be the best-read issue Computing Canada has ever produced. Advertisers won’t want to miss a chance to participate in a publication we’re sure will serve as the definitive history of Canada’s IT industry thus far.

For editorial inquires, please contact Patricia MacInnis at pmacinnis@itbusiness.ca.

For advertising, please contact Brad McBride at bmcbride@itbusiness.ca.

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