An Ontario university calls on the province to get serious about becoming a leading mobile jurisdiction.

Where is Ontario’s mobile action plan?

Ontario needs a five-year action plan to become a leading mobile jurisdiction.

According to a report from IT World Canada, that’s the demand the Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD), a university with a heavily digital-focused curriculum, is making of the provincial government. In a new report, OCAD U notes that Ontario is home to over 700 mobile companies and, with a government-led strategy to harness that critical mass, Ontario’s economy could reap significant benefits.

“The quality of life and economic well-being of Ontarians can be radically transformed in the next decade with the possibilities that mobile technologies, networks and applications offer,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, president of OCAD U and co-principal investigator, said in a statement.

OCAD U wants a five year plan to make Ontario a mobility powerhouse.

Among the asks from OCAD U are creating an Ontario Centre of Excellence for mobility, supporting mobile learning projects, and considering expanding the mandate of the ORION research network beyond just researchers and education institutions.

Source | Taking Ontario Mobile (PDF)

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