Toronto and Ottawa, ON (Dec. 12, 2017) A new directory designed to help Canadian players in the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) field find new opportunities more easily was launched in Toronto and Ottawa today.
IT World Canada, CATAAlliance and SalesChoice Inc. developed the new AI Directory after concluding more centralize access to the diverse segments of the AI community could help advance Canada’s global AI leadership.
“Artificial Intelligence is one of the fastest growing segments of the IT sector,” says IT World Canada President Fawn Annan. “New business models are evolving so quickly, it’s hard for organizations trying to commercialize their ideas to keep track of the IT community skills and expertise.”
The AI Directory provides stakeholders with an opportunity to profile their expertise, find influencers, discover partnership opportunities, share research, and gain insights into new business models. More than 200 individuals and organizations are already profiled and indexed in the AI Directory.
“One of the critical needs for scaling up a business is the discover of partnerships that will allow you to advance rapidly, and in the right global ecosystems, says SalesChoice CEO Dr. Cindy Gordon. “The New AI Directory will help all Canadian organizations determine who is who across the private and public sector landscape.”
One piece of recent research suggests the annual global revenue for artificial intelligence products and services will grow from $643.7 million in 2016 to $36.8 billion by 2025, a 57-fold increase over that time period.
CATA CEO John Reid says the new AI Directory will help his organization in its role as advocacy champion. “Working with the community, we cultivate Canada’s considerable strengths and eliminate every barrier to competitiveness to help Canada achieve a number one ranking as a Competitive Innovation Nation. AI disruptive technology leadership is front and centre to our mission.”
The directory can be found at: www.aidirectory.ca
Benefits of the new AI Directory
- Connect with community stakeholders (AI Companies, AI Influencers, AI Resources and AI Researchers)
- Develop brand awareness, with continuous updating access
- Profile your expertise, with relevant information to attract customers, partners or new talent
- Promote community leadership to ensure all AI community ecosystems are registered for a unified Canadian collaborative footprint
- Enable visibility of your services and solutions for customers to find your unique value.
- Source companies for partnership opportunities
The directory if the first project released as part of the organizations’ Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative. Further undertakings will be released in the coming months.
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