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Digital Transition: Canadian Media Experiments in 2014 – MaRS Market Insights

June 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizations can connect directly with their audiences in the new digital ecosystem; as a result, media organizations have experimented with new forms of content creation, curation, and aggregation as they search for new business models.

In the Market Insights report entitled “Digital Transition”, the MaRS Market Intelligence team analyzed the media sector in Canada and examined the main drivers of change. Now, it’s time for them to explore the start-up ecosystem. Join MaRS as they launch the paper from the second part of their research on Canadian media, and discover the entrepreneurs who are transforming the industry.

The event will showcase some of Ontario’s most innovative media start-ups and include networking opportunities and a panel discussion with:

– Tessa Sproule (Director, Digital CBC)
– Craig Saila (Director of Digital Products, The Globe and Mail)
– Steve Billinger (Principal at Broken Dog and former executive at CBC and BSkyB)
– Ben Peterson (Co-founder and CEO, Newsana)

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Registration, networking and startup showcase
6:15 – 7:00 p.m.: Panel discussion—Media Innovation: Canadian Style
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Startup demos
7:30 p.m.: Closing

Refreshments will be served.

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MaRS Discovery District, Auditorium
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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