The History of the Ottawa Tech Industry: TiE Ottawa Networking Dinner
TiE Ottawa – 75 Years of Ottawa Tech (Yes!), and What Might Lie Ahead
We are thrilled to invite you to the next TiE Ottawa event on Tuesday, June 27th.
We suspect it will surprise many to learn the technology industry in Ottawa can trace its origins back 75 years! The founding of Computing Devices Canada in 1948 predates that of Fairchild Semiconductor, the catalyst for the growth of Silicon Valley, by almost a decade (1957). In this presentation, our guest speaker will draw the long arc of Ottawa’s rise as a technology hub of global importance and offer a retrospective on key events and personalities that shaped its evolution. The talk will cover the three principal historical eras of tech in Ottawa and conclude with some thoughts on how Ottawa’s unique history can yield actionable insights about the future prospects for our city’s innovation ecosystem.