Digital Infrastructure

An increasingly digital economy will require a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure and major investments in sophisticated networks, cybersecurity and electronics.

Digital Infrastructure

An increasingly digital economy will require a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure and major investments in sophisticated networks, cybersecurity and electronics.

Our Position

The pandemic has changed how we live, work and use technology. Being a crisis of massive scale, it has altered consumer preferences, workplace norms and human interaction. Canadians have suddenly been forced to work remotely, conducting virtual meetings and embracing cloud security solutions, among many other changes that required swift adaption. Change can be challenging but it also provides ample room for new opportunities and new innovative solutions. As such, increased online shopping and e-learning have become the norm, telehealth and virtual health care have progressed at an accelerated speed and internet connectivity has become an essential service and must have. Without question, an increasingly digital economy will require a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure and major investments in sophisticated networks, cybersecurity and electronics — all while ensuring the digital divide will be bridged and urban, rural and remote areas and communities alike have reliable access to broadband, with rural broadband being top of mind.

Canada has a robust science and technology infrastructure, a diverse population and an abundance of talent in the digital space. We lead the world in AI research but we face intense competition to capitalize on our innovations and ensure long-term prosperity and sovereignty. As communicated in the Report from Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables on Digital Industries, it is time to foster a homegrown advantage by commercializing our own innovations. The same report also states that to foster its digital innovation and excellence, Canada needs to grow the number of large Canadian digital companies. Engaging Canadian citizens, businesses and governments to fully participate in, and benefit from, the digital world before us is critical to remain competitive in this fast-moving space.

Webinars

Innovation & Technology

COVID-19 – Technology Trends & Business Continuity with Cisco

Innovation & Technology

Cybersecurity: Risks, Issues And Trends Affecting Canadian Business

Innovation & Technology

In this ever-evolving work environment, how should your cyber security change?

Innovation & Technology

Maintaining Business Continuity Through COVID-19 And Beyond With Rogers

Innovation & Technology

Building Digital Capacity and Business Resilience during COVID-19 with TC Energy

Additional Videos

The Journey of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tech Adoption

Innovation & Technology

Telus Recovery Video

Innovation & Technology

The first of these recovery videos features a conversation with François Gratton, EVP and Group President, TELUS and Chair, TELUS Health and TELUS Québec, on the digital tools and innovations TELUS has implemented to keep Canadians connected, productive and safe.

Policy Committees & Working Groups

An important complement to our policy team, many significant policy public positions originate from our committees and working groups

Innovations & Intellectual Property Committee

Our Innovations & Intellectual Property Committee monitors and responds to international and domestic policy issues related to the digital economy, telecommunications, emerging technologies, health innovation, data governance and privacy as well as international developments that could affect the intangible economy and the intellectual property rights of our membership.

Advocacy in Action

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