Public invited to submit personal video TMT prediction in new contest launched by Deloitte
Winning video to be showcased in 2010 cross-country TMT road show event
Toronto, December 7, 2009 — Deloitte Canada is launching a new contest that will put Canadians at the centre of an online discussion about the changes expected in the global Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sectors in the coming year.
As part of this contest, Deloitte is inviting visionary TMT professionals and technology devotees to submit a video showcasing their prediction of a 2010 TMT trend. Between December 1 and December 31, 2009, video entries can be uploaded and viewed at www.deloitte.ca/MyTMT and at www.facebook.com/deloittecanada. Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favourite submission at www.deloitte.ca/MyTMT. Contestants are also encouraged to invite people to vote for their video by promoting their entry using social media avenues such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The top 10 submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel of TMT professionals who will select the winner. The judging panel includes:
• Mitch Joel, president of Twist Image
• Michelle Blanc, blogger and president of AnalyWeb
• Sylvain Carle, co-founder of Praized Media
• Dave Forde, founder of Toronto Tech Week
• Barry J. Reiter, partner, Bennett Jones LLP
• Laurent Maisonnave, president, Ze Agence
And Deloitte professionals:
The winning video will be featured at the 2010 TMT Predictions cross-Canada launch event attended by an audience of thought-leaders and executives from the Canadian TMT sector in Montreal on January 19, 2010. As well, a live streaming video of the Montreal event will be featured at www.tmtpredictions.ca.
The top 10 Predictions will be available online at www.tmtpredictions.ca as of January 19 and will be showcased in a series of cross-country TMT Predictions events in Toronto (January 20), Winnipeg (January 21), Ottawa (January 22), Quebec City (January 26), Halifax (January 27), Toronto North (January 28), Vancouver (February 1), and Calgary (February 2).
The video contest winner and up to three friends will be invited to attend the event in the city closest to their place of residence. More information on this opportunity, including submission requirements, contest rules, and deadlines, is available at www.deloitte.ca/myTMT.
Follow this year’s TMT Predictions on these social media channels. The official tag is “#TMTPred2010”:
• Facebook — Become a fan of Deloitte Canada’s TMT Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deloittecanada
• Twitter — Tweet with and follow us in real time at http://twitter.com/DeloitteCanada
• Ustream.tv — Watch the live Predictions event on January 19 at http://www.ustream.tv/user/DeloitteCanada/videos
In addition, the following Deloitte channels will enable people to watch videos and share their comments:
• Ustream.tv — Watch the Predictions launch in Montreal live at http://www.ustream.tv/user/DeloitteCanada/videos
• Flickr — See photos of the Toronto and Montreal Predictions events at http://flickr.com/photos/deloittecanada/
About the 2010 global TMT Predictions
Deloitte’s TMT Predictions are an annual series of global insights that showcase emerging global TMT trends that may significantly impact business in 2010. The global study showcases a diverse selection of views that challenge, inform and engage industry leaders and executives, including up to 10 predictions for each TMT industry sector. The study also features Deloitte’s outlook, conclusions and recommended action items for each prediction. The 2010 TMT Predictions are based on research and input from more than 6,000 Deloitte member firm practitioners specializing in TMT, Deloitte clients and alumni, industry analysts, and leading global TMT executives. This year, our research also included in-depth interviews with 100 TMT C-level executives from around the world. For a copy of all three reports, please visit www.tmtpredictions.ca.
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