Executive Summary: PTC 1st Report – November 2001

The first report introduces the Premier’s Technology Council and identifies the need to diversify the economy and improve quality of life for BC’s citizens. It determines to examine ways to remove barriers from participating in the knowledge economy through improved broadband, identify areas to improve the delivery of government services, and ensure the development of...

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Executive Summary: PTC 2nd Report – April 2002

The PTC’s second report was released on April 2, 2002. It lists 45 recommendations for improving broadband infrastructure, increasing public access to the Internet, developing the high tech industry and marketing BC globally. Significant consultations across the province emphasized the need for the delivery of broadband internet access, particularly in remote regions. It also included...

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Executive Summary: PTC 3rd Report – September 2003

The PTC’s third report focused on three topics: government IT procurement, e-health and venture capital. The findings were largely based off significant consultations and feedback from experts in government around e-health and government IT procurement. This was supplemented by industry expertise and research from the PTC staff. Recommendations Re-orient procurement procedure to focus on benefits...

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Executive Summary: PTC 4th Report – March 2003

This report outlines priorities government should address in the coming year. In addition, the report begins to address strategies for developing key industry clusters including alternative energy, new media and wireless. It also discusses online learning and it recognizes service awards in the public sector. The report includes a 30 page appendix dedicated to fuel...

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Executive Summary: PTC 5th Report – January 2004

This report contains 17 recommendations on capital and investment, e-learning and employment standards for high-tech companies. It also provides an update on the fuel cell strategy and emerging technologies initiative. Recommendations Capital and Investment Continue and improve provincial SR&ED tax credit program Develop and implement equity participation incentives to attract companies and employees Make adjustments...

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Executive Summary: PTC 6th Report – June 2004

This report presents results from 10 regional consultations and e-Learning Roundtable held between February and April 2004. It contains 14 recommendations on the digital divide, e-learning, e-health, alternative energy and investment and capital. The 6th report notes that the recommendations greatly vary, with individual needs of smaller rural communities as well as different needs for...

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