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Media Advisory: New report to show Ontario

slipping behind in wireless revolution

(Toronto—May 14, 2009) The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) will release a new white paper on Ontario’s mobile and wireless sector, one of the only sectors poised for growth in the current recession. Innovation and Insight: Mapping Ontario’s Mobile Industry suggests that Ontario could and should be a leader in the global mobile and wireless sector — but that key challenges must be overcome for the province to realize its potential.

WHAT: Release of the white paper, Innovation and Insight: Mapping Ontario’s Mobile Industry
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Room 284, Level 2, Main Building, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

MEIC Chair and OCAD President Sara Diamond will launch the white paper with Ray Newal, one of the paper’s principal authors and founder of Jigsee Inc., and Diane Williamson, Director of Interactive Business Development at marblemedia.

About the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC)
The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (www.meic.ocad.ca) is a public-private consortium engaging leaders in mobile research, design and innovation. Funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the Entertainment and Creative Clusters Partnerships Fund, the MEIC includes 6 academic institutions and over 30 organizations from across the mobile industry, and is led by the Ontario College of Art & Design.

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Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Leon Mar, Director, Marketing & Communications, OCAD
416-977-6000 Ext. 222

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