TECHNATION launched a new Digital Marketplace events series in 2020, bringing together industry leaders, government officials and small-medium technology enterprises (SMEs) to address: how large enterprises can bolster their supply chain and innovation pipelines; how we can create more meaningful experiences for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) activities; and how government leveraging agile procurement can provide scale-ups and SMEs increased access to the contracts they need to succeed.

Past Events

Disrupting Procurement 2021: New Approach and New Opportunities in B2G and B2B

We hosted our third event in our Digital Marketplace Event Series with the focus on new approaches and new opportunities in B2G and B2B to drive Canada’s economic recovery.

February 2021: Demonstrating the power of B2B and B2G to drive Canada’s economic Recovery

Starting with a launch event on November 19, 2020 (video recap) which addressed tech and government driving Canada’s prosperity, TECHNATION hosted  a second event in the series to demonstrate the power of B2B and B2Gov to drive Canada’s economic recovery on February 25, 2021.

The Digital Marketplace event was a must-attend event for Canadian tech SMEs, large enterprise and all levels of government.  The event highlighted some key benefits of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G)  interaction, including:

  • SMEs and Large Enterprise: How to partner to leverage business opportunity.
  • SME and Scale-Ups showcase innovation to large enterprise and government.
  • Large enterprise – access innovation and solutions for today’s challenges.
  • B2Gov – Update on SSC Agile procurement & Scale Up initiative.
  • Case studies and models of successful b2b and b2gov challenges and joint ventures.
  • Expo showcase of technology innovators of all sizes and types.

The event included two lighting talks and three panel discussions. For a full list of presenters,  moderators and sponsors, click here.

“The event was really well done! Congratulations to the entire TECHNATION team for pulling government and industry together for such a high-quality event during these unusual times.”

— Brent Gorman, Client Partner Executive, IBM

November 2020: Where Business and Government come together to impact Canada’s Prosperity

Canada is facing ‘mission critical’ times to drive economic recovery for all Canadians – especially Canadian tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). WHAT IF the answer to our economic recovery was this easy? We’re proving it can be. Delivering a WIN-WIN for all Canadians.

Our first Digital Marketplace event, held in November 2020, featured industry expert, tech SMEs and government leaders, all detailing the concrete actions that are in motion. Key areas of focus included:

  • Procurement Modernization in Action – Transforming the GovTech RFP to agile and challenge-based procurement;
  • Showcasing Canadian Innovation – How a recent government procurement is driving much-needed transformation; and
  • Big Biz Supply Chain – Helping Canadian SMEs scale to high growth.

For a full list of presenters, moderators and sponsors, click here.