Closing remarks: Byron Holland, CIRA president and CEO
In his closing remarks, Holland noted a defined shift over the last two years at the CIF, toward “future-proofing Canada’s Internet”. He was encouraged that panelists and participants at the forum focused on the need for an overarching federal broadband strategy to carry Canada into the future.
We need strategies, a pot of money and a community willing to execute those strategies,” said Holland. “What I hear at the federal level is that there’s a pot of money, there’s a desire for strategy... so all of us in this room can start to execute on making those strategies happen.
Holland encouraged the participants to extend and continue the conversation with people in their personal and professional networks to raise the volume and prominence of the forum.
A thorough account of the keynote and panel discussions can be read in the full report.