Northwestel Hosts Northern Technology Conferences in May

by NationTalk on April 22, 2007921 Views

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Northwestel will be hosting its second annual IT Straight Up Northern Technology Conferences and Expos in early May.

Two one-day events are being held, one on May 2nd in Whitehorse and one on May 4th in Yellowknife. Each conference and expo will focus on providing medium and large businesses with information and education on new and emerging Internet-based communications services. Both are offered to business customers free of charge.

“This year’s conference and expo will build on the success of the first event, held last May,” said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel President and Chief Executive Officer. “Technology is a rapidly-evolving field and Northwestel understands that our business customers may not have the time or resources to research all the options. The Straight Up events will bring northern businesses together with industry experts from both southern and northern Canada. The goal is to help them identify technologies that can improve their business performance, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.”The conference and expo events will present information on wireless technologies, integrated communications, Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions, voice and data.

The agenda will include information sessions, panel discussions, an exhibition area and examples of how other customers have used IP technologies.

Two keynote speakers will be featured at the Straight Up events. Jean Turgeon is the Director of Enterprise Solutions for Nortel Networks and has more than 23 years of experience with LAN/WAN data networking design and implementation. Jim Davies is the Chief Technology Officer at Mitel and is at the forefront of the company’s next-generation strategies.

The registration deadline for the IT Straight Up Northern Technology Conferences and Expos in Whitehorse and Yellowknife is April 27, 2007. The registration contact number is (867) 920-3612 or

Northwestel provides complete telecommunications solutions for the 110,000 residents of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and northern British Columbia. The company’s operations span nearly 4 million square kilometres of the most remote and rugged areas of Canada. All of the company’s nearly 600 employees are northern residents. Established over 50 years ago, Northwestel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Canada.

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