ICC 2012


Be a part of the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Ottawa!

Based on the performance of previous years, we expect over 1,500 participants from all over the world. Among the attendees are business representatives, as well as leading scientists from academia and industry. As a major part of the first-class program we will organize an exhibition which offers national and international companies the possibility to present themselves and recent results from research and development. This gives junior and senior researchers, developers and industry representatives the possibility to forge links and discuss emerging business opportunities. For details/benefits and on how to support ICC 2012, please visit our Patronage Package webpage.


Governor General (Diamond Level):

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 350,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com. To learn more about TELUS’ commitment to the community, please visit TELUS.com/community.

Premier patron (Platinum level):

Alcatel-Lucent is the long-trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent delivers the innovation our customers need to stay ahead. To compete. To create. To move at the speed of ideas, both in the lab and in the marketplace.

A leader in mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centers of research and innovation in communication technology. We bring an unmatched heritage of ideas and execution to the challenge of realizing the potential of a connected world. Our customers turn to us for our ability to deliver on their future.

With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris. To learn more about Alcatel-Lucent, please visit www.alcatel-lucent.com.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

Huawei's vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband services, regardless of geographic location. Contributing to the sustainable development of the society, economy, and the environment, Huawei creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions and resource costs. To learn more about HUAWEI, please visit www.huawei.com.


Minister Patron (Gold Level):

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice. Our portfolio of software-centric optical and Ethernet platforms combines network element programmability, operating system commonality and management unification, and Carrier Ethernet-based transformation to enable our customersto change the way they compete. Our solutions form the foundation of many of the largest, most reliable and sophisticated service provider, enterprise, government, and research and education networks across the globe. To learn more about Ciena, please visit www.ciena.com.

IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM maintains a strong and unique presence in Canada, making important contributions to this country's economy, technology leadership and the communities where we live and work. To learn more about IBM, please visit www.ibm.com.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. sco Systems, Inc. is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. For news, visit http://newsroom.cisco.com.
To learn more about CISCO, please visit www.cisco.com.


Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards. Our networks, telecom services and multimedia solutions make it easier for people, across the world, to communicate.

And as communication changes the way we live and work, Ericsson is playing a key role in this evolution. Using innovation to empower people, business and society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. Our vision is to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world. Please visit www.ericsson.com

From its beginnings in 1985, Qualcomm has grown from seven individuals meeting in a den to a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. Qualcomm is a global company, a firm with many facets, with each business division changing the way we live and work through its own unique contributions. But no matter what each Qualcomm business does, all are united by a single, driving passion: to continue to deliver the world’s most innovative wireless solutions. Qualcomm is on a never-ending quest to feed the mind. Whether by developing our technologies or partnering with companies who share our vision, we're leading the charge in the digital revolution. The world leader in next generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm ideas and inventions are driving wireless growth and helping to connect people to information, entertainment and one another. Please visit www.qualcomm.com
Carleton University, Canada’s capital university!  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal. Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies.  More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving  26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts, please visit www.carleton.ca.
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is a member of Polytechnics Canada leading research-intensive, and publicly funded English-language college  of technology.The college is degree-granting and industry-responsive post-secondary education institution committed to education, training, and applied research for industry. Algonqui College located in the National Capital Region and the beautiful Ottawa Valley with campuses in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke. The college has more than 150 programs effectively combine theory and practice - the best way to prepare for your career.. Please visist www.algonquincollege.com
hh Since 1848 the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant "centre of learning", with a total population including students, teaching and support staff - of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region. The University of Ottawa is among Canada's leading teaching and research-intensive universities. We foster an environment where ideas flourish and innovation thrives. The student experience is enriched by our unique characteristics producing generations of exceptional graduates. Please visist www.uottawa.ca

Senator patron (Silver level):

Networks are becoming more relevant in the world we live in today, and at Juniper Networks we believe the network can create a connected planet that unleashes a great wealth of possibility, innovation, and discovery that cannot be measured. But the demands on the network are changing rapidly and require a new approach. Cloud computing and the mobile Internet are two macro trends driving an exponential increase in traffic volume, new services, and new subscribers around the world. These trends will define the next decade, with broad implications for the technology industry, and for network innovation in particular. In the face of this increased demand, legacy approaches to networking are proving unsustainable. They are too costly, too complex, and simply cannot scale. To learn more about Juniper, please visit www.juniper.net
NetCracker is the leading global solution company enabling Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver rapidly and manage effectively convergent and content-rich services. NetCracker’s Telecom Operations and Management Solutions, combined with its professional services and implementation expertise, enable CSPs to operationalize next-generation connectivity, maximize the convergence of Network and IT, monetize content, and deliver a compelling customer experience. To learn more about NetCrackertworks, please visit www.netcracker.com.

MP patron (Bronze level) :
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks — from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide.
EXFO stock has been traded on both the NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange since our Initial Public Offering in June 2000. To learn more about EXFO, please visit www.exfo.com.
Subex Limited is a leading global provider of Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) that empowers communications service providers (CSPs) to achieve competitive advantage through Business Optimization and Service Agility - thereby enabling them to improve their operational efficiency to deliver enhanced service experiences to subscribers. To learn more about Subex, please visit www.subexworld.com.
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999.
The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. To learn more about RIM, please visit www.rim.com.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 172,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. To learn more about Fujitsu, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to our customers across their IT infrastructure. Now, with Sun server, storage, operating-system, and virtualization technology, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. In addition, Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating-system options gives our customers unmatched benefits from industry-leading products, including excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. To learn more about ORACLE, please visit www.oracle.com.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs. To learn more about ORACLE, please visit www.arubanetworks.com.


Founded in 1952 with the formation of IRE’s (the Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Communications Systems (PGCS), IEEE Communications Society has evolved into a diverse group of global industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Members interact across international and technological borders to: produce publications, organize conferences, foster educational programs, promote local activities, and work on technical committees. To learn more about Sigma, please visit http://www.comsoc.org.
The IEEE Ottawa Section belongs to Region 7 of the IEEE that is better known as IEEE Canada. The Ottawa Section represents more than 2000 individual members and serves to promote local events significant to Electrical, Computing, and Software Engineering. We offer great networking opportunities through the events that our chapters and section organize. If you are interested in the rapidly evolving and exciting field of computer systems, communications, and electronics you too can join the IEEE and be part of the IEEE Ottawa Section. To learn more about Sigma, please visit http://www.ieeeottawa.ca.


The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. For more information about our aims and aspirations, along with the principles and means by which we wish to achieve them, please visit http://www.theiet.org/

Contacts for Patronage Information

John Grefford
ICC 2012 Industry Forums and Exposition Co-Chair

Rafik Goubran
ICC 2012 Industry Forums and Exposition

Kim Rasmussen
ICC 2012
Industry Forums and Exposition Project Manager

Rodney Wilson
ICC 2012 Patronage Chair 








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