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Shared Services Canada (SSC): Exploring Sourcing Options: Critical Update


Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 11:00 AM (EST)

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CATAAlliance Teleforum Conference Call series on Shared Services Canada (SSC)

Our Shared Services Canada (SSC) Forum was created for executives to access briefing materials, share information and provide guidance on matters relating to the mission, mandate and operations of Shared Services Canada (SSC). 

The SSC Forum is a subgroup of CATAAlliance, and now comprises some 1200 members from across Canada, representing both small and large enterprises, as well as thought leaders from the public and private sectors. It is a rich peer group resource in its own right. 

As part of utilizing this resource, we schedule regular Teleforum Conference calls to facilitate the sharing of members’ collective insights and research in areas of government restructuring and procurement. 

Moderated by CATA CEO, John Reid, the Call will feature Forum experts, including regulatory legal counsel,  who through an interview format will engage us in information sharing, critical alerts and updates on the activities of Shared Services Canada and related Ministries. 

The focus of the Teleforum is “Myths and Mystery, Exploring Sourcing Options for SSC.” Prior to the call please review our prepared Executive Briefing Note for background and context.

Participating in the call to share insights, guidance and help respond to questions will be lead speaker and regulatory expert, David Fraser, Partner, Mcinness Coopers (see bio below), and select Panel members, including, John Cousens,, and Steve Woodward, Cloud Perspectives. We are also inviting select government officials and industry experts to assist with the Q&A portion of the Call. 

The Teleforum Conference Call (of particular interest to companies currently selling or planning to sell goods and services to the federal government) is a uniquely interactive meeting of invitation-only executives who will also be invited to related venues to extend the information sharing, access to briefing material and encourage peer exchanges.

Note that spots on this call are limited. 

Your local call in number and access code will be sent to you via email. Callers will receive a recording of the TeleForum and all background materials.

Note that the Call-in Registration fee is $85 for Non Members; CATA members (no charge) have preference as we limit caller numbers to encourage active discussion. Fees are reinvested in our Competitive Innovation Nation research programs.

David T.S. Fraser: 

David is well-known as one of Canada’s leading internet, technology and privacy lawyers. He regularly advises a range of clients – from local start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws. 

David advises private and public sector clients to implement compliance programs for Canadian privacy legislation, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Nova Scotia) and the Privacy Act (Canada). He regularly provides opinions on privacy laws for both Canadian and international clients and is a frequently invited speaker on this topic. David also acts for complainants and respondents in matters referred to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. He is the author of the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog ( 

National and regional media outlets regularly call upon David to comment on developments in privacy and internet law. For example, he has appeared on CBC’s The National, CTV National News and Global National News. He is regularly quoted as an expert by publications such as McLean’s Magazine, Newsweek, the National Post, the Globe & Mail and others. 

David is widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities on privacy law and other legal issues associated with cloud computing. He regularly advises vendors and customers in connection with implementing cloud computing projects, in both the public and private sectors. David is particularly known for his ability to cut through the seemingly intractable issues related to cross-border data flows and law enforcement/national security access to customer data. 

In addition, David is the Past President of the Canadian IT Law Association and the former Chair of National Privacy and Access Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. David was honoured to be included in the inaugural (2006) and each subsequent edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the category of Information Technology law. He is listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Internet and eCommerce Law in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. In the spring of 2006, David was a recipient of an Outstanding Young Canadian Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce International - Halifax Chapter. In 2009, David was named as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Lexpert. 

David has served on the Research Ethics Board of the Capital District Health Authority. He is currently a member of the Joint Data Access Committee of the IWK Health Centre for Women and Children in Halifax, which reviews applications for research access to personal health information. In 2002, David was invited to be an associate of the Institute of Law and Technology. He is a member of the faculty of Dalhousie Law School, where he teaches Internet and Media Law, Law and Technology, and Law and Policy for Electronic Commerce. He is on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. Active in the Halifax technology community, David is secretary and director of advocacy for Digital Nova Scotia. 

David grew up in a Canadian foreign service family, living in exotic locales such as Egypt, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Washington DC, Romania and Ottawa.

Have questions about Shared Services Canada (SSC): Exploring Sourcing Options: Critical Update? Contact CATAAlliance



The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. As 80% are exporters, CATA’s members are the arrow-head for global growth.

Through its “Innovation Nation” program, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation.

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