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Posted by Peter Childs

Back in the days of strut and bluster Ottawa called itself Silicon Valley North. That seems a little hollow now, as one more Ottawa tech company, its largest – Cognos - surrenders control of its destiny to IBM. What this latest sale makes clear is just how little depth the Ottawa tech sector has. Unlike our perceived rivals we lack diversity in company size which provides the customers, partners and mentors that grow small companies into large ones. We also lack the head offices which train managers into visionaries and leaders. Scratch below the surface and something else becomes clear – the city's current OCRI-focused economic development model isn't working. Read more of Pete's blog here

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