2013-04-21 00:00:002013-04-23 00:00:00America/TorontoFITC Toronto 2013With more than 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe, FITC Toronto attendees will be given the opportunity to learn from some of the most influential names in the digital space.TorontoFITC
Creative Niche is recruitment and executive search firm founded in 2002. The firm connects leading global brands and companies with top talent in digital, design, advertising, marketing, data and innovation fields. Creative Niche’s core services include temporary, contract, permanent and executive placements, serving global advertising, digital, data, innovation and PR agencies and consultancies, as well as public and private organizations. Creative Niche has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and New York City.
Adobe Creative Cloud gives you all of the Adobe web and UX tools, along with industry-leading design, video and photography apps, so you can create without limits. With ongoing enhancements, a growing library of training resources, sharing and collaboration capabilities, and access to your content from almost anywhere, Creative Cloud is always evolving — just like you.
If you’re building websites and hosting the back-end of apps in the cloud, take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s built-in flexibility to develop solutions with many popular languages and development platforms: .NET, Node.js, Java,PHP, Python, Ruby. With support for Virtual Machines (Linux & Windows), Mobile App Back-Ends (iOS, Android, HTML5, Windows Store, Windows Phone), and Web Sites, Microsoft Azure offers cloud services for all developers to take advantage of.
Seneca College is one of the top public post secondary training institution in Canada. The School of Creative Arts and Animation is a recognized global training leader in animation, interactive media, documentary filmmaking, graphic design, music, acting and illustration, and is ranked among Canada’s top training programs for animation and visual effects.
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Fuel™ is a global Youth Engagement company and digital agency. We help Fortune 500 global brands connect with Millennial and iGen audiences with deep, digital brand experiences that include immersive virtual worlds, mobile apps and social gaming, branded entertainment, interactive multi-screen experiences, interactive rich media advertising, and digital loyalty programs. We were one of iMediaconnection’s 25 agencies to watch in 2012, and we’re a hell of a lot of fun to work with.
Humber College is proud to be a part of FITC from its very first year. We provide training for the interactive media community through programs that include Web Design & Interactive Media, Multimedia, 3D Animation and Game Programming.
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, an intuitive and flexible development platform used to make wildly creative and intelligently interactive 3D and 2D content. The “author once, deploy everywhere” capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms. Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of 1.5 million registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists. Unity Technologies aggressively re-invests in its award-winning 3D development tools and democratization initiatives, such as the Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service, in order to remain at the forefront of innovation. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Architech creates innovative, impactful and meaningful business solutions. Combining cognitive technologies, design thinking, and world class engineering, we tailor solutions to help our clients innovate and grow. Together, we are shaping the future of human experiences – one project at a time.
Founded over twelve years ago, Architech is a full-service consultancy of 150+ talented people including developers, designers and strategists. We partner with mid-sized and enterprise organizations to create intelligent applications that connect people, systems, devices and data. We work with industries spanning financial services, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, travel, hospitality, technology and public sector.
Assiniboine Community College is committed to being a college that is the first choice of students, that students enjoy attending, that students are proud to graduate from and whose graduates are sought after by employers.
CinequipWhite Inc. is the sales division of William F White International Inc, Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and theatrical production equipment. With offices across the country, CQW has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. We have established a reputation for excellence as one of the best production rental and sales firms of the world and as one of the foremost leaders in our field. Our teams of professionals work hard to establish and maintain strong longstanding relationships with supplier and client alike.
Founded on integrity and trust, our mandate is to find the best possible solution with the client and to provide support on an ongoing basis. We stand behind our products and service, and we firmly believe in listening to the needs of the client, offering quality solutions for professional needs.
Corona Labs is reinventing how the world builds mobile apps and games. Our flagship product, Corona® SDK, is the world’s most advanced development platform, and is used by over 250,000 global developers to create 2D games, eBooks, and business apps.
Corona SDK Starter is Corona Labs’ free development solution, allowing developers to quickly build and publish to iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and NOOK at no cost. For more information, please visit coronalabs.com.
Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 sites and mobiles apps. In the complete integrated package you will find a jQuery-based toolset that includes rich UI widgets, powerful data source, dynamic data visualizations, blazing fast micro-templates and .NET wrappers, specifically designed to be used with the ASP.NET MVC framework from Microsoft. All of this is backed by Telerik’s industry leading technical support. If you haven’t checked out Kendo UI yet, you can download a fully functional free trial with technical support here.
Beginning May 2, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) marks 75 years of innovation and leadership in film and interactive media. The NFB is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 10 Webbys. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.
Opera Software produces web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs, and other connected devices, with 275 million users (and counting) worldwide. Opera also creates tools, market information, educational articles (with the main hub at dev.opera.com) and other useful resources to help developers, designers and others do their job better. Opera is passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the Internet — Opera’s vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what they do.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an environment for business to thrive. The City’s Economic Development and Culture Division staff helps business navigate municipal programs and processes and provides consultation services and hands-on solutions to assist business at every stage of development from start-up to growth and expansion. Learn more about how we can help.
Xtreme Labs is the leading provider of mobile solutions to the world’s most important companies. Our award-winning team partners with internationally recognized brands to transform their mobile vision into a mobile business. We offer innovative expertise across all platforms and industries to create best-in-class mobile experiences. Our ongoing partnerships with prominent organizations are a testament to our staying power.
Vancouver Film School’s 13 world-class programs equip you for the career you really want. In what will be the most intense and creative year of your life, you develop extraordinary work, collaborate with other talented students, and learn from accomplished industry professionals. In VFS Digital Design, for example, you learn in an environment bristling with creative energy that mirrors the real design world, while arming yourself with industry-ready skills in communication, interactive, and motion design.
Fiction is a shared collaboration of forward-looking artistic innovation. With a combined twenty years experience in the digital age, we come to the table with a shared passion and vision that thrives on tailoring motion design that speaks precisely for you. Whether it’s an opening title sequence, commercial or interactive website, we are comfortable in any working environment, using 3D design, photography, typography and dynamic motion graphics. This frees us to run with an idea and apply any form to it we wish without constraints, giving it limitless imaginary possibilities. Our goal is to deliver brilliant creative work under the guidance of precise marketing objectives.
As a leader in original music and sound design, we understand that technology is only as good as the people who use it. Our highly skilled team of composers and sound designer/mixers are passionate about their craft. You can see it in the studio—and hear it everywhere else. From the small screen to the big screen, online to on the radio, Clean Cuts is a soundboard of creativity. Our environment inspires ideas, attracts clients and achieves results because of one very simple reason: we listen.
We at 3 Degrees are a 360 recruitment agency specializing in production, creative, and strategy all within the digital space. We have been a trusted partner for direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and freelance recruitment since the launch of the digital industry. If you require a talent solution for your digital product/service company, or simply need some help in finding your next gig, we understand your needs better than anyone else because digital is all that we do!
More than 15 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp’s marketing automation platform to to reach their customers and grow their business. Our features and integrations give e-commerce retailers the power to send beautiful marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted ad campaigns, and our detailed reports help them keep improving over time. Our quickly growing team loves empowering small businesses, so that’s what we focus on every day.
Shopify’s multidisciplinary and diverse UX team is over 450 strong, and made up of product designers, researchers, UX developers, content strategists, and communication designers, but it’s also home to industrial designers, taxonomists, and accessibility experts. We’re dedicated to empowering commerce at a global scale. We’re digital by default, meaning we’re hiring all around the world. We build products that help people start, manage, and scale their businesses.
FreshBooks is the #1 cloud-based accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners. The company has helped more than 10 million users process billions of dollars through its easy-to-use invoicing, expense management, online payments and time-tracking features. Recognized in 2014 with six Stevie awards for best customer service in the world, the company’s mantra is to “execute extraordinary experiences everyday.” Based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in 120 countries.
SplitElement Inc. is a digital agency providing concept and production solutions to the advertising and media industries.
Our focus is on discovering and utilizing innovative technological approaches for mobile / tablet application and public space installation development.
With a heavy emphasis on experimentation and prototyping, SplitElement works to evaluate low-risk, highly innovative solutions on behalf of our clients. Leveraging our wide knowledge base and decades of collective experience, we strive to ensure that the most appropriate technology and approaches are used on a per-project basis.
Digiflare is a digital agency at the forefront of creating award-winning connected user experiences. We harness the potential of Web, Mobile, Tablet, Connected TV, Game Consoles, and emerging devices to deliver engaging solutions to our top-tier clients.
Digital Primates is an industry-leading application consultancy focused on delivering large-scale, high-quality enterprise, video and mobile applications for our clients. Our methodologies enable clients to successfully complete projects, either through guiding their team or by leveraging our own developers and architects in the process. Our senior consultants are uniquely positioned as trainers, authors, and speakers providing clear communication and leadership to any team.
Immersion is the leading innovator in haptics (aka “touch feedback”) technology. With Immersion’s Haptic Development Platform, Android game developers can transform the UX by adding realistic vibration effects to their apps. The Haptic SDK includes sample code, tech forum, over 120 predesigned haptic effects complete with an effect preview app for testing, and a conversion layer that ensures that touch effects are optimized across all Android handsets. Since its release in 2011, consumers have installed over 100 million Android games using Immersion’s Haptic SDK.
With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, Relish Interactive is an interdisciplinary team of designers, developers, and animators that focus on delivering delicious digital stuff. Our team is small, senior, talented, and efficient. We are developers who can code and explain it in non-tech speak. We are designers who strive to innovate, yet understand the big picture and know how to meet client goals and deadlines.
Chow Productions Inc. is a Toronto based company led by a young talented team. Our trio adds a modern, creative twist to capture memorable moments at your corporate or family events. We specialize in photo and video event coverage including creative digital experiences, commercials, and branded media. While bringing you the best event coverage, we continue to expand our talents, making short films and other projects!
Globacore is a creative technology company specializing in large format multitouch surfaces, game development, and unique human computer interactions using both physical and digital elements. With the depth of knowledge of traditionally trained computer scientists and the aesthetic vision of digital artists we have the key skills and talents to enable us to stay at the bleeding edge of interactive design and development. Globacore’s emergent interactive displays have been installed in cities around the world including Paris, Cannes, London, Barcelona, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and all over the US and Canada. Working with advertising agencies, marketers, brand strategists, exhibit designers and museum curators we encourage our customers to come to us with any idea for an interactive system no matter the difficulty.
Pearson Technology Group is the most respected publisher of technology books for all levels of knowledge and experience from imprints including Peachpit Press, Que, Sams and Adobe Press. At their booth, Pearson is partnered with Swipe Design, an independent bookstore that brings together the finest collection of architecture, design and advertising books from around the world. Show Special: 30% off all titles.
SmithsonMartin Inc. is a technology startup company that is focused on disruptive innovations for the music and gaming industries. SmithsonMartin began with two veteran DJ’s in August 2010 on YouTube, one interested in the others multitouch technology and the other able to bring it to a marketable life. Alan Smithson, CEO started the company in Canada and development continued for Pablo Martin in Argentina where they continue to work side by side via internet bringing to the world the most advanced Ultimate Performance Touch Controller, Emulator, their award-winning flagship product for live music performers.
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) is one of the world’s most well established and highly respected visual, media and performing arts schools. VanArts has over 18 years of experience in launching graduates’ careers for the animation, games and visual effects industries worldwide, plus careers in photography, acting, broadcasting and web development. A recent survey of the “Top 100 International Animation Schools ” by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #6 in the world.
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is responsible for stimulating job creation and investment in the province’s cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, music, film, television, and interactive digital media.
OMDC works to foster an advantageous business environment, facilitates innovation, supports cross-sector collaboration, enhances and leverages investment, and promotes Ontario as an international centre of excellence.
The agency administers a range of programs and funds including tax credits, investment funds, research initiatives, and events.
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