Events

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office

    A deeper dive for Tech Business Leaders into the practical aspects of Big Data – what is relevant, where it is found, how to make sense of it all when it comes to incorporating these inputs and making better business decisions in order to grow their business, attract clients and customers, and add employees and contractors within their business area.


    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 11

    Topic: Partners, channel/strategic, their profiles and needs/wants.



    Join in the discussion on March 11th. 

    Who is your channel partner, where do you find them and how do you keep them?



    Who should attend?

    Executives empowered to make decisions on business strategy – CEO, COO, SVP Sales/Partner/Channel and other relevant decision makers.

    Facilitator: Frank Dion of ClarityPlus

    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 161 Bay Street Suite 4040 Toronto
    • 11

    Topic: Does anyone still Pitch in Elevators, or is this idea dead?


    2014/15 Theme: Fill Your Toolkit
    What are the tools for success? This year’s Sales Peer Group topics will focus on practical “How-to’s” to help participants up their sales games. We will look at the new relationship with marketing, new prospecting tools like LinkedIn, and focus on sales performance skills and habits that drive results. Come join us to learn new ideas, reaffirm old principles, and share tips that are helping you make your numbers.

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitated by Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot.

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON
    • 9

    Topic: Sourcing Growth Capital

    Description: At every stage of a company’s life, and especially in the early stages, access to capital is critical. Ensuring that your business has the most appropriate capital structure from the outset will reduce some of the hurdles when seeking financing and result in significant tax savings both on a year-to-year basis and down the road when you are looking to sell your business or take the company public. 


    The Canadian markets have once again become very friendly to technology and growth companies. The variety in types of financing are as diverse as the sources that are available. It is crucial to ensure that the source, type and terms of any financing is right for your business.

     

    Breakfast will be served. Unfortunately we are not able to validate parking.


    Who Should Join?

    • Managers and Owners of small to medium sized businesses interested in discussing the different ways to raise capital;
    • If you want to discuss some of the business/legal hurdles companies face when negotiating the terms of their fundraising documents with angels and venture capitalists; 

    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: 

     

    Location: The Offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON


    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 8
    Topic: Cloud Governance 

    Cloud Computing is being adopted at an incredible pace. The adoption is occurring so fast that most organizations are stuck in a position of uncertainty; the desire to make use of this new technology, the fear of the unknown and the implications of not having an organizational strategic direction.   

    This session will be a primer on Cloud Governance. We will provide an overview of what Cloud Governance is. Some common misconceptions and the benefits Governance brings to your organization. Our session will provide the concepts and best practices you need to be aware of. Along with a Cloud Governance framework and a road map for implementation. 


    Who Should Join?

    The TechConnex Cloud Computing Peer group is designed for executives and managers of software and services companies who are providing cloud based offerings to the market.
     

    Facilitator: Michael O'Neil, InsightaaS


    • 18 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 6

    Topic: Does anyone still Pitch in Elevators, or is this idea dead?

    2014/2015 Theme:

    What are the tools for success? This year’s Sales Peer Group topics will focus on practical “How-to’s” to help participants up their sales games. We will look at the new relationship with marketing, new prospecting tools like LinkedIn, and focus on sales performance skills and habits that drive results. Come join us to learn new ideas, reaffirm old principles, and share tips that are helping you make your numbers.

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitator: Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.
    • 14
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in Toronto.


    We start the meeting by opening the floor to anyone who wants to discuss specific concerns or challenges they are experiencing. This will include company developments or other announcements. We will then move onto our pre-determined topic.

       

    Facilitated by: John Kitchen of esri Canada & Andrew Nunes of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin.

    7:30 am to 9:00 am.  Kindly hosted for TechConnex by Andrew Nunes at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.

    • 20 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • MyPlanet Office: 252 Adelaide St E, Toronto ON M5A 1N1
    • 16

    Topic: 

    This will be a round table discussion to share and compare notes on significant trends which are impacting project management and project delivery. 

    Facilitators: Jinha Chung of Miax, David Sabine of MyPlanet & Dave Clark of Clear Cover Data Solutions

    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.


    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 10
    Topic: A CEO’s Story of Leadership & Growth, Camille Peters, TechConnex Vice Chair

    Camille is CEO and Co-owner of Mobile Computing Corp Inc., a software solutions company that allows companies with mobile workers to expand their business through route optimization. She started with the organization in 1999 as a customer advocate in Project Delivery and quickly rose to the position of President. Purchasing the business in 2011 was a natural transition when the opportunity presented itself.

    Since then Camille’s primary focus has been on development and strategic leadership of the company. Join us to hear Camille’s story of leadership and growth.

    Facilitators: Pete Needham of End to End and Lois Shaw of amplifi

    Have you taken on new challenges?

    • Recently appointed to a leadership position
    • Just promoted to a supervisory role
    • Advancing innovation or new initiatives within your existing business
    • Looking for insights or best practices to improve your own interactions with staff 

    Then this is the group that you need to connect with right away.  Test new ideas. Hear of approaches that really work in your type of business. Find encouragement, support, and new knowledge!


     
       
    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    TechConnex Executives in Residence are uniquely positioned senior industry experts available to mentor and assist SME tech businesses already having attained the stature of “going concern” in their continued growth objectives.


    As a committed and regular contributor to the mentorship of TechConnex member companies through the longstanding yet unique industry peer to peer programs, we have selected these continuing expert peer group leaders to facilitate and coordinate the uptake of this Big Data to Business Intelligence initiative.

    The outcome is to be a specifically established Business Intelligence Peer Group Program for those looking to maintain an ongoing exploration in the Big Data and Business Intelligence relationship for continued growth in their own tech businesses.


    8:30 – 9:30 at the TCNX HUB
    • 25 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wilson Vukelich LLP: 60 Columbia Way, Suite 710 Markham ON
    • 15

    Topic: Legal Issues in Emerging Technology – Wearables, 3D Printing and Autonomous Vehicles/Telematics


    Technology is accelerating at a great pace of change and there is exponential growth in computing power. Emerging technologies, such as wearables, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles/telematics challenge the law’s ability to regulate. Join us for a discussion of these emerging technologies and the laws which may be applicable to them.

     

    Speaker: Diane Karnay, Wilson Vukelich LLP

    Who Should Join?

    • Those whose business decisions or internal recommendations could have significant legal consequences;
    • Executives and managers that want to establish risk management priorities and ensure legal compliance;
    • If you want to understand the 'practical' effect of legal requirements on your business;
    • If you want solutions to recurring legal problems and challenges;
    • If you want to keep up-to-date with legal developments and learn what other ICT businesses are doing;
    • Those interested in benefiting from strategic opportunities associated with technology changes, without compromising their legal obligations;
    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Diane Karnay and Heather Whitten of Wilson Vukelich LLP

     

    Location: The Offices of Wilson Vukelich 60 Columbia Way Suite 710, Markham Ontario.

     

    Time: 12:00 to 1:30PM and refreshments will be provided.

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • TechConnex Hub- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3

    Seminar “Maturing of Social Media – Legitimate Lead Generation”

    There's no doubt that social media has come a long way since it's early days. By now, you probably have a strategy in place and have started generating leads using social tools. Your social media marketing is out of its infancy and into its teen years. So how do you take it to the next level of realizing sales and maximizing its value?

     

    Join us for an in-depth seminar on how businesses successfully use social media to generate and convert leads. Attendees will explore the ways that social media influences the three key stages of the buying process, look at examples from tech businesses that have leveraged social media successfully, and work through practical applications using real issues they have experienced.

    Agenda

    • 1.)    Overview of the Customer Buying Process: “Solution Development”, “Evaluation” and “Commitment”.
    • 2.)    Overview of the Customer Buying Process: “Needs”, “Cost”, “Solution” and “Risk”. 
    • 3.)    Understanding the various social media tools (Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) and how they can help you. 
    • 4.)    Mapping social media tools to the Customer Buying Process
    • 5.)    Practical Application: In this section, we will work through examples using real issues experienced by the participants 

    Who is this seminar for?

    This seminar is designed for the head of Marketing and Sales at SME technology companies.

    Presenters:

    Kiran Mangat, Vanquish Consulting

    Kiran leads Vanquish Consulting, a sales consultancy focused on helping SME technology companies sell better.  Previously he worked in a number of sales roles at SAP, most recently in a sales role where he was responsible for some of SAP’s largest, most profitable customers. Before SAP, Kiran managed sales and marketing for Vortex Connect, a start-up focused on enterprise mobility software.

    Adam Fox, Director, Ontario Region, Esri Canada

    Adam Fox is a geographer, sales leader and social media junkie rolled into one. Adam is the Director for Esri Canada’s largest region managing three offices and 23 sales and professional services staff. Mr. Fox brings over 17 years of international experience to his role, on large and medium scale projects in over 15 different countries in a variety of leading technical, sales and management roles. Currently, he is responsible for the sales direction throughout the region and implementing innovative business development approaches with his team.



    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TechConnex- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!




    Facilitators: Peter Ott of Peter Ott and Associates & Michael Loeters of BFL Canada

    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 14
    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.

    Facilitator: Jinha Chung of MIAX 

    • 01 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 20

     Topic: To be announced shortly!






    Facilitators: Kevin D'Arcy of MES Hybrid Document Systems & Christopher Dippell of Vellum Marketing 


    • 02 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 14
    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Join us for a lively discussion facilitated by:

     

    Heather Fedash, Delivery Project Executive, IBM Canada

     

    Tracey Whitehouse, Chief Operations Officer, TGO Consulting

     

     

    • 08 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 15

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who should attend?

    Executives empowered to make decisions on business strategy – CEO, COO, SVP Sales/Partner/Channel and other relevant decision makers.

    Facilitator: Frank Dion of ClarityPlus

    • 08 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 161 Bay Street Suite 4040 Toronto
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitated by Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot.

    • 09 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    • Managers and Owners of small to medium sized businesses interested in discussing the different ways to raise capital;
    • If you want to discuss some of the business/legal hurdles companies face when negotiating the terms of their fundraising documents with angels and venture capitalists; 

    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Sean Maniaci & Jamie Firsten Cassels Brock 

     

    Location: The Offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON


    • 10 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 15

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current and former Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in the Greater Toronto Area.

    If you think that you meet the criteria for this peer group please contact TechConnex Executive Director, Patrick Shaw, at 905-415-4558 to discuss your participation.

    • 10 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    The TechConnex Cloud Computing Peer group is designed for executives and managers of software and services companies who are providing cloud based offerings to the market.
     

    Facilitator: Michael O'Neil, InsightaaS


    • 15 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 15

    Topic: 

    2014/2015 Theme:

    What are the tools for success? This year’s Sales Peer Group topics will focus on practical “How-to’s” to help participants up their sales games. We will look at the new relationship with marketing, new prospecting tools like LinkedIn, and focus on sales performance skills and habits that drive results. Come join us to learn new ideas, reaffirm old principles, and share tips that are helping you make your numbers.

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitator: Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot

    • 16 Apr 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in Toronto.


    We start the meeting by opening the floor to anyone who wants to discuss specific concerns or challenges they are experiencing. This will include company developments or other announcements. We will then move onto our pre-determined topic.

       

    Facilitated by: John Kitchen of esri Canada & Andrew Nunes of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin.

    7:30 am to 9:00 am.  Kindly hosted for TechConnex by Andrew Nunes at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.

    • 17 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • MyPlanet Office: 252 Adelaide St E, Toronto ON M5A 1N1
    • 16

    Topic: 

    This will be a round table discussion to share and compare notes on significant trends which are impacting project management and project delivery. 

    Facilitators: Jinha Chung of Miax, David Sabine of MyPlanet & Dave Clark of Clear Cover Data Solutions

    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.


    • 17 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TechConnex- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!




    Facilitators: Peter Ott of Peter Ott and Associates & Michael Loeters of BFL Canada

    • 22 Apr 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sheraton Parkway Hotel - 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
    • 178

        

    The GTA "Reveal" of the most comprehensive report on Canadian ICT Sector success!

    This year we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Branham300 Reveal. It will provide the greatest clarity of what is working; and what isn't in the Canadian ICT Sector.

    Who is keeping pace? Who is new to the scene, and who has (gainfully) departed?

    Join us as Wayne Gudbranson, President and CEO of the Branham Group, reveals the changes in the industry over the past year as he takes us through the most trusted source of information on the Canadian Information Technology Industry, The Branham300 Report.


    Schedule:

    11:30am – 12:00pm Registration & Networking

    12:00pm – 12:15pm Welcome

    12:15pm - LUNCH

    12:45pm- 1:15pm Keynote Speaker- Branham300 Reveal

    2:00pm Adjourn

     



    • 22 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wilson Vukelich LLP: 60 Columbia Way, Suite 710 Markham ON
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    • Those whose business decisions or internal recommendations could have significant legal consequences;
    • Executives and managers that want to establish risk management priorities and ensure legal compliance;
    • If you want to understand the 'practical' effect of legal requirements on your business;
    • If you want solutions to recurring legal problems and challenges;
    • If you want to keep up-to-date with legal developments and learn what other ICT businesses are doing;
    • Those interested in benefiting from strategic opportunities associated with technology changes, without compromising their legal obligations;
    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Diane Karnay and Heather Whitten of Wilson Vukelich LLP

     

    Location: The Offices of Wilson Vukelich 60 Columbia Way Suite 710, Markham Ontario.

     

    Time: 12:00 to 1:30PM and refreshments will be provided.

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.

    Facilitator: Jinha Chung of MIAX 

    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Facilitators: Pete Needham of End to End and Lois Shaw of amplifi

    Have you taken on new challenges?

    • Recently appointed to a leadership position
    • Just promoted to a supervisory role
    • Advancing innovation or new initiatives within your existing business
    • Looking for insights or best practices to improve your own interactions with staff 

    Then this is the group that you need to connect with right away.  Test new ideas. Hear of approaches that really work in your type of business. Find encouragement, support, and new knowledge!


     
       
    • 01 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current and former Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in the Greater Toronto Area.

    If you think that you meet the criteria for this peer group please contact TechConnex Executive Director, Patrick Shaw, at 905-415-4558 to discuss your participation.

    • 06 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 20

     Topic: To be announced shortly!






    Facilitators: Kevin D'Arcy of MES Hybrid Document Systems & Christopher Dippell of Vellum Marketing 


    • 07 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: Communicate & Connect in 90 seconds or less!

    Learn simple rapport building techniques to help you achieve better communication and success in your career and your life! Identify communication preferences in yourself and in others. Understand and direct human communication and behavior. Create and maintain instant rapport with others. Learn how to utilize language, verbal and non-verbal to create positive behavior in yourself and others.

    With guest speaker, Corey McCusker, a Mental Performance Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author and Founder of Your Mind Matters. Corey will lead an interactive session to better understand communication styles for more effective rapport building and networking.


    Join us for a lively discussion facilitated by:

     

    Heather Fedash, Delivery Project Executive, IBM Canada

     

    Tracey Whitehouse, Chief Operations Officer, TGO Consulting

     

     

    • 08 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    The TechConnex Cloud Computing Peer group is designed for executives and managers of software and services companies who are providing cloud based offerings to the market.
     

    Facilitator: Michael O'Neil, InsightaaS


    • 13 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who should attend?

    Executives empowered to make decisions on business strategy – CEO, COO, SVP Sales/Partner/Channel and other relevant decision makers.

    Facilitator: Frank Dion of ClarityPlus

    • 13 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 161 Bay Street Suite 4040 Toronto
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitated by Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot.

    • 14 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    • Managers and Owners of small to medium sized businesses interested in discussing the different ways to raise capital;
    • If you want to discuss some of the business/legal hurdles companies face when negotiating the terms of their fundraising documents with angels and venture capitalists; 

    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Sean Maniaci & Jamie Firsten Cassels Brock 

     

    Location: The Offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON


    • 15 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • MyPlanet Office: 252 Adelaide St E, Toronto ON M5A 1N1
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    This will be a round table discussion to share and compare notes on significant trends which are impacting project management and project delivery. 

    Facilitators: Jinha Chung of Miax, David Sabine of MyPlanet & Dave Clark of Clear Cover Data Solutions

    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.


    • 15 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TechConnex- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!




    Facilitators: Peter Ott of Peter Ott and Associates & Michael Loeters of BFL Canada

    • 20 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16

    Topic: 

    2014/2015 Theme:

    What are the tools for success? This year’s Sales Peer Group topics will focus on practical “How-to’s” to help participants up their sales games. We will look at the new relationship with marketing, new prospecting tools like LinkedIn, and focus on sales performance skills and habits that drive results. Come join us to learn new ideas, reaffirm old principles, and share tips that are helping you make your numbers.

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitator: Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot

    • 21 May 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in Toronto.


    We start the meeting by opening the floor to anyone who wants to discuss specific concerns or challenges they are experiencing. This will include company developments or other announcements. We will then move onto our pre-determined topic.

       

    Facilitated by: John Kitchen of esri Canada & Andrew Nunes of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin.

    7:30 am to 9:00 am.  Kindly hosted for TechConnex by Andrew Nunes at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.

    • 22 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.

    Facilitator: Jinha Chung of MIAX 

    • 26 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Facilitators: Pete Needham of End to End and Lois Shaw of amplifi

    Have you taken on new challenges?

    • Recently appointed to a leadership position
    • Just promoted to a supervisory role
    • Advancing innovation or new initiatives within your existing business
    • Looking for insights or best practices to improve your own interactions with staff 

    Then this is the group that you need to connect with right away.  Test new ideas. Hear of approaches that really work in your type of business. Find encouragement, support, and new knowledge!


     
       
    • 27 May 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wilson Vukelich LLP: 60 Columbia Way, Suite 710 Markham ON
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    • Those whose business decisions or internal recommendations could have significant legal consequences;
    • Executives and managers that want to establish risk management priorities and ensure legal compliance;
    • If you want to understand the 'practical' effect of legal requirements on your business;
    • If you want solutions to recurring legal problems and challenges;
    • If you want to keep up-to-date with legal developments and learn what other ICT businesses are doing;
    • Those interested in benefiting from strategic opportunities associated with technology changes, without compromising their legal obligations;
    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Diane Karnay and Heather Whitten of Wilson Vukelich LLP

     

    Location: The Offices of Wilson Vukelich 60 Columbia Way Suite 710, Markham Ontario.

     

    Time: 12:00 to 1:30PM and refreshments will be provided.

    • 28 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • York Mills Gallery -1885 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M3B 2M3

    The Technology Leadership Awards Gala & Showcase recognizes excellence amongst technology businesses and their achievement in one of five important categories of peers within the GTA Tech Ecosystem.  Two individual awards profiling exceptional personal contribution to the sector are also available.


    The event kicks off in the evening of May 28th with a networking reception surrounded by viewings of the nominee Showcase, profiling category finalists, their business and their people.  Dinner and the awards presentation will be followed by dessert and coffee in the Showcase gallery.

     

    Schedule: 

    5:30pm-6:30pm- Networking Reception & Showcase
    6:30pm-8:00pm- Dinner and Awards Presentations
    8:00pm-9:00pm- Networking, Coffee Reception & Showcase

    At the Dinner, awards will be presented to leaders in 7 categories.

    • Tech Company of the Year
    • Momentum Company of the Year 
    • Most promising Start-Up
    • Market Expansion Leader
    • Technology Enabler of the Year
    • Technology Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Community Builder Award 

    Nominate a company today! Complete the submission form HERE





    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 20

     Topic: To be announced shortly!






    Facilitators: Kevin D'Arcy of MES Hybrid Document Systems & Christopher Dippell of Vellum Marketing 


    • 04 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Join us for a lively discussion facilitated by:

     

    Heather Fedash, Delivery Project Executive, IBM Canada

     

    Tracey Whitehouse, Chief Operations Officer, TGO Consulting

     

     

    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    Current and former Presidents, CEOs, COOs and Business Unit Leaders who are responsible for strategic and operational leadership in fast-growth technology companies located in the Greater Toronto Area.

    If you think that you meet the criteria for this peer group please contact TechConnex Executive Director, Patrick Shaw, at 905-415-4558 to discuss your participation.

    • 10 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who should attend?

    Executives empowered to make decisions on business strategy – CEO, COO, SVP Sales/Partner/Channel and other relevant decision makers.

    Facilitator: Frank Dion of ClarityPlus

    • 10 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 161 Bay Street Suite 4040 Toronto
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    Who Should Join?

    The Sales Leadership Peer Group is ideal for sales reps and sales team managers in fast-growth technology companies throughout the GTA. Marketing professionals and customer service leaders will gain from the dialogue and the topics discussed in this multidisciplinary and focused peer setting.

    Facilitated by Andrew Ford of SalesCopilot.

    • 11 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!


    Who Should Join?

    • Managers and Owners of small to medium sized businesses interested in discussing the different ways to raise capital;
    • If you want to discuss some of the business/legal hurdles companies face when negotiating the terms of their fundraising documents with angels and venture capitalists; 

    • If you want to leverage the learning opportunities provided by your TechConnex membership


    Facilitators: Sean Maniaci & Jamie Firsten, Cassels Brock 

     

    Location: The Offices of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP- 40 King St W, Unit 2100, Toronto ON


    • 19 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • MyPlanet Office: 252 Adelaide St E, Toronto ON M5A 1N1
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    This will be a round table discussion to share and compare notes on significant trends which are impacting project management and project delivery. 

    Facilitators: Jinha Chung of Miax, David Sabine of MyPlanet & Dave Clark of Clear Cover Data Solutions

    Who Should Join?

    This peer group welcomes project managers, business architects & analysts, executives and managers throughout the GTA who have responsibility for successful project execution in client organizations or in their own fast-growth technology companies.


    • 19 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TechConnex- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3
    • 16

    Topic: To be announced shortly!




    Facilitators: Peter Ott of Peter Ott and Associates & Michael Loeters of BFL Canada

    • 19 Aug 2015
    • 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wooden Sticks Golf Inc- 40 Elgin Park Drive Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1N2
    Golf Networking Event

    New time | New place - reconnect at the close of the summer holidays and get into the swing for September!

    More networking (and more fun if you are allowed to say that at your place of business!)


    Likely one of the most network-focused tournaments you could be at this summer, this year TechConnex Golf is even more highly leveraged toward building lasting business relationships. A regular sell-out the tournament brings together leaders from tech companies and tech-enabling organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Tech Ecosystem with a "Business can be fun" attitude.


    Wooden Sticks will host this year's event. Join us and enjoy the opportunity to network with your peers while playing one of the top public golf courses in the region.

    Schedule:
    6:30 am Registration opens – Buffet Breakfast – Driving Range
    7:30 am Shot Gun
    1:30 pm Lunch 

    For directions to Wooden Sticks Golf Club please click here.


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