Events

Upcoming events

    • 07 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 17

     Topic: To be announced shortly!






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


    • 09 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 12

    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.

    • 14 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 14

    Topic: Pricing 


    Are your current pricing models serving the clients and channel partners? Are they transparent or do they require constant management? Are they serving the product, market and vision?

    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

    • 14 Jan 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.

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

    Topic: Customer Communication Management and Soliciting Customer Feedback

    • How would you manage customer communication during Project Implementation?
    • Who should be involved during Customer Feedback Process?
    • How to successfully incorporate customer feedback into the project deployment process?
    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.


    • 16 Jan 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?

    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


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

    Topic: How to Build a Winning Sales Plan for 2015

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

    Topic: CASL – Update and the Next Phase


    On January 15, 2015, the computer program provisions of CASL will come into force. Join us for a debrief these provisions, CRTC guidance, and further insights on ensuring compliance

    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.

    • 22 Jan 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto.
    • 15
    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 Jan 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TBD

    Tired of hearing the same old predictions about the same old consumer apps and curved 3D TVs?

    This year, TechConnex brings together a renowned panel of tech business leaders to provide insight into coming changes of importance to the tech industry in Canada, including trends in Mobile, Automotive and e-Health highlighting the types of businesses, services and products that are attracting attention today and into the future.

    Register early and secure your spot in what we predict to be a sell-out event!


    The Event: The IT Business of Everywhere. GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said recently that ““If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Industry trends – especially the Internet of Things (IoT) – result in the incorporation of IT in all types of products and services, blurring the lines between IT and business operations, and expanding the scope of IT impact on business success. In this lunch event, we’ll look at how IT is becoming an integral aspect of automotive, healthcare, and many other industry activities.

    Lead-off Presenter and Panel Moderator: Michael O'Neil is CEO of the research organization, InsightaaS, and author of the new and acclaimed management book on cloud computing, “The Death of Core Competency.”. Prior to InsightaaS, Michael was the managing director of IDC Canada, where he held executive responsibility for the IDC’s Canadian business and its worldwide Software Business Strategies group. He also founded and ran the hybrid research/media business IT in Canada during its period of success

    Schedule:
    Registration and Networking -11:30am to 12:15 pm
    Lunch - 12:15pm to 1:00pm
    Keynote - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


    Tired of hearing the same old predictions about the same old consumer apps and curved 3D TVs?

    This year,
    TechConnex brings together a renowned panel of tech business leaders to provide insight into coming changes of importance to the tech industry in Canada, including trends in Mobile, Automotive and e-Health highlighting the types of businesses, services and products that are attracting attention today and into the future.

    Register early and secure your spot in what
    we predict to be a sell-out event.

    The Event: The IT Business of Everywhere. GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said recently that ““If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Industry trends – especially the Internet of Things (IoT) – result in the incorporation of IT in all types of products and services, blurring the lines between IT and business operations, and expanding the scope of IT impact on business success. In this lunch event, we’ll look at how IT is becoming an integral aspect of automotive, healthcare, and many other industry activities.


    Lead-off Presenter and Panel Moderator: Michael O'Neil is CEO of the research organization, InsightaaS, and author of the new and acclaimed management book on cloud computing, “The Death of Core Competency.”.  Prior to InsightaaS,  Michael was the managing director ofIDC Canada,where he held executive responsibility for the IDC’s Canadian business and its worldwide Software Business Strategies group. He also founded and ran the hybrid research/media business IT in Canada during its period of success.

    Tired of hearing the same old predictions about the same old consumer apps and curved 3D TVs?

    This year,
    TechConnex brings together a renowned panel of tech business leaders to provide insight into coming changes of importance to the tech industry in Canada, including trends in Mobile, Automotive and e-Health highlighting the types of businesses, services and products that are attracting attention today and into the future.

    Register early and secure your spot in what
    we predict to be a sell-out event.

    The Event: The IT Business of Everywhere. GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said recently that ““If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Industry trends – especially the Internet of Things (IoT) – result in the incorporation of IT in all types of products and services, blurring the lines between IT and business operations, and expanding the scope of IT impact on business success. In this lunch event, we’ll look at how IT is becoming an integral aspect of automotive, healthcare, and many other industry activities.


    Lead-off Presenter and Panel Moderator: Michael O'Neil is CEO of the research organization, InsightaaS, and author of the new and acclaimed management book on cloud computing, “The Death of Core Competency.”.  Prior to InsightaaS,  Michael was the managing director ofIDC Canada,where he held executive responsibility for the IDC’s Canadian business and its worldwide Software Business Strategies group. He also founded and ran the hybrid research/media business IT in Canada during its period of success.

    • 23 Jan 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 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: "Mindset"

    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

    Presenters/Discussion leaders will be Peer Group Facilitators Pete Needham of End to End and Lois Shaw of Amplifi 

     
       
    • 29 Jan 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”

    About the Session

    SME technology businesses often struggle with taking the leads that they have and turning them into revenue.

    In this session, we dive into greater understanding of how successful businesses use social media tools to effectively generate and convert leads.  We begin by reviewing the “Customer Buying Process” (the typical thought process that a buyer goes through when making a purchasing decision) and how this thought process is influenced by social media when considering the 3 key stages of the buying process: “Solution Development”, “Evaluation” and “Commitment”.  We will assess social media influence within the 4 key factors that concern a buyer:  “Needs”, “Cost”, “Solution” and “Risk”.

    We demonstrate how the 4 key factors change over the 3 stages and how various forms of social media can be used at each of these stages to successfully move the buyer through the Customer Buying Process.

    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.



    • 30 Jan 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 

    • 16 Apr 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 180

        

     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

     


    Click here to see the Braham 2013 Program! 

    • 28 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    The Technology Leadership Awards Gala & Showcase recognizes excellence in technology businesses and two individuals for exceptional personal contribution to the sector.

    The event will kick off in the evening of May 29th with a reception around the viewings of a showcase, profiling nominee finalists followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

    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 
    5:30pm-6:30pm- Reception & Showcase
    6:30pm-9:00pm-  Dinner and Awards Ceremony




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