Upcoming events

    • 25 Nov 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 10
    Topic: TechConnex member CEO on more “Leadership lessons learned in the trenches”.

    Jinha Chung, current Chair of the TechConnex Board, is CEO of Miax Inc., a project management and technical solutions company based in North York, Ontario. The company specializes in flexible, cost effective solutions and delivers strategic initiatives for corporate clients in the technology and telecommunications sector. Jinha is also PMP certified with the Project Management Institute. 

    Come and hear about his approach to business as he shares his experiences, wisdom and leadership perspective with us.

    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 

    • 26 Nov 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wilson Vukelich LLP: 60 Columbia Way, Suite 710 Markham ON
    • 13

    Topic: Technology and Trucking in Two Parts

    Part I:  The impact of technology on the Trucking Industry

    Part II: 5 Things you need to know before you hire a Trucking Company

    Presenter: Carole McAfee Wallace 


    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 Nov 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 11
    Topic: Delivering Corporate Strategy using PMO

    How effective are you able to execute your Corporate Strategy?

    Is your PMO in alignment with your Corporate Strategy?


    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 

    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 14

     Topic: PR 101

    Every day we are bombarded with stories in the news about companies and their leaders.  These stories can have a profound impact on the success of any company – big or small.   It has been said that media coverage is seven times more credible than advertising, and that third party endorsement is the most effective way to build brand reputation.  It is more important than ever to integrate public relations into your business strategy.

    In the December meeting, Mary Ann Freedman, President of Freedman & Associates Marketing Consultants, will discuss the role of public relations in building brand equity for tech businesses.   Using examples from both within and outside the tech sector, she will share insights on how the news media works, explore the role of online news and social media and provide tips on how to measure success.  

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

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 11
    Topic: Build Relationships that Build Business

    ‘The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work’ – Robert Kiyosaki

    For our December Peer Group session, we will talk about strategic networking and how to ‘Focus on 50’ to build the network you need to achieve your goals.

    Discussion will be led by Heather Fedash at the new TechConnex offices at 1 Steelcase Road. Looking forward to a lively discussion!

    Who Should Join?

    All women in TechConnex are invited to engage and participate in this peer 2 peer group. The Peer-to-Peer program is a TechConnex member-run event where women in technology can access the support of their peers and network in a "pitch-free" environment.

    Join us for a lively discussion facilitated by:


    Heather Fedash, Delivery Project Executive, IBM Canada


    Tracey Whitehouse, Chief Operations Officer, TGO Consulting



    • 05 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 15

    December's Topic: The Six SECRETS to the GROWTH ™ “ELIMINATING the Glass Ceiling, The SECRET of Growth by Validation” with Karl Tettmann

    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 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 14

    Topic:Product clarity, simplicity or complexity and acceptance in the market.

    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

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    • 12 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1 Steelcase Rd W, Markham ON L3R 0T3- New TechConnex Office
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced!

    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

    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 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 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 Dec 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fasken Martineau LLP: 333 Bay Street- Suite 2400- Bay Adelaide Center, Toronto, ON
    • 16
    Topic: To be announced shortly!

    The meeting starts at 7:30am

    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, ON

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