Topic: The state of the Canadian Cloud Industry
Our guest speaker on Tuesday, February 8 will be Michael O’Neil. Michael is the Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of IT in Canada, Canada’s only integrated social media news network. IT in Canada publishes daily news for Canadian IT managers and practitioners and for the Canadian IT channel, produces in-depth content on cloud computing, security, collaboration, and sustainable IT, and publishes the only two IT trade magazines in Canada: IT in Canada (for IT and business management) and The Canadian Channel Standard (for VARs and other solution providers). In addition, Michael is also CEO for IT Market Dynamics, an IT research operation, which serves leading IT vendors and channel organizations as clients. Prior to that Michael was the Managing Director for IDC Canada where he was the Executive responsibility for all of IDC's Canadian research, as well as for IDC's global research in the areas of Software Partnering and Alliances, Software Pricing and Licensing, and Software as a Service.
The YTA Cloud Computing Peer group is designed for executives and managers of software and services companies who are providing cloud based offerings to the market. The sessions will be business focused and will concentrate on topics that are relevant to operating and growing a cloud based business. Each session will include a guest speaker – either a customer that has transformed their business by leveraging cloud based offerings or an executive from a software or services company that is transitioning their organization to take advantage of the opportunities in the cloud. It will then be followed by a peer/group discussion on how to leverage these insights to drive profitability in your business.
The Cloud Computing Peer group will be held on the second Friday of every month and its facilitator is Muneer Hirji, President of 3.0 Corp. Please reach out to Muneer at Muneer.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.