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  • 20 Jan 2100 2:58 PM | YTA Admin (Administrator)
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  • 14 Aug 2014 9:13 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    LSO /Ontario Brain Institute Networking Night

      Join LSO / OBI and other Industry individuals for the August Pub Night

    When:    Wednesday August 20th, 2014

    Where:   Marché Restaurant’s MUVBOX (or MUVBAR) - Brookfield Place Street Level 
     
    42 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON 
    N.B. Our event will be held on the OUTDOOR patio at MUVBOX (Front Street courtyard of Brookfield Place).If inclement weather we will be hosting at the INDOOR Brookfield atrium patio at MUVBAR.

    Time:     5:30pm-9:00pm

    Join us for the first Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)/Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) Networking Pub Night at Marché Restaurant. It will be a casual opportunity to meet and network with people from all across the life sciences industry.  

    OBI is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit organization seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience research and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and patient care. Commercialization is a critical step in translating research ideas into better patient care and partnerships are at the root of this translation. OBI is committed to working with our local and global partners to move more scientific discoveries into the marketplace.  

    LSO strives to promote a strong and integrated life sciences community in Ontario. Please drop by anytime after work and join us for drinks (cash bar) and build your own network. We hope to see you all there. Please RSVP for this event so we have proper space saved at Marché. Please click here to registerundefined it’s free for both members and non-members.


  • 12 Aug 2014 12:27 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    You've spent untold hours and resources on innovation and interactive digital media. It's time to cash in on your investment!

    Join us on Tuesday, September 9th for a complimentary crash course breakfast seminar on:

    • Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits: for companies across all industries that have designed new or improved products, processes, custom equipment or software
    Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits (OIDMTC): for companies across all industries that have created an interactive digital media product (such as an interactive website, mobile app or digital media game) whose primary purpose is to educate, inform or entertain.

    Date and Time
     Tuesday, September 9, 2014
     7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Venue
     Richter LLP
    2345 Yonge Street, Suite 410
    Toronto, ON  M4P 2E5


    Agenda

    Continental Breakfast – 7:45 a.m.

    Seminar – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

     

    Confirmation

    To reserve your seat, please contact Moon Panem at:

    · Phone: 416.488.2345 x 2229 or at

    · Email: mpanem@richter.ca



  • 07 Aug 2014 11:42 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)
    About Creative Industries Symposium 
    Organized by the Town of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Creative Industries Symposium is a half day conference, which explores the uniqueness of York Region's creative businesses and talent. 

    The Creative Industries Symposium gathers innovative minds and creative talent from employment sectors around York Region to explore the unique advantages of the Region and to identify strategies for growing and evolving local economies. The Symposium provides an opportunity for open dialogue and to create networks to develop new ideas, partnerships, and collaboration that will drive the regional creative economy.

    Creative Industries Symposium 2014 will take place on November 12th at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

    The public is invited, but registration is required a
     BusinessRichmondHill.ca/Symposium


  • 05 Aug 2014 11:04 AM | Pamela Montgomery (Administrator)


    -This compliance regimen further demonstrates Scarsin’s commitment to providing its clients with the highest level of data security, reliability, and privacy -

    Toronto, August 5, 2014 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development and services company specializing in providing enterprise-class Business Intelligence (BI) to global organizations, today announced that the company has successfully completed Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Type 1 attestation report after undergoing a thorough audit conducted by the independent auditing and accounting firm NDB (principal member of the NDB Alliance of CPA firms). The security audit included a stringent evaluation of all of Scarsin’s relevant processes, procedures and controls for data protection and availability.

    Scarsin underwent a rigorous independent audit process for the company’s technology and operational controls which were analyzed and documented to ensure adherence to Management’s Assertion to Trust Services Principles, included within scope for the SOC 2 report. A Type 1 report validates the design of controls put into an operation at a point in time. As the next step in Management’s continuing compliance plan, Scarsin will be pursuing a SOC 2 Type 2 report which encompasses the relevant design of the control environment and the associated testing of controls to report on the operational effectiveness of controls over a period of time (typically six months).

    "We appreciate working with clients such as Scarsin that have a commitment and dedication to an on-going compliance regimen and improving their control environment,” says Chris Nickell, Director at NDB Accountants & Consultants LLP.

    “We are pleased to have successfully completed the SOC certification process,” says Paul Minshull, CEO and founder of Scarsin Corporation. “Not only does this give our global customers the confidence that their information is handled with the highest level of integrity but it also provides them with complete insight into all of our processes. As we take our business to the next level, we want to ensure that we continue to exceed our customer’s expectations and deliver a best-in-class Business Intelligence platform (i2e) that adheres to the strictest levels of compliance.”

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    ­­­About NDB

    Founded in part by former Arthur Andersen and BDO Siedman auditors and professional service providers, NDB is a PCAOB-registered Certified Public Accounting firm, specializing in the SOC Framework Attestation reports, I.T. audits, and other regulatory compliance assurance needs for organizations in select markets.  NDB’s professional personnel have years of experience in their select chosen fields of work, possessing a sound working knowledge, interpretation and solid understanding of all relevant regulatory compliance issues and mandates currently affecting clients. For more information please visit: http://www.ndbcpa.com/

    About Scarsin

    Scarsin is a software development and service company specializing in enterprise-class Business Intelligence. Scarsin’s Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) platform supports global organizations' critical business processes. i2e is an end-to-end BI platform designed to integrate all complex BI processes into a unified solution, with a focus on business friendly processes and direct integration with Microsoft Office. Enterprise data management, collaborative forecasting and predictive analytics, robust production PowerPoint reporting and interactive web and mobile scorecards can now be easily managed solely by business teams. Customers choose i2e based on the speed, agility, cost effectiveness and business friendly processes.

  • 14 Jul 2014 8:37 AM | Pamela Montgomery (Administrator)

    Toronto, July 07, 2014 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development and services company specializing in providing enterprise-class Business Intelligence (BI) to billion dollar global organizations, is excited to have recently been approved for funding from SOFII (Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation). Scarsin will be utilizing the funding to invest in an aggressive marketing, sales and growth strategy which includes adding new resources to the team to support customer acquisition, retention and product commercialization.

    Launched by the Government of Canada in July 2012 as part of a Prosperity Initiative, SOFII is a government sponsored program to support innovation and growth in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region.  

    Scarsin underwent a multi-month rigorous application process in order to be eligible for the SOFII loan. The process included providing the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario) the program sponsor, with detailed business, financial and product plan reviews, formal board presentations and information on the company’s operations and growth strategy. 

    “Scarsin exemplifies the very best of a small Canadian innovative company that has created an enterprise scale software solution and sold it on a global basis. They compete against large, established players in the market, but their end-to-end integrated offering at a reasonable price differentiates Scarsin. In this business environment where massive amounts of data exist in an organization, Scarsin provides the infrastructure enabling management to make sense of the data and formulate competitive strategic plans,” says Carol Armstrong, Executive Director of the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network and SOFII.

    “Commercializing innovation on a global scale can be an arduous journey at times with many obstacles. We are grateful to the SOFII program which is providing financing to accelerate our key growth strategies. In return, Scarsin is expanding its global customer portfolio and increasing its employee base at its headquarters in Uxbridge,” says Paul Minshull, CEO and founder of Scarsin Corporation. “The rigorous approval process involved in the SOFII evaluation challenged us to further refine the clarity of our strategic initiatives and that, is always a benefit to future success.”

    About SOFII (Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation)

    Launched by the Government of Canada in July 2012, the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) is supported through FedDev Ontario's Prosperity Initiative and is being delivered by the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network Inc.  SOFII provides interest-bearing business loans to support innovation and growth in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region.  This program supports high-growth, innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of up to $500,000 to support all aspects of growth challenges facing them. 

    About Scarsin

    Scarsin is a software development and service company specializing in enterprise-class Business Intelligence. Scarsin’s Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) platform supports global organizations' critical business processes. i2e is an end-to-end BI platform designed to integrate all complex BI processes into a unified solution, with a focus on business friendly processes and direct integration with Microsoft Office. Enterprise data management, collaborative forecasting and predictive analytics, robust production PowerPoint reporting and interactive web and mobile scorecards can now be easily managed solely by business teams. Customers choose i2e based on the speed, agility, cost effectiveness and business friendly processes.


  • 13 Feb 2014 1:37 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    i2e enables global organizations to integrate all critical BI processes into a unified business-friendly solution

    Toronto, February 13, 2014 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development and services company specializing in enterprise Business Intelligence (BI), is excited to release its new Version of i2e, its Integrated Insight Environment platform for BI. Scarsin will be demonstrating Version 7 of i2e for the first time at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit taking place in San Diego, California from February 19-20. Version 7 includes new functionality designed specifically for business teams to manage the complex steps involved in the BI process and deliver critical insights to key stakeholders with speed and accuracy.

    Over the past ten years Scarsin has been working with its global customers through i2e’s first six releases to create a business friendly, cloud-based BI platform that can support any business user across any industry. i2e provides a set of flexible and scalable tools leveraging the Microsoft Office® suite within its platform. With i2e, data integration and management, collaborative forecasting and predictive analytics, integrated reporting in PowerPoint, and interactive web and mobile scorecards can be easily managed without the need to engage expensive and highly technical resources.

    i2e Version 7 incorporates powerful capabilities including:

    • ·         Data Integrator - a business friendly ETL tool that enables business users to control all data processes. Integration of disparate data sources can now be easily managed providing quick access to business insights
    • ·         Collaborative Forecasting - provides enterprise-wide consolidation of information across brands, departments and regions, allowing business teams to make, update, manage and publish changes to forecasting models immediately
    • ·         Integrated reporting to PowerPoint - automates the integration/consolidation of data into sophisticated and scalable PowerPoint reports enabling resources to focus on key insights instead of manual report generation  
    • ·         Dynamic cube creation for business specific ad hoc analytics – provides business users the ability to add new information to the cube within minutes and deliver quicker and more focused results
    • ·         Web and Mobile Scorecards – Provides drill-down capabilities into insights with ability to export specific scenarios and KPI’s to PowerPoint and change and update scenarios on the fly as required 
    Check out there New Scarcin i2e video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5GT-rogJn0&feature=youtu.be and http://www.scarsin.com/category/news/


  • 05 Feb 2014 8:54 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    TORONTO, Jan 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced thatMyles Harding, CEO/President of Inline Reference Check has joined the Association's Board of Advisors.

    Myles Harding is the CEO/President of Inline Reference Check, the premier pre-employment screening and background checking company in Canada.  Formed in 1997, and with over 35,000 completed files, Inline Reference Check's veteran staff perform in depth, professional, reference, retention, exit interviews and due diligence at the highest level of service.  Inline Reference Check specializes in Reference InterviewsCriminal Record Checks,Credit InquiriesEducation Verification, and Employment Verification throughout North America.

    For the complete article: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/myles-harding-president-inline-reference-164500651.html

  • 10 Oct 2013 10:10 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Whether you just started up, or have been in business for years, finding a business mentor who can provide you with advice and talk with you about your business, can be key to your ongoing success.

    MENTORup gives entrepreneurs and small business owners access to individual mentors sooner. MENTORup can connect you to a pool of mentors with the skills and sector experience you need to learn and grow.

    Here is how it works

    MENTORup is a web platform that matches entrepreneurs to potential business mentors.

    • In only 3-5 minutes, you can import your information from your LinkedIn account (or you can enter manually)
    • Create a mentoring objective, search our network of mentors
    • Get creative, your invitation needs to be a compelling request for a 15 minute meeting to determine fit.

    Learn how to use the MENTORup platform and connect to your business mentor.

    Join us for a free workshop on October 16, 2013, from 5 – 6:30 pm at the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Municipal Offices (111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, L4A 0Z8).

    This session will help you define effective mentoring objectives and learn how to search for mentors using MENTORup.

    Space is limited, please RSVP here, or contact Nirvana Champion, 1-855-642-8697 x2301, nirvana.champion@townofws.ca, for more information.

  • 07 Oct 2013 2:20 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    451 Research Says the Cloud Enabler’s Technologies are ‘Radical’ & ‘Far-Reaching'

    Toronto, Sep. 30, 2013: Canadian start-up Cloud Dynamics has developed and offers technologies that are “radical” in nature and make the company stand out among its peers in the cloud technology world, says 451 Research, one of the world's largest analyst firms.

    In a report the New York-based firm, which focuses on emergent technologies and start-ups, points out the fact that Cloud Dynamics provides next generation integration of not just hardware and software, but also of IT and power (heat extraction and cooling). "The integration of power distribution and cooling is a real differentiator, and ahead of the general curve. Many will want to take a look," the report says.

    451 Research, which also owns the Uptime Institute, says further that while Cloud Dynamics has developed from scratch a “broad” technology platform -- including its patent-pending ultra-efficient green heat-exchange technology (ecoHX), the adaptive cooling system (ecoCool) and the Cloud Data Center Operating System (cDOS) – the company emphasizes on seamless integration with other key cloud technologies -- such as CloudStack and OpenStack -- that currently dominate the sector. “One aspect we do like is the combination of support for legacy apps alongside the newer apps more commonly associated with public cloud deployments,” the report says.

    These integration technologies help Cloud Dynamics to offer its partners turnkey or customized solutions that cut their data center power costs by as much as 90-percent, and increase data center rack density by ten times.

    Cloud Dynamics has multiple pending patents around its core technologies.

    Its key technologies include:

       ecoDC (Eco Data Center): The ecoDC is a disruptive innovation from Cloud Dynamics, featuring its proprietary ultra-high density heat exchanging technology (ecoHX) and adaptive ultra-efficient Cloud Data Center Cooling System (ecoCool). ecoDC’s 35kW (10 tons) per cabinet heat -extraction capacity is ten times more than that of a typical legacy data center, and its Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.1 is much lower than the industry average of around 1.9 (Uptime Institute, 2012), which converts into cost and other savings for clients by as much as fifty percent.

         CRU (Cloud Resource Unit): CRU is the currency of the cloud sector, just as the watt is for the electricity sector. It is the weighted summation of all the disparate components that go into a cloud data center – network, computing, storage, power, facilities, human resources, etc. – and provides CIOs and CFOs with a standard, single, dimensionless unit to cost and budget their cloud resources.  Managers can use the same tools and techniques used in financial management for cloud resource management, control and budgeting purposes.



    Cloud Dynamics was founded by three entrepreneurs:

    Kumar Ratnam, P.Eng. (CEO): Ratnam is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in information technology (IT) modernization, infrastructure, data center, and technical services and support. Before starting Cloud Dynamics Inc. He founded four successful technology companies, including iVedha Inc., a systems integrator with approximately $20 million in annual revenues. Ratnam also serves as a board member of many private and publicly traded companies.

    Vijai Karthigesu, MBA, P.Eng. (COO): Karthigesu has more than 15 years of experience in large IT infrastructure architecture, design and operations in the public and private sectors. He was also the founder of two successful IT firms, including SpectraVoice, a pioneer in Canadian-VOIP industry.

    Dr. Mirza Kamaludeen, PhD, P.Eng. (CTO): Dr. Kamaludeen is an innovator, author and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in IT and data center infrastructure design, analytics and implementation, and held senior positions in the Ontario Government. He is the architect of the ecoDC and the CRU.

    For more information:

    www.CloudDynamicsInc.com

    Or contact us:

    Vijai (COO): vijai@CloudDynamicsInc.com | 1.416.907.0000

    Senthil (Communications): senthil@CloudDynamicsInc.com | 1.416.723.8428

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