Category Archives: Community Partners

Silicon Halton Event – Meetup #47 – Your First CRM

In today’s busy world, keeping track of your clients’ and prospects can be a daunting task. Without a CRM, to remain in the decision maker’s mind. you’re reliant on your wetware and its interface to handwritten notes, physical file folders, business cards, calendar reminders, email, Twitter and LinkedIn. How many potential new sales or new clients are falling through the cracks because of your inability to centrally, efficiently and timely track and remain timely engaged with them?

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Silicon Halton Event: Meetup #45 – Pitch Night Unleashed

For Pitch Night Unleashed we’ve loosened the rules (there were rules?). The presenters are allowed to do most anything to deliver their pitch: Unlimited slides, build-up slides, animation, sound, music, ponys, dance, whatever you think will increase the appeal and stickiness.  The only condition is the 90 second time limit.

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IIBA Toronto Event – Requirements In Dimensions

Most requirement models are limited to an understanding of technical vs. non-technical requirements or business vs. solution requirements. The International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) has identified stakeholder requirements as the bridge between the organization and the solution as well as transition requirements as temporary needs intended to support a transfer from the current state to the intended future state. Still, this is not enough. To fully understand requirements we must understand the domain in which the requirements are being investigated, the value of the questions being asked, the perspective we put on the requirements, the types of requirements we … Continue reading

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Silicon Peel Event: Meetup #6 @ Microsoft Canada HQ – Technology Innovation “Leveraging Vendor Ecosystems”

Starting your tech business can be a very expensive endeavour for any entrepreneur and if you are anything like me you could be looking at some very expensive software, hardware, hosting and staffing costs just to get out of the gate. As daunting as this may sound, we are lucky to be in Peel where we have access to a world-class vendor ecosystem sitting right at our doorsteps. Did you know that Microsoft is giving away millions in software and services to help you build your tech business and bring it to market? Do you think you will save money … Continue reading

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Silicon Halton Event: Meetup #44 – The Weather Network: Canada’s Source For Weather Information

The Weather Network  |  Pelmorex Media Inc. provides weather information to millions of Canadians each day across it’s media properties  – television (15 million monthly viewers), online (8 million monthly unique users), mobile and tablet apps (8 million monthly users).  They are also one of the largest information technology companies in Halton region – employing over 450 people.  Their goal is to be the best weather and weather-related content and information provider in Canada.  They are committed to delivering weather information to consumers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across all platforms.

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Silicon Peel Event: 3 Ways To Fund Your Startup

Did you know that there is a ton of money available in Canada for seed and early stage investment? Probably more than you can imagine or fathom. The problem is that there is a distinct disconnect in Canada between investors and startups; the investors are ready to write cheques and the startups are ready to receive funding; but it isn’t happening often and both groups are scratching their heads. Is Crowdfunding the answer?

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IIBA Toronto Event – Enterprise Business Analysis: Managing Business Strategy

Garbage In, Garbage Out. This mantra of information technology is equally applicable to the formulation, implementation and measurement of business strategy. Taken at its most fundamental level, a strategy is a simply a means to an end. In reality, the complexities associated with business strategy extend to everything that happens within an organization every day. Without a clearly defined set of goals and means to get there, organizations can flounder like a ship without a rudder or propellers. Join Chapter President Jason Questor as he leads us in a highly interactive overview centred on business strategy.

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PMI Lakeshore Event – The PMO: What Is It, How Do I Deal With It, and Why Does It Keep Changing?

The Project/Program/Portfolio Management office business functions is ubiquitous today and in some organizations exist as communities of PMOs. Yet the average life of a PMO is 2 years before a major transformation occurs to it. To the project manager focusing on project delivery, the various PMOs can be a challenge to interact with. Yet a common objective of most PMOs it to improve project delivery and support PMs. This session will discuss the common types of PMOs and their roles seen in most large organizations.

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