Our Meetups

Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks: 
Business Growth
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Technology Innovation
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Business Optimization
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Networking
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

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Meetup #52 - The Secrets Of Successful Podcasting

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February 11, 2014  |  Milton Education Village

The pundits have stopped talking about the “death of podcasting.” In fact, this medium is stronger than ever. On Feb 11, Donna Papacosta will show you the benefits of adding an audio podcast to your marketing communications, and share her tips for producing a high-quality show. She’s already made all the mistakes; you can learn from her experience.

About the Presenter

Papacosta-avatar 150x191Donna Papacosta of Trafalgar Communications helps people engage with employees, expand relationships with clients and uncover leads, using traditional communications, social media and podcasts. In 2005 Donna launched the Trafcom News Podcast, one of the first business podcasts in Canada. Since then, she has produced more than 800 podcast episodes for herself and her clients. In addition to being an active podcaster, Donna writes, consults, speaks and runs workshops and Web-based seminars. She knows the tech world well; Donna’s first career was as a systems analyst, and she often works with clients in the technology sector. [Website] [Blog] [Podcast][Twitter] [LinkedIn] [Facebook] [Google+]

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About MEV

MEV 555 industrial smWe're most fortunate to be using the new Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre in Milton. MEV Innovation Centre is a place for the business community to meet and a space designed for new and existing business in a growth phase. Providing an ecosystem for technology intensive companies and business in the manufacturing and production industries, the innovation centre will provide access to entrepreneurs in four ways:

  1. Collaborative space
  2. Business services
  3. Accelerator/incubator programming
  4. Education and training

Subscribe to the blog here to receive the most current updates on this exciting project.  Read a Silicon Halton blog on the hi tech birth of this location here.

We're proud that Milton Economic Development is pleased to sponsor this Silicon Halton meetup at the new MEV Innovation Centre.

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Secrets of successful podcasting
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Meetup Track: Technology Innovation: Product and Services Innovation
Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 7pm
Location:  Milton Education Village Innovation Centre. 555 Industrial Drive, Milton. Map.

How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

Pre-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

jointhediscussion

How To Register

Registration for this meetup is through Eventbrite.  Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. 

register-now

Meetup #53 - Enemy at the Gate - Cyber Security

March2014

March 18, 2014 | O’Finn’s Irish Temper, Oakville | Meetup 53: Cyber Security - Panel Presentation / Q&A.

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #53: Enemy at the Gate (Cyber Security)

Security is a topic we have not yet specfically covererd in a meetup. ISC2 categorizes security into 10 security domains:

  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning (Meetup #35)
  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Law, Investigation, and Ethics
  • Application and Systems Development
  • Security Cryptography
  • Computer Operations Security
  • Physical Security  

Join us in March as we have two security experts address your cyber security concerns and questions.

In March we're having our Meetup on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, instead of the usual 2nd Tuesday of the month. The 2nd Tuesday in March is March Break, we we're avoiding that week.  

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About the Presenters

Paul LewisPaul Lewis, Managing Director at Ethtelligent Consulting Inc., CISSP, CIPP/C CIPP/IT is an acknowledged expert in Canadian, US, and European security and privacy, and a frequent conference speaker on topical issues; he has more than 20 years international consulting experience. Paul is managing director and lead consultant of Ethtelligent Consulting Inc. which provides security and privacy advice to a wide range of clients, from small business to large enterprises, and to government and healthcare organizations. [Web] [LinkedIn]

 

 

Genaro LirianoGenaro Liriano, Senior Security Specialist, Teranet Inc. Genero is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an Enterprise & Web Security Certified Professional (EWSCP) with 19+ years experience in Information Technology and 9 years in IT Security field. He specializes on PKI and access control, end point security, employees awareness training and Penetration Testing. [LinkedIn]

 

 

 

 

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Cyber Security
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Meetup Track: Business Optimization
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 7pm
LocationO’Finn’s Irish Temper, The Whiskey Lounge. 136 Church St. Oakville, ON. Map.

How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

Pre-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

jointhediscussion

How To Register

Registration for this meetup is through Eventbrite. Everyone is welcome to our meetups, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. 

register-now

SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #32

Feb 20, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #31

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Meet's on the third Thursday of the month, for 90min starting at 8:30am, at Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville [map]

Learn more about the SoloP2P here.

Where: Hampton Restaraunt at the Quality Suites Holtel, Oakville, ON (Bronte Rd. & QEW)

Time: 8:30am - 10am

 

Meetup #51 - Playing The Independent Contractor Shuffle

January2014

January 14, 2014 | Ned Devine's, Milton | Meetup #51

Meetup #51: You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Or What the Contract Says!) – Playing the Independent Contractor Shuffle with CRA

Richard Weber of Weber, CA, Tax and Accounting and Grant Buchan-Terrell, JD, Business Lawyer, know independent contractors (“ICs”) are key to and commonplace in the IT sector. ICs reduce employers’ wage, administration and termination costs, and individuals realize greater tax relief through business deductions and, therefore, increase their after-tax compensation.

However, the independent contract vs. employee distinction is an area of considerable scrutiny by CRA. The seminar will touch on themes such as can CRA overrule a well-drawn contract and which party suffers if an IC is deemed to be an employee for tax purposes.

Richard and Grant will highlight the biggest pitfalls if your IC structure is successfully overturned by CRA, and they will offer tax and legal tips to minimize your risks either as i) the employer or ii) the individual in question.

Presenters

RichardWeberRichard Weber of Weber, CA, Tax and Accounting

Richard is a CPA, CA who has extensive tax expertise as a result of practising tax exclusively since 1996. He has been a trusted tax advisor to numerous entrepreneurs at various stages of their business. Richard was formerly a tax partner at a mid-size accounting firm before he established his own tax and accounting firm in Oakville in 2012. Due to his varied and specialized tax knowledge, other local accounting firms often engage Richard to assist with complex tax matters for their clients. Richard focuses on corporate reorganizations, the purchase or sale of a business and tax planning for business owners. [web]

GrantBuchanTerrellGrant Buchan-Terrell, JD, Business Attorney

Grant is a seasoned business lawyer, and an early and active member of Silicon Halton. He enjoys assisting many entrepreneur members to grow their business and protect their assets. Grant focuses on startups, buying or selling a business, financings and shareholder/partner dispute resolution. He provides the kind of “general counsel” expertise that is needed by emerging business, but which is not otherwise affordable in the early years. [@OntBizAttorney]

 

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Every month 1 - 3 new members are given minutes the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community. Learn more here.

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Playing the Independent Contractor Shuffle
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2013 @ 7pm
Location:  Ned Devine's, Milton
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.
Pre-Event Q&A Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the organizers and facilitator in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

Pre-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre & post-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

jointhediscussion

How to register

Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. Registering helps us with forecasting headcount when we work with the venue.

 

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #51

 

 

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Feb 2014)

Feb 26, 2014 | 8am - 9:30am | By Invitation 

A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to provide the most timely and best value to them. The purpose is to help CEOs make better decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. Membership is by invitation.  More details here.

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SoloPreneur Peer-2-Peer #31

Jan 16, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #31

A continuation of SoloP2P #30 where we will determine ways to leavage each other's on line content (blogs, podcasts, etc.)

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Meet's on the third Thursday of the month, for 90min starting at 8:30am, at Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville [map]

Learn more about the SoloP2P here.

Where: Hampton Restaraunt at the Quality Suites Holtel, Oakville, ON (Bronte Rd. & QEW)

Time: 8:30am - 10am

 

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Jan 2014)

Jan 22, 2014 | 8am - 9:30am | By Invitation 

A self-directed group, administered by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic in order to provide the most timely and best value to them. The purpose is to help CEOs make better decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. Membership is by invitation.  More details here.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

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