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.

TGIF Tech - Gaming

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November 28/14  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Columbia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

With Sheridan College located at its heart and its world renowned Game Design programs, it is little wonder that Oakville is becoming a hotspot for gaming companies. This will be the focus for our inaugural TGIF Tech meetup this Friday, Nov. 28th 3-5pm at Taste of Colombia Café in Bronte. 

Cinema Suite, recent winners of a 2014 Oakville Innovation Award, will be presenting and sharing the story of their growth and the local support and various funding sources they leveraged along the way.  Local edtech startup NexEd, will also take part to demonstrate how the Unity game engine can be used to allow educators and elementary school students to collaborate and play in a MMO virtual world. 

Also joining in the conversation will be Bronte based tech company AXXYR and, of course, Silicon Halton. 

This free and informal event looks to regularly bring together local tech companies to network and support each other within the local ecosystem. 

Hope to see as many Silicon Halton members as possible come out for a coffee and a chat this Friday.

 

TGIF Tech Supporters

TGIF Tech Sponsors

 

About TGIF Tech

Held once a month on a Friday afternoon, these informal meetings are a way to build the connections among Oakville’s technology ecosystem. We offer an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment. Consider coming out and joining us if you are involved with a digital media business or organization in Oakville. Our broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, software programming and consulting, etc.

Got an idea for a Friday afternoon - or looking for more information - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Meetup #59: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

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Eventbrite - Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.Sept 9, 2014, QE Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville

Open Government Data is creating huge opportunities for citizens everywhere.

TownOfOakvilleLogoSilicon Halton is working with the Town of Oakville to engage our community, businesses, individuals, government, and the education sector to help shape the evolution of the Town of Oakville’s open data initiative.

What is Open Data?

Are you new to Open Data? Unsure of what this is and how it will impact your life or business?
Read this primer to come up-to-speed and see real world examples.
 

Why is Open Data Important? 

Open Data is allowing:

  • Transparency and democratic engagement
  • Self-empowerment of individuals, businesses, and communities
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of government services
  • New knowledge and insights from combined large data sources
  • Innovation - driving new products & services

Reshaping Government Services

Globally, Open Data is reshaping government services.  Check out what smart multi-disciplinary teams everywhere are doing with government open data:Budget Visualization

Town Of Oakville Links

Let's Get Started!

How can we leverage what they have accomplished  - and do more, do it better, and provide greater value?  

Imagine leading or being witness to the genesis of some bold new commercial app that brings life changing possibilities?

Join the Silicon Halton community for an intensive highly engaged round-table workshop with your peers.  You’re in control.  You can share and brainstorm on your challenges, your needs, and your ideas around citizen centric services and apps that require open data.

How The Roundtable Workshops Will Work

 

What was Produced

One member produced this visualization of Oakville's Ash Borer infestation:

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Venue

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The Black Box room at the Queen Ellizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre (QEP).  

QEP is a fabulous 2-year old facility in Oakville, a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility, that we've used again and again

 

 

 



 

 

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Technology Innovation
Date & Time: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014 @ 7pm
Location: Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

 

Join On-line Discussion

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.

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Register

If you registered, you can see who also attended here. The Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, conveniently, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email.

Eventbrite - Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

Meetup #60: Sell Smarter, Sell Faster With CPQ

October2014---CPQ

Tuesday - October 14, 2014, O'Finns Irish Temper, Oakville - 7:00 pm

In business today its all about speed.

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #60: Sell Smarter, Sell Faster With CPQ

If you're not satisfying your customers' requirements smarter and faster than your competitors, your business is going to suffer.  

One of the most time consuming activities for entrepreneurs and small businesses is creating and providing timely proposals, quotes, or statements-of-work.

Come learn about how building a process and leveraging configure-price-quote (cpq) tools can help you be smarter in responding, be faster than your competitors, and can help you grow your business.

5 Important Things You'll Learn

  1. How to build a process for products or services
  2. How to make it part of every sales engagement
  3. Real life examples of how one company uses these processes and tools to sell more
  4. How to make it self serve for customers
  5. Whether to build your own tools or buy / subscribe to cpq software

Make this the year that you don't lose business because you can't move fast enough!

Presenter

BrettGilletteBrett Gillett | IaaS Practice Lead, Softchoice

Brett helps businesses deliver increased value to their internal and external customers through the effective implementation of cloud-based solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

Alex Romano - Controller, Xiris Inc - www.xiris.com
Jan Van Der Hoop - Organizational Performance Expert, Hiring Smart - www.hiringsmart.com


 

Venue

OFinnsIrishTemperO'Finns Irish Temper

136 Church Street, Oakville Ontario (google map)

O'Finns is a beautiful upscale Irish Pub in downtown Oakville.  We use the private room downstairs - called the Whiskey Lounge - for Silicon Halton events. 

Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

 

 

Join The Discussion On LinkedIn

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.

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Register Now

Silicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #60: Sell Smarter, Sell Faster With CPQ

 

 

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Nov 2014)

November 2014 | By Invitation 

A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, 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. Learn more here.

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

 

 

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #3

October 16, 2014 | 7pm | Emmas Back Porch, Burlington

A new Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton members can join the converstation here.

 

Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #4

November 13, 2014 | 11:30 am | Panera Bread, Dorval / North Service Road, Oakville
Peer2Peer for women to share and learn from other women in technology.  Silicon Halton members can  join the converstation here.

 

CEO Peer-2-Peer (Sept 2014)

Sept 24, 2014 | By Invitation 

A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topic one month ahead, 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. Learn more here.

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

 

 

Silicon Halton Sponsors

Silicon Halton is a grassroots high tech community focused on Technology, Community, and Growth