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.

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.

 

 

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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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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.

 

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #39

Sept 18, 2014 | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #39

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.

Topic: CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) and Your Value Proposition

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 #58 – Networking Un-Meetup

Aug 12, 2014 | Burlington Hive, Burlington

August2014---Unmeetup---events

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #58 - an Un-Meetup

Our un-meetup theme is Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

How It Works

We allot four 30-minute timeslots for presentations and/or discussions.  Any un-meetup attendee can provide a lightening presentation  to pitch their topic (2min max, no slides) - The proposed topic must relate to the Networking theme.

The audience will then vote on the topics that interest them most. This will be fun and engaging, not a simple show-of-hands - even the voting process contains networking.

The top 2 topics will immediately begin in parallel as 30-minute sessions. Next, a short break, then topics 3 & 4 in parallel. If you don't like the session you voted yourself into, vote again with your feet and move to the other session.

By the way, the person who suggested the topic must either present, facilitate, or a blend of both. 

We previously used this un-meetup format at Meetup #10 (August 2010) and Meetup #33 (July 2012) and both were extremely successful and engaging. See the Meetup 10 or Meetup 33 blog and pix.  

Recap - Topics Pitched

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Pitched topics sheet 1 sm Pitched topics sheet 2 sm Pitched topics sheet 3 sm Pitched topics sheet 4 sm

Topics that went forward:

  1. How to build a guild - group worksheets
  2. Effective Networking - group worksheets
  3. How two develop successful collaboration between large & small firms - group worksheet
  4. How to create market awareness for new product or service - group worksheet

All the worksheets and pictures found here.

Event captured in September 2014 edition of SnapOakville.com (thx) here: http://bit.ly/1BdoqaV

Slide deck

 

About the Venue

burlington-hive-logoThe Burlington HiVE is an open concept office space reengineered for IT professionals, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Those in the tech space know that “collisions”, unplanned interfacing between IT, Digital Media, ecommerce, etc., professionals often produce economic and/or professional growth. Read more about The HiVE here.

Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: www.burlingtonhive.com and follow @BurlingtonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: We don't know what we're doing for Meetup #58
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track:  Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 7pm
Location Burlington HiVE, Downtown Burlington. [map]
Cost: 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 & Post-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.

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