Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks:
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.
April 23, 2015 | 7:30pm | Kelsey's 301 Hays Blvd, Oakville
During this informal dev only event, discussion will happen over some hot food and cold drinks. We'll spend some time and try to round up as much tools and/or utilities we have available that might be related to big data processing. We then will take a look at what is missing and what we can start building right now.
No RSVP needed. Simply show up for the casual dinner and join the discussion.
April 23rd, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Data P2P R#2 This is an open group targeting Big Data enthusits in Halton. A valuable forum where code monkeys and business gurus work together to figure out the challenge, opportunity and best practice for anything Big Data.
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Mark your calendar for Spark the Change on April 23, 2014. Spark isn't the type of conference where you take notes and be an armchair quarterback of change. We have brilliant keynotes to bookend the day, and in between these keynotes you'll participate in smaller scale workshops where you share your stories and participate to learn practical tools.
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April 24th 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Taste Of Colombia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville
Presentation Description: Pratima Rao, Trade Commissioner, Ontario Regional Office, Dept of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) will discuss how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets to help Canadian client companies and organizations make more timely and cost-effective decisions to achieve their goals abroad. Trade Commissioners help navigate the complexities of international markets, whether your company is looking to: export, tackle a market access issue, pursue a joint-venture or strategic alliance, or participate in global value chain. She will discuss the core services offered free-of-charge to Canadian clients of the TCS and let you know how to connect with Trade Commissioners based in Canada and around the world.
Speaker Profile: Pratima Rao joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) in 1996 as a foreign service officer. Since 2009, she has served as a Trade Commissioner in the Ontario Regional Office of DFATD in Toronto where she works with Canadian companies and organizations to support their international business goals and connect them to international business opportunities. She is currently Ontario Regional Lead for the ICT sector, while she previously has supported Ontario companies in the Life Sciences and Innovation sectors. Ms. Rao has served abroad at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the Consulate General of Canada in New York, and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York. She holds LL.B. and B.A. (Economics) degrees from the University of Alberta.
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.
Location: Taste of Colombia (Bronte BIA) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPTi1
May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | O'Finns Irish Temper
Your website should be your top salesperson.
It's how people find you, learn about you, and contact you. And just like a salesperson says all the right things to get the sale, so should your website.
In this workshop you learn...
For up to 5 Silicon Halton Members, Op Ed Marketing is offering a 30 minute "CRO" session of your website for $30, of which all is graciously contributed to Silicon Halton. Contact Robert Clarke below.
Robert Clarke, Partner, Op Ed Marketing. Op Ed Marketing is a Digital Agency that helps Businesses Attract, Convert, and Keep Customers. They are a Google AdWords Certified Partner and Microsoft Advertising Accredited Professional. [LinkedIn] www.op-ed.ca @opedmarketing
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.
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.
May 21, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #43 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.
This month's topic: TBD
Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.
Where: Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6R8 [map]