Friday, December 15, 2017  |  Halton HiVE | Drop in anytime, 8:30am - 5pm


Here's your opportunity to experience and experiment with co-working. Join fellow members at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the coworking space Halton HiVE, Burlington. 

Our ideas are products of our environment. They are influenced by the conversations around us.
- Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

Random opportunities and discoveries that arise from interactions with others – play a large role in coworking
- from Working in the UnOffice from Night Owls Press

If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions, the random opportunities, that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable interactions with other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce discoveries, economic and/or professional growth.

If you work in home office or small office, can you afford not to come?

Lunch & Learn? Maybe

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Rick Stomphorst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Choose your own window

What time you spend at The HiVE is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for the Lunch & Learn, or all day. Come in, find a desk, get to work.

Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from.

About The HiVE

HaltonHive logo 300xThe Halton 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: and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members ($39 value each). 

Location: Halton HiVE, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington – on the South-East corner of Guelph Line & Harvester Rd. [map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here.

Register: Register at the door

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Deccember 15, 2017  |  9:00 am - 10:30 am

Topic: Marketing Plans (Continued) - What kinds of customers will most likely be interested in your product or service? How can you find this information? Where do they hang out? In this meetup, we will help you construct a solid Marketing Plan for 2018, explore the core elements and look at how you can get the most value out of your Plan by using the most appropriate strategies for your target market.

Learn from other Solopreneurs.  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.  Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]

BreakthroughHR 2

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 8:00 am - 12 noon | Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville | Breakfast sponsored by Visier

A live workshop in Oakville to help you understand how Fractional and Freelance work will be one of the biggest work transformations in the 21st century, a transformation already underway.

DISCOVER why Fractional workers are replacing employees at an astounding rate and the implications to leaders, human resources, rewards, and employees

HEAR about the ramifications of corporate knowledge hiding in the workplace, why it’s happening, and steps you can take to mitigate

LEARN why you’ll need to think outside of the box to leverage partners on projects, crowdsource complex problems, or run a business primarily on a contract workforce - and how this will challenge traditional thinking on pay, benefits and rules of engagement in the workplace.

UNDERSTAND how HR Leaders, CEO’s and Organizations assemble teams today is rapidly evolving to utilize teams of more than just permanent employees, temps, and contractors

PLAN for the consequences that Fractional workers will have on your company’s collective knowledge, intellectual property, and competitive advantage

"How leaders and organizations assemble the right teams of talent today is rapidly evolving to utilize teams of much more than just permanent employees"

Jim Smart, CHRO, Accenture (retired)

"The traditional employment relationship has evolved... (this is) the new normal."

Scott Sherment - EVP HR, Ingram Micro

"40% of field service work will be done by contractors in 2020"

James R. Robinson, Gartner



David Creelman | CEO, Creelman Research

Join us to hear David Creelman, co-author of Lead the work: Navigating A World Beyond Employment, share his insights on the future of work.

Lead the work Navigating A World Beyond Employment smDavid has spoken at the World Bank in Paris about reporting on human capital, helped leaders from Japan's Recruit Co. tour US HR technology firms, and collaborated with Henry Mintzberg on leadership development. David's two main initiatives are:

  1. HR Analytics & Evidence-based talent management: helping HR leaders get some visible quick wins in analytics without making big and risky investments.
  2. The future of work: helping managers ease into the new world of work deconstruction and talent platforms.

All attendees will receive a copy of David’s book Lead the work: Navigating a world beyond employment. [Creelman Research] [LinkedIn] @dcreelman

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Dr. Catherine Connelly | Professor, Human Resource and Management, McMaster University

Professor Catherine Connelly will present on the unfortunate phenomenon of knowledge hiding in the workplace. In her interactive session we will talk about three types of knowledge hiding:

  1. Why knowledge hiding is a real problem
  2. Why people hide knowledge (and why some people don't)
  3. What can organizations and managers do differently, and what to do if you notice that people are hiding knowledge from you

Dr. Connelly holds a Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour. She is an associate editor of Human Relations journal. Her research focuses on the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences of non-standard workers, the effects of leadership styles on leader well-being, and knowledge hiding in organizations. Catherine also conducts applied research with several Canadian organizations in both the private and non-profit sector.

She has made presentations about her research to industry and academic groups across Canada and internationlly. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and on CTV and CBC radio and TV. [Connelly Research] [McMaster] [LinkedIn] [Human Relations]


VisierLogoWe're excited to have Visier Solutions sponsor Breakfast. Visier Workforce Intelligence is a cloud-based people strategy platform that provides answers to hundreds of pre-built, best practice questions, across a range of HR and business topics. Unlike the reports offered by your HR management systems, Visier delivers insights. Insights that reduce resignations. Sharpen recruiting effectiveness. Optimize learning. And drive business outcomes.

Website |  LinkedIn  |  YouTube  |  @Visier



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Bob Nagar | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton Sr. HR Community of Practice

Bob built his career and facilitative leadership skills over nearly 25 years as an executive with information technology companies in North America. He is practiced in using action learning to achieve organizational behaviour change with lasting results. He works with individuals and teams to support them in achieving their best life, doing their most fulfilling work and making their most satisfying contribution.

Together with Dr. Denise Rousseau (Carnegie Mellon) and David Creelman, Bob established and facilitates a community of practice in HR Analytics and Evidence-based HR Management. The community includes Senior HR professionals from Chevron, CIBC, Ford, The Gap, Kronos, Marriott, NASDAQ, P&G, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, a major defense conglomerate, and several other leading firms.

Bob completed his M.Ed in Adult Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto in a program focused on workplace, learning and change.Bob is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). [LinkedIn]

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Rick Stomphorst | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton, Co-founder of Silicon Halton's Sr. HR Community of Practice, Founder of SearchVelocity

Rick is a Co-Founder of Silicon Halton and co-leads the Sr. HR Community of Practice and CEO Peer2Peer groups.

Rick also specializes in recruitment services to technology companies and start-ups to identify and acquire high-value technolgy staff, specifically for complex assignments - roles requiring multiple technologies and business experience. [LinkedIn] @stompr

Quality Suites Hotel


Quality Suites Hotel - Northampton Room
754 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON
L6L 6R8. [map]

Breakfast is included.

About Silicon Halton

A Grassroots Technology Community. We make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in technology in Halton Region. We've created a platform, on-line and in-person, to help our members connect with the hi-tech community in Halton and create opportunities for professional growth, business growth, and partnerships. We are the platform for Halton tech companies to dream, discuss, develop, test, and launch their business ideas. Join the Silicon Halton experience!

WomenInTechPeer2Peer2017 2

December 19, 2017  |  7 pm  | The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: Reflections on 2017 - Goals for 2018

Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment, until it has passed.  What lessons will you be taking into the New Year as the old year passes?

The Women in Tech Peer 2 Peer group’s goal is to empower women in business by examining the unique gender based challenges of working in and with technology to effect progressive change within our working and community environments. 

Meet ups are generally for women only who work or live in Halton.  Non-Silicon Halton members are welcome.

Each month we'll have a topic for debate, and an opportunity for individuals to share challenges and successes with the group in a safe, supportive setting. 

Meetup formats may include dinner discussion meetings, guest speaker presentations, or workshops - depending on the topic.

For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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CEOPeer2Peer2017 2

Monthly | Oakville, ON

Learn to be a better CEO/COO

The purpose is to help CEOs/COOs make higher quality decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. 

A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topics, in order to provide the most timely and best value to them.

Membership is by invitation.

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




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