Monthly Newsletter
April 2016
Annual Retreat Registration Filling Up - Save Your Spot Today! 
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2016 Annual Retreat is now open and filling fast.  All AceTech Ontario CEO members and sponsors are invited to register in order to attend.  As always, the full cost of the retreat is included in your annual membership fees.  We hope to see all of you there!
As in past years, there will be a few spots available for CEOs who that are not currently AceTech members.  The cost is $1,800 and we encourage you to reach out to Jo Ann if you are interested.  AceTech Ontario Alumni and Friends of AceTech can attend for a reduced rate of $1,500.  Sign up soon as spaces are limited!
The Annual Retreat will take place from June 1st through 3rd at the beautiful JW Marriott Resort on Lake Rosseau.  Many of the speakers and other highlights are outlined below.  It is shaping up to be another innovative, provocative, and worthwhile agenda and you won't want to miss out!  Click here to see all the event and venue information.
This year's retreat promises to be the largest one yet!  Register now to attend.
In This Issue

Annual Retreat Keynote: "Vision Without Execution is Just Hallucination" 
Marzio Pozzuoli is the founder and former CEO of RuggedCom; a networking communications company he started in the basement of his home and led to profitability within 18 months following the close of a single $4 million VC round. Under his leadership RuggedCom became the dominant market leader for Smart Grid communications with a greater than 50% market share. The company went public in 2007 and was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of the fifty fastest growing technology companies in Canada for six consecutive years. The company was acquired by Siemens in 2012 for approximately $440 million giving VC's and early investors a better than 20x return. 

Currently, Marzio is the CEO & Co-Founder of NuraLogix Corporation, which is an advanced technology company combining neuroscience and machine learning developing technology that can detect invisible/hidden human emotions based on the science of facial blood flow.  
Click here for a full retreat schedule
April Interactive Peer Group Session

For our session in April, we are privileged to have a special guest, Mark MacLeod, Friend of AceTech and Founder of SurePath Capital Partners, to attend and lead the discussion on the topic of his recent blog "Should I hire a CFO or a COO?" 

Friday, April 15th from 12pm - 2pm
Where: E11even Restaurant

Venturebeat declared  in an article that "The CFO is dead, long live the COO".  When is the right time in your business to hire a CFO and when should you have a COO?  What is the difference?

Invitations for this session have been sent.  CEOs, if you did not received yours please contact us.  There's only a handful of spots left so be sure to register today!

May Power Session

Join us for our next Power Session on Tuesday, May 10th from 12PM-2PM at KPMG (333 Bay St, 46th Floor).

David Lloyd, President of IntelliResponse will be speaking on:

"So You Want to Sell Your Company? What's Next?"

So you want to sell your company? Ok, so Google hasn't appeared with a $500 million dollar unsolicited bid for your company but you've been seeing interest around your company and the general space, what's next? In this workshop I will cover the process we went through from the discussion that led to the process, selection of an investment banker through development of the circular, selection of companies, due diligence and the share purchase agreement process. A soup to nuts view from a company that believed the time was right to reach into the market and drive a process. Given NDA's we cannot share specific deal information, but will be able to walk through the mechanics

Space is limited so be sure to register today! If you did not recieve your invitation, please contact us.

Community Partners
SecTor 2016 Registration is Open - Register Today
SecTor is pleased to invite you to the 10th Annual SecTor Conference in Toronto, October 18 - 19 with pre-conference training and sessions on the 17th. Join us and take advantage of the exceptional value we provide:
  • More than 50 sessions and keynotes from the industry's most respected and trusted experts
  • The largest Expo of leading IT Security vendors and interactive centres in Canada
  • The Expo Theatre - where you can meet and learn from our sponsors
  • Coffee lounge where you can plug-in and recharge throughout the day
  • Networking Party @ Steam Whistle Brewery - for all Full Conference Attendees
  • The Lock-Pick Village (a SecTor tradition) returns, and new activities are coming for 2016
Save 10% using our discount code ACETECH2016 and if you can't come to the full conference, use discount code ACETECH2016expo for a free expo pass. Register today & don't forget your CISSP number to receive up to 24 CPE credits. For groups of 5 or more email
to receive 20% on your registration. 
Want to maximize your savings? Register for IT Futures ( ) along with SecTor for a special combined rates of $999 for both conferences (offer expires April 30. Not valid with any other discounts). That's a savings of $599!

IT Futures is the latest conference brought to you by the founders of SecTor. Held at the MTCC on May 31st and June 1st with pre-conference training and sessions on May 30th. IT Futures provides a unique opportunity for business and technology decision makers to connect with peers and put themselves face to face with the leading edge technologies of today and tomorrow.
Can't come to the full conference but still want to see the SecTor expo and sponsored talks? Use ACETECH2016expo for a free expo pass!
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