Monthly Newsletter
August 2017 
Hear from our Members!
We're thrilled to launch our newest series of member testimonials. These videos give an exclusive inside look into the trusted AceTech Ontario community & how membership with us not only impacts our member companies' bottom line, but also inspires these tech leaders to be the very best.  Click on the image below to watch a short compilation of these videos.  For information on membership, please contact Stacy at

In This Issue
September Quarterly Dinner & Ping-Pong Tournament
Mark your calendars for our Fall Quarterly Dinner at one of city's hottest venues in downtown Toronto.  On September 26th, join us for an evening of cocktails, networking dinner and a friendly ping-pong tournament!  

We'll also be joined by keynote speaker David Levine of the Corum Group  who will be speaking on the Software and Technology M&A Market.  David will discuss the state of the market today for privately held software and technology companies. Covering the Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends, valuation metrics across technology sectors, and the underlying dynamics of today's M&A market.

Keep an eye out for your invitation next week! We hope to see you there.

In the Community:
Resources from KPMG:

Finance Targets Private Company Tax Planning 
This paper includes significant measures and complex proposed rules and approaches to address certain tax planning strategies involving private corporations that KPMG's Finance Department believes "inappropriately reduce personal taxes".  It also outlines the proposals to address tax planning involving income sprinkling using private corporations and converting a private corporation's income into lower-taxed capital gains. Click here for the document.

CEO Outlook Survey 
KPMG conducted a survey of nearly 1,300 CEOs from around the world to uncover their growth outlooks, strategic priorities, business concerns and investment objectives for the next three years.  This year's report includes responses from 51 Canadian CEOs who are compared to their global peers to asses how well our nation's senior executives are planning for the future.  Click here for the full report.

Uberflip's Content Experience Conference
August 22 - 23 
The Content Experience brings together like-minded people in content marketing, demand generation and sales in order to connect them with interesting and impactful players that understand and champion the importance of experience to the buyer journey. The conference takes place from August 22-23rd in downtown Toronto & AceTech members receive $100 off their tickets.  For promo code, email Nomi at  For more information on the conference & registration, click  here
IAPP's Privacy, Security & Risk Conference
October 16-18 
Privacy and security are going places together, and you, the doers, the professionals-and the decisions you make-are key to that future. P.S.R. is the only event that brings you the best of privacy and security in one brilliant (and completely unique) cross-industry conference.  This year's main conference is in San Diego from October 17 -18.  AceTech members receive $200 off registration fees.  For promo code, email Nomi at  For more information on the conference & registration, click   here

Bruce Schneier to Keynote at SecTor 2017

SecTor has announced internationally renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier as one of this year's keynote speakers.
With his presentation titled: Internet of Insecurity: Can Industry Solve It or Is Regulation Required? Mr. Schneier brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will surely engage, enlighten and have you re-thinking your understanding of the security industry.
Full conference pass holders can watch Mr. Schneier's presentation live in the SecTor Keynote Hall. Click here to find out more.
As a proud sponsor of this year's conference, we're excited to offer you 10% off the current rate when you register using code Acetech2017. Better yet, groups of five or more can save 20% by emailing . Can't make the full conference? Acetech2017expo will get you a free expo pass.

Preparing for NAFTA Changes

Any new agreement would have dramatic implications for Canadian businesses and the flow of goods and workers between the countries.  VistaShift has developed the first software tool to help Canadian companies prepare by uncovering the greatest risks affecting them and defining new opportunities and responses.  For more information, click here.  
New Members

Gerti Dervish, VP, Operations & Finance, Flybits 

Janice Diner, CEO & Founder, Horizn

Warren Faleiro, CTO, Freshbooks

Dan Lacombe, Director of Sales, Digitcom

Rick Yazwinski, VP Engineering, Audience Partners