Please join us for our September Quarterly Dinner using a new format! We will be featuring our Leadership Initiative Award winners who will put on two workshops for you to choose from, from 4:30pm to 6pm. We will then move into cocktails at 6pm and dinner from 7pm to 8:15pm. A new format, great learnings, and lots of networking. Both our CEO members and our new HR Executive Roundtable members are invited to attend.
Workshop One: Join Elizabeth Caley, VP Product Management for Firmex as she shares a workshop on
"Innovation, Collaboration, & Employee Engagement through Competition"
Almost 9 in 10 Canadian executives report innovation is a strategic priority for their business, and 96% believe that small and medium enterprises can be as innovative as large companies. However, in its most recent assessment, the Conference Board of Canada gave our country a "D" grade, saying Canada remains below average in its capacity to innovate and there are no Canadian organizations on the world's top 50 most innovative companies list.
Join Elizabeth as she introduces a new internal initiative that is inspiring innovation, collaboration between teams, and increased
employee engagement at Firmex. Drawing from the Global X Prize ("Revolution through Competition") and initiatives like Google & Apple's "20% Time", in 2012 Firmex introduced the EX Prize. Read more by clicking the "Get More Information" link below.
Attend this workshop to hear all about the results and successes Firmex has had with this program, and ways that you can implememnt this type of program in your own business
Workshop Two: Join Ray Payette, SVP, Engineering
and Operations for Blueprint Software Solutions as he shares a workshop on
" Agile speak for CEO's - Understanding a hybrid-agile process for software development. "
There have always been processes for building software. Blueprint has evolved a hybrid-agile approach to developing software that provides the risk reductions and flexibility of agile, but with the discipline needed to deliver predictable business value to our Enterprise Customers.
Blueprint specializes in the requirements aspect of software development, and as a software company we are fortunate enough to be able to use our own software to develop our product. The session will center on general process and terms for executives and how Blueprint has reconciled an agile development process with the predictability and accountability demanded by modern-day business, using Blueprint's internal approach as a model.
This will be a fun but informative look into the software development process.