Monthly Newsletter
October 2016
AceTech Ontario is on Slack!

Slack is a communication platform that can be used on your computer or phone between users. We have adopted Slack in replacement of our Members Only Facebook Group. Many of our members are already using Slack both in their own companies and in their roundtable groups and are LOVING it! Slack has already proven to be a much more efficient tool than Facebook and will provide a simpler forum for conversations and collaboration. These tools will only be effective and of value if all our members sign on and get involved! Slack will also allow you to communicate with members one on one, with your roundtable, with fellow CEOs or Executives, or with our entire membership. It can replace all those emails when asking for advice, deciding on a topic for your next meeting, or letting everyone know you have a job posting. And it is searchable to conversations or files will never be lost.

Haven't joined yet? Email Nomi at and she'll get you set up! 

In This Issue
Fall Summit Series Part Two: Finance and Risk - Protecting and Increasing Your Revenue

The Fall Summit Series is designed to help each of our members improve different areas of their business.   Part 2 will take place on October 21st from 8am to noon and will focus on Finance and Risk - Protecting and Increasing Your Revenue.   
This session be opened by Dave Millier, CEO of Uzado.  Dave has over 20 years of cyber security experience and is recognized as one of Canada's leading  authoritie s on Information Security. Dave founded and sold Sentry Metrics, is an industry leader in the MSSP space, and recently released Breached!, a novel about the challenges businesses face around cyber security and ways to effectively manage it. 
Dave will be followed by  Brian Cookson, President of RDP and Alex Dhanjal, Partner at KPMG speaking on "SRED and Government Assistance Programs:  Beyond the Basics".  They will be discussing what companies can/should best take advantage of the programs as well as what companies shouldn't be using these programs.

We will end with a panel discussion led by  Krista LaRiviere, CEO and Co-Founder
of gShift, on how good KBIs and Dashboards are not just rear looking but also forward looking and predictive to help  make good business decisions.  Joining us will be Jason ThamCEO and   Ghazala Parvez, CFO of  Nulogy, and   Kevin O'Neil , President and CFO of  360insights.  They will provide examples of their holistic view of reporting, not just a focus on financial reporting.  By focusing on the right metrics the information can present a 360degree picture of your business.
 Invitations for this event have been sent.  If you would like to register and cannot find yours, please contact Nomi at

Fall Summit Series Part Three: Strategy & Master Planning

The Fall Summit Series is designed to help each of our members improve different areas of their business.  Part Three will take place on November 25th from 8am to noon and will focus on Strategy & Master Planning.   
Master Planning is the art and science of discovering insight and developing comprehensive strategy in a participatory journey. A system where insight, creativity and strategy meet and work together.  Join Whan Yoon & Penelope Fridman of L'Institut as the y present and facilitate a workshop where insight, creativity and strategy meet and work together.

Look out for your invitation for this event invitation in October! 


Quarterly Dinner November 29th: Time 2.0 Counterclockwise - How to Unwind Cognitive Time and Live Forever
John K. Coyle , Founder of The Art of Really Living , and one of the world's leading experts in innovation and Design Thinking. He is a graduate of Stanford's " " where his academic advisor was David Kelley, the founder of IDEO and Steve Jobs' right hand man.

J ohn was one of the highest rated speakers at the ACTECH symposium in Vancouver in April. You won't want to miss this last Quarterly Dinner of 2016!
Look out for your invitation for this event invitation in October!  

Community Partners

CIX ( Canadian Innovation Exchange) Nov. 21st - 23rd, will be launching the Xchange Program soon. Registered delegates will be able to book 10 minutes facilitated meetings with investors and strategic partners, who are all leaders in the Canadian Innovation space. Register today and YOU will be able to pitch your ideas to the most influential investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Ace Tech Ontario members are eligible for an exclusive discounted rate. To save 15% off the current rate, use promo code 'ACETECHCIX' on our registration page
( ). This limited time offer gives you access to the full three days of CIX. Register now and reserve your spot to book meetings. See you in November!

Less Than a Month to Go: Celebrating 10 Years @ SecTor 2016

The 10th annual Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor) is now less than a month away and as a proud sponsor of this year's conference, we're excited!
For those who have registered, we look forward to welcoming you to this year's historic event packed with unbelievable speaking talent and the largest IT security vendor expo in Canada.

If you haven't already registered, there are a few full conference spaces left. You can save 10% with our discount code ACETECH2016. For groups of five or more, this is your last chance to email and save 20% on current registration rates. Can't make the full conference, use the discount code ACETECH2016expo for a free Expo Only pass.

SecTor takes place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on October 18 and 19, with pre-conference training and sessions on October 17.

More information on the conference, including who the speakers are, their sessions and the conference schedule, is available at   . In the meantime, here's a snapshot of what you can expect at this year's conference:
  • Over 50 sessions and keynotes from the industry's most respected and trusted experts
  • The largest IT security expo in Canada
  • SecTor lounge brought to you by IBM
  • IoT Hack Lab and the Lock Pick Village return
  • Earn up to 24 CPE credits
  • Networking Party @ Steam Whistle Brewing for full conference attendees - sponsored by Rapid7, Gurucul and Tenable Network Security.
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