What Canadian tech execs love about their job
Kathy Knight, CEO, ICTAM
"Our industry is driven entrepreneurs who are inventing the future. The sector demands and embraces inventiveness, ingenuity and creativity, and I love that every day I get to collaborate with these incredibly fascinating people. In my job, I have ways to connect them to a service or resource that can assist them in being successful. It seems as though the ‘aha’ moments are boundless. We are an industry of problem solvers in a world that has no shortage of problems. Together, we live in a world where the common denominator has been the rapid evolution of technology. Running a tech association means that by connecting innovators, inventors and creators to resources that fuel their success, I’m able to participate in shaping the future of how we live, work and learn. On any given day I’m an adviser, an observer, an activator and an instigator. However, there is never a day that I am bored."
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EXCLUSIVE In-Person Blockchain For Business Workshop with Horizon Three
EXCLUSIVE In-Person Blockchain For Business Workshop – ONLY 2 spots available
Are you looking to understand the potential of blockchain for your business? Explore the possibilities and get in on the ground floor of this game-changing technology. We will work with your business and tech teams to understand where you are, where you want to be, and guide you through the process.
In this session we will:
1. Review your business model and industry trends 1:1 with blockchain experts Matt Lockyer and innovation expert Joel Semeniuk.
2. Discover opportunities specific to your business.
3. Explore the practicalities of your blockchain concept – such as legalities, IP, and fiduciary concerns.
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Slack for ICTAM Members
For those that don’t know, Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool. It will replace a lot of your email (especially those back and forth discussions), help keep everyone in the loop, and give you a place to easily communicate with staff and other members, regardless of their physical location.
One of Slack’s biggest advantages as a member community are its threaded conversations (channels) to host real-time chat, in turn promoting real-time engagement. Members have the freedom to join and contribute to the channels most relevant to their interests, and avoid sifting through a stream of general content. Plus, having categorized conversations in channels makes them easier to find and reference later. Any member with an internet connection can access Slack and contribute to the conversation, and easily see the conversations that are new since their last visit.
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Smart Cities Challenge
Smart Cities Challenge
What could our community do with $50 million?
The Smart Cities Challenge is asking Canadian communities to come up with a big idea and submit an application to win up to $50 million. The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.
There are so many passionate, knowledgeable, and innovative individuals in our community. The City of Winnipeg wants to hear from you to harness that creative energy to come up with resident-driven initiatives to help make Winnipeg even better.
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BDO Canada consultation - free for ICTAM members
As your business grows, do you have questions or concerns and need professional advice?
BDO Canada is offering a 1-hour FREE partner consultation exclusively for ICTAM Members. This offer will be available for a limited time and includes:
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