November2017 Blockchain

November 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Milton Educational Village Innovation Center

"The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value." - Don Tapscott.

Blockchain technology has been hailed as everything from the renaissance of money to the new internet. Early adopters are looking for ways to apply the technology, with use cases currently focused on financial services at the industry level, and even in terms of new forms of governance at the discipline level. This meetup aims to present an overview of this fascinating technology.


Blockchain - Changing The World Around Us

 Join us on November 14, 2017 at the Milton Education Village Innovation Center to learn more about Blockchain technology, including:

  • What is Blockchain technology and why does it matter to the world? Is it really the new Internet?
  • Key aspects of Blockchain technology you need to know - trust, peer to peer systems, cryptography, cryptocurrency, immutability, and consensus.
  • The threat of disruption - and why banks really got involved.
  • Understanding the challenges and constraints of Blockchain technology. What makes a good blockchain use case?
  • Introducing Blockchain for developers - how to get started.
  • Finally - insights from ETHWaterloo: the world's largest Ethereum hackathon.

Presenters

GuyPearce

Guy Pearce
Managing Partner: REData Performance Consulting and Board Director: IIBA

Guy Pearce (BSc, BCom, MBA) has served on various Boards in Banking, Financial Services and Retail over the last decade, as well as on their Risk, Audit, Governance and Credit Committees. He has also served as CEO of a multinational operation serving 100,000 customers in three countries with a staff complement of 700. He has published numerous articles and presented numerous keynotes on various aspects of governance, risk, IT and data around the world, and is interested in the competitive transformation potential and governance implications of Big Data, IoT, and Blockchain. His $94.95 million big data case study is an example of a practical outcome of this interest.  

DenysLinkov

Denys Linkov
University of Toronto Computer Science Student / Tech Under Twenty Lead

Denys is a third year student at the University of Toronto studying Computer Science. He enjoys reading, discussing and exploring everything related to tech, including Blockchain and Bitcoin. Denys leads the Silicon Halton Tech Under Twenty initiative and has interned at two Halton companies - Geotab and VL Omni over the last few summers. Denys has been selected as a participant in EthWaterloo - the world's largest Ethereum hackathon.  He will be joining 300 other ambitious developers for the opportunity to build the decentralized future and work alongside the inventors of Ethereum.  He will be sharing his insights and experiences about the hackathon.


The Venue

Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | 555 Industrial Drive, Milton (Highway 401 / Regional Road 25)

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Monthly | Oakville, ON

Learn to be a better CEO/COO

The purpose is to help CEOs/COOs make higher quality decisions faster in order to grow their hi tech business. Ultimately, they will build stronger companies and stronger ICT cluster in Halton Region. 

A self-directed group, facilitated by Silicon Halton, the group decides the monthly topics, in order to provide the most timely and best value to them.

Membership is by invitation.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or learn more here.

 

 

 

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Tuesday January 16, 2018  |  8:00 am - 12 noon |  Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville


Are You Ready for the Future of Human Resources?

We are entering an era where Talent Platforms make it possible to deconstruct work and disperse it to free agents in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. How are your company’s Human Resources functions impacted and how do you lead, and build future leaders, in this disrupted workforce future?

Join us to hear David Creelman, co-author of Lead the work: Navigating A World Beyond Employment, share his insights on the future of work, and Professor Catherine Connelly will present on the unfortunate phenomenon of knowledge hiding in the workplace. In her interactive session we will talk about three types of knowledge hiding:

  1. Why knowledge hiding is a real problem
  2. Why people hide knowledge (and why some people don't)
  3. What can organizations and managers do differently, and what to do if you notice that people are hiding knowledge from you

How can you disperse work if knowledge is hiding?

If you are a Senior Human Resource Professional, Human Resources Manager, or CEO/COO in a knowledgeworker industry, then this Breakthrough HR event the place to learn, meet, think, and grow.


Presenters

DavidCreelman

David Creelman | CEO, Creelman Research

David has spoken at the World Bank in Paris about reporting on human capital, helped leaders from Japan's Recruit Co. tour US HR technology firms, and collaborated with Henry Mintzberg on leadership development. David's two main initiatives are:

  1. Lead the work Navigating A World Beyond Employment smHR Analytics & Evidence-based talent management: helping HR leaders get some visible quick wins in analytics without making big and risky investments.
  2. The future of work: helping managers ease into the new world of work deconstruction and talent platforms.

All attendees will receive a copy of David’s book Lead the work: Navigating a world beyond employment. [Creelman Research] [LinkedIn] @dcreelman

 

catherine connelly

Dr. Catherine Connelly | Professor, Human Resource and Management, McMaster University

Dr. Connelly holds a Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour. She is an associate editor of Human Relations journal. Her research focuses on the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences of non-standard workers, the effects of leadership styles on leader well-being, and knowledge hiding in organizations. Catherine also conducts applied research with several Canadian organizations in both the private and non-profit sector.

She has made presentations about her research to industry and academic groups across Canada and internationlly. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and on CTV and CBC radio and TV. [Connelly Research] [McMaster] [LinkedIn] [Human Relations]


Facilitators

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Bob Nagar | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton Sr. HR Community of Practice

Bob built his career and facilitative leadership skills over nearly 25 years as an executive with information technology companies in North America. He is practiced in using action learning to achieve organizational behaviour change with lasting results. He works with individuals and teams to support them in achieving their best life, doing their most fulfilling work and making their most satisfying contribution.

Together with Dr. Denise Rousseau (Carnegie Mellon) and David Creelman, Bob established and facilitates a community of practice in HR Analytics and Evidence-based HR Management. The community includes Senior HR professionals from Chevron, CIBC, Ford, The Gap, Kronos, Marriott, NASDAQ, P&G, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, a major defense conglomerate, and several other leading firms.

Bob completed his M.Ed in Adult Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto in a program focused on workplace, learning and change.Bob is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). [LinkedIn]

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Rick Stomphorst | Ventures: Co-founder of Silicon Halton, Co-founder of Silicon Halton's Sr. HR Community of Practice, Founder of SearchVelocity

Rick is a Co-Founder of Silicon Halton and co-leads the Sr. HR Community of Practice and CEO Peer2Peer groups.

Rick also specializes in recruitment services to technology companies and start-ups to identify and acquire high-value technolgy staff, specifically for complex assignments - roles requiring multiple technologies and business experience. [LinkedIn] @stompr


Venue

Quality Suites HotelQuality Suites Hotel - Northampton Room
754 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON
L6L 6R8. [map]

About Silicon Halton

A Grassroots Technology Community. We make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in technology in Halton Region. We've created a platform, on-line and in-person, to help our members connect with the hi-tech community in Halton and create opportunities for professional growth, business growth, and partnerships. We are the platform for Halton tech companies to dream, discuss, develop, test, and launch their business ideas. Join the Silicon Halton experience!

Friday, November 3, 2017  |  Drop-in Anytime, 8:30am-4:30pm  |  MEV Innovation Centre, Milton

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Once each month the Innovation Centre opens its doors to Silicon Halton members.  Whether this your first opportunity to experience co-working or your 15th time, join fellow Silicon Halton members, and Innovation Centre members, at our monthly Silicon Halton Day at the MEV in Milton.

"Traditionally, society forces us to choose between working at home for ourselves or working at an office for a company. If we work at a traditional 9 to 5 company job, (the employer provides) community and structure, but lose freedom and the ability to control our own lives. If we work for ourselves at home, we gain independence but suffer loneliness and bad habits from not being surrounded by a work community. Coworking is a solution to this problem." - Brad Neuberg, first person to use the term "Coworking" and founder of first coworking space (The Spiral Muse in San Fransisco).

If you work in home office or small office, can you afford not to come?

Choose your own window

What time you spend at the Innovation Centre is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, just for a Lunch & Learn, or all day. Come in, find a desk, get to work.

Free wifi, plenty of power outlets and seating locations to choose from.

Interested in delivering a 1hr lunch & learn presentation? Contact Nitya Irwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Immediately discovery what the Innovation Centre has to offer by visiting them for a tour or to use the space.  No appointment neccessary. Also visit them at mevinnovationcentre.ca

 

When: See dates below.  Open from 8:30am - 5pm

Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members. 

Location: Milton Education Village - Innovation Centre: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton [Google Map]

Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here <soon>.

Register: Register at the door

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November 3, 2017  |  9:00 am - 10:30 am
Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | 555 Industrial Drive, Milton

The Silicon Halton IoT Peer2Peer is focused on helping members collaborate, share, and learn how IoT is changing industry, and how they can benefit in taking their solutions / products to market.  

This month’s discussion topic:  Explore IIoT greenfield opportunities (disruptive game changers) and brownfield opportunities (incremental performance improvements) within the manufcturing value chain

When: Meet on the first Friday of the month from 9:00am to 10:30am
Where: 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, ON  |  Google Map  
Open to: Silicon Halton members and Milton Education Village Innovation Centre members.

For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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