Entrepreneurs have a reputation for spending majority of their time hustling to establish and grow their companies, often leaving behind activities they enjoy. But at the latest TechToronto, Leah Skerry, co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based Squiggle Park, shared how founders can successfully run a company and pursue their personal goals at the same time.
The co-founders of Porpoise will be flying back and forth to New York until the end of August. The Moncton company, which offers employee engagement platforms, is the only North American company in this cohort of startup accelerator NUMA.
When Reem Fayyad found a job in her field a year after she immigrated to Moncton, it made her finally feel like she’s part of the local community. Last week, the Lebanese native became a Canadian citizen.
Cybersecurity is a huge concern today and a rapidly growing risk. The negative impact of a security breach to operations, reputation and profitability is significant and it effects all organizations, large and small. As such it’s is one of the most important issues for Canadian business, government and society.
Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd., a healthcare services firm in Canada, has selected ScreenScape Networks Inc. to upgrade its digital signage and expand its media network. ScreenScape provides a plug and play device to connect every screen to a cloud-based content management system, according to a press release.
Using the ScreenScape device, Medical Pharmacies can update the screens over Wi-Fi. Employees can plug the device into any TV on premise, turning it into digital signage. ScreenScape also provides secure access control and distributed co-management capabilities.
“Using ScreenScape we are able to involve various stakeholders in the onscreen messaging. Whether they work on premise at a specific location, or at the administration level with one of our facilities partners, we can provide them with simple and easy access to the system. That makes it easier to keep every screen fresh and relevant, and branded in the colors of the organization,” Puneet Khanna, vice president of sales and marketing, Medical Pharmacies, said in the release.
Union Club Speaker Series with Emmanuel Elmajian & David Shipley
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 11:30am Reception 12pm Lunch
Menu: Fresh Rolls, Chicken & Broccoli Casserole with House Salad & Assorted Sweets with Coffee and Tea Service.
Cost: $29.99++ per person or $225++ per table of 8
Please RSVP by calling 634-6184 or by email email@example.com
Emmanuel Elmajian is the Founder and CEO of Spinzo, a promotional ticketing platform used by sports teams across the NHL, NBA, NFL, and other leagues. The company is partnered with Ticketmaster, and with its unique pricing and social technology, helps teams sell more tickets, faster, and more efficiently. Prior to starting Spinzo, Emmanuel was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he worked with leaders at multi-billion dollar brands on high tech strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and modernization.
Emmanuel is a Dean’s List Graduate from the University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Design Engineering. He has created and improved numerous platforms in wireless, navigation, finance, and eCommerce. Having assisted companies like Google (on the Android platform) and Samsung (on wireless platform strategy), Emmanuel has broad experience at the intersection of business and technology.
Emmanuel grew up in Saint John, traveled North America for work and consulting engagements, and came back to Saint John to launch Spinzo.
David is a recognized Canadian leader in cyber security, frequently appearing in local, regional and national media and speaking at public and private events across North America. David is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information and Communications Studies as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.
Between July 2012 and May 2017 David helped lead the multi-year effort to transform UNB’s approach to cyber security. David led UNB’s threat intelligence, cyber security awareness and incident response practices before founding Beauceron Security.
His experience in managing awareness programs, risk management and incident response helped shape the vision for the Beauceron platform.
David is the CEO of Beauceron Security and Global News Radio in Toronto’s cyber security analyst.
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For most entrepreneurs, raising the necessary capital to get going is their first and most difficult challenge. Understanding how different capital providers make decisions and knowing how you should customize your approach for each is critical. Whether you’re looking for several hundred thousand dollars to make food and beer, or hope to raise multi-millions for a technology company, take it from those who’ve been there and done that: know what you want, what different capital providers can do, ask for it, adapt, and most importantly, never give up.
For International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, we would like to shine the spotlight on eight women leading the charge in cybersecurity in our ecosystem. According to Information and Communications Technology (ICTC) Stats Canada Labour Force Survey, only one in four people employed in the Information and Communications Technology sector in Canada are women.