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  • 20 Jan 2100 2:58 PM | YTA Admin (Administrator)
    To submit a press release you must be a member of TechConnex. Visit the Member Connection page and Submit a Release.
  • 31 Jul 2015 9:14 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    We need your help! Please give back to the C100 ecosystem by participating in a quick online survey.     

    What collective advice and best practices can you pass on to other Canadian Tech entrepreneurs?

    • Best path to raising funding, scaling and building a world-class company
    • How and when to leverage Silicon Valley resources and the C100 programs
    • State of Canadian tech ecosystem

    Participation Criteria:

    • You've been selected to attend a past C100 48hrs in the Valley or CEO Summit event OR
    • You're a Canadian Serial Entrepreneur with at least one exit.   

    Survey Details:    

    • Takes less than 15 minutes            

    Click HERE to complete the survey.

    Results will be launched in Fall 2015 and will provide important insights for upcoming C100 programs and regional tech events.

    Thank you for your interest and participation. We look forward to sharing the results with you. 


  • 17 Jun 2015 10:46 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Giva is pleased to announce its new membership with TechConnex, a Canadian-based industry association, bringing together tech companies to share best practices, business insights and bright ideas.

    For more information please go to, 

    http://www.givainc.com/blog/index.cfm/2015/6/15/Giva-Becomes-Member-of-TorontoBased-TechConnex

  • 04 Jun 2015 8:50 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    In partnership with the Regional Municipality of York, the City of Markham, and academic partner Seneca College, the campus will initially serve an estimated 4,000 students in York Region, with more expected over time, explains a release. And because it is a university/college partnership, a broad range of programs will be offered, with a focus on business, arts and social sciences.

    The university will now work on the detailed planning and implementation phases of the project.

    "We are delighted that Premier Wynne and the Ontario government have recognized the strong merits of building a York University campus in York Region," said Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor of York University, in a statement.

    For more information go to: http://dailycommercialnews.com/Projects/News/2015/6/York-University-campus-slated-for-construction-in-Markham-1008013W/


  • 02 Jun 2015 2:11 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    The 2015 federal budget provides a number of welcome measures for the charitable sector. The most significant measure is a proposal to exempt certain donations involving private company shares and real estate from capital gains tax. The proposals also provide charities with more flexibility to diversify their investments.

    The Grant Thornton release further details these new measures.

  • 07 May 2015 10:28 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Toronto, Ontario – May 6, 2015 –  Toronto, ON  based, True Sky Inc., is excited to announce that Taos Mountain has chosen the True Sky Corporate Performance Management solution to enhance their planning, budgeting and forecasting process.

    “After reviewing multiple solutions, we chose True Sky for its ability to model any business process, specifically compensation, financial, revenue and projects,” said Kerry Draper, Business Analyst of Taos. “We also liked that True Sky could integrate into our ERP and CRM systems without resorting to flat file integrations.”

    Taos required a budgeting solution that could:

    • Leverage the Excel front end
    • Deploy on premise and in the cloud
    • Connect to their current Enterprise Resource Planning system, Microsoft Dynamics GP
    • Pull data from their CRM system, Salesforce
    • Handle compensation, financial, revenue and project modelling
    “We are thrilled to start working with Taos. True Sky will give them the flexibility they require for their financial management,” said Orgad Gratch, CEO of True Sky.
     
    About Taos Mountain Inc.
    Taos Mountain is an IT services company, headquartered in San Jose, California, and delivers information technology solutions across the strategic, management and tactical layers of infrastructure. Since 1989, they have been helping clients achieve operational excellence and have built the support network to ensure their talented technologists succeed. For more information, visit www.Taos.com.

    About True Sky Inc.
    True Sky Inc. is a software development company specializing in building a full featured Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution that dramatically reduces the time and effort associated with the planning, budgeting and forecasting process while at the same time greatly improving the reporting and analytical capabilities of the organization. With True Sky you will spend less time on managing your data collection process and more time on the vital tasks of analysis and strategy and driving your business forward. For more information, visit www.TrueSky.com.


  • 22 Apr 2015 8:28 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    On April 21, 2015, the Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver, tabled the Conservative government’s tenth federal budget. This is the fourth budget released as a majority government. 

    Click here to view a summary of the tax measures that were announced in this budget. 

    Highlights include:
     

    • Increasing the annual contribution limit for TFSA’s – to $10,000 per year, beginning in 2015
    • Reducing the minimum withdrawal factors for Registered Retirement Income Funds (for ages 71 to 94), beginning in 2015
    • Extending the exemption of capital gains tax to donations of proceeds on the disposition of private corporation shares and real estate, subject to certain conditions
    • Simplifying the foreign asset reporting system for tax years that begin after 2014 where the cost of relevant foreign assets held at any time in the year is less than $250,000
    • Reducing the small business corporate tax rate on the first $500,000 per year of qualifying active business income of a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) from 11% to 9% by 2019. This is good news for small businesses – it will allow them to retain more after-tax cash for investment purposes
    • Extending the accelerated Capital Cost Allowance rate for manufacturing and processing machinery and equipment to 2026, based on a 50% declining-balance rate.  This is good news for manufacturers and is intended to encourage investment


    We invite you to contact your local Grant Thornton office to discuss any questions you have regarding any of the proposed measures.



  • 14 Apr 2015 10:10 AM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    ATLANTA, GA—April 22, 2015: Nulogy announces that CEO, Jason Tham, will be speaking today at Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering on cloud-based design and manufacturing (CBDM). Nulogy was invited to present in front of a select audience from the school’s M.S. Supply Chain Engineering Program for its thought leadership in employing CBDM concepts in order to enhance efficiency, reduce production costs and increase integration capacity for contract manufacturers and packagers.

    “Our program serves to increase the knowledge of supply chain engineering and management best practices, and our students look to learn more about how to embrace innovation to improve their operations,” said Benoit Montreuil, Professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Material Handling and Distribution at Georgia Institute of Technology. “A big component of that will be interconnected manufacturing, extending networked manufacturing that is already enabling the industry to become more transparent, interconnected, and responsive. I’m thrilled to invite Jason to speak in front of this group to shed light on how these trends are being brought to life in the industry today.”

    “I’m honoured to be invited to speak at Georgia Tech, which boasts an excellent reputation for research and education in supply chain management and logistics,” said Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy. “Their thought leadership in academia mirrors the progress that we seek to drive in the industry, and from my work with Benoit in the past, our vision for the future of the industry is very much aligned..."


    https://nulogy.com/news/nulogy-speak-cloud-based-manufacturing-supply-chain-logistics-thought-leader#.VS0fsvnF9Ld


  • 30 Mar 2015 12:04 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

       


     March 30th 2015 – Today, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) launched an online platform (www.etalentcanada.ca) to assist Canadians, industry, educational and professional development institutions, as well as policy makers make informed decisions about the Information and Communications (ICT) job market in Canada.


    ICTC’s recently published Labour Market Outlook 2015-2019 report highlights a vibrant and rapidly growing digital labour market in Canada.  The impending smart and hyper connected economy is creating a cumulative hiring needs of over 182,000 ICT professionals by 2019. Despite this growing potential for employment, Canadians are not fully aware of the jobs in demand; the industry continues to find it hard to localize talent from across the country, and educational and professional development institutions are increasingly challenged to predict the talent and skills needs of the future.
     
    This unique online portal is intended to:
     

    • Assist Canadians and newcomers to Canada in making informed career choices by increasing their understanding about the jobs in demand on a provincial and municipal level, where the jobs are, wages, required education and training options, etc. The tool will also provide links to advertised jobs in the Job Bank (www.jobbank.gc.ca) as well as other job sites;
    • Provide the industry with insights about the talent supply and location, compensation, as well as many other features to help the industry find the necessary talent pipeline;
    • Inform educational and professional development organizations about careers and skills in demand to shape training to market needs and promote their offering; and
    • Support policy makers in making informed decisions.
     
    This unique online offering in Canada will provide practical skills and labour market insights as well as links to currently advertised jobs. This end-to-end talent solution is a positive step in addressing the supply and demand market imbalance for the digital economy.” Said Namir Anani, President & CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council.
     
    “It’s critical that we match Canadians’ skills with the needs of employers. The Harper Government is working to provide more and better labour market information and to support youth in developing the right skills to meet the needs of Canadian employers,” said Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.
     
    You can access Canada’s first online Talent insights for the digital economy at www.etalentcanada.ca


  • 25 Mar 2015 1:59 PM | Ryan Ellis (Administrator)

    Good afternoon to you all,

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON QA AUTOMATION

    Greenlight hosts a series of events for like-minded IT Professionals to meet and discuss industry experiences, news and knowledge focused on the world of Software Quality Assurance and Testing.

    You are invited to spend a morning of networking and discussions over breakfast as we explore QA Automation with our panel of experts. Automated testing has largely been seen as a significant boon to the testing and QA industry, however its advantages can be easily lost if misapplied, mismanaged or poorly designed.

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss some finer points of test automation and test automation management with industry experts, to help expand your own (or your organizations') testing expertise and capabilities.

    Come share your thoughts and experiences, unique challenges and successes, and potentially some new practices and trends in QA Automation.

    OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS

    Amit Bagaria - Senior Manager, SAS Shares Services Testing – TD Bank

    Navdeep Pama - Agile Test Engineering Manager, Pivotal Labs

    Steven Lombardi - Manager, Technology and Operations – Royal Bank of Canada

    Susan Finley - Associate Vice President, QA Testing – TD Bank

    QA CONNECT

    One King West Hotel & Residence

    King Gallery Room

    Date: Thursday April 16, 2015

    Time: 9:00am-11:30am

    RSVP: APRIL 8, 2015

    You can register for Free at:

    http://qaconnectapril2015.eventbrite.ca


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