TechAlliance’s Peer-2-Peer groups are a members-only initiative designed to promote professional development, knowledge sharing, and relationship building amongst peers in similar functional roles.
New P2P groups
Women in Technology
Member Champion: Mona Lam-Deslippe, MLD Solutions
This group is targeted towards any woman working in the technology industry whether they are in a technical role or not. The goal of the group will be to provide a safe and confidential environment for mutual support, professional development and to share resources, information and experiences. Possible topics for group discussion include: leadership development, business growth, business management, trends in technology, life skills and work/life balance.
The first meeting for this group will be taking place on Friday, October 11, the International Day of the Girl, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MLD Solutions office.
Member Champion: Michael Tidy, ZTR Control Systems
This group intends to act as a place for executives and leaders from the London area to grow community and skills through the sharing of best practices and experiences. The group is focused on the level below the President/CEO and specifically targeted at those with direct accountability for sales revenues. Topics for group discussion will include: strategic planning, sales compensation plans, team development, leadership, creativity, employee retention and attraction as well as product and market identification strategies and execution.
Returning P2P Groups
Member Champion: Bill Wilkinson, Wilkinson Consulting
The CEO P2P Group is comprised of entrepreneurial CEOs from companies who have been established for approximately 5-7 years. The group participants act as supports to one another, sharing advice and discussing strategic challenges.
Marketing (formerly Sales & Marketing)
Member Champion: Open
The newly revised Marketing group brings together marketing professionals from a wide variety of businesses to share techniques and best practices and to discuss tactics for competing successfully in today’s marketplace.
This group is currently seeking a member champion but will be hosting an open meeting on Friday, October 25th from 8:30am-10:00am. Please contact Sarah Currie if you are interested in attending the first meeting of the year or if you would like more information on the champion role.
Member Champion: Rob DiCesare, Deloitte
In the finance arena, the rules are constantly changing, requiring today’s financial managers to explore the latest ideas and concepts, gain new perspectives on traditional business practices, and obtain hands-on experience with the most current tools to help their organizations gain an advantage. This P2P group discusses and shares best practices on matters related to a company’s bottom line.
Member Champion: Krista Wakefield-Tyron, Stevenson & Hunt
The HR P2P group provides an opportunity to share best practices among individuals responsible for providing both strategic and tactical human resource management. Topics reflect issues associated with finding, retaining, and developing talent in a rapidly evolving marketplace.