TechAlliance’s Peer-2-Peer groups accelerate professional development, knowledge sharing, and relationship building amongst peers in similar functional roles within the innovation sector.

Peer-2-Peer groups are a powerful way to tackle industry challenges, best practices and share ideas with one another based on lessons-learned and advice from others, in an informal setting.

Guided by industry-expert Champions, group meetings typically include guest speaker presentations, roundtable discussions, and strategy sessions.

In response to the current business situation, our Peer-2-Peer groups have gone virtual, and have expanded to all of Southwestern Ontario. If you work in a technology company or hold a technical role in a non-tech company, we have a Peer-2-Peer group for you!

We’re seeking a few rockstars to lead select P2P Groups or start a new one. Interested? Let us know

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CEO

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.

Group Champion

Jonathan Creaghan
TotalLeader Solutions Inc.

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Executive Leadership

This group is targeted to those in a Director or VP level position, with a mandate is to engage executives in a monthly session where ideas are shared and discussed in an honest and open forum.

Topics covered include: product marketing, strategic planning, employee attraction and retention, marketing communications, innovation and many others.

Group Champion

We’re looking for a rockstar to lead this P2P Group. Is that you? Let us know

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Women in Tech

Comprised of women working in technical roles this group promotes the professional development, continued education and mentoring skills of its participants. Monthly sessions address current industry issues and provide leadership development opportunities with the unique aim of enabling women to become engineers of change in our industry.

Topics may include: trends in industry technology (ie. cloud computing, open source code), leadership development, as well as diversity and recruitment for STEM fields.

Group Champion

We’re looking for a rockstar to lead this P2P Group. Is that you? Let us know

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Data Analytics

Many great business and thought leaders say that they learn most by helping others, so come one, come all for mutual gain and insights. Join us for exploration, learning, demonstration and fun. Whether you are a data analytics neophyte or a Data Science master, we’re looking forward to your presence at our Peer-to-Peer Data Analytics group!

Topics of discussion range from data analytics, data science, data mining, predictive analytics as well as goals, methods, applications and benefits of data analytics.

Group Champion

Kathleen Dindoff
Fanshawe College

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Sales

The Sales P2P group brings together individuals responsible for sales strategy. The group shares techniques, insights and principles, and discusses trending techniques and best practices.

Topics include qualifying leads, warm and cold calling, pitching, closing and current topics such as cloud practices.

Group Champion

Rhonda Stark
Mortgage Intelligence

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Marketing & PR

This group brings together marketing and public relations professionals from a wide variety of businesses to share techniques and best practices and to discuss tactics for competing successfully in today’s marketplace.

Topics will vary depending on group interests, but may include discussions such as marketing strategy, product strategy, branding, advertising, promotions, publicity, media relations, reputation management, and crisis communications.

Group Champion

We’re looking for a rockstar to lead this P2P Group. Is that you? Let us know

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Finance

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.

Group Champion

We’re looking for a rockstar to lead this P2P Group. Is that you? Let us know

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Human Resources

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.

Group Champion

Sarah Lave
CARFAX Canada

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Product Management

Where ideas and innovation meet! Product managers are critical for startups and established companies who are launching or extending product lines. The Product Manager Peer-2-Peer group is comprised of those practicing the craft of product management within their roles. With informal meetups, the group discusses exciting new ventures, ideas, and strategies as an opportunity to evolve their careers while sharing challenges and learning from one another on best practices.

Whether you are involved with product discovery, product delivery or developing go-to-market strategies this group is for you.

Group Champion

Patrick Gregory
interVal

User Experience

Are you creating products and experiences to meet your needs, or your users? The UX Peer-2-Peer Group focuses on best practices around branding, design, usability and function to create an optimal experience for your customers.

Jonathan Kochis

Group Champion

Jonathan Kochis
Res.im