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. Groups are led by dedicated member champions and bring together participants from various member organizations, to share ideas and discuss industry challenges and practices in a confidential environment.

If you would like to join a Peer-2-Peer Group, please contact Jodi Mabee at 519.858.5101 or jodi.mabee@techalliance.ca.

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Member Champion: Glendalynn Dixon, CarProof

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.

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Member Champion: Michael Tidy

This group is focused 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. With their first year, and an aggressive list of topics under their belt, they’re excited to keep getting together. Some of the topics that covered over the last year included: product marketing, strategic planning, employee attraction and retention, marketing communications, innovation and many others.

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Member Champion: Jonathan Creaghan, J.D Creaghan Group Inc & Jeff Cameron, Stronghold Services

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.

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Member Champion: Kyle Mayer, CoreSolutions

The 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.

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Member Champion: Michael Bain, Scotiabank & Melissa Aveiro, 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.

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Member Champion: Madeline Ng, Autodata

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.

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Member Champion: Andrew Mullings, POI Business Interiors

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.

SQA Leaders

Member Champion: 

This group is focused on professionals leading teams in the software quality or testing industry. The purpose is to enhance the development of software testing, quality assurance practices, Agile development practices, technical leadership, and to learn about emerging practices and technologies.