Bust the myths about privacy at the YTA November Luncheon!

Creating a Winning Strategy for Privacy & Security
Thursday, November 26
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel Richmond Hill

In today's web-enabled world, all companies are faced with the challenge of integrating information security and privacy activities in order to avoid risks to the business.

BUT, few companies recognize the difference between security and privacy and incorporate them into strategies that effectively protect the business.

Is your business secure?

Join us for an interactive discussion with privacy and security experts Julius Azarcon of Eosensa and Anita Fineberg of Fineberg and Associates where they will debunk the privacy myths; explain the difference between security and privacy; and outline the roadmap to successful security and privacy strategies for your business.

Learn how to use web 2.0 to add value to YOUR business at the YTA Bootcamp

Leveraging the User Generated Content Revolution
Wednesday, December 2
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
15 Allstate Parkway, Markham

There has been much talk about the new web, web 2.0, social media, user-generated content, Twitter, Facebook, online video, blogs, wikis -- and how all of this is good for your business.

But is it really? And if it is, how do you use it?

Join us for the YTA Web 2.0 Bootcamp, where Jonathan Burns, Chief Marketing Innovator at Strategy Cube, will not only present the 'what is' of web 2.0 but also the 'how to.'

Attendees will learn the skills and tricks needed to make web 2.0 work for their business, including:

  • How to determine which web 2.0 applications will add value to their business
  • How to find, develop and implement web 2.0 applications to the greatest effect
  • How to create a YouTube video of their business value proposition and create a web 2.0 tool to improve Google search results.


Peter Ott
YTA Treasurer

A long-time member of the YTA, Peter is currently serving as Treasurer on the association's board of directors and facilitates the Chief Financial Officer Peer Group.

A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, Peter is Principal of Ott & Associates Inc. where he specializes in the valuation of companies and intangible property. Peter assists organizations with mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, joint venture and licensing initiatives.

Peter has prepared and presented reports for both business and research on valuing technology, leveraging and protecting intellectual property and R&D strategy.

Peter has worked on and led projects to help organizations exploit their corporate intangible and intellectual property assets. As a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) he served on the valuation standards sub-committee, helping establish financial reporting valuation standards and was a member of the Goodwill Impairment Committee taskforce to provide information to assist Canadian business valuators in understanding the issues involved in assessing goodwill impairment and intangible asset valuation analysis.

Connect with Peter at peter@peterott.ca or 905-471-3145

Member Spotlight

FlexITy is a provider of leading voice, data, converged and managed services for businesses and enterprises that need a proven, responsive and cost-effective alternative.

FlexITy's Compute, Connect, Store and Protect approach leverages industry leading best practice processes and methodologies to deliver solutions that align customers' IT with their business needs, maximize return on their IT investments, and help them to meet immediate needs as well as sustain long-term results.

FlexITy’s solutions address the complete infrastructure life cycle, from engagement and business design through delivery and operation. Drawing upon expertise in multiple domains, technologies, tools, and platforms, we employ both industry-standard and innovative proprietary methodologies and best practices to develop, implement, and deliver solutions designed to meet our customers' unique business needs.

As a registered CLEC, FlexITy has built its own network - with carrier grade hosted, managed and converged communications technology - to bring the best and most cost-effective hosted and managed converged solutions to meet client’s telecommunications needs.

Experienced People. Best of Breed Technologies. Innovative Solutions. These are the backbone of FlexITy's Solutions offerings.

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Are you changing the face of Canadian technology?

The CIX Top 20

The CIX Top 20 names Canada's best and most innovative technology COMPANIES. The companies selected will give a brief presentation at CIX with one company being named Canada’s Innovation Leader at the Innovation Exchange on Dec. 2, 2009.

The CIX Top 20 is open to all Canadian companies who consider themselves, their product, technology or service to be innovative in the fields of clean technologies, information technology and digital media.

For more information on how to submit your application, visit the CIX website at: www.canadianinnovationexchange.com/cix.top.20.php

YTA Partners with Innovation Week 09

YTA is a Community Partner and sponsor helping promote awareness, and innovation, amongst member technology companies. CIX is offering special participation rates for YTA members (20% discount) at its Innovation, Green Tech, and Digital Media events. Register today!

Innovation Week '09, November 30th - December 2nd 2009, Toronto | www.innovationwk.com

2010 Branham300 - Last Call for Applications

All YTA member companies are invited to submit applications to help make the 2010 Edition of the Braham300 the most accurate depiction of the leading firms operating in Canada. Visit – www.branham300.com/application - to submit your application at no cost.

Recognition on the Branham300 provides firms with increased market exposure and brand awareness, while opening the door to new business opportunities both domestically and abroad.

For more information on the Branham300, visit the Branham300 website at www.branham300.com or contact:

Darren Anderson
Branham300 Coordinator
(613) 745-2282 ext. 122


November 2009

York Tech Board of Directors

YTA Chair
Kevin Tribe, CEO
Tequity Inc.

YTA Vice Chair
Marie Wiese, Marketing CoPilot
CoPilot Group

YTA Secretary
Jordan Dolgin,
Dolgin Professional Corporation

YTA Treasurer
Peter Ott,
Peter Ott & Associates Inc.

YTA Directors:

Jim Brown, Sales Manager
Colliers Realty

David Burnett, CEO
End to End Networks

John Cameron, CEO
Aizan Technologies

Stephen Chait, Director,
Economic Development
Town of Markham

Stephen Chan, CEO

Steve Charikar, CIO
Seneca College

Don Cousens, Consultant
Honorary Board Member

Johanna Delroy, National Director
Marketing, Compugen

Allan Faux, Partner

Andrew Ford, Sales CoPilot
CoPilot Group

Rudy Joss, CEO & Chairman
Spyder Capital

Mike Kavanagh, Partner

John Kitchen, COO
ESRI Canada Inc.

Alex Li, CEO
Kiji Soft Inc.

Ted Madden, CEO
TM & Associates

Sean O'Donnovan, Founder

Joe Olivier, VP Knowledge Based
Industries, RBC Financial

Dan Pelletier, CEO

Greg Secord, VP Investor Relations
Open Text Corp.

Ray Simmons, CEO
CableTest Systems Inc.

Andrew Sprague, Lawyer
Miller Thomson

Michael Stephens, VP Marketing and
Product Development, Atria Networks

Mark Usher, Partner
Wellington Financial

Michael Wade, Professor
Schulich School of Business