ProColombia’s Business Matchmaking Forum for ICT companies



The Colombian Government Trade Commission – ProColombia will host a Business Matchmaking Forum for ICT companies in the Software, IT and Digital Media sectors. This event will gather the best Colombian companies in these sectors for a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with Canadian and US parties interested in the Colombian market.

Come and meet with representatives of over 60 Colombian companies offering their best products and services for the North American market.

When: October 29th, 2015

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building.

Formal invitation and registration details will follow.

For more information, please contact:


Hamilton-based VivosWeb looking for web hosting partners

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We are looking for Web Hosting partners to merge with our rapidly growing company!


Do you have experience running a small hosting company, and currently generate anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000 of annual sales web hosting sales?

Jump on this opportunity now!

  1. Whether you desire to expand your operations by strategic partnerships or outsourcing your hosting operations and management, we are open to all options
  2. Keep your relationship with your customers base after the merger.
  3. We have a competitive salary offers and open senior positions to be filled up.
  4. Join a fast growing Canadian company offering web hosting, cloud computing, and online marketing.
  5. Join a young and motivated team of professional, online marketing consultants.
  6. Innovative and productive workspace in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, with in-house data center facilities.
  7. Over 8 years of web related business experience.

Contact Amro via email, or call 905-574-1010 ex. 100 for more information today.

Net6 partners with Hewlett-Packard to expand Hamilton operations



Collaborators – GO Train – Toronto LSW Line



I am a commuter on the LSW GO Train line into Toronto. I have been looking to make better use of my time on the train. I am wondering if there are any like minded people that take the train that might be interested in using this time to collaborate on something.

I am a software engineer by trade and I am looking to co-ordinate train meet ups with others. I figure with close to 2 hours on the train a day, it would be an excellent opportunity to collaborate on something.


Matt Dalrymple is a software engineer interested in emergent technologies, RIA and hand held development. He can be found on Twitter: @mwdalrymple.


Upcoming CIPS-GH talk – Working Environment of the Future

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 – 6-8pm

Mohawk College

Room – look for direction signs to the room

Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Avenue West, (at the corner of West 5th St)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L9C 1E9 – phone: (905) 575-1212
Map: <>

Parking instructions: Park in Visitors or General Parking (also indicated on the link) for $5


Working Environment of the Future

Availability, capability, and necessity of consumer level IT infrastructure have encouraged new virtual workplace environments to emerge and become acceptable in our professional lives. In this discussion, Eric will demonstrate how some companies are capitalizing on these new virtual workspaces to increase overall productivity, reduce costs, and manage the IT risks of allowing employees to work from home.


Eric Tisch, IT Coordinator in Governance and IT Compliance for Siemens Canada Ltd.
Eric Tisch is a core member of the Governance and IT Compliance group of Siemens Canada Ltd. Over his four-years of experience, Eric has trained well over 1,000 users on different types of virtual collaboration software and their dependant infrastructure. Currently, Eric is contributing to the office location consolidation project of Siemens Canada by providing such training sessions across Ontario.


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Professional available from YWCA Bridging to ICT program

A motivated and resourceful IT Professional with over 10 years of experience in IT Support including Network and PC Support and Application Development and Design, and cross-functional computer programming and networking expertise is looking for a placement (paid/unpaid) opportunity to showcase his skills and to gain Canadian working experience in Information and Communications Technology sector.

Technical Proficiencies:

Routers and Switches, Hub and Checkpoint Firewall

Visual Basic, AS/400, SQL, RPG-ILE, COBOL

DB2, Foxbase, Crystal report, Hyperion, BPCS, ERP

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, OS/400

Education and Training:

Network Fundamentals, Mohawk College (2012)

Diploma in Network Specialist, triOS College, Mississauaga (2010)

BSc. Electronics and Communications Engineering, Philippines (accreditation certificate established equivalency as Bachelor’s Degree from a Canadian University)

Professional Experience:

Systems Engineer, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, L.A. (5 years)

Systems Analyst, Dole Asia Limited, Philippines (3 years)

If you are interested to speak with this candidate for possible placement (paid/unpaid) opportunity in your company, please contact Jupiter Deveau at


CIPS-GH Talk: Halton Regional Police Service – Adam Woods and Staff Sergeant Chris Lawson

Presented by: Halton Regional Police Service – Adam Woods and Staff Sergeant Chris Lawson
Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – 6-8pm

Mohawk College

Room – look for direction signs to the room
Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Avenue West, (at the corner of West 5th St)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L9C 1E9 – phone: (905) 575-1212

Parking instructions:
Park in Visitors or General Parking (also indicated on the link) for $5



Halton Regional Police Service – Mission Critical Applications and Infrastructure

With a population nearing 500,000 residents, and over 100,000 calls for service per year, the Halton Regional Police Service is constantly responding to the needs of the community. Whether is a crime in progress, a lost child, or traffic accident, having key information at the right time is essential to keeping officers and residents safe. To ensure officers have to the tools to effectively and efficiently do their jobs the Halton Police employ a number of technologies throughout the Service that are key to ensuring the right information is delivered to those who need it. From Mobile Workstations, to a state of the art records management system, the integration and co-ordination of information is managed and distributed through a number of mission critical applications and infrastructure. Come and learn how these applications are used to help keep Halton Region the safest community in Canada.



Adam Woods, Senior Systems Engineer, Halton Regional Police Service

Adam Woods has more than 12 years of experience in Information Technology working in both private and public sectors. As the Senior Systems Engineer with the Halton Regional Police Service, Adam is responsible for architecting and implementing all solutions related to Networking, Voice, Security, Server and Storage topologies as well as supervising the I.T. Infrastructure team. Prior to joining HRPS, he worked for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International as a network engineer implementing and auditing large networks across the globe. Adam is a graduate of Mohawk College from the Networking and Hardware program and holds a number of certificates related to networking and security.


Staff Sergeant Chris Lawson, Halton Regional Police Service

Staff Sergeant Chris Lawson joined the Halton Regional Police Service in July 1989 after receiving his degree from McMaster University and Chemical Technician Diploma from Sheridan College. Chris started his policing career in Oakville, where spent 13 years in a number of areas, including patrol and criminal investigations.

In January 2002 Chris was transferred to uniform patrol in Georgetown, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October of that year. In August 2005 Chris was promoted to Staff Sergeant and was placed in charge of a unique project team, consisting of IT professional, officers, and civilian members of the police service. Chris was given the task of exploiting and developing two recently implemented systems at the Service; a records management system and Computer Aided Dispatcher systems. The aim of the project team was to find efficiencies for front line staff by exploiting the technology found within the two systems, while being mindful of core business processes.

Chris returned to operational duties from 2008 to 2010, however returned in 2011 to manage the ongoing development of the records management system and computer aided dispatch system. Currently he and his team are implementing of enhancements, including a new version of the computer aided dispatch system, a new version of the records management system, along with providing a lead role in implementing new processes and bar coding for seized property.

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Upcoming CIPS Golden Horseshoe talks

Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) is a national association of information technologies professionals that offers networking opportunities, certification of IT professionals and accreditation of University and College IT programs.

CIPS Golden Horseshoe (CIPS-GH) holds a monthly series of talks aimed at such IT professionals. The events usually happen on the last Wednesday of every month, and lately have been taking place at Mohawk College. I have been to several of these events and gave a talk myself at a recent event. The events do have a charge for non-CIPS members and prior registration is required. They are of very strong educational value to those in the area who work in IT or those who manage IT, in addition to providing some great networking opportunities.

The events for March and April have been scheduled, check them out below!

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 6-8pm
Where: Mohawk College – Room E108
Talk: It’s time to virtualize your Business Critical Applications – Barnaby Jeans, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P – Senior Systems Engineer, VMware Canada
Details: As customers continue their journey to a virtualized data center there are often questions around virtualizing applications like Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, and even SAP. With vSphere’s performance and reliability even large scale production databases run comfortably within a virtual machine and in many cases these business critical applications enjoy even higher levels of availability than running in a physical environment. Join Barnaby for an interactive session that will address common concerns around support and licensing and will provide you with insight into best practices to consider when virtualizing business critical applications.
Presenter: Barnaby brings 15 years of Solution Architect and pre-sales experience spanning Oracle, Red Hat, Microsoft, and VMware. Barnaby’s current role is to support the VMware Canada sales and pre-sales team in helping customers evolve their environments through virtualization and cloud enablement. Barnaby is a certified member of the CIPS Grand Valley Section and a former CIPS national board member.


When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 6-8pm
Where: Mohawk College – Room to be advised
Talk: 2011 Global Risk Study debrief – Product and Portfolio Manager for IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services Canada
Details: Organizations are adapting to an increasingly complex global environment with more holistic approaches to business resilience planning. Traditional business continuity plans (typically with a strong IT focus) are still critical, but they are becoming part of a bigger picture, as senior executives strengthen their oversight of enterprise-wide risk management. To ensure business resilience, companies are moving toward a risk management process that both addresses the myriad types of risk that functions across the organization face, and encompasses all facets of risk management, from its identification through to mitigation. Mr. Yip will review key findings of the study and discuss their impact to Business Resiliency in Canada.
Presenter: Rodney Yip is a Product and Portfolio Manager for IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services Canada. Leveraging over 30 years of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity experience, Mr. Yip brings a pragmatic approach to resolving industry issues. His experience includes plan development and execution, product development and recovery team management. An advocate and proponent of Business Continuity, Mr. Yip has helped bring recovery planning and continuity to the Canadian business consciousness. He has worked with all sectors of business including government, financial services, retail, manufacturing and healthcare. His current projects include Cloud Backups, Cloud Recovery Infrastructure, IT Recovery Services, Work Area Recovery Services and Managed Continuity. Mr. Yip is an advisor to IBM Canada’s Crisis Management team and is a proud supporter of industry groups such as the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) and the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM).
Registration: Challenge

The AppsForHealth2011 event is a student competition sponsored by NSERC that will bring together cross functional teams from Colleges and Universities in Canada. Teams will include health care and technology students working together. Each team will compete to offer technological solutions to real-world challenges sponsored by health care organizations for a chance to win cash and prizes.

Each Challenge Sponsor will document and post a problem to which they believe a technological solution may be of value. Challenge Sponsors will provide access to relevant clinical material and be available to answer questions as they arise.

Details can be found at Register now to receive updates as prizes and challenges are added!