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Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2017

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Events, Guest speaking | 0 comments

The Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2017, GOAT 2017 is taking place on Nov. 20th at the Shaw Center. The organizing committee have done an amazing job and have put together 6 tracks and 3 star keynote speakers. I have been invited to be the MC and looking forward to introducing the great speakers and sponsors at the event. You can follow the discussion via the hastag #GOAT2017      ...

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Man, Can She Sell!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Guest speaking | 0 comments

Man, Can She Sell!

Man, Can She Sell! Women who know a lot about selling, sharing skills we can all use is an event hosted by the Sales Professionals of Ottawa.   I have been invited to be part of this panel and am looking forward to sharing my “Sales” story. Thinking back to my career, pre Virtual EyeSee, I did go by the title of Account Manager at one point. I really enjoyed that part of my career and I learnt a lot. It was not a typical sales role and I got to understand how companies develop, build, market and sell their products to their...

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#MakeItHappen – A Conversation with Mina Lux

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Guest speaking | 0 comments

I had the pleasure of being on a panel with Mina Lux, a University of Ottawa Alumni. We spoke about her career from student to successful tech entrepreneur. Her lessons learned and the challenge ahead as she works on her next startup.   The room was packed with the crowd eager to hear her words of wisdom. Kaleigh has summarized what she had to say....

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Product development workflow

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Product Development | 0 comments

Product development workflow

Product development is the process of designing, creating and marketing new products or services to benefit customers. It is focused on developing systematic methods for guiding all the processes involved in getting a new product to market.      

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Big Ideas for Better Business

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Events, Guest speaking | 0 comments

Big Ideas for Better Business

Later this week Carleton University will be launching AUCC’s national the Open Doors, Open Knowledge 2014 events. I am excited to be one of the panelists and hope to share my entrepreneurial journey with the audience. It will be co-hosted by Paul Davidson, President of AUCC, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University. An opening breakfast will be followed by a panel of Carleton’s top student and faculty entrepreneurs who will...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Have you noticed an influx of email recently asking you to confirm that you want to receive e-mail notifications. This is because Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation comes into force July 1st 2014. It will effect most emails including e-newsletters. This important law will require compliance at every level of your organization big or small. The Canadian Government has a site that provides further details on this however if you still need help there are a few sessions next week where you will get the Legal Perspective on this. BVO2 will...

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From Idea to App

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Guest speaking | 0 comments

Every year during National Engineering Week I would go out to the schools and talk about engineering. I would try to break down what I do at work into an engaging activity that the kids could participate in. The hope was to take something very specialized and explain it in a way they could understand. As time went on and I moved to different jobs I never got around to updating my contact info. on this list or maybe this program was cancelled. Either way it has been a long time since I was at a school speaking to young children. On June 13th I...

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Volunteer Actors and Models Wanted!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome have challenges fitting in socially, having significant long term impact in their lives. Research shows these children can be taught social skills through repeated exposure to real-life scenarios. As a parent, I have spent many hours helping my child with special needs  — from putting them in social skills groups and camps, to getting them involved in social stories – to overcome these long term impacts. I have found, as most parents of children with special needs,...

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What can you do if your project goes off track?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Product Development | 0 comments

There is no ideal solution as it depends on what stage the project is at or the customer need at a given time. Here are a few things that can be done to get that project back on track Expand the team Benefits – more team means shortened timelines Liabilities – time is needed from the existing team to train and get the new members up to speed Overtime Benefits – it works very well for a short period of time Liabilities – after the push the team will loose productivity and in the case of contractors it will cost you extra in comp...

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Launching products with critical features first

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Product Development | 0 comments

In order to launch products with critical features first there are some best practices that will ensure the success. These are High value first Managing distributed teams User feedback is critical to product development There are benefits and challenges associated with each of these. High value first Benefits Challenges  There was a lot of focus on the high value first. Therefore always came back to what to do on a Friday night. In this case they knew who the customers were but did not get feedback until they launched some version of the...

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