Events for June 27, 2022 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Designing digital products people love!

VOLTA 100-1505 Barrington Street, Halifax

Details Summer is here at last! Time to ditch those jackets, get outside and enjoy the sun, AND join our first in-person meetup in 3 years! We are super excited to see you all again IRL soon! Join us on July 7th (Thursday) as we listen to Jamie Gerrard, a UX consultant and Haligonian, as he talks about taking a people-first approach to designing websites, mobile apps, and other digital products. Jamie's industry experience spans over 18 years and includes private and public sectors, startups, and Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, financial, education, government, hospitality, and travel & tourism industries. In the past, he has held several senior leadership positions, including Design Principal, Director of Product & Marketing, Director of User Experience, and Digital Strategist. Connect with him: There will be time for some Q&A and networking. This is a FREE event thanks to our friends at Volta.

Check Point Infinity – Defining the modern cyber security architecture (AMER)


About this talk How to secure your organization’s infrastructure and data in the most efficient way and at the lowest cost? Recent global market conditions and trends in information security underscore the importance of organizations employing a consolidation strategy. Security practitioners can reduce the complexity of their organizations’ security infrastructure simply by consolidating the number of vendors’ solutions they employ. In the process, security efficiency and the overall threat prevention profile of their organization will be improved. Adopting an active threat prevention approach enables organizations to block attacks before they can cause damage to their systems. With the increase in the sophistication of attacks, volume, and speed, relying on detection-only technology and human remediation can be disastrous. For security teams to react in real-time to prevent cyberattacks and minimize the damage to their organization; a single view of the entire environment is needed to improve visibility and control. Only a centrally managed security infrastructure eliminates visibility silos and helps improve defenses. During this webinar, case studies and strategies will be presented to demonstrate how to enforce threat prevention and optimize your security footprint.

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SEO Brunch – June 2022


Join us for SEO Brunch, an invite-only peer group of SEOs (and SEO adjacent professionals) on the last Monday of every month. Learn valuable SEO tips & share knowledge with a group of like-minded individuals! What is SEO Brunch? SEO Brunch is a meet-up of people who are interested in Search Engine Optimization. The community varies from professionals who have worked in the space for a long time to those new to the industry. Some regular attendees include: seasoned SEO professionals affiliate marketers who generate a large portion of their traffic and sales from organic search new-to-the-industry marketers tasked with improving their companies organic visibility business owners that want to improve traffic to their website professionals with other marketing specialties who want to align their approach to SEO those that are always curious and want to learn

Virtual Event | Exploring Sustainable Tourism in Nova Scotia


Join Acadia University Department of Community Development professor Dr. John Colton, tourism development specialist Shannon Guihan ('02) and adventurist Dave Greene ('08, '16) virtually on June 27, 7-8 p.m. ADT as we explore sustainable tourism in Nova Scotia and beyond. Moderated by Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot ('93, '06), this conversation is bound to set your sails in the right direction as we enter another tourism season. Presenter bios: Shannon Guihan ('02) A tourism development specialist, Shannon has more than 15 years of international experience working at multiple levels of tourism development and delivery. She has worked in travel delivery and as a consultant. In her role as Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of TreadRight for The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family of 40 travel brands operating worldwide, Shannon leads the development and implementation of the group’s five-year sustainability strategy and climate action plan. Shannon also oversees the TreadRight Foundation, TTC’s not-for-profit dedicated to supporting projects under the foundation's three pillars of planet, people and wildlife globally. Shannon presents regularly at and participates in key industry forums and special committees. In 2018 she was recognized by Canadian Traveller magazine as a Top 40 under 40 in the Canadian travel […]