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Project Management Tools – Selecting the right solution for you, your business and your team

With so many new solutions on the market, it’s no wonder companies have a hard time identifying and selecting the right project and portfolio management tool for their businesses and their teams. Join Cynthia Giles, CEO of Capstone Project Solutions, as she describes the categories of technical solutions and highlights the benefits and challenges of each. Cynthia will discuss tips and recommended best practices for selecting the right project management tool for your business and she’ll outline the benefits of PM Broker that can make the job so much easier. About Cynthia Giles Operational maverick, top level consensus broker and change agent. Recognized as a highly energetic and effectual leader with 20+ years leading business process improvements and managing projects across industry types. Collaborative communication style complementing savvy negotiation skills and a natural ability to strategically engage stakeholders at every level of the organization and at each step of the project. Collaborates closely with finance, operations and corporate services, building strong cross-functional teams and effective implementation. Credited with leading projects of all sizes totaling over $234M in value. Register  

Risk Management for Tech Businesses

When Plan A doesn’t go the way it was intended, it is important to have a Plan B and C but why is it necessary to have plans in place for when things go wrong? Join Digital Nova Scotia and Marc Charbonneau of dlP Business Consulting to learn about Risk Management in the tech sector. In this webinar you will learn; – How risks are a result of ambiguity and uncertainty, and how these can be grouped as known-knowns, known-unknowns, unknown-unknowns and how these each fit into estimates, risk budgets, management reserve, and how these affect margin and price. – How to identify and assess risks including prioritizing and quantifying them. – Strategies to deal with risks and how to report progress on the effectiveness of those strategies. – How inaction can leave quite a bit of risk exposure near the end of a project when your resources have mostly been expended, whereas taking action early on will lead to greater success.   About Marc Charbonneau Marc is an entrepreneurial business consultant with over 20 years of experience, specializing in strategic planning, business development, and project management. He is a graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada with a […]

TalkingTech

Join Digital Nova Scotia and Calvino Anderson, Client Director with Compugen for a virtual networking event to meet, catch up and socialize with folks within the tech community. Whether you're working in tech, interested in tech, or studying tech, this event will be a great chance to interact with like-minded individuals. Calvino will kick things off by discussing the 2021 Atlantic Tech Summit, their call for speakers, and what exciting things are in store for this year's event! A discussion on high-level process improvement and digital transformation will be hosted by Calvino in the main chat room, and networking rooms for one-on-one catchups or specific topics will be available. We hope to see you there! REGISTER

Spark Your Inner Storyteller

Story Strategist Erin Trafford will highlight THE primary need for any business and share an overview of her 9 Step Story Strategy Framework to meet that need. She will also explain how to leverage creative storytelling to grow your business. Building on her previous Spotlight Sessions, Erin will share actionable tips you can start using immediately to build a better, more aligned content strategy for you and your business. In this webinar you will; - Get a look at the 9 Step Story Strategy Framework that Erin uses with her clients as they develop their personal and business brands - Break down how you can start to build a content strategy that feels good for you - Get actions and insights so you can start creative storytelling right away About Erin Trafford, CEO of Erin Trafford Inc. Erin is a digital Story strategist specializing in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses find and tell their Stories in a way that feels good and grows their bottom line. She is an award-winning journalist, blogger, consultant, and strategist. She owns Erin Trafford Inc., which has two arms; ErinTrafford.com, a coaching and consulting company and Story Studio Network- Canada’s first audio-on-demand talk show network. […]

Videography: Bringing New Life to Your Social Media Presence

Join Matt and Ryker from Rove Productions for a lesson in videography for social media marketing. Find out what kind of videos you can create yourself and what is best to outsource to professionals. See how a website video, key product launch or an evergreen video can be seen and used over and over again. Many Instagram posts, reels and stories can be easily created on the fly with an iPhone! Learn about the apps you can use to create and edit videos and the basics you need to know to ensure you are ready to hit play and bring new life to your social media presence! Although Matt and Ryker use an iPhone, most of the apps they use are also available on Android. REGISTER

The Whys and Hows of Machine Learning

Join Mat Larade as he gives an introduction to machine learning and what it can do for you and your organization’s analytical tools. He will begin by defining machine learning and basic terminology, before dispelling a few common myths. He’ll then discuss the internal resources you should ideally have in place from the outset of a project. He’ll also briefly outline some of the costs and processes to build the cornerstone of machine learning - a data pipeline - and talk about some of its specific parts and their respective challenges. Finally, Mat will discuss the cost-benefits associated with starting a machine learning project, and ways to help safeguard its success and sustainability, before ending with a discussion of some of the common pitfalls to avoid from a managerial perspective. This is a beginner session oriented to business owners and project managers curious to learn more about machine learning, or who may have an idea that involves machine learning, but don’t know where to begin. About the Presenter Mat Larade, Research Consultant at ACENET Mat joined ACENET in 2019 as a Research Consultant specializing in applied machine learning. He hails from Cape Breton, but has made his home on Prince […]

Adapting to the No-Office Normal

Information, privacy professional, and frequently offsite consultant Victoria McIntosh invites businesses to learn effective methods for allowing staff to work from home, in-office, or across the country while still protecting information assets. Deployment of remote security management differs from office programs, but the goal remains the same. Security, in-house or offsite, aims for timely access by the right users to accurate information. We want to allow entry to information resources for verified staff while shutting out external threats. For organizations, this means a plan for what staff needs to access, and how they can protect it from where ever they choose to work. About the Presenter Victoria McIntosh, Information and Privacy Professional, and Owner of Information in Bloom Management Services Victoria McIntosh is an information and privacy professional in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Holding a Masters in Library and Information Science, she puts the pieces together. Certified as an IAPP Information Privacy Technologist, Victoria brings privacy expertise to operations. She is keen on foundational privacy and security practices, enjoying opportunities to discuss and educate others with conversations, presentations, and material development. Presently, Victoria operates under her freelance consulting firm: Information in Bloom Management Services. REGISTER

Rural Women in the Tech Sector: A Free Workshop Series

In today's world, the internet is forever changing, we now have access to information at our fingertips. This change in the ability to gather information, has created a demand that industries are having trouble keeping up with. Thus it has become a high growth industry, always looking for talented individuals at multiple levels. However, this industry is lacking diversity with the main focus on women. With a growing industry there can be challenges, but also some sweet benefits. These can include remote work opportunities, livable wages, flexible work hours, and great benefits package. Designed for women in Southwest Nova Scotia, the workshop will begin the week of September 20, 2021 and will be held via Zoom twice a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) for three weeks from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. REGISTER NOW  

Social At Home: Thrive

The conference that keeps Canadian digital marketers and communications professionals ahead of the trends and at the top of their game... is moving online. After three incredibly successful online conferences, SocialAtHome returns for our fourth online event! This will be your opportunity to ensure your company’s digital voice is ready for whatever 2021 might bring. It's time we look forward. Let's do it together. Tap into your audiences, dig into your analytics, and push beyond your comfort zone to power your strategies, up your tactical game, and deliver results. For the past five years, SocialWest, SocialEast and SocialCentral have brought thousands of people together, and with SocialAtHome Summit, we’ll be continuing to offer unprecedented opportunities for networking and professional development, just from the safety of your home. The first twenty Digital Nova Scotia members to register for the conference will receive 50% off their ticket! All remaining members will receive 15% off. Please contact brianna@digitalnovascotia.com for your discount code. Register

Accepting Payments in Crypto: Is the future of payments here?

Cryptocurrency makes the headlines when Bitcoin breaks a certain price, but in this webinar, you will learn about an important aspect of crypto that doesn’t make it to the news - a means of accepting payments from an international audience. Join Keegan Francis and Mrugakshee Palwe, Crypto Educators at Go Full Crypto and expand your cryptocurrency knowledge. In this webinar you will learn; - How to accept payment in crypto - Fees incurred during crypto payment transactions - How to pay taxes on income received in crypto About the Presenters Keegan and Mrugakshee have a deep fascination with how the fabric of money connects the world. This has led them to create content on how money in the form of cryptocurrency can be used to the advantage of individuals and businesses alike. They opted out of traditional finance in the summer of 2020 and have since been exploring and educating on how you can too. REGISTER

2021 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors and the staff of Digital Nova Scotia are pleased to invite you to our 2021 Annual General Meeting. We will celebrate some of our successes from the past year, and elect our new Board Directors. This year’s AGM will be conducted online through Zoom. All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to joining us! REGISTER