Events for February 8 – January 31 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

ESG Basics for SMEs – Maintaining a competitive edge and export-readiness


This is an introductory ESG (environmental, social and governance) workshop that will engage participants in learning how ESG affects exporting, investment attraction, and bottom line risks and opportunities. Today’s value chains are global, highly complex and multi-tiered integrated systems, comprised of various organizations, people, activities, and resources that may span multiple geographies and jurisdictions. Their complexity often leads to increased exposure to risk (i.e. regulatory, geopolitical, reputational, resource availability, natural disasters, and more), while also providing tremendous opportunities. In support of these issues, there has emerged a strong business case for public and private companies alike to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the core of their strategy and decision making. Participants will be engaged to Develop a foundational understanding of ESG Learn about how ESG factors can influence their business performance Consider business case factors for SMEs in the context of risk and opportunity This workshop is organized by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and Nova Scotia Business Incorporated with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Net Zero Atlantic.

How To Sell Group Programs To Corporate Buyers


Stop chasing clients. Start landing DEALS. The “How To Sell Group Programs To Corporate Buyers” Virtual Summit is a one-of-a-kind educational workshop that will teach you how to grow your revenue, impact and global reach by selling your workshops, courses and coaching programs to companies, governments and non-profits. There is no other sales training like it. REGISTER NOW The Opportunity Each year, corporations spend BILLIONS on group training and group coaching programs for their employees, clients and partners. From meditation, wellbeing, new manager training, sales coaching and BEYOND, the corporate market is a MAJOR OPPORTUNITY for women entrepreneurs to make big money and impact a lot of people. The checks are bigger, and ONE corporate client can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to your company over 2-5 years. When you start selling your group programs into corporate markets, you tap into global supply chains, export markets and you dramatically increase your ability to innovate and compete globally. The World Economic Forum estimates the global market for online learning will reach $350B by 2025. Meanwhile, corporations spend over $160B each year on corporate consultants alone. It’s time for Women Entrepreneurs to get our share of this multi-billion dollar opportunity! […]


ESG Webinar: Efficient Remediation to Secure Cloud-native Applications


About This Talk Leveraging cloud services and modern software development processes means faster release cycles. But what does this mean for security? During this webinar ESG senior analyst Melinda Marks and Check Point VP Cloud Security TJ Gonen will discuss the challenges of implementing security into the cloud native apps development lifecycle. We will deep-dive into: How to avoid friction between development and security teams Filling the skills gap while dealing with cloud threats How to have security integrated in the CI/CD pipeline for earliest risk mitigation How to find efficient remediation techniques while managing frequently-siloed security tools Join this webinar to learn how to leverage unified security at scale to protect cloud-native applications and development processes.

GovTechON Briefing Event


TECHNATION has been collaborating with Government Information Technology Ontario (GovTechON) to design and co-host an event that brings industry and government together to identify technology enablers and collaborate for future resilience. From 24/7 cyber security to innovative tech, driving cloud adoption, and addressing technical debt, we know technology will continue to play a critical role in enabling the government’s transformation mission. How can we work together to enable smarter, faster, better services for Ontarians? More details to come on speakers and presentations. Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. In-Person in Toronto | Hybrid Option Available Members In-Person $95 | Virtual $50 Non-Members In-Person $195 | Virtual $80 VIP Sponsor Reception to follow REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TECHNATION MEMBERS Registration for non-members will open the week of November 28


Business Support Series: Funding Your Projects


The Business Support Webinar Series will explore timely topics with industry experts to provide key insights and answers on the best ways to succeed as a business. Hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, this series will feature a wide range of topics on how to survive and thrive. Cisco and Ignite Technology have teamed up to provide a free consultation service to help companies obtain grants and manage the grant process for technology projects. Funding comes from various grant organizations including National and Provincial Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, National Agencies, Private and Corporate Foundations. Chris Jezzard- Ignite Technology Chris Jezzard is the Account Executive for Ignite Technology covering the Maritimes. Chris has over 20 years experience in IT delivering customer centric solutions to a wide range of businesses including companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, telecom, and education industries to name just a few. Understanding his customer’s needs is the focus while building strong relationships with business stakeholders has been the key to identifying and implementing the right solutions. Whatever your IT requirements, Chris will help guide you and your company to a successful business outcome. Stephanie Cesar - CISCO Stephanie is a Grants Development Consultant for Grants Office LLC. She manages K-12 education, government, for-profit, and community organizations. […]

Celebrating a Year of Growth in Tech with Digital Nova Scotia

VOLTA 100-1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Celebrating a Year of Growth in Tech Join us for an engaging panel of industry leaders as we hear stories, successes and milestones of 2022. Our panelists will share benchmark business growth moments, trends they see coming, and more!  This is the perfect opportunity to come together and connect before the holidays, we'll have a hot chocolate station, treats, and festivities. We can't wait to see you!  Special thank you to our friends and partners at Volta for hosting us.  Panelists Adline Noronha, CGI Adline Noronha, CGIAdline is a seasoned leader with 20 years of rich experience in leading strategic IT engagements. Her expertise is in leveraging IT to complement enterprise strategies and business operations. Adline is a Certified Program Manager with extensive experience in technical program management, IT service delivery, ERP implementation, business process modelling, management consulting, PMO set-up, operations planning for multimillion-dollar programs. Adline is also an advocate and enlighten leader on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and is focused on building inclusive equitable spaces, inspiring inclusive behavior and cultivating culture to Thrive at CGI. Marty Stevens, Believeco An experienced marketing professional, Martha (Marty) has extensive experience in government and public sector environments. Prior to moving into professional services […]

Workplace Inclusion: Newcomer Workshop for Employers

Eltuek Arts Centre, Gallery 209 170 George Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia

About this event The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to join us on December 13 for Workplace Inclusion: Newcomer Workshop for Employers. Part one of the workshop will include guests from the Cape Breton Partnership and YREACH Cape Breton who will provide employers an overview of supports and services that they can implement to help support their staff that are new to the Island (newcomers). Part two of the workshop, is an interactive group activity with lots of “aha” moments - led by Paul Pickering from Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). This session will help employers take vital next steps, to increase awareness and skills for better retention, especially of international employees. We look forward to seeing you for a great morning of learning! Light refreshments will be provided. About the Speakers: Paul Pickering, Coordinator, Intercultural Workplace Program, ISANS The Intercultural Workplace Program at Immigrant Services of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is a fully funded, employer-focused service. Employer with a presence in Nova Scotia receive training and support to hire retain immigrants for the long-term. Intercultural skills, awareness and knowledge, with an Equity, diversity and inclusion foundation form the backbone of the services, which include in-person and virtual workshops, […]

Virtual Power Lunch: Complaint is Not a Four Letter Word


Speaker: Sarah Delaney of BFD Retail Consulting Learning Objectives: Managing the Client Relationship and why customers complain & what to do about it when it happens; and it’s GOING to happen! Develop a Guiding Service Principle (GSP) that will: Provide a point of reference/guidepost in future client relationships Help develop & keep customer relationships strong Help you establish what actions to take to salvage customer relationships/experiences when things have not lived up to expectations Establish and document a step-by-step framework for approaching challenging customer situations so you can address complaints from a place of learning and confidence instead of fear and defensiveness Adopt an attitude of gratitude toward customers that complain and develop a system for processing things learned from these interactions Spots are limited! Register now.  

Decoding LinkedIn Workshop


When and where Date and time Tue, 13 December 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST Location Online About this event Let us set you up for success in the New Year. Join us for 'Decoding LinkedIn', and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Interviews slow down over the Holidays, which makes this the perfect time to work on updating your LinkedIn profile. We at Lighthouse Labs are here to help. We would like to invite you to our LinkedIn workshop where we help you optimize your profile for maximum exposure in 2023! We know you got what it takes to excel in your desired field. We want to invite you to a workshop that focuses on helping you shine amongst the competition. Our Lighthouse Labs graduates have benefited from these workshops over the years, and we now want to extend this invitation to you at no cost and help you in your career exploration and job search. Come find out how we can help! Spots are limited and you don’t want to miss this one.

Black Start-Up Project: AYA Day Pitch Challenge


When and where Date and time: Tue, 13 Dec 2022, 6:30 PM AST Location: Online About this event Celebrate our first round of START programming with us and cheer on the top 15 pitch participants at AYA Day! Everyone is welcome to join this virtual event. Over the last 3 months, START program participants have participated in expert-led, intensive workshops and online learning content. We have supported aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs through relevant and accessible programming, free mentorship from Black business experts, and bi-weekly peer support sessions. We have learned so much during the last few months, and now it’s time to share with you! What to Expect at AYA Day Watch the top 15 pitches selected by our judges and learn more about their entrepreneurial journey. Hear expert feedback that you may be able to incorporate into your own business. Support Black entrepreneurs and share your feedback on their pitches. Celebrate the first offering of the START program and learn more about what’s coming next. Cheer on our top 15 pitches We started this pitch competition to give Black entrepreneurs the chance to practice pitching in a safe space and to provide an incentive-based program that helps Black founders […]

Breakfast: Innovative Robotics with QEII Foundation

Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is at the forefront of robot-assisted surgery. Thanks to generous donations to the QEII Foundation, the QEII Health Sciences Centre is now home to four surgical robots, transforming surgical care on a national stage. Join us for an interactive panel discussion to discover the technological innovations that are happening right here in Halifax. Hear from the medical experts who perform these life-changing robotic surgeries and who are leading its cutting-edge research. No longer an ideal confined to science fiction, robot-assisted surgery is becoming a treatment option for more medical conditions than ever before — from spinal care to joint replacements — and Halifax is paving the way. Learn how robotics are revolutionizing healthcare and meet the donors and business leaders, like you, who’ve made robot-assisted surgery a reality for our communities.

Tech Wednesdays with NPower Canada


More than 80% of NPower Canada alumni secure employment or enroll in higher education within 6 months of graduating, with 30-40% already placed into jobs upon completing training. Graduates launch digital careers in roles such as Help Desk Agent, Data Analyst, QA / Tester and Business Systems Analyst with companies like TELUS, Accenture and CIBC. NPower Canada is a registered charity launching underserved young adults ages 17-30 into meaningful digital careers. NPower Canada's virtually delivered programs provide youth with 15 weeks of no-cost, part-time tech skills training, including industry certifications, complemented by employability skills coaching and wraparound supports (including bus pass, interview clothing and laptops/WiFi based on financial need). Program participants are also connected directly with employers, job retention supports and five years of alumni services including continued education and mentorship. Youth do not need any prior background in tech to apply. They must have completed their high school, Dogwood or GED, and be eligible to work in Canada. NPower Canada prioritizes serving lower-income, un/underemployed youth who are female-identified, IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers and youth with disabilities. Join us to learn more and apply early to avoid waitlist for the upcoming start date: