Roundtable Leaders: Peter Doulas, VP Product Management, Points, Bijan Vaez, CTO & Co-Founder, EventMobi & Jeff Riddall, Director of Product Strategy, gShift
Meeting Details: We meet for dinner the last Wednesday of every month in the downtown core
Focus of Group: The Product Roundtable provides a forum for senior product executives, CTOs & VPs Product Management, to discuss technical and non-technical issues related to the product lifecycle, such as development methods, design, managing requirements, scalability & performance, release schedules, competitive analysis, roadmaps, useful development tools, technical partnerships, partnering with Sales & Marketing, hiring, performance management and team organization. Our format includes Guest Speakers, Whiteboard Workshops, and good old fashioned geek sessions over good food and beer.
Focus of Group: The Sales Roundtable offers a forum for the sales leaders within each company to network, discuss emerging trends and technologies, and share ideas and lessons learned. The topics addressed and format of the meeting varies each month with themes such as compensation and incentive plans, sales processes and reporting, strategy, sales talent assessments and coaching.
Focus of Group: The Marketing Roundtable offers a forum for the marketing leaders within each company to network, discuss emerging trends and technologies, and share ideas and lessons learned. The topics addressed and format of the meeting varies each month with themes such as social media, content marketing, public relations, agile marketing, search marketing, lead nurturing and branding.
Focus of Group: The CFO group shares ideas and best practices among CFOs of technology companies – accounting, auditing, tax, banking, finance, M&A and also the “administrative” functions often carried by small company CFOs, such as HR (hiring, firing, compensation), legal, etc. We alternate (roughly) between having invited speakers (often, not always, from sponsor organizations) and holding “internal” roundtables where we share our challenges and solutions.
Roundtable Leaders: Denise Roy, Director of Human Resources, IndustryBuilt and Travis Dutka, Culture Curator, 360insights
Meeting Details: Monthly Meeting dates are predetermined by the group. Location varies, but remains in downtown core.
Focus of Group: Our roundtable learns through the experience of visiting and understanding the businesses, products and organizations through the eyes of the CEO and HR teams. Sharing best practices. On occasion we bring in one of the members of our HR organizations to focus on specific areas of our services to help with the discussion and for them to learn as well.
Types of Companies: B2B Software Executives
Roundtable Leader: Jamie Cappelli, VP Client Success at 360insights
Revenue Size: $20m in revenue or 70+ employees
Meeting details: We meet every 6 weeks on Wednesdays in the downtown core (private rooms).
Description: The Customer Success Roundtable is for senior Leaders operating in the function of Customer Success, Customer Operations or Professional Services. This group offers a forum for Customer Success leaders within each company to network, discuss emerging trends and to share ideas and lessons learned. The topics will focus on retention, services, onboarding, support, account management and anything else group members bring to the table. On occasion we bring in speakers who are experts on a specific topic
Description: The Legal Roundtable is for senior leaders (Director or above) in the legal function of their company who value expanding their peer network, discussing issues that are recent, relevant or important and benefiting from pieces of information you can only get from someone doing the same thing as you. The topics will focus on internal compliance, customer compliance concerns, working with your CEO, financing, M&A, commercial contracts, governance, shareholder meetings, executive employment and incentive compensation arrangements, etc. On occasion we will bring in speakers who are experts on a specific topic. This is a good group to join if you are ambitious, want to be surrounded by experience and talent, can listen and contribute in a high energy group and want to help your peers with their business questions while getting answers to your own. Behind the scenes, this group is supported by one of AceTech Ontario's sponsors, Gowlings who will work with AceTech Ontario and the Roundtable leader to bring added value to the group