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Business Innovation at the YTA

York Technology Association

York Technology Association, known better as YTA, has been representing the tech cluster since 1982. In addition to advocacy for its members  interests, it aims to connect, share, and encourage the growth of its member.

One of  YTA’s most successful programs for enhancing the exchange of information and experience between members is its rapidly growing Peer Group program.  Peer groups provide a venue for peers from member organizations to share challenges and experiences and learn from each other in an intimate and safe  envrionment with defined code of conduct. There are currently 8 groups: CEO (of Technology companies), CFO, HR, Technical project Management, Marketing Leadership, Sales, Services Excecutive, and the most recent addition: Business Innovation.

The Business Innovtion PG was launched o March 27th at the Corporate Training Centre of Seneca College on Allstate Drive in Markham. This first session confirmed a strong need for addressing a variety of issues all connected to business innovation. The participants provided anectodal evidence that technology companies are facing significant challenges in managing change, adapting to ongoing market restructuring, and mitigating innovation risks.

The Business Innovation PG will have monthly gatherings each with an invited speaker introducing and framing a specific topic for discussion by particpants. Topics are selected from the program being developed by the Peer Group’s two facilitators.  A LinkedIn group has already been established to maintain the conversations going between monthly gatherings.

A new PG focused on Women in Technology is being prepared an will be launched shortly.

Manara is proud to be a member of the YTA and a co-founder of the Business Innovation PG. Manara’s President, Nabil Harfoush,  is co-facilitating this PG with John Sutherland, President of Ennova Inc. For more information please contact us. Our coordinates are available on the Contact Us page.