Month: March 2016

March 29: Qualcomm Hosting Next Ylab/North of 41 Event

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Our last corporate event at Lenovo was such a success that we’re doing it again – and this time, Qualcomm Canada is hosting us.

Breakfast with the CEOs: Innovation and Technology in the Cloud

Come out and hear how three York Region companies have innovated to use cloud computing to create new  lines of business.

These companies are building and running successful ventures on an international scale that would not be possible without the resources and technology of the cloud.

Our speakers are not just users – they’ve been leaders in addressing the regulatory, security and data locationon issues with government and some of the biggest cloud suppliers.

Find out how they’ve handled business, scaling, security and other issues – and join in the Q&A to get your own questions answered.

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 Larry Keating – President and CEO, NPC (http://npcdataguard.com )– invented and brought to market his industry’s first secure managed endpoint computing solution, changing how laptop computers are managed for business. NPC uses the cloud to secure, manage, monitor and back up laptops in a way that’s superior and cheaper than companies can manage themselves. As president and CEO of Keating Technologies he founded in 1987, Larry has brought more than $1.5 billion in technology and services to Canadians, and is a 3-time national winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies award.

Anthony R. Pearlman – President and COO, Intertainment Media ( http://intertainmentmedia.com ). When some of the biggest names in entertainment hold their special events, Intertainment Media is there. Through their divisions and various company investments, they manage the dynamic web presence and ensure it can scale to meet the demand. They syndicate live content to millions of users globally. They’re enabling cloud-based ventures like Yappn for real-time e-commerce translation services. Anthony has over 25 years of hands-on technology experience from co-founding and running   early stage late 90’s e-commerce start-ups all the way to the C-suite in large public enterprises.

 RJ Juneau – CEO and Founder, Maxxian( http://www.maxxian.com). Maxxian provides world-leading technology for managing and securing millions of video set-tops and Internet access devices for cable operators from Alaska to the coast of South America. They use the same virtualisation and system management technology used by cloud providers to manage systems at their customer sites to reduce their costs, speed deployments and increase reliability and flexibility. RJ’s been at the leading/bleeding edge of technology for over 30 years in banking and trading systems, supercomputing, MPEG video and other fun things.

 IT’S IN MARKHAM, SO THERE’S LOTS OF FREE PARKING!

Full details here on Eventbrite.

Get your registrations in now – the Qualcomm space is smaller than Lenovo’s, so seating is limited.

Habemus Lux Gladium! (We have a laser cutter!)

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All great announcements should be in latin.(*)

On Monday night we took delivery of our brand spanking new laser cutter – a monstrous 90W unit with a 24″ x 36″cutting surface.

OK, it's a big giant laser. Now what do we do with it?
OK, it’s a big giant laser. Now what do we do with it?

 

At least he didn't take a selfie with it.
You can feel the excitement. At least he didn’t take a selfie with it.

Now comes the hard part – figuring how to use the infernal contraption. We’ll be working out all the rules and procedures and safety issues, and setting up a formal class.

Ylab scientists trying to figure out how to make it work.
Ylab scientists (not evil… yet…) deciphering complex instructions

Last night we worked feverishly to get our first design cut.

What will we cut out first? Duh!
What will we cut out first? Duh!

Just made it by closing time!

Ylab - a proud part of the community since 2015.
Ylab – a proud part of the community since 2015.

(*) If you actually speak latin… yeah, Habemus lux gladius is not the greatest translation. But it fits nicely in a headline. If you really want to get picky about it, Habemus cultellum excitata per lucem is a better description. Habemus lux gladius could also be used to describe a light sabre. Remember: Google translate is your friend.