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October 2018

RI CIO Forum

October 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join with other CIOs from a broad range of industries, for an interactive evening with Martha Heller, CEO of Heller Search Associates.  Martha Heller’s brand new keynote address, “What it Means to be a Transformational IT Leader,” inspires CIOs and their senior leadership teams to embrace their roles as enterprise leaders in the digital era. Today, the most successful CIOs think in terms of “products”, not “projects”, and transform their teams from order-takers into co-creators who work in lockstep with…

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November 2018

Mentor Program Fall 2018 Cohort: Mid-Meetup

November 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join us at Tech Collective on Tuesday, November 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for the official mid-cohort meetup. This is an opportunity for you to connect with the rest of the cohort, discuss goals and progress, and listen to our featured small-group speaker share information on how we can make more space to accomplish more (without forgetting about ourselves!).  *Dinner will be provided.

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Agile RI: What Cultural Changes Facilitate Agile

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Culture has a profound impact on the success of an Agile transformation and can be either a barrier to or a catalyst for positive change.  Organizations that focus on developing an authentic and value-driven culture are best positioned to maximize the full impact of Agile. Join us for an interactive workshop where we'll discuss the components of a healthy Agile culture, identify keys behind cultural transformation, and practice methods for enabling this shift within your organization.  In this session you'll…

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The 2018 Tech10 Awards

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI 02915
East Providence, RI 02915 US
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Join us for a celebration to recognize the individuals and companies driving innovation, education, and growth across Rhode Island’s technology ecosystem. Established in 2011, Tech10 is the opportunity for Rhode Island’s business and technology community to nominate its exceptional champions: employees, colleagues, clients, and partners. All are fostering Rhode Island’s technology innovation, passion, and success. Honorees will be awarded in the following categories: The Next Tech Generation, presented by Cox Business Entrepreneurship/Start-ups Tech Leadership Outstanding Technology Practitioner Community Partner Youth…

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Agile: Certified ScrumMaster Course

November 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Monday, November 26th -Tuesday November 27th9 am - 5 pm (daily) Early bird rate (purchased by 10/19): $995Member rate: $995Non-member rate (after 10/19) $1295.00 About the Course In our interactive and hands on ScrumMaster Certification course, you will learn about the Scrum framework, how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to navigate the cultural changes necessary to implement Scrum. The focus is on task-level tracking, the use of Burndown Charts to display daily progress, and Daily Scrum meetings,…

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December 2018

The Leadership Challenge

December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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The Leadership Challenge Workshop will leave you with the perspective and tool sets to become a more intentional, exemplary leader. In this interactive, experiential workshop, you will dive deep into The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way: Set an example by redefining standards of excellence Inspire a Shared Vision: Craft your vision and inspire others to join you in the quest Challenge the Process: Pinpoint opportunities for change and ignite a movement Enable Others to Act: Foster environments…

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Cybersecurity: Why Employee Education Efforts are Critical to Your Business

December 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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*For the TC Member Discount code, contact shannon.menihan@tech-collective.org* As more and more companies become victim to data loss through phishing campaigns and insider threats, and the loss of data becomes riskier, companies are struggling to address these risks through proper employee education efforts. Employee education has been found to be effective to reduce cyber risk, and it is a big bang for your buck. Organizations know that education is an important risk management tool to prepare employees about the risks…

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CIO Coffee and Conversation at Tech Collective

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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The conversation continues!    This article, by Will Conaway, CIO of Prime Healthcare, shares 5 Steps of IT Leadership   https://www.cio.com/article/3316638/careers-staffing/five-steps-of-it-leadership.html   Let us hear your opinion on these 5 statements. Looking forward to seeing you on the 14th of December. Overflow parking is available directly across the street.  *These events are open to all CIOs and CTOs.

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Agile RI: Stories and Lessons Building CICD Pipelines

December 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join us for the next Agile RI meeting on Tuesday, Dec 18th from 6-8 pm at Tech Collective for a presentation from Brian Prince and Rob Pleau of FM Global where they’ll share their stories and lessons building CICD pipelines as part of an agile transformation initiative at the company. About 16 months ago when the company embarked on a business technology transformation (powered by Agile) the transformation implementation leaders recognized Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) practices would be…

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January 2019

CIO Coffee and Conversation at Tech Collective

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join us for this casual get together of CIOs and CTOs.  Please be prepared to share the training needs of your company.  This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers from across industry. Share this invitation with your colleagues who might enjoy this gathering. Ample free parking is available at 188 Valley Street. *Please be advised that this event is meant for CIOs and CTOs  

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Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Sessions (Spring Cohort)

January 15 @ 8:30 am - January 16 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Attend one of two Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Sessions to learn more about the program and how it can positively impact your career.  Tech Collective’s Women in Tech Mentor Program  was designed to connect women to create a mutually beneficial relationship geared toward professional and leadership development. The Mentor Program matches experienced and up-and-coming professional women to share best practices, answer questions, offer advice and leadership, and provide support in the tech industry. Mentees and Mentors are paired…

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Agile RI: Scrum Master vs Agile Coach

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join us for the next Agile RI meeting on Tuesday, Jan 15th from 6-8 pm at Tech Collective. Sue Harkins, Agile Coach at FM Global will discuss the similarities and differences between an Agile Coach and a Scrum Master. The differences between Agile Coach and Scrum Master is one of the most requested topics from the Agile RI Backlog. In this session we will get ideas from the audience about the similarities and differences, review how industry organizations are defining…

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Women in Tech: Stories of Overcoming Bias

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Join us for a panel and roundtable discussion to hear from 5 outstanding women in tech on how they’ve overcome bias and workplace obstacles. At our celebratory event in October, we acknowledged how far we’ve come and also identified that many of the challenges women in tech faced, still exist. This event will address the questions we heard from attendees on how to deal with specific challenges and situations.  Panelists: Zalyndria Crosby; Software Developer at Marstone; Inc. and Instructor at…

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February 2019

Vision & Execution Workshop: Dream Big, Take Action and Have A Plan

February 12 @ 9:00 pm - February 13 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley st, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker Do you have wild dreams and lofty aspirations? Worried you don’t have the proper execution and goal setting to get there? Dive deep into proven execution-oriented frameworks to achieve greatness. THE DETAILS  On October 12, 2015, at 5:45 am Tanzania time, Tim Hebert successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro and, in so doing, made good on a…

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Rhode Island CIO Forum

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Building an Innovation Initiative When building an innovation initiative – What needs to be decided and who needs to be involved? Do you need to be a start up or early stage to be innovative? How do you build a culture of innovation? Michael Lebovitz, Senior Vice President of Innovation at FM Global, will answer these questions and share how FM Global built their own innovative initiative. From building a mission and vision, to creating a governance structure that fits…

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