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December 2018

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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Customer Service Training: Cohort 3

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - February 21 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, January 31st, 2019!   Dates: Thursday, January 31Thursday, February 7Thursday, February 14Thursday, February 21 Time:  1 - 5pm  Location: Tech Collective; 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service…

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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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Agile RI: Story Mapping

February 19 @ 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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Join us for the next Agile RI meeting on Tuesday, February 19th from 6-8 pm at Tech Collective for a presentation on Story Mapping from Matt Labadia and Nick Messina of Centric Consulting. 

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Customer Service Training: Cohort 4

February 28 @ 8:30 am - March 28 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, February 28th, 2019! Dates: Thursday, February 28Thursday, March 7Thursday, March 14Thursday, March 21 Time:  8:30am - 12:30pm Location: Tech Collective; 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service…

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March 2019

CIO Coffee and Conversation at Tech Collective

March 6 @ 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 at the Tech Collective for a casual morning of conversation amoungst CIOs/CTOs across industry.  Please share this invition with your colleagues. For you convenience, ample free parking is available at 188 Valley Street, Providence. *This event is for CIOs/CTOs

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Cybersecurity: A Practical Approach to Managing and Reducing Cyber Risks

March 14 @ 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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Presented by Tech Collective & the Pell Center.  Sponsored by OSHEAN. A Practical Approach to Managing and Reducing Cyber Risks Presented by Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Pell Center, Salve Regina University & Cybersecurity Consultant, Hathway Global Strategies Cyber risk is an underrated but all too real threat to organizations of every size, industry, and sector. Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cybersecurity is an essential shared responsibility among leadership and all employees. Organizations must view cybersecurity…

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Agile RI: Agile Testing

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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As we approach 2020, we have an amazing range of frameworks, libraries, drivers and other tools to help with test automation. Yet there are many teams out there trying to embrace agile values, principles and practices that still have little or no regression test automation. Desperate to release new features, they “save time” by putting off any effort to automate regression tests. As the saying goes, they’re too busy drowning to learn how to swim. Or, they fear they don’t…

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April 2019

CIO Coffee and Conversation at Tech Collective

April 3 @ 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 at the Tech Collective for a casual morning of conversation amoungst CIOs/CTOs across industry.  Please share this invition with your colleagues. For you convenience, ample free parking is available at 188 Valley Street, Providence. *This event is for CIOs/CTOs

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Mastering Transition Workshop: Leverage Strengths During Transition

April 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Non-member price: $149.00Member price: $49.00 Contact Shannon Menihan for the Tech Collective member discount code: shannon.menihan@tech-collective.org "Our careers are defined by a series of transitions that become strung together. We make moves, take risks and ask for more because we can be more." - Tim Hebert Transition is an everyday part of our world. We change jobs, switch careers, move to new cities, embark in new relationships... the list is endless. But how much of this change are we enacting,…

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Agile: Certified ScrumMaster Course (CSM)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 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, April 15th -Tuesday April 16th9 am - 5 pm (daily) Member rate: $995Non-member rate: $1295.00 To receive the Tech Collective member discount PROMO code for the $995.00 price, contact Amanda.Roman@tech-collective.org 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…

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Agile RI: Product Development Simulation with LEGO®

April 16 @ 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 the Agile RI Group Leaders on Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8pm at Tech Collective for an interactive workshop on how to get traction on an Agile product development simulation game with LEGO®. This game touches on the entire product development process, the Agile way and includes meeting the customer needs and delivering a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). The objectives are: Achieve Business Objectives, Meet Customer Needs, Deliver MVP, and delivering as much as possible.

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Agile: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

April 17 @ 9:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Wednesday, April 17th - Thursday, April 18th 9 am - 5 pm (daily) Member rate: $995.00Non-member rate: $1295.00 To receive the Tech Collective member discount PROMO code for the $995.00 price, contact Amanda.Roman@tech-collective.org About the Course Build High Value, High Quality Products  Experience an intense 2-day event where students learn how to work with customers and development teams to build the highest quality, highest value products while reducing waste. Since the CSPO certification was created in 2009, Artisan has provided more than 120 iterations of…

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