July 2020 Meeting Agenda

June 2020 Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Time: 6:00PM TO 8:00PM EDT

Professional IT Occupational Network (PITON) is a registered non-profit organization that empowers IT professionals for maximum performance and achievement through networking, creating synergy and supporting one another through mentor ship and knowledge sharing.

What differentiates us from similar organizations is that we have the support of certified coaches that help us through the challenges we may face in our progress in professional advancement.

We do this through encouraging members to present on professional topics of their choice, networking and sharing success stories. We have two presentations in each meeting.

The speeches fall under following categories:

– IT and Cyber Security

– Professional Development and Leadership for advancing in business or career

Visit our website at www.piton.ca for more information and get the meeting agenda.

Register at following URL to become a premium member: https://www.piton.ca/join

Premium members are encouraged to speak on any technology topic of their choice.

One voice has very limited impact. Together we become a stronger voice in our society.

PITON Mission Statement:
Empowering IT professionals to reach their next step or their path to dream career resulting in sense of fulfillment and professional growth.Follow us on Instagram: @piton_group

Please note that the July 30th will be online over ZOOM platform. We will be sharing the link to participate.

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June 2020 Meeting Agenda

June 2020 Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Time: 6:00PM TO 8:00PM

Professional IT Occupational Network (PITON) is a registered non-profit organization that empowers IT professionals for maximum performance and achievement through networking, creating synergy and supporting one another through mentor ship and knowledge sharing.

What differentiates us from similar organizations is that we have the support of certified coaches that help us through the challenges we may face in our progress in professional advancement.

We do this through encouraging members to present on professional topics of their choice, networking and sharing success stories. We have two presentations in each meeting.

The speeches fall under following categories:

– IT and Cyber Security

– Professional Development and Leadership for advancing in business or career

Visit our website at www.piton.ca for more information and get the meeting agenda.

Register at following URL to become a premium member: https://www.piton.ca/join

Premium members are encouraged to speak on any technology topic of their choice.

One voice has very limited impact. Together we become a stronger voice in our society.

PITON Mission Statement:
Empowering IT professionals to reach their next step or their path to dream career resulting in sense of fulfillment and professional growth.Follow us on Instagram: @piton_group

Please note that the June 25th will be online over ZOOM platform. We will be sharing the link to participate.

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here to reserve your spot.

 

Video Recordings:

Parsa:DDOS protection using CDN:

Vahideh: LinkedIn A key to Success

PITON - Professional IT Occupational Network - Toronto

May 2020 Meeting Agenda

May 2020 Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Time: 6:00PM TO 8:00PM

Professional IT Occupational Network (PITON) is a registered non-profit organization that empowers IT professionals for maximum performance and achievement through networking, creating synergy and supporting one another through mentor ship and knowledge sharing.

What differentiates us from similar organizations is that we have the support of certified coaches that help us through the challenges we may face in our progress in professional advancement.

We do this through encouraging members to present on professional topics of their choice, networking and sharing success stories. We have two presentations in each meeting.

The speeches fall under following categories:

– IT and Cyber Security

– Professional Development and Leadership for advancing in business or career

Visit our website at www.piton.ca for more information and get the meeting agenda.

Register at following URL to become a premium member: https://www.piton.ca/join

Premium members are encouraged to speak on any technology topic of their choice.

One voice has very limited impact. Together we become a stronger voice in our society.

PITON Mission Statement:
Empowering IT professionals to reach their next step or their path to dream career resulting in sense of fulfillment and professional growth.Follow us on Instagram: @piton_group

Please note that the MAy 28th will be online over ZOOM platform. We will be sharing the link to participate.

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here to reserve your spot.

 

April 2020 Meeting Agenda

April 2020 Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time: 6:00PM TO 8:00PM

Professional IT Occupational Network (PITON) is a registered non-profit organization that empowers IT professionals for maximum performance and achievement through networking, creating synergy and supporting one another through mentorship and knowledge sharing.

We do this through encouraging members to deliver speech on professional topics of their choice, networking and sharing success stories.

The speeches fall under following categories:

1- All IT domains and Cyber Security

2- Professional Development and Leadership for advancing in business or career.

Visit our website at www.piton.ca for more information and find the meeting agenda. Register at following URL to become a member and receive a coupon for free registration: https://www.piton.ca/join

Premium members can volunteer to speak if have a topic in mind.One voice has very limited impact. Together we become a stronger voice in our society.

Please note that the Apr 23rd will be online over ZOOM platform. We will be sharing the link to participate.

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here to reserve your spot.

 

Meeting report – January 2020

Mehrdad Speech: OKRs in Goal setting

We all see that companies lose their capital and people waste their time and exhaust their resources not because they’re dumbbut because not setting appropriate goals or choosing wrong objectives orperhaps considering wrong metrics.
Many of us are setting goals wrong and most of us arenot setting goals at all.
A lot of organizations set objectives and meet thembut they lack a sense of purpose to inspire their teams.
So how do you set the goals right way?

First, you must answer the question WHY. Why?
Objectivesand key results (OKR) is a†goal-setting†framework that helpsorganizations as well as individuals define†goals†ó or objectives óand then track the outcome.
OKR†has been around since the 1970s. Theconcept was created by intel president Andy Grove, and popularized by JohnDoerr, who was one of the earliest investors in Google.
Andy Grove who invented the OKRsystem was a superb leader. It is all about excellent execution.

The objective is the direction and the key results has to be measurable.
The Objectives are WHAT you want to have accomplished and the Key Results are HOW am I goanna get that done?
ObjectivesÖKeyResults. What .. and how.

The difference between OKR and SMART goals
On the surface, SMART goals and OKRs look similar. They both offer a structure, and they both have rules that help set scope, time frames, and alignment.
However, the similarities end here, and where SMART ends, OKR takes over.
SMART views goals in isolation and provides a simple, yet memorable acronym and criteria to describe their structure.
OKR also provides a structure but draws a distinct line between the Objective of the goal (what you want to achieve) and how to measure progress towards it using Key Results.
This an area where the ìMî in SMART can cause confusion since there are several variations of what the acronym SMART means.
For example, the M can stand for measurable, meaningful, or motivational.

Meeting report – November 2019

At PITON we talk about professional development, achievement and success.
We encourage members to share, collaborate and grow.
Today’s theme is growth mindset. Raise your hand if you know what it means?
Why mindset is relevant to our mission?
Our emotions drive actions and our actions yield results.
The significance of mindset is that it determines our emotions.
There are two main types of mindset:
Fixed and growth.
People with fixed mindset have different impression on success or failure than people with growth mindset.
People with fixed mindset believe in fixed capacities, talent or strengths. A person with fixed mindset is demanding people’s approval. They don’t believe in effort. To them, effort is equal lack of intelligence. Their failure determine their weaknesses and there is no drive to try hard.
People with growth mindset on the other hand thrive in challenges. Failure means more effort. It does not cause negative emotions that could prevent further effort. They don’t need people’s approval. Such feeling drives different results!

Knowing the difference, ask yourself in which areas of my life do I demonstrate fixed mindset?

The good news is mindset can be changed through awareness and practice!

Supporting Documents:

01-Introducing-SAFe-4.6-for-Lean-Enterprises.pdf

cojg-deck-employer-training-2019-en.pdf

LEC-presentation-Nov-2019-Marzieh.pptx

Sundar Pichai, pictured with the Sycamore Quantum processor, compared the feat to building the first rocket to reach space. Photograph: Reuters

What Google’s Recent Announcement of Quantum Supremacy Means

Google’s recent announcement of Quantum Supremacy means that the threat that quantum computers pose to current encryption is closer than ever before.

In preparation for quantum computing tsunami, IronCap has invented a new cryptography solution that they claim would resist against the power of quantum computing. They claim that they are the technology pioneer of Post-Quantum Cyber Security.

01 Communique Laboratory Inc. is tackling the threat of quantum computing by inviting computer science students, cybersecurity companies and hackers to challenge their ‘quantum-safe’ encryption in a $100,000 hackathon starting on November 6th, 2019.

Canadian Company 01 Communique claims their product IronCAP is fit to stop attacks by quantum computers. Andrew Cheung, 01 Communique’s CEO is so confident in their code that he is holding a hackathon challenge with a $100,000 prize. Pre-register for our Hackathon Event. Registration Opens November 6th!

If you are interested in giving it a try, follow the following URL:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ironcap-quantum-hackathon-100000-prize-pre-registration-tickets-78900496509?aff=ebdssbeac