Technology Alliance of Ontario Newsletter
Issue #4: December 2016
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As I reflect upon the year, it first amazes me how quickly time flies. It feels like just yesterday when the TAO steering committee was planning out our key milestones for the year. Here’s what we accomplished over the course of the year:
  • Hosted two very informative and well attended events for our membership
  • Launched our Mentor/Mentee program and have already paired some of our members
  • Increased our interaction between and among the membership via our newsletters, social media, and of course our live speaker series events.
Our goal for 2017 is to build on this year’s momentum and are looking for suggestions and feedback from each of you. Let us know what content you would like to see at our events, on our Facebook page, our website, in future issues of this newsletter and our alliance in general.
Click here to give us your thoughts on Events, Topics, Locations Etc.
A very successful year overall and only possible because of the time, effort and dedication put in by each of the steering committee members.  A huge thank you and my gratitude to them. I also want to thank you - our membership for your participation and input – the true motivation for each of us on the TAO steering committee.
As usual, I will leave you with a quote:
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." --Andrew Carnegie  Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist.

Kushiali Mubarak & Happy New Year

We are pleased at the interest we have received after launching mentorship program.

The objective of this is to connect experienced IT professionals with those in need of furthering their IT career.
Interested members are requested to register as a mentor and/or mentee by visiting our website or clicking on the button below.
Click here to Signup to be a Mentor or Mentee

If you are looking for qualified employees, feel free to email us and we will behappy to post your job openings.
Employers - Click Here to Post Job Openings
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U.S. sanctions Russia over electoral interference, ejects diplomats
Updated! President Obama today announced a wide ranging response to Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election that includes ejecting embassy personnel and naming Russian intelligence agencies as direct actors trying to influence the election.............. 
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Attacks on bank systems using SWIFT are only evolving, although officials at the global bank transfer system say their security processes have toughened, according to a Reuters report. In a previously undisclosed Nov. 2 letter (seen by Reuters) that SWIFT sent to its member.......
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Salim has nine years of Business Systems Analysis experience at Telus, where he supported Telus’ $90+M professional services portfolio through technological sustainment and improvement of methods for identifying / tracking ROI. He also has extensive volunteer experience in creative marketing, brand/image consulting and digital media. He is an experienced consultant who helps organizations conceptualize, design, develop and implement ideas into business opportunities. He has deep subject matter expertise in digital media technologies with extensive knowledge & experience in social networks, photography and digital media marketing.

Salim has extensive volunteer experience, as a TELUS community ambassador, within the Ismaili community, with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, at the City of Toronto as Digital Citizen Advisor, with the Aga Khan Museum, while being a strong community builder and a social media marketing influencer.

Salim has a B. Com in Business-Information System Management from Ryerson University and Advanced Business Analysis certification from McMaster University. He is also a Project Management Specialist with SCRUM and Agile certifications.

Altaf Khoja is a Senior IT Architect at TD Bank Enterprise Architecture and has 22 years of experience delivering solutions for Banking & Financial markets, Insurance and Industrial sector. He specializes in Solution Architecture, IT Strategy and Embedded Systems. His areas of interest are IoT, Machine learning, Data Science and Big Data. In his spare time he likes to spend time with family & friends and volunteer within the community. He is an integral part of TAO's Mentorship Portfolio and believes in harnessing community resources to support each other.
Altaf has extensive volunteering experience with in the Ismaili community, he is a Professional Teacher Educator, currently he is Vice principal Teacher support at Willowdale center, he served as the chairman for Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Western India, and member of Aga Khan Education Board.
Altaf has a MS in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from K J Somaiya College of Engineering with specialization in Embedded Systems.

Karim Mamdani | Naila Hooda CHAIR
Fiaaz Walji
Alykhan Punja | Jamaluddin Noori
Irfan Aziz
Salim Nensi
Altaf Khoja | Rafique Daruwalla 
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