Your Professional Network: The Secrets to a Successful Consultancy

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm          


LinkedIn can keep track of your consulting network, create your personal brand, and sell your services to potential customers. While you may be a regular user of this popular website, you may not be taking full advantage of its wealth of capabilities.

This live interactive tutorial will cover how best to use LinkedIn’s features to build your personal brand and sell your consulting services. Come with plenty of questions and learn how to find new consulting leads and better your consulting career.

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About the speaker, Tim Worboys, LinkedIn

Tim Worboys started working at LinkedIn immediately after receiving his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Engineering in 2007. He is now a Senior Software Engineer in the Distributed Graph team where he works on building the next generation in-memory distributed query processing system.

Tim is active in the IEEE as the Chair of the local Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) Affinity Group, and he also volunteers with the global Young Professionals. Tim enjoys mentoring and teaching others, and helping them enhance their career. He satisfies this passion by giving talks throughout Canada and the US, and acting as a mentor for numerous students. In his spare time he enjoys kayaking, snorkeling and hiking in the mountains.


CNSV Pre-meeting: BigDataSIG (6-7 pm)

Chairs: Shashidhar Sathyanarayana and Brian Berg

Location: Aristotle Room

Big Lies and Small Truths: Tales from the Accidental Big Data Scientist

Speaker: John Feland, Ph.D., Argus Insights

We have reached a stage in the evolution of Big Data where collecting and accessing tremendous amounts of data has moved from challenging to mundane. The next challenge will be in turning these storehouses into analytical work horses for businesses in a variety of marketplaces.

In this talk, Dr. John Feland will describe the lessons he learned from deployments of predictive analytics in Digital Marketing and the Internet of Things. John will also share how he accidentally founded a Big Data company, what he has learned along the way to separate the hype from the useful, and where he postulates that Big Data could take us.

John Feland, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Argus Insights, a leader in Experience Analytics that was started in 2009 to answer the question “How can traditional market research be improved and help drive innovation instead of validation?”

John has taught Design and Innovation at Stanford University, and he led the team that created the first working Multi-Touch Smartphone prototype six months before the iPhone was announced. Driven by his deep experience in the Consumer Electronics value chain and human center design, John has built an enterprise focused on helping clients uncover unfair methods of competing by delighting customers.


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