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Speakers & Events

Each week a member of our chapter gives a 15-minute presentation about an aspect of their business. It's a great opportunity to see the value that each of our members provides to their clients and our chapter. We'd love to have you as a guest, so be sure to contact a member for an invitation!

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Vlad Zhitnikov of Cloud IT

Vlad Zhitnikov, Cloud IT

Cloud IT! supports small- and medium-sized businesses with cloud computing and managed IT services.

Today cloud technologies become a mainstream and more and more organizations rely on it. How to choose the right technology and vendor, public or private cloud, how to protect and back up the information? Cloud IT! Have answers to this questions and can help chose and deploy cloud services orchestrating it to the business needs and future grow strategy.

Another big area of expertise for Cloud IT! Is Unified Communications. This includes Phone services, audio- and video-conferencing, team collaboration and document sharing.

Traditional IT outsourcing and hardware/software supply and maintenance still forming a big part of our business.

The primary target for our services is Financial Services offices, Mortgage/Insurance Brokerages, Wholesalers with sales team on the go, Legal Offices, Medical offices/clinics, Construction/Renovation companies and Private educational organizations.

We provide 1-hour consultation for any business across the GTA free of charge, no strings attached.

Vlad was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering.

In 1990 Vlad moved to Israel and in 2005 arrived to Canada.

Vlad is a serial entrepreneur in Russia, Israel and Canada. In addition, Vlad worked for one of the biggest IT outsourcing companies in Israel leading his way from field engineer to team leader to department manager to technical pre-sale engineer.

Vlad has extensive experience working with small and mid-size enterprises, local government, public companies and not-for-profit organizations.

October 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Juris Kornets of Juris Kornets Photography


Juris Kornets Photography is a commercial photography business based in Toronto. We specialize in providing professional photography services for corporations, businesses and personal clients.

I am Juris Kornets, the owner and a Canadian professional photographer, with over 25 years of experience in photography and corporate marketing.

My international experience extends to more than 35 countries photographing for a variety of projects including editorial assignments, advertising, and capturing inspirational images of people and events.

I represent you, your brand, and your business in a single image that communicates a positive first impression to your clients. I understand the power a photograph has in representing your business and have created images and campaigns for many prominent organizations including Rogers Media, CLB media, Scotiabank, Fidelity Financial, Nesbitt Burns, BMO, Siemens, Pallet Valo, Mortgage Intelligence and many others.

I also work with various small businesses and entrepreneurs to help create a competitive advantage through images for branding and marketing.
Bringing out the best in people is my specialty and I have photographed many weddings and personal family portraits all over the world.

A portion of my business is spent producing photographic fine art images. This has taken me around the world in search of the world’s cultural beauty, excitement and diversity and my images are owned by hundreds of private and corporate clients and have been exhibited all over the world.