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!

August 29 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

The Current Status of IT for Small and Mid-size Business, with Vlad Zhitnikov, Cloud IT

Vlad Zhitnikov, Cloud IT
Next Thursday Vlad will discuss “The Current Status of IT for Small and Mid-size Business”, technology trends, security issues, cloud solutions. What to be aware of, take into consideration, and be prepared for. Vlad is looking to meet with business owners and C-level managers who understand that IT is a business helping hand but not a cost center, who are looking for the right IT technology to achieve their business goals. 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 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 non-for-profit organizations.  
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