Fireside Chats | Rising to the Occasion with Strong Leadership

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Current issues. Candid conversations. No holds barred.

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One thing remains true in changing times — entrepreneurs are built to bounce back. So we've called on the technology and innovation leaders that know how to power through hardships and stay resilient in the face of uncertainty, to answer your many questions about what comes next.

Their response? "Ask us anything."

Step into the minds of TechAlliance Board of Directors – disruptors, innovators and leaders that have built some of Southwestern Ontario's most notable companies during Fireside Chats Summer Series, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM.

Rising to the Occasion with Strong Leadership

Featuring TechAlliance Board Members:

David Ciccarelli | Founder and CEO,

David Strucke | CEO, Media Sonar

As a leader, you're not just an entrepreneur, or a manager, or a CEO. When times get tough, your next steps hold the most weight. These two technology leaders know that helping your people through hard times relies on effective communication, impenetrable vision, and top-notch time management.

Learn how they built thriving technology businesses from the ground-up, and draw from their experiences as you build, grow or scale yours.

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David Ciccarelli is an entrepreneur at heart. For the last decade, David, with the help of his team, has grown from the ground up to become the leader in the voice-over industry. As Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for setting the vision, executing the growth strategy, creating a vibrant culture, and managing the company on a day-to-day basis.

David is wholeheartedly dedicated to growing the company to become a world-class organization and leading the industry in the digital age. He successfully raised $2M in funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada, followed by a USD $18M Series A funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital located in San Francisco.

David Strucke is the co-founder and CEO of Media Sonar Technologies Inc., a growing big data analytics company in London, Ontario that specializes in security and risk management. Through strategic and entrepreneurial foresight, David has built a company focused on developing leading-edge technology that can be used to make the world around us safer.

Prior to Media Sonar, David was the CEO of Navtech, Inc. and the Entrepreneur in Residence with Communitech. He plays an active role in Canada’s entrepreneurial tech space and is an angel investor in numerous early stage companies. David also sits on the boards of many organizations, both charitable and for-profit, and advises a variety of high-tech firms.

More Upcoming Fireside Chats

July 29 | Fireside Chats | Tackling Transformation

You can also catch up on our previous Fireside Chats, or enjoy them for the first time, on our YouTube Channel!

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