[Ottawa] Networking event – Enhancing Team Dynamics Jan 19

This season, Ottawa’s Women Powering Technology sessions are focusing on helping women “own the podium,” by applying winning skills, attitudes and strategies to their careers. Our second panel of the season will focus on enhancing team dynamics.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
bitHeads, Inc.

Cost: early bird $12 until January 13th, after that $15

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Whether you are a manager, an entry level team member or somewhere in between, positively impacting the team you work with is key in achieving success. How do you navigate different personalities? How can you effectively present new ideas and gain mindshare?

We’ve invited three women with diverse experiences to participate in our panel discussion: a senior executive in knowledge management and education, a team director and a mental performance expert. Each will provide insights into how you can enhance team dynamics for optimal growth and success.

We’ll start the night off with valuable networking time, then move to the panel discussion and audience Q&A. Refreshments and group discussions will follow.

Speakers include:

Sarah Sedgman – Chief Knowledge Officer, Kinaxis

Marie Fiala Timlin – Director of Marketing, CENX

Jamie Collins – Mental performance consultant and co-founder of MarbleLabs

This event is being hosted at bitHeads. Please come to the outside entrance on the east side of the Westgate Mall beside Pet Valu.


Sarah Sedgman, Chief Knowledge Officer

As Chief Knowledge Officer, Sarah Sedgman is responsible for all of Kinaxis’ Knowledge Services. In this role, Sarah defines the strategies and programs for ensuring effective knowledge transfer among employees, partners and customers. Before joining Kinaxis, Sarah held many global executive positions with industry leaders including; Director of Cognos Learning Services, IBM’s Analytics Education Executive, and most recently the Senior Vice President of PTC University. She has more than 17 years of leadership experience in the IT knowledge and education industry and has previously owned some of the largest and most profitable global education businesses in the industry. She is a true thought leader on knowledge, learning and adoption programs, and currently sits on several education services executive boards across North America.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo.

Marie Fiala Timlin, Director of Marketing at CENX,

Marie FIala Timlin leads company strategy in marketing Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions worldwide. Her commitment to translating technology into business value stems from 25 years of experience in the telecom industry, in senior management roles driving product development and strategic planning. Before joining CENX, Marie was AVP of Product Marketing and Communications at network policy control vendor Sandvine. Previously, she lead Femtocell and wireless infrastructure programs at Airvana during its IPO, and managed mobile broadband, data networking, and carrier-grade voice switching development at Nortel Networks, for international markets.

Marie holds an M.B.A. from University of Ottawa and M.Math from University of Waterloo.

Jamie Collins, Mental Performance Specialist, PhD(c)

Jamie Collins is a certified mental performance specialist with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. She is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of a new Ottawa-based performance psychology company, MarbleLabs. Jamie has amassed significant experience working with athletes and teams in various sports and contexts to help them create high performance habits. In addition to her applied work, Jamie is also in the final stages of a doctoral degree at the University of Ottawa, where she conducts research in the area of optimal team functioning and performance in sport.


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