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Alberta IoT Fast Track Program: Alumni Testimonial Highlights Program’s Impact

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The Alberta IoT Fast Track Program offers participants a unique platform to connect with industry experts and fellow leaders, gaining invaluable insights and guidance to propel them to new markets and growth opportunities.  

Through instructional sessions led by business experts specializing in marketing strategies, accessing capital, leadership for growth, and more, participants dive deep into various aspects crucial to the future success of their ventures. By fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, the program enables founders to tap into the vast expertise and resources available, further enhancing their ability to grow and scale.  

Alumni Testimonial: Peter Crawley – Founder, President and CEO of PCC Integrate 

In the following testimonial, we learn more about the experience of a program participant who has graduated from the Fast Track Program and gone onto continued success.  

Peter Crawley joined Alberta IoT at the Fast Track information session held on August 9, 2023. There, we heard about PCC Integrate’s journey through the first-ever Fast Track cohort and the value it added to the organization. 

I’m an immigrant to Canada and I’ve been in Calgary since 2005, establishing connections within the tech ecosystem was a priority at the time. Having someone who not only understood the landscape but actively facilitated introductions proved to be invaluable. The events we were able to attend through the program acted as our entry point to industry influencers and the broader tech ecosystem. It’s no exaggeration to say that the introductions opened doors for us, and they came through Alberta IoT. 

Alberta IoT acted as our champions in the industry. Their dedication to promoting our ecosystem is evident in every interaction. It’s not just about us; it’s about fostering growth. A prime example of their impact was in helping us fine-tune our pitch. The coaching and guidance we received played a pivotal role in securing our very first lead investor. That moment was a turning point, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the insights gained from the Fast Track Program. 

If you’re considering joining the program, my advice is to make the most of the resources available. The one-on-one consultations proved to be massively important for us. They provide tailored guidance that addresses your specific needs and challenges, which is hard to find elsewhere. Our journey is a testament to the doors the program can open and the connections it can help you forge.  

About the Program 

The Alberta IoT Fast Track Program is designed to accelerate the growth of your organization by providing tailored knowledge and resources. Start by getting to know your fellow scale-ups and program facilitators, build connections and get the most out of the program. Dive into essential modules, from mastering sales strategy to accessing grants and funding. Prepare for investor success through our investor readiness session, and craft a compelling pitch. Develop dynamic marketing and leadership strategies to help you grow. Explore international markets and learn to navigate legal considerations, ensuring comprehensive preparedness for global expansion. Plus, take advantage of exclusive one-on-one mentorship opportunities that provide personalized guidance as you navigate this exciting journey. 

About Alberta IoT: 

Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology. 

To learn more about the Alberta IoT Fast Track Program and to apply for Cohort 8, please visit our website


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Alberta IoT Membership: Event Recap 

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As a member-driven organization, Alberta IoT emphasizes bringing together our community. One of the incredible benefits of being an Alberta IoT member is exclusive access to discounts for the events we attend throughout the year. By becoming a member, individuals and businesses unlock savings on registration fees, making these invaluable conferences and symposiums more accessible than ever. So far this year, Alberta IoT members have received discounts at the Alberta Tech Symposium and Inventures, and we are offering a discount for the upcoming IoT North Conference in November.  

Alberta Tech Symposium – April 2023 

The Alberta Technology Symposium brings the spotlight to Alberta’s incredible technology sector. Showcasing leading companies in blockchain, machine learning, and IoT. Alberta IoT Members received a 15% discount for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors at the 2023 Alberta Technology Symposium. 

Inventures – May 2023 

Inventures brought together the best and brightest in global innovation for three days of learning, inspiration, and creative collisions. Alberta IoT Members received nearly 70% off registration fees for attendees. Along with discounted registration fees, Alberta IoT was able to have members ZeroKey Inc., and Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division join us at the Inventures day 2 afterparty this year! 

IoT North Conference – November 2023 

At IoT North Conference, world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest trends and insights about the progression and future of tech and innovation. Experts and practitioners take center stage and provide over 60 hours of thought leadership. Alberta IoT is a proud partner of the exciting conference happening in November 2023 this year. Alberta IoT Members receive a 10% discount for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors.   

In addition to conference discounts, Alberta IoT offers access to exclusive events and networking opportunities to our members, as well as early registration access for event and collaboration opportunities. These events may include workshop sessions with industry leaders, access to private tours, and invitations to members-only gatherings or roundtable discussions. By attending these events, you can build relationships with the emerging technology community, gain insider knowledge about the industry, and potentially even secure new business opportunities. Such events include Alberta IoTs’ Smart Construction event, Demo Days, Founders Basecamp, and our Tax Strategy Workshop. 

Smart Construction – May 2023 

Smart Construction brought together some of the best in the industry to have a discussion on how technology is influencing the way we build. A look at the current state of construction technology, as well as emerging trends and their impact on the direction of smart construction. This event was presented with the support of EllisDon and KPMG. 

Alberta IoT Demo Day – October 2023 

Demo Day will bring together industry partners to highlight the technology driving change across sectors such as construction, oil & gas, accounting, agriculture and much more. Participating organizations will be highlighting both the technology along with what a career in a transforming industry could look like. We are thrilled to be hosting this event for the second year in a row in Calgary and Edmonton. This event was supported by SAIT School for Advanced Digital Technology and Calgary Economic Development in 2022. 

Founders Basecamp and Tax Strategy Workshop – March & June 2023 

Alberta IoT is committed to supporting scaling companies in the Alberta Tech Sector, and we use our workshops to help support organizations achieve next-level growth. With the help of companies like Valhalla Private Capital, Founders Basecamp was able to educate companies about raising capital. Our Tax Workshop for Small Businesses with KPMG was able to support companies looking to develop a small business tax strategy. 

Interested in our other Alberta IoT events?  

Check them out HERE. We can’t wait to see you soon.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology. 

A Swinging Success – Alberta IoTee: Women’s Golf Event 

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Hey golf enthusiasts! We’d like to share a recap of the incredible Alberta IoTee Women’s Golf networking event sponsored by The Grant Sherpa. Picture a sunny day at the beautiful Heritage Pointe golf course, where a group of amazing women gathered to learn, connect, and have an absolute blast. From forging new connections to brushing up on our golf skills and planning for future events, let’s dive into the unforgettable moments of this remarkable day. 

The response to this event was incredible, with tickets selling out even after more spaces were added. We were blown away by the overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the event, proving that a round of golf can be a great opportunity for women who are looking to learn, network, and have a great time. The success of the event was a clear sign that we hit the sweet spot, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Let’s talk about the heart of the event: the connections made and the bonds strengthened. Our guests buzzed with positivity as like-minded women from various backgrounds mingled, shared stories, and sparked new friendships. We witnessed the power of networking as everyone generously offered support, advice, and inspiration. It was a reminder of the incredible strength that comes from uniting ambitious and talented women on and off the golf course. 

We’d like to give a special shout-out to the Heritage Pointe golf pro, Adam Bayne, whose expertise and passion elevated our golf experience. From perfecting our swings to fine-tuning our putting skills, Adam’s guidance had us feeling like pros in no time. We learned valuable techniques, soaked up a wealth of knowledge, and left with newfound confidence. 

The success of this event has inspired us to host even more incredible gatherings in the future. We can’t wait to bring together passionate women and provide more opportunities for growth and connection. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for our upcoming announcements.

Tee Up for the Alberta IoTee  4th Annual Golf Tournament: 

If you’re eager for more golfing adventures with Alberta IoT, it’s time to tee up for our upcoming Golf Tournament on July 21 and the Lynx Ridge Golf Course. Join fellow professionals, showcase your skills, and create lasting memories. It’s the perfect chance to blend your love for golf with valuable networking opportunities. 


Amplify Advisors: Empowering Businesses through Sound Strategies 

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What is a Cloud-Based ERP? 

In the rapidly evolving landscape of enterprise technology, cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have emerged as a game-changer. At its core, a cloud-based ERP is a software solution that enables businesses to manage and integrate key operational processes, such as finance, human resources, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, in a centralized and scalable manner. Unlike traditional on-premises ERP systems, cloud-based ERPs are hosted and accessed through the internet, providing users with anytime, anywhere access to critical business data. 

How Does a Cloud-Based ERP Differ from a Traditional ERP? 

The fundamental difference between a cloud-based ERP and a traditional ERP lies in their deployment models. Traditional ERPs are typically installed and maintained on local servers within an organization’s premises, requiring significant upfront investments in hardware, infrastructure, and IT resources. On the other hand, cloud-based ERPs are hosted on remote servers maintained by the ERP provider. This cloud-based approach eliminates the need for on-site infrastructure, reduces maintenance costs, and allows for seamless updates and scalability. 

Another key distinction is the accessibility and flexibility offered by cloud-based ERPs. With cloud-based systems, businesses can access their ERP software securely from any device with an internet connection. This enables real-time collaboration, remote work capabilities, and empowers businesses to adapt quickly to changing market demands. Cloud-based ERPs also leverage the power of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, providing businesses with actionable insights and intelligent automation to drive informed decision-making. 

How Can a Cloud-Based ERP Help Your Business? 

Implementing a cloud-based ERP system can bring numerous benefits to businesses of all sizes. In their recent presentation at the Alberta IoT member meeting, Amplify Advisors highlighted these advantages of cloud-based ERP systems and demonstrated how businesses can harness the power of this technology to gain a competitive edge. 

 Here are a few ways it can help streamline and elevate your operations: 

  1. Enhanced Scalability:  

Cloud-based ERPs offer the flexibility to scale resources up or down based on business needs, allowing organizations to easily accommodate growth or downsizing without disruption. 

  1. Cost Efficiency:  

By eliminating the need for extensive hardware investments and ongoing maintenance, cloud-based ERPs significantly reduce upfront costs and lower the total cost of ownership, making them an attractive option for businesses with limited budgets. 

  1. Improved Collaboration:  

Cloud-based ERPs facilitate seamless collaboration by enabling real-time access to shared data and documents. This enhances cross-functional communication, accelerates decision-making processes, and fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation. 

  1. Data Security and Reliability:  

Cloud-based ERP providers prioritize data security and invest in robust infrastructure to protect sensitive business information. Regular backups, encryption, and compliance with industry standards ensure that your data remains safe and accessible, even in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 

  1. Business Intelligence and Analytics:  

Cloud-based ERPs leverage advanced analytics tools to process and analyze large volumes of data, unlocking valuable insights that can drive strategic decision-making, optimize operations, and identify growth opportunities. 

By leveraging the potential of cloud technology, businesses can streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and drive growth. If you’re looking to embark on a digital transformation journey, Amplify Advisors can guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless transition to a cloud-based ERP system that meets your unique business needs. 

About Amplify Advisors 

Amplify Advisors is a leading consulting firm specializing in providing innovative solutions to businesses seeking to optimize their operations and enhance efficiency. With a strong focus on digital transformation, Amplify Advisors has built a stellar reputation for delivering comprehensive and cutting-edge ERP solutions to organizations across industries. Their commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach has positioned them as a trusted partner for businesses looking to thrive in the digital age. 

Learn more about Amplify Advisors here.

Alberta IoT Start-Up Visa Program: A Gateway to New Opportunities 

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The Alberta IoT Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program has taken a significant step towards empowering newcomers in the province by forging a new partnership with Gateway. Gateway, a leading organization dedicated to connecting newcomers with essential services, offers a unique experience that aligns perfectly with the program’s goals. Let’s explore how both the Alberta IoT SUV Program and Gateway aim to help Alberta newcomers navigate a new and complex landscape. 

One of the biggest challenges that newcomers face when arriving in Alberta is understanding the intricacies of the local service landscape. With multiple agencies and departments involved in providing essential services, it can be a daunting task to find the right resources. Alberta IoT’s partnership with Gateway aims to bridge this gap by providing Start Up Visa candidates with a clear understanding of Alberta’s service landscape. By offering comprehensive guidance and support, the Gateway partnership will help scale-up entrepreneurs and their families to build confidence and trust in relocating to Alberta. 

The Partnership 

Gateway’s partnership with the Alberta IoT SUV Program goes beyond a mere service provider relationship. It is built on shared values and a common purpose, inspiring collaboration within the sector. Both organizations are committed to unlocking the economic, social, and civic potential of newcomers, and their collective efforts create a synergy that drives positive change. 

Gateway acts as a catalyst, facilitating connections and partnerships between newcomers, businesses, and government agencies. This collaboration not only benefits the individuals involved but also contributes to the growth and innovation of the Alberta IoT ecosystem.  

Gateway’s steadfast commitment to newcomers revolves around a clear set of values that align perfectly with the Alberta IoT SUV Program. Their mission is to connect newcomers to the right service at the right agency every time, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need, when they need it most. By streamlining the process and eliminating barriers, Gateway empowers newcomers to take control of their journey and make informed decisions. 

The partnership between the Alberta IoT SUV Program and Gateway is a game-changer for newcomers in Alberta. By leveraging Gateway’s expertise in connecting individuals with the right services, the program creates a welcoming and supportive environment for aspiring entrepreneurs. With this partnership, SUV participants can embark on their entrepreneurial journey with the assurance that they will be provided with the necessary support, ultimately contributing to the growth and prosperity of Alberta’s tech sector. 


Alberta IoTee: 4th Annual Golf Tournament

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Calling all golf enthusiasts and tech professionals!  

Join Alberta IoTee’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament. 

Alberta IoT is thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated Golf Tournament! Mark your calendars for July 21st, 2023, and join us at the Lynx Ridge Golf Course for a day filled with golf and networking. 

At Alberta IoT, we take immense pride in fostering a thriving community within Alberta’s ever-expanding tech ecosystem. Our mission is to provide unique platforms that bring together our members and prospective members, allowing them to uncover growth opportunities and forge valuable connections. 

After the success of our 2022 tournament, we are more excited than ever to welcome you to this year’s event. Last year, the tournament brought together golf enthusiasts and industry professionals from across Alberta’s tech sector, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and excitement. The positive feedback we received from participants and sponsors alike was overwhelming, and we are excited to do it all again this year. 

Our Golf Tournament is more than just a day on the green. It’s an opportunity to build a strong community and connect with like-minded individuals in the industry. We strongly encourage our members and participants from the technology ecosystem to break away from traditional channels and develop lasting relationships in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. 

Participants will have the chance to engage in lively discussions and exchange ideas on the fairways. The atmosphere is always buzzing with excitement as individuals from various sectors within the tech industry come together, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration that extends far beyond the tournament itself. 

Event Details:  

July 21st, 2023  

Lynx Ridge Golf Course  

Full day event – Golfer Registration opens at 9:30 

To secure your spot in this exciting event, REGISTER TODAY. Spaces are limited, and demand is high! 

Let’s unite the tech community, unleash its potential, and drive Alberta’s tech ecosystem to new heights. This is an event you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there!