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Introducing peer buzz sessions - a unique type of social learning. What happens here? The sharing of knowledge and challenges across many different industries open up opportunities for connection, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

The industries of sales and marketing is an ever-evolving, and with the advent of new technologies, it's important to stay up-to-date and embrace new tools that can help businesses improve their performance. Presented by AutoIQJoin Sandbox Centre as we bring together our Sales & Business Development and Marketing peer groups for an interactive peer learning buzz session that discusses the new technology of ChatGPT and how it can benefit sales and marketing teams. Teena Sauve, Founder & Senior Advisor at Botree Inc. and John Arruda, Client Success Manager at Central Ontario Broadcasting, will lead the discussion on the following topics:

  • How ChatGPT can help businesses achieve their sales goals 
  • What the future of sales and marketing might look like with ChatGPT
  • Open discussion on the implications AI will have for our world and workplaces
  • What will become more important and less important to our clients and customers
  • What to look out for when aligning your brand voice with AI technologies

Key Takeaways include: 

  • New perspectives when it comes to leveraging emerging technology in sales and marketing 
  • How we can benefit and what to be aware of 

Thank you to our Presenting Partner of this session, AutoIQ!

Peer Buzz Champion Facilitators: Teena Sauve, Founder & Senior Advisor at Botree Inc. and John Arruda, Client Success Manager at Central Ontario Broadcasting,

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023 

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in person at Sandbox Centre!

Who should join? Targeting Business Development, Sales and Marketing Executives, Sales Consultants, Sales & Biz Dev Representatives, Sales Engineers, Retail Sales, Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales, and any quota carrying roles within your organization, Marketing professionals, or roles within a company who directly support the sales and/ or marketing function. Who else should attend? Business leaders interested in uncovering new ideas and solutions that can move the needle for their company.  

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- Free participation included for SBX Members -


  • John Arruda (Client Success Manaqer at Central Ontario Broadcasting - Kool FM - Rock 95 - Barrie 360)

    John Arruda

    Client Success Manaqer at Central Ontario Broadcasting - Kool FM - Rock 95 - Barrie 360

    John Arruda is a radio and marketing professional with 31 years’ experience. As a Client Success Manager with Central Ontario Broadcasting, John works with clients to develop and execute creative advertising campaigns on Kool FM, Rock 95 and Barrie 360

    John was Creative Director at Boom 97.3 in Toronto for two years and at Corus Radio Barrie/Collingwood for 18 years. He has taught broadcast copywriting at Georgian College. He mixes stadium audio for the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, serves on the board of the Barrie Film Festival and volunteers with MacLaren Art Centre and United Way Simcoe/Muskoka.

    John is curious by nature. By asking great questions, he seeks to uncover the rich stories that live within each client’s brand. Then he crafts strategy and messages to connect with hundreds of thousands of potential customers in Barrie and surrounding regions.

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  • Teena Sauve (Sr Advisor at Botree Inc)

    Teena Sauve

    Sr Advisor at Botree Inc


    Co-Founder and Sr. Advisor of Botree, Teena Sauve is a driven entrepreneur with a diverse background. Starting her career in the armed forces, Teena has carved out a unique career path that has amassed her experience in healthcare, corporate management, business development, leadership coaching and not-for-profit. This plural skill set has led to her vocation, optimizing businesses through people and process. Her professional career developed alongside her passion for community networks with an undeniable synchronicity. Over the past decade Teena has cultivated a grassroots not-for-profit organization aptly named WE Unite. With the organization's 10th anniversary upcoming in 2020, WE Unite has begun the process to become a registered charity. The organization's 300 members have made a significant impact on the region through fundraising for local families, hands-on volunteerism, female empowerment initiatives and charity collaborations that have gained them recognition both municipally and provincially. WE Unite's mission is to "make a difference through purpose" and have a vision to see every community in Canada host a branch of their grassroots community group.

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Peer Buzz Session Member Ticket
Member Price Complimentary
Peer Buzz Session Public Ticket
Standard Price CAD $99


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