DAY 1

OCTOBER 22

 

Enjoy a full day of Tech talks, executive networking with senior leaders across tech, and if you are looking for a new role, take part in career connections opportunities with leading tech companies looking to hire Black tech. Come network with Black tech from around the world, dig into future of tech sessions led by our corporate partners and land your next role as you explore future opportunities with awesome companies.


12:00PM
What’s Next in Technology: The Next Decade

Presented by Fasken

Investing in Tech

Presented by Fasken


1:00PM
Demystify Virtual (and Technical!) Interviews

Presented by Salesforce

Discover the Most In-Demand Sales Skills

Presented by Salesforce


2:00PM
Building for the long term while thriving on change – how we scaled Shopify during a pandemic

Presented by Shopify


3:00PM
HANA Enterprise Cloud, what is it, what is this technology doing for the industry, and how can Tech professionals maximize their career with this expertise? 

Presented by SAP

12 PM – 4 PM (ET): NETWORKING

Presented by TD 

 

12:10 PM
Landing a job in this virtual environment 

Presented by TD

1:00 PM

Black Tech TDers Straight Talk

Presented by TD

 

1:45 PM

Let’s talk AI

Presented by TD

2:45 PM

People and Role spotlight 

Presented by TD

3:00 PM

TD Tech Kid Nation

Presented by TD

Presented by Fasken

12:00 PM

What’s Next in Technology: The Next Decade

Presented by Fasken

12:30 PM

Investing in Tech

Presented by Fasken

Presented by Salesforce

1:00 PM

Demystify Virtual (and Technical!) Interviews

Presented by Salesforce

2:00 PM

Discover the Most In-Demand Sales Skills

Presented by Salesforce

Presented by SAP

3:00 PM

HANA Enterprise Cloud, what is it, what is this technology doing for the industry, and how can Tech professionals maximize their career with this expertise? 

Presented by SAP

12:00 PM

12:10 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM 

1:45 PM 

2:00 PM 

2:45 PM 

3:00 PM 

3:15 PM 

12:00 PM | Welcome

12:10 Presented by TD

What’s Next in Technology: The Next Decade

Presented by Fasken

Landing a job in this virtual environment 

Presented by TD

12:30 PM 

Investing in Tech

Presented by Fasken

1:00 PM 

Black Tech TDers Straight Talk

Presented by TD

 

Demystify Virtual (and Technical!) Interviews

Presented by Salesforce

1:45 PM 

Let’s talk AI

Presented by TD

2:00 PM 

Discover the Most In-Demand Sales Skills

Presented by Salesforce

2:45 PM 

People and Role spotlight 

Presented by TD

3:00 PM 

HANA Enterprise Cloud, what is it, what is this technology doing for the industry, and how can Tech professionals maximize their career with this expertise? 

Presented by SAP

3:15 PM 

TD Tech Kid Nation

Presented by TD

 

Get inspired as we deliver inspiring leadership talks that will move you to action. Learn about embracing innovative technology, the true meaning of diversity and how to prepare for a new reality. Like an epic bing-watching session, move from main-stage to side-stage, VIP lounge (VIPs only) and then back again Seamlessly. You can network in the lobby, do video chats with old and new friends. 


MAIN STAGE AGENDA

Main stage will move you and transform your thinking. Come listen to keynote speeches from top tech execs in the industry as they share their personal journeys and provide insights into crushing the future of tech. You’ll also be invited to take part in panels that break down a variety of topics highlighted by our keynote speakers.

Hosted by

Hosted by

Lekan Olawoye
Founder and CEO, BPTN

Lekan Olawoye
Founder and CEO, BPTN

Nicole Martin
Reporter, CBC Toronto 

Nicole Martin
Reporter, CBC Toronto 

Lekan Olawoye, CEO & Founder, BPTN

Opening Remarks 10:00 – 10:15 AM

Mayor John Tory City of Toronto

 
 
Leadership Moment 10:15 – 10:30 AM

Riaz Ahmed Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group

 
 



Future of retail and e-commerce

Leadership Moment 10:30 – 10:45 AM

Michael A. Eubanks Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, IT, goeasy Ltd.

 
Executive Discussion 10:45 – 11:30 AM

Nicolas Caprio President, Rexall

 

Racheal Awe Associate Vice President,  Digital Strategy & Delivery,  Canadian Tire Corporation

 

Imran Khan Head of Digital Experience and UGO, TD

 

Satish Kanwar GM of Channels, Shopify 

 

Moderated by

Josh Iroko Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Fireeye Mandiant

 
Leadership Moment 11:30 – 11:45 AM

Jessica Ross SVP, Office of Transformation, Salesforce

LUNCH BREAK 11:45 – 12:15 PM


Diversity, inclusion, and belonging: Where do we go from here? How to bet on black!

Leadership Moment 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Ray Williams Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Financial Markets, National Bank Financial

Executive Discussion 12:30 – 1:15 PM

Andrew Alleyne Partner | Corporate/Commercial Lawyer | Technology | Outsourcing | M&A, Fasken

Girish Ganesan Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, TD Bank Group, and Head of Talent, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

Myriam Vidalon Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen

Margot Goodson VP, Head of North America Diversity & Inclusion, SAP

Caroline Gayle Managing Director, Accenture

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Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh Diversity & Belonging Lead, Shopify

Moderated by

Ismaila Alfa Host, CBC Metro Morning


Startups and raising capital in a new reality

Leadership Moment 1:15 – 1:30 PM

Kwame Anku CEO and Chairman of the Black Star Fund

Executive Discussion 1:30 – 2:15 PM

Ryan Wilson CEO + Co-founder, The Gathering Spot, Co-owner, A3C

 

Mark McQueen President & Executive Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking

 

Tina Goulbourne Chief Operating Officer, Vena Solutions

 

Moderated by

Alexandra McCalla | COO & Co-founder, AirMatrix

Leadership Moment 2:15 – 2:30 PM

Dean Connor President & Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life 

 
 
Leadership Moment 2:30 – 2:45 PM

Tom Keiser CEO, Hootsuite

 
 


Winning in tech sales (selling while Black)

Executive Discussion 2:45 – 3:30 PM

Alyssa Merwin VP, LinkedIn Sales Solution, North America

 
 

Reggie Marable Area Vice President, Enterprise Corporate Sales , Salesforce

 
 

Susan Van Klink Chief Revenue Officer, League

 
 

Angelique Slagle Head of SAP SuccessFactors in North America

 
 

Stephen Haynes  Vice President, Ontario Field Sales, Rogers for Business, Rogers

 
 

Moderated by

Gregory Butler Head of Customer Success, Midwest for the Sales Solutions business in North America, LinkedIn

 
 


Black women leading in this new reality

Leadership Moment 3:45 – 4:00 PM

Colleen Ward Vice President, Delivery Shared Services, TD

 
 

Montresa McMillan  SVP, North American Digital Channels and Omni, TD Bank Group

 
 
Executive Discussion 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Nadia Theodore Sr. Vice President of Government Relations, Maple Leaf Food

 
 
 

Dominique Hussey Vice Chair and Toronto Managing Partner. Co-Head of Innovation, Technology & Branding Practice at Bennett Jones

 
 

Ima Okonny Chief Data Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada

 
 

Dr. Claudette Knight Vice President, CIBC Talent Development, CIBC

 
 

Pennie Santiago Sr. Director, Finance IT Delivery, RBC

 
 

Moderated by

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson  Associate Vice President, Technology at TD


Digital transformation- What is the future of tech?

Leadership Moment 4:45 – 5:00 PM

Humza Teherany Chief Technology and Digital Officer, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

 
 
Executive Discussion 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Tim Clark Chief Information Officer, Customer Platforms & Enterprise Enablement, TD

 
 

Sabry Tozin Vice President of Enterprise Productivity Engineering, LinkedIn

 
 

Bruce Ross Group Head, Technology & Operations, RBC

 
 

Horace Matthews CIO/VP, Digital & Information Technology, World Vision Canada

 
 

Natasha Walji Director, Tech, Telecom & Public Sector at Google Canada

 
 

Moderated by

Tarisai Madambi Sr. Manager, Management Consulting- Finance Transformation, KPMG

 

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