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BPTN and MaRS Discovery District presents: Black History meets Tech

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
BPTN and MaRS Discovery District presents: Black History meets Tech

BPTN and MaRS Discovery District presents: Black History meets Tech

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Welcome to February, and happy Black History Month. Black Professionals in Technology Network in collaboration with MaRS Discovery District is marking this important month by bringing you an exciting event on February 21st showcasing the impact of the Black tech community in Toronto.

This month is meant to highlight the contributions of the Black community in society, and we are proud to bring you an action-packed agenda showcasing the community’s impact on the tech ecosystem and where we are taking tech in the future.

This event is where Black history and tech collide.

“Be intentional. Be future.”

Location: MaRS Auditorium, lower level

Agenda:

6 p.m. – Networking

6:30 p.m. – MC kickoff

Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro CPA, CMA – Business Growth Consultant/ Founder, My African Corner

6:35 p.m. – Lekan talks BPTN and MaRS

Lekan Olawoye – Lead Executive Talent Development, MaRS Discovery District and Founder, BPTN

6:40 p.m. – Four minutes Rapid Talks

From left to right:

Anu Oladele – Director Data Science & BI, goeasy Ltd.

Meryl Afrika – Senior Manager Payments and Cash Management, Scotiabank and President, CAUFP

Eyitemi Popo – Innovation Strategy, Great West Life and Founder, Ayiba Magazine

7:00 p.m. – Tech Leadership Panel

From left to right:

Colleen Ward – Vice President Technology Solutions, TD

Rob Meikle – Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto

Shachin Ghelani – Area Vice president of Sales at Salesforce

Erin Elofson – Country Manager, Pinterest Canada

Osh Momoh – Chief Technical Advisor, MaRS Discovery District

Venue

MaRS Discovery Disctrict
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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