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Event Date Thu Oct 28 EDT (about 1 month ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

The BFUTR Global Tech Summit is where Black professionals come together to celebrate community and build the future of tech! It’s the largest virtual gathering of Black tech professionals in the world. This year, 20,000+ tech and business professionals will come together to grow their skills, expand their network and level up their careers.


2021 Speakers

Daymond John
Star, ABC's Shark Tank

DL Hughley
Comedian, King of Comedy

Bharat Masrani
Group President & CEO, TD

Lavone Monroe
Head of Global TA, HPE

Andrew Lindsya
SVP BD & Corp Dev, HubSpot

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp
Chief People & Culture Officer, Major League Baseball

Olabisi Boyle
VP Product & Mobility, Hyundai

Bruce Ross
Group Head, RBC

Ibrahim Gedeon
CTP, Teleus

Kalina Bryant
Head of Customer Advocacy, Asana

Georgia Woods
EVP, Canada Life

Montresa McMillan
SVP & Head N. American Digital Channels & Omni, TD

Gladstone Grant
National Director of Solutions Sales, Microsoft

Frank Otele
Vice President, RBC

Naveen Balakrishman

Lola Oyelayo-Pearson
Director of UX, Shopify

Helen Davies
SVP HR: Innovation & Tech, TD

Alia Hussey
Senior Legal Counsel, Bell Media

Gopak Bansal
VP Diversity & Inclusion, RBC

James Burnette
Sr. Director of Sales, Linkedin

Anna Hughes Moreau

Kathryn Hume
Interim Head, Borealis AI

Ranji Narine
SVP Cloud Transformation, RBC

Pennie Santiago
Sr. Director & Role Design & Execution, RBC

Richard Linton
AVP & Cloud Infrastructure, TD

Jeff Chan
Sr. Group Manager & Customer Experience, TD

Lekan Olawoye
Founder & CEO, BPTN

Sahar Rahmani
Sr. Director & Global Cyber Security, RBC

Dona Dele
Sr. Director & Digital Technology, RBC

Alice Thomas
Chief Digital Technology Officer, SunLife

Josh Gordon
Sr.Manager & Software Architecture, Bell

Taisha Lewis
Partner & Securities and M&A, Fasken

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

Christelle Francois
President, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Syreeta Gordon-Taitt
Mgr. of Enterprise Business Reps., Salesforce

Adam Evans
VP in Cyber Security, RBC

Antwain Daniels
Vice President & Investment Product Manager, Wells Fargo

Michelle Way
Vice President & Business Banking Distribution, CIBC

Managing Director & Founder Accelerator, Northwestern Mutual Black Gener8tor

Leonardo Dionicio
VP - Technology Foundation, Sun Life

Marilyn Whittingham
VP Experience Design Executive Creative Director, TWG

Candice Maxis
Director National Leader-Diversity & Inclusion, Deloitte

Cher Jones
Founder & Corporate Social Media Trainer, Socially Active Training

John Stackhouse
Senior Vice President, RBC

Julius Weems
Founder & Digital Transformation Expert, WA Global Solutions

Ivan Embden
Software Applications Engineer, Workday

Ashlee Shuler
Sr. Program Manager, Workday

Onah Osemeke
Senior Mangement Manger, Workday

Kumari Williams
Head of Programs & Operations, Workday

Matthew Wright
Senior Business Development Executive, American Express Canada

Suzannah Kelly
Vice President Global Talent Mgt., Apotex

Tieisha Smith
Chief Administrative Officer, Marsh & McLennan

Janeen Uzzel

Cheesan Chew
Chief Operatin Officer - Ventures, RBC

Suzanne Balima
Global Expansion Lead, Vale

Andrew C. Alleyne
Partner, Fasken

Teri Dennis-Davies
SVP People & Inclusion, Mlse

Meera Rao
VP Enterprise Architecture, RBC

Olivia Nuamah
National Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Leader, PwC Canada

Fred Kneip
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cyber GRX

Colleen Ward
VP & Delivery Shared Services, TD

Krista Satterthwaite
VP & GM, Mainstream Compute, HPE

Adaku Okpi
Resident DJ, LInkedin

Strive Mazunga
Director & Product Strategy, Scotiabank

Chinelo Okereke
Senior Manager of Strategy Enablement, RBC

Adijat Akinsipe
Sr. Manager Enerprise Technology & Digital Recruitment, RBC

Yves Lokossou
Senior Director & Software Engineering & API, National Bank

Lauren Steinberg
SVP, Loblaw Digital

Dinaro Ly
Head of Innovation Partnerships, Interac Corp

Jacqueline Jones
Head of Strategic Partnerships - DIBS, Linkedin

Brandi Neloms
Manager, PR & Executive Communications, Amazon

Danyel Surrency Jones
Co-founder & CEO, Powerhandz

Willmeisha Hall
COO, Worldsafe 1st Inc.

David Levy
Vice President, AWS

Steve Morgan
Managing Director,Citibank

Kevin Dallas
President & CEO, WindRiver

Brandon Mitchell
Principal Product Manager, Intuit

Tracy Leonard Griggsby
Product Manager, Intuit

Demarcus Simmons
Senior Product Manager, Intuit

Aladrian Goods
Senior Content Designer, Intuit

Sarah Mohs
Senior Content Designer, Intuit

Angie Nery
Group XD Manager, Intuit

Nykia Wilson
Director, Ethics, Intuit

Nicolle McCarty
Digital Sales Manager,Intuit

Jametta Bardern
Principal Program Manager, Workday

Erin Mathurin
Senior Manager Global Accounts, LInkedin

Tia Gordon
VP, Getaground

Britney Epps
Sr. Software Engineer, Code of America

Reggie Marable
Area VP, Salesforce

Adrian Walker
Territory Account Manager, Softchoice

Zeze Peters
CEO & Founder, DNA

Rasool Muttalib
VP Information Systems, Fiserv

Alyssa Merwin
VP Sales Solutions, Linkedin

Obinna Oraka
Enterprise Relationship Manager, Linkedin

Chaun Lowe
Senior Manager & Global Services, Linkedin

Jheryn Kenney
Key Account Manager, Linkedin

Sam Newman-Bremang
Lead Product Manager, Wealthsimple

Tanmo Imobekhai
Transformation Strategist- Workforce Strategy Services, Workday

Yaa Birago
Co-Founder & CEO, FemmeBnB

Tia Bradley
Staff Program Manager, Intuit

Elton John
Senior Manager, Cloud Engineering,. TD

Jaime Hopkins
Head & Digital Experience Design, BMO

Jeff Mackintosh

Ashley Chance
Diversity Sourcer, TD

Melissa Grant
Senior Manager & Talent Acquisition, TD

Licenia Rojas
Senior Vice President Chief Engineer, TD

Jeniifer Amankawa
Diversity Talent Inclusion Partner, TD

Kay-Ann Evans
Senior Managing Engineer, TD

Opal Kelly
Portfolio Manager, TD

Laurie McKenzie
AVP Azure Application Delivery, TD

Meaghan McIntyre
Director & Consulting Services, Workday

Imani Dunbar
head of Equity Strategy, Linkedin

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors & Partners

• TD

• Intuit

• Workday
• Hwelett Packard Enterprise
• Linkedin

• Fasken
• Deloitte
• SalesForce
• CanadaLife
• Bell
• Rogers
• PwC
• National Bank of Canada
• Scotiabank
• Citibank

• HydroOne
• #Paid
• Vena
• Hootsuite
• CrowdRiff
• Wealthsimple
• Uber
• UberFlip
• Rakuten Kobo
• Clio
• Interac
• Loopio
• Sun Life
• Air Miles
• Hoopp
• Tek Systems
• Yelp
• MediaBrands Kinessp
• Jam3
• Himama
• GeoTab
• Attentive
• Fundrise
• ACV Auctions
• BenchSci
• Fiix
• Clearco
• Softchoice
• Alteryx
• Embark
• Woodruff Sawyer