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Black Professionals In Technology Network

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Moving Up and Making Impact in Tech

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Discover how to move up and make an impact in Toronto’s booming technology sector


KEYNOTE, PANEL DISCUSSION & NETWORKING. APRIL 19 |  6:00 PM  |  200 BLOOR ST E. - International Room (Yonge & Bloor) - Please use St Paul's Square St. entrance, security in the Rotunda will be there for check-in.


The Black Professionals in Technology Network (BPTN) invite you to join 200+ Black professionals for a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight on what unique skills can help you maximize your success in Tech, what employers specifically look for in potential candidates, and the immense value of growing your network with leaders, peers and experts in the tech sector.

The event will feature some of the most knowledgeable and influential leaders in the Toronto tech community, including speakers Konan H Kouakou of Manulife, Avery Francis, Head of Talent League Inc and Yvonne Odonkor of Pelmorex (home of The Weather Network); followed by a first-rate panel featuring Tanya Stephens of Procter & Gamble, Derek Bailey of Cisco, and David McDonald of Manulife.

This event is guaranteed to sell out (just like our last). Sign up early to avoid disappointment.

REFUND POLICY: Once purchased, ticket(s) can be transferred to another attendee, but there are no refunds.




Doors Open & Networking: 6:00 - 6:30PM



Konan Hugues Kouakou

Konan H. Kouakou (Manager Data Design | Community Leader | Consultant - Manulife Asset Management)



Welcoming Remarks:


Lekan Olawoye (Founder - BPTN | Lead Executive - MaRS Discovery District | Board Member - TELUS Community Board)



Keynote Speaker:


Avery Francis (Founder of Bridge + DITTO)



Panel Discussion by:


Yvonne Odonkor (Human Resources Business Partner - Pelmorex (home of The Weather Network) | Moderator)



Tanya Stephens (Senior Innovation Manager - Procter & Gamble)



David McDonald (AVP Global Talent - Manulife



 Derek Bailey (Director of Systems Engineering for Service Providers & Commercial Accounts - Cisco | Board of Directors Member - First Stone Venture Partners | Board of Directors Member - WoodGreen Community Services)



Tech.Node Collaboration with Executives:


Attendees + Senior Leads



End of Event: 9:30 PM



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200 Bloor Street East
(Yonge & Bloor) - International Room @ St Paul's Square St. entrance
Toronto, ON M4W 1E6

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Black Professionals In Technology Network

Who We Are

The Black Professionals in Technology Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap in the industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, industry training and a strong peer network to support their growth and career development. We are building and intentionally shaping a strong community of like-minded professionals, where we’re offering cutting edge skill development and training in order to create leaders in our industry. Research has proven that teams and senior leadership that are diverse, significantly impact the bottom line and drive innovation in an industry.


We are here to do just that.





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