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Building a Sustainable Future: Technology Creating Opportunities for Businesses & the Climate

September 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an enlightening Tech Talk on September 21st as we explore emerging technologies and their profound influence on the environment and markets.
Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the community and learn more about an organization prioritizing innovation, imagination, and making an impact. Rachel Fernandes and Kia Muktar, professionals employed at one of the largest banks in Canada, CIBC, will share their insights and the CIBC team’s approach to democratizing innovation across the industry. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain fresh insights, connect with like-minded professionals, and discover how to stay ahead in the fast-paced world of emerging technology.
Learning Outcomes: Discover more about emerging technologies and their real-world business applications. Enrich your network with industry-leading professionals Understand the importance of technology when it comes to the climate

Rachel Fernandes
Senior Manager, Enterprise Innovation
As Senior Manager on the Enterprise Innovation team, Rachel helps CIBC understand how new technology will impact our business and clients. Within her five years at CIBC, she’s pioneered the bank’s hackathon capabilities, led the first global finance engagement and established the most prominent thought leadership platform at CIBC. She is passionate about finding unique ways to solve problems.
Kia Muktar
Senior Director, Retail and Small Business Banking – Digital, Contact Center and Card Innovations
With a deep-rooted passion for leveraging technology to enact change, Kia Muktar is leading the Enterprise Architecture team that provides thought leadership digital, contact center & card innovations at CIBC. She brings over 25 years of global experience in Enterprise architecture, innovation and aligning tech with strategic objectives.
Natalie Redda
DEI Trainer and Engagement Lead
Natalie is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advisor with an excellent background in creating DEI strategies for organizations looking to begin or further their DEI journey. Her background in community work, public consultations, and research led her to DEI where she could help turn interest and intention into actions.
Cher Jones
Socially Active Training
Cher is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality. As the founder of Socially Active Training, she leverages over 20 years of PR, marketing and broadcasting experience to help professionals, leaders and consultants develop a credible and strategic online presence while teaching how to use social media at work for work.

6:30 PM EST To 6:35 PM EST –
Networking & BPTN Tunes
6:35 PM EST To 6:45 PM EST –
Welcome & Housekeeping
6:45 PM EST To 7:25 PM EST –
Panel Discussion with Q&A
7:25 PM EST To 7:30 PM EST


September 21, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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