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Leadership Insights: Breaking Down Borders
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When: May 30, 2018
Where: IBM Canada
3600 Steeles Ave E
Markham L3R 9Z7

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          Leadership Insights: Breaking Down Borders

The Leadership Insights: Breaking Down Borders event on May 30th will bring together Ascend Canada members to discuss cross cultural career experiences. We are delighted to have Xerxes Cooper, General Manager of Global Technology Services for IBM Canada, open the event and introduce our keynote speaker, Charlotte Wang, Chief Technology Officer of IBM Canada, who will discuss her experiences working abroad and the insights she has gained. The following panel will bring together unique individual perspectives on how cross cultural career experiences have shaped their careers. 

Join us on May 30th for a unique opportunity to meet professionals in the industry and learn from industry leaders.

Charlotte Wang

Charlotte is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, recognized for her outstanding ability to innovate, develop and design hybrid cloud automation leveraging Open Stack technology. Highly experienced in Enterprise Architecture, Charlotte is sought after for her ability to design integrated technical solutions for clients that deliver technology and innovation and drive positive business results. 

Xerxes Cooper

Xerxes Cooper, General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Canada Ltd., leads the country’s largest enterprise technology provider to design, build, and run the foundational systems and services that Canadian organizations rely upon. Over the course of his IBM career, Xerxes has held a number of financial leadership and executive roles in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Most recently, as Chief Financial Officer, IBM Canada, Xerxes oversaw all aspects of the company’s financial planning and analysis, performance management, tax, pensions, and operations, providing financial and strategic business counsel to IBM Canada’s president.



Event Details

Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Location: IBM Canada | 3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON, L3R 9Z7

6:00pm - Registration
6:30pm - Opening Remarks by Xerxes Cooper & Keynote by Charlotte Wang
6:45pm - Panel Discussion moderated by Rachael Wong
8:00pm - Networking

Parking Details
1. Turn onto Esna Park.
2. The IBM building is on the right. Enter into the first driveway on the right, and turn left into visitor parking. Parking is no charge.
3. Enter the building through the main entrance (West Entrance) and check in with security.

Platinum Members - $10
Gold, Silver, Bronze Members - $15
Non-Members - $20







about Ascend

Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, with the support of our more than 3,000 members and numerous corporate partners, our objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. 

Vision: To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where pan-Asian talent can achieve its full potential.

Mission: Partner and progress with Canadian Organizations to develop and advance pan-Asian talent.

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